A short stage of the trail runs from Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz near Lake Bohinj on unpaved roads and paths across the panoramic Dobrava meadows to Bohinjska Bistrica, which is the administrative centre of Bohinj.
This stage starts at the Triglav National Park Centre in Stara Fužina and initially runs along the Lake Bohinj shore. Lake Bohinj is the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia (4.1 km long and 1.2 km wide, 45 metres deep). It is typical that it has several springs of water at the bottom; therefore, it is colder but cleaner than Lake Bled. The ironworks industry in Bohinj started right here. The railway, with the tunnel built in 1906, has contributed to Bohinj's progress. The pastures of Bohinj are still used for animal grazing and cheese production. An interesting cheese trail runs from pasture to pasture. The Bohinj cow (cika) is the symbol of Bohinj and many local products are made under the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj brand. You can take a car cable 1000 metres high at the end of Lake Bohinj to the Vogel Ski Centre, which is a winter/summer resort that offers views of Triglav and other mountains. The trail runs along the Lower Bohinj Valley from Ribčev Laz to Bohinjska Bistrica, i.e. through villages under the Bohinj and Tolmin mountains, across the diverse meadows of Dobrava, which offer a wonderful view of the Triglav mountains. Bohinjska Bistrica is the administrative centre of the valley.
This stage is shorter, so you can take more time to enjoy, rest and even swim in the lake. You can also visit the nearby spring of Bistrica brook and the military cemetery at Rebro in Bohinjska Bistrica.
The entire stage is covered has phone reception. This part of the trail is not demanding, but we recommend wearing proper shoes.
Hiking shoes and season-appropriate clothing and hiking poles.
Hint by Triglav National Park: Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj is the heart of Bohinj. It collects waters from the surrounding mountains and the water arteries from the foot of Triglav that flow through the Triglav Lakes and further down to Lake Bohinj and the Sava Bohinjka River. During a flash flood, the water level may rise by several metres. In the summer heat, the lake attracts crowds of bathers.
We hope that your visit to the lake and its coast will be a memorable experience. Please respect the access and visitation regime in place. Wild camping and bivouacking outside designated areas is not allowed.
Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Bled, Bohinj
Jesenice-Ljubljana– exit Bled, Bohinj
Bled – Stara Fužina
Škofja Loka or Tolmin – Soriška planina – Bohinjska Bistrica –Stara Fužina
Car parks in Stara Fužina and Ribčev Laz.
Car parks in Bohinjska Bistrica and at the Bohinjska Bistrica railway station.