Lake Bohinj is the largest natural lake in Slovenia with endless opportunities for outdoor activities. It is a fantastic destination for various activities like water sports, hiking in the Julian Alps, cycling and e-cycling, running, climbing, paragliding…or just relaxing in this charming nature.
If you check the map you will surprisingly find out there is no actual town called Bohinj; the name refers to the region. At the lake you will find a small town Ribčev Laz and Ukanc, a smaller hamlet on the lake’s southwest shore. To the northeast you will find a string of idyllic villages: Stara Fužina, Studor and Srednja Vas. The largest town, Bohinjska Bistrica, lies 6km east of the lake.
Weather in summertime can be tricky. You can expect high temperatures up to 30°C or a quick drop down to 15°C. When packing do not forget about warm clothes.
Clear and clean water
Lake water is restored three times per year. In summer, the temperature of the water rises to 22°C. It is warm enough for swimming and the water is crystal clear. The beach has mostly the small white stones and sand, what makes beautiful color of water. Bring your best cameras with you to catch beautiful scenery. Lake is calm enough for kayak or SUP so kids will have hours of fun spending on the beach. You will find the most beautiful beach on the lake’s southwest shore, where Sava Bohinjka enters Bohinj lake.
You will find a few spots where you can rent kayaks, canoes, SUP. Our pick is PAC Sports. You can check their summer programm here, and book your outdoor activity.
Family hiking trails from zero to hero
When you are traveling with kids plan your routs accordingly. Some kids are used to walk a lot and others needs more motivation or kids’ company to forget about walking (“my leg hurts”, “I’m so tired”, “I’m so sleepy”). Just a hint: forests and walking paths are great spots for dwarfs who incites candies if you collect some cones, wooden sticks, or moss.
Zlatorogova pravljična pot, Zlatorog fairy tail
Fun, educational and creative thematic park for younger children. You can explore this park on your own. Park is located in Ukanc.
Slap Savica, Savica waterfall
A spectacular waterfall, hidden amidst the steep walls of the Komarča. The Savica Waterfall is one of a kind – each drop is doubled and creates the most unique natural phenomenon in the world. The spring of the largest Slovenian River, the Sava River.
Dolina Voje, Voje valley
Mostnica is an Alpine river with gorges and waterfalls, which show the magnificent nature all through the Voje valley. Enjoy in a walk through the scenting forest accompanied by the singing of birds.
Slap Mostnice, Mostnice waterfall
At the end of the Voje valley are situated three waterfalls of Mostnica, which are falling over the interesting limy wall. These waterfalls are part of the big and beautiful national park Triglav.
Take the cable car up to Mount Vogel at 1,535 m and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains. Ideal starting point for short or long hiking tours. Check out mountain huts culinary offer.
Vogar is the peak ridge which stands farthest east above the northern shore of Lake Bohinj with two beautiful viewpoints. It is also a paragliding take-off point.
Možic is 1,602 m high peak. Right on the highest point of the peak is situated old military bunker from WWI. Walking on the ridge is pure joy .
One of the most visited 2,000-meter peak in Slovenia. The most popular path is the direct one from Rudno Polje. The views from the top are stunning, especially the one toward Triglav mountain.
Cycling with kids
Bohinj region is very well covered with cycling paths. Multi-purpose asphalt cycling route runs along the Sava River from Bohinjska Bistrica to Stara Fužina and continues along the Ribnica Brook to Srednja vas. Resting places are located along the route. You can rent bikes or e-bikes here.
From Ribčev Laz to Ukanc beach
From Ribčev Laz to Bohinjska Bistrica
Bike park Vogel
The route offers many facilities of varying difficulty and taste. It is built and prepared along its entire length to be suitable for everyone – complete beginners and the most experienced cyclists. Read more…
Moving around and parking
Summer months can be pretty crowdy around Bohinj lake. Especially at hot weather weekends. It is good to know that you can move around with BOHINJ MOBILITY CARD to enjoy free public transport, free parking, free admissions and a lot of attractive discounts in Bohinj and elsewhere. Parking in Bohinj region is limited and it is permitted only on officially marked car parks.
Stay in Bohinj
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