BIKE & TASTE | Half Day | 59€ | Discover a rich cheese heritage of Bohinj Valley by bike. Alpine dairy farming and the related cheese-making have a long tradition in Bohinj. The natural landscape with high alpine pastures, long winters and short summers were the reason, why locals mostly focused on raising cattle (cows, goats, horses, sheep) and dairy farming.
In the Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming and on an eco dairy farm you will learn about history of traditional cheese production and experience how it has been adapted to suit the spirit of the times. Among various dairy products produced on this farm, a speciality is the Mohant cheese. This very piquant cheese is a regional speciality that has fans far beyond the borders of the small province.
An exceptional enjoyment experience for all cheese lovers.
Starting point for this day-trip is in Bohinjska Bistrica, where you will meet your guide and get a bike and a helmet, if need it. There is a possibility to pick you up at your accommodation place. This option is on request.
Arriving in Stara Fužina, we will visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and its small collection related to Alpine dairy farming. The museum was once a cheese dairy itself. It has four rooms which contain a wooden interior of a shepherd’s hut from the Zajamniki settlement, dating from 1849, old photographs, numerous original pieces for cheese making, old snowshoes and sledges, and wonderful hand-carved shepherds' crooks.
Our next destination is the village Polje where we will visit an eco dairy farm. We will be welcomed by our hosts with an aperitif. They will explain and show us the cheese production and dairy farming. After that we will taste their dairy products such as curd cheese, homemade cakes, herbal spreads made from cottage cheese, and at the end the Mohant cheese. This very piquant cheese is a speciality in Bohinj. The eco farm is known for its homemade cakes from Mohant cheese.
We are returning to Bohinjska Bistrica around 2:00 PM. During this excursion you will also have the opportunity to see authentic and welcoming villages with characteristic alpine architecture. We can also offer you a tailor made itinerary based completely on your preferences, available time and the sights that you wish to see.
Departure dates 2020: every day, on request
Price: 59 € per person
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE / Additional costs:
You need to bring:
Biking clothes and schoes, sun glasses, sun cream, drinking water, fleece/jumper, rain gear.
Alpine dairy farming museum in Stara Fužina presents the story of herding and alpine dairy farming in Bohinj as a way of life and coexistence with nature in an alpine environment. It has a small collection related to Alpine dairy farming. The museum was once a cheese dairy itself. It has four rooms which contain a mock-up of shepherd’s hut dating from 1849, old photographs, numerous original pieces for cheese making such as cheese presses, wooden butter moulds, copper vats. Life in Bohinj mountain pastures is presented through various artefacts which reveal a wealth of ethnological heritage in this area.
We recommend to visit the 7th Cheese and Wine Fest in Bohinjska Bistrica on 19th September 2020 (Danica Hall, from 4pm till 11pm). It is a great culinary event with wine and cheese degustations which are flavored with excellent dishes prepared by local Chefs.