The long-disappeared glacier cut deep into the Julian Alps and gave us Slovenia’s biggest lake, and next to it magnificent mountains and Alpine meadows that seem tailor-made for all imaginable water and land sports in the natural environment, with cycling at the forefront.
Tranquillity, a wonderful natural setting, traditional specialities and refreshment at each step – all this awaits you in Bohinj. You can also experience Triglav National Park by bike, and there is no better starting point for this than Bohinj. The valley, dominated by its ever-clear and fresh lake, offers a wide choice of trails running from the lowlands all the way to the high mountains and pastures way above the lake. This area is etched with a full 420 km of cycling trails for all types of bikers, and the trails lead you to all the best-known attractions, both natural and cultural. You can of course rent a bike and gear at several locations, and you can set out to explore the Bohinj area accompanied by local guides. A day of cycling in Bohinj should also involve trying some delicious traditional dishes, and of course the obligatory jump into the lake. Given the wide variety of options and combinations of cycling and other activities, from hiking to all kinds of water sports on the lake and River Sava, you could spend a week or two in Bohinj without running out of fascinating places that will surprise you with their unique features. Stretching out above Bohinj is the well-known Vogel ski centre, which now boasts a bike park (www.vogel.si), distinguished by its high altitude, and of course the views of the most majestic Julian peaks.
CYCLING TOURS AND TRAILS
Total length 420 km
Number of all tours 15
Marked trails 5
Lowest and highest points 512–1,400 m above sea level