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Following the trails of Arnold Rikli - Sunny path to the Osojnica (685 m) and Ojstrica (611 m) hills

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  • Mala Osojnica
    / Mala Osojnica
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • /
    Photo: Boris Pretnar, Turizem Bled
  • / Ojstrica
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • / Razgled z Ojstrice
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • / View from Mala Osojnica
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
m 700 600 500 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 km Mala Osojnica Ojstrica
The Mala Osojnica hill with a viewpoint offers one of the most beautiful classic views of Bled with the Karavanks in the background. And with its view of the lake, Ojstrica above Velika Zaka became Bled’s first photographic icon. 
Distance 2.3 km
1:00 h
188 m
189 m
678 m
488 m
Mala Osojnica ascends steeply above the south-western part of Lake Bled. It is part of the largest solitary hill in Bled – Osojnica. Mala Osojnica has a steep, demanding approach from the east, which is however rewarding at the hilltop with an extraordinary view of Lake Bled with the island, Bled Castle, and from where mounts Straža, Dobra gora, Kozarca and Obroč are also well visible. The view opens up on the plain toward Radovljica with the Karavanke mountain range and the Kamnik Alps in the background, and the mighty Jelovica plateau in the south. Mala Osojnica is actually the edge of a smaller plateau with several viewpoints, above which rises the top of Velika Osojnica toward the west, which is covered by forest and does not offer any panoramic views. Above the Zaka camping site, the lower and smaller Ojstrica hill, which is very attractive for visitors (particularly photographers) due to its position and short access, is attached to the Osojnica hill.

Author’s recommendation

  • We recommend the use of the ARikli app to learn more at individual points and even do some exercises.
  • Do not forget to bring the camera.
  • A map of Bled/hiking trail will be of help.
Highest point
678 m
Lowest point
488 m
Best time of year

Safety information

  • Be careful of steep parts of the trail. We overcome the steepest part of the path to Mala Osojnica on steep metal stairs, and wire ropes and wooden fences are installed on several spots. The access to Ojstrica is very short, but steep and rocky. The access to the top rock mass is secured with wire rope.
  • The ascent to Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica is not recommended during the winter and when the trail is frozen.
  • There are no refreshment services along the trail, we therefore recommend that you take water with you.
  • The path is marked with typical Bled signposts for hiking trails.

Tips and hints

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI-4260 Bled


Phone: +386 (0)4 5780 205



TIC - Tourist Association Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI-4260 Bled


Phone: +386 4 5741 122



Trail junction under the foot of the Mala Osojnica hill under Vila Bomi (475 m) – 300 m from the parking area in Velika Zaka on the western shore of Lake Bled. (496 m)
46.358846, 14.085371
46°21'31.8"N 14°05'07.3"E
33T 429637 5134325


Top of Mala Osojnica (685 m), top of Ojstrica (611 m), return to the starting point in Velika Zaka on the western shore of Lake Bled (475 m).

Turn-by-turn directions



By the road on the south-western shore of the lake under the Home of Museologists, a trail branches off behind the bench and leading uphill into the forest. The trail with a few wooden stairs is visible from the road. The trail leads to a villa, passes by it on the southern side and turns into a wider path leading uphill, which immediately changes back to the trail above the buildings. The trail steeply ascends zig-zagging uphill through forest-covered slopes. In some parts, the path is secured with a fence with wire ropes. When we reach a rock barrier, we ascend on steep metal stairs to the edge of a smaller plateau.  The path leads to the left toward the south along the edge of the plateau. We turn left at all the junctions and arrive at the viewpoint on top of Mala Osojnica. The viewpoint is secured with a metal fence and equipped with a bench, information board and signpost.  We continue a few steps uphill and arrive to the second viewpoint above the settlement of Bohinjska Bela in a right arc along the edge of the plateau. The trail descends into a small valley and crosses it until reaching a pass between Mala and Velika Osojnica (signpost). From here, we follow a steep forest path and descend toward Zaka. Following the southern foot of the Ojstrica hill we turn left to a narrow, rocky and steep trail, which is secured with wire ropes in its steepest part, until we reach the top of Ojstrica. We descend following the same trail to a wide path and turn left toward the lake.


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Public transport


You can get to Bled by bus or by train to the nearest railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce Bled. More information is available at: 


The starting point of the hike is just a few hundred metres away from Velika Zaka, which is within 10 minutes walking distance from the Bled Jezero railway station. You may also get to Velika Zaka by taking the tourist train which rides around the lake.

Getting there

You may get to the starting point by car in Bled from the direction of Lesce (exit from the Ljubljana – Karavanke motorway) or on local roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.


Several payable parking areas are available in Bled: 


46.358846, 14.085371
46°21'31.8"N 14°05'07.3"E
33T 429637 5134325
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • We recommend hiking (or flat) shoes or footwear which is appropriate to the time of year and comfortable hiking clothes.
  • Visiting in the winter is possible only in melting or deeper snow; however, only with winter hiking shoes; trekking poles are recommended. Hiking in low and frozen snow surface is not recommended.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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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