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Cycling on the Pokljuka

Mountainbiking · Julian Alps
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  • Pokljuški godovi
    / Pokljuški godovi
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • Biatlonski center Rudno polje
    / Biatlonski center Rudno polje
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
Map / Cycling on the Pokljuka
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This cycling tour takes you mostly along stone roads on the Pokljuka plateau which is surrounded by forest.

moderate
15.9 km
1:45 h
253 m
253 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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Turizem Bohinj Admin
Updated: November 11, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1444 m
Lowest point
1213 m
Best time of year
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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.

Equipment

Mountain bike.

Tips, hints and links

Information:

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.

Start

Rudno polje car park (1346 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.345995, 13.923538
UTM
33T 417168 5133054

Destination

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.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can travel by train or bus to Bohinj. From the Primorska side, you can also come by car train. More information is available on the website https://www.bohinj.si/informacije/lokacija.

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.

Bus timetables

Getting there

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

Parking

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
253 m
Descent
253 m
Public transport friendly Loop With refreshment stops Botanical highlights

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