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Cycling on the Pokljuka

Mountain Biking · Triglav national park
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  • Pokljuški godovi
    / Pokljuški godovi
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Biatlonski center Rudno polje
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Hop-On Hop-Off bus to Pokljuka
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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This cycling tour takes you mostly along stone roads on the Pokljuka plateau which is surrounded by forest.
Distance 15.9 km
1:00 h
253 m
253 m
1,444 m
1,213 m

The wonderful cycling route on the Pokljuka plateau starts on Rudno polje. In winter, Rudno polje is the venue for biathlon world cup competitions and a popular spot for cross-country skiing; in summer, it is the starting point for climbing Triglav and other peaks of the Julian Alps. We suggest a visit to the training centre and shooting range. The route takes you along forest roads among the fairy-tale Pokljuka forests, over mountain pastures that offer magnificent views of the Julian Alps and Triglav.

Pokljuka plateau is covered with spruce forests and pastures where cattle graze in summer.

Author’s recommendation

We advise you start your tour at Rudno polje car park.
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Update: December 31, 2020
S0 moderate
Highest point
1,444 m
Lowest point
1,213 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Triglav Pokljuka sport centre

Safety information

The route is used for farming purposes; therefore, you can also meet cars, motorcyclists and forestry machinery along the way. We recommend special attention there. The tour's route runs completely in the Triglav National Park, so stay on asphalt and wide stone forest roads. Tree removal trails and mountaineering trails are inappropriate for cycling.

Tips and hints


Turizem Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 57 47 590

TIC Bohinj, Ribčev Laz, tel.: +386 4 574 60 10

TIC Bohinj, Bohinjska Bistrica, tel.: +386 4 574 76 00

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 572 33 26

TNP Bohinj Centre, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 1 200 97 60

Julian Alps Card: Bohinj offers free transport and other benefits.


Bike rental:

Alpinsport, Ribčev Laz

Hike&Bike, Bohinjska Bistrica

Danica Campsite, Bohinjska Bistrica

PAC Sports, Hostel pod Voglom, Zlatorog Camsptie and Pr'Budkovič Hostel

Penzion Rožič, Ribčev Laz

Pošta pr'jezeru post office, Ribčev Laz

Sport4fun, Bohinjska Bistrica

Bohinj TIC, Bohinjska Bistrica

TIC Ribčev Laz

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina

Destina Tourist Agency, Ribčev Laz

Vila Triglav, Pokljuka

Walk along the Goreljek peat bog study trail in Goreljek.


Rudno polje car park (1,346 m)
46.345995, 13.923538
46°20'45.6"N 13°55'24.7"E
33T 417168 5133054


Rudno polje car park

Turn-by-turn directions

The wonderful cycling route on the Pokljuka plateau starts on Rudno polje. Follow the forest stone road towards the Viševnik ski slopes. Follow the road and after a few hundred metres' ascent turn right to cross the ski slope. Follow the forest road that initially ascends and then descends. After descending, you reach the crossroads and turn left. The road takes you to a small car park and monument (the starting point for Lipanca pasture). Follow the forest road past Javornik pasture (where you can make a stop) towards the Kranjska dolina pasture. Then you descend towards Mrzli studenec where you come to an asphalt road (Bled/Bohinj – Rudno polje). Turn right and follow the main asphalt road to the starting point in Rudno polje.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


You can travel by train or bus to Bohinj. From the Primorska side, you can also come by car train.

Rudno polje is connected to the Lower and Upper Bohinj Valleys in summer (free Hop-On-Hop-Off Pokljuka bus that also carries bikes). The bus stop is in front of the biathlon centre.

More information is available on the website

Getting there

You can drive by car to Rudno polje from Bled through Gorje or from Bohinjska Bistrica (past Koprivnik and Gorjuše).


You can park at the Rudno polje car park – Triglav Pokljuka Sport Centre 20 (coordinates: 46.345674, 13.923607).


46.345995, 13.923538
46°20'45.6"N 13°55'24.7"E
33T 417168 5133054
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000


Mountain bike.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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S0 moderate
15.9 km
1:00 h
253 m
253 m
Highest point
1,444 m
Lowest point
1,213 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights


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