BIKING | Half Day | 49€ | A magnificent alpine jewel – the Bohinj Valley in Slovenia. It is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, nestled in the heart of the Julian Alps. An impressive piece of nature in Triglav National Park.
Take a ride on the banks of Bohinj Lake and its clear waters full of fishes, through green spruce forests, over medieval old stone bridges and shallow streams sparkling along their fast-moving route.
Let our experienced local guide to tell you the local stories, old folk tales and anecdotes. You will enjoy the ambiance in the magnificent alpine scenery. After few hours you will get the feel of the landscape, culture and the life of local people.
Discover why Bohinj has been shortlisted among Top 10 European destinations in 2018!
This day-trip is suitable for individuals, families and groups.
Starting point for the day-trip around Bohinj area is in Bohinjska Bistrica, where you will meet our 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.
After an hour bike ride, mostly along the Sava Bohinjka River, we arrive in small village Ribčev Laz, next to the magnificent alpine jewel – Lake Bohinj. On the edge of the village you will be treated to a breathtaking view over the lake. In a beautiful clear green/blue water you can see fishes swimming through the water. The Lake Bohinj has two other highlights: the Church of St. John the Baptist - a masterpiece of carniolan church architecture and together with the old stone bridge a popular motive for taking photos. Another highlight is the Monument to four couragoeus men – a memorial to the first ascent to Mount Triglav in 1778.
We continue to bike along Mostnica stream to the village Stara Fužina. The stream Mostnica flows into the River Sava Bohinjka, creating on its path beautiful waterfalls and rapids. The Devil's Bridge over the steep Mostnica gorge, built in the 18th century, is an impressive piece of work. The view down the bridge is not for everyone. The bridge got its name from a folk legend about which you can hear from our guide.
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. For those who are more interested in experiencing Bohinj Valley, we can organize a tailor made special tour. Contact us for more information.
Departure days 2019: Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays
Price: 49 € 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.
Lake Bohinj in the middle of the Triglav National Park. It is the best kept secret of Europe. Certainly "must see" in Slovenia. The largest natural lake in Slovenia, best known for its motive of a stone bridge and the Church of St. John the Baptist. The circular walk around Lake Bohinj is also recommended.
Monument to four couragoeus men – a memorial to the first ascent to Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain (2,864 m), made by a group of four local men (one doctor, one hunter and two miners) in 1778. In those times a near-impossible feat. A monument in their honor graces the knoll near the Bohinj Lake. It was erected in 1978 on the 200th anniversary of the first ascent.
Church of St. John the Baptist (Cerkev Sv. Janeza Krstnika), built in 1742, is a masterpiece of carniolan church architecture and a memorable medieval building with beautiful frescos. Although dated to 1742, a dwelling place had been there since the 10th century. Together with an old stone bridge, the church forms a unique composition and perfectly fits in the hills of Julian Alps mountain range in the background. A very popular motive for tourist photos.
Mostnica Gorge and Devil's Bridge - Mostnica River is an Alpine stream with gorges, waterfalls and rapids, which flows from the Voje valley to Stara Fužina village. Especially interesting is a hollow rock which got the name "Little Elephant", since it emerged when the water broke through a rock. The Devil's Bridge is a demanding construction work over the steep Mostnica gorge. It was built in the 18th century for the transportation of iron ore and charcoal from the surrounding hills. The bridge got its name from a folk legend about which you can hear from our guide.
Village Studor is well-known after double hayracks at the entrance of the village and after the museum „Oplen house“ - an old house with a black kitchen. In the village there is a ranch with islandic horses. Although the hayracks (Slovene: kozolec) are a practical structure to feed animals, they are often artistically designed and handcrafted and regarded as a distinctive form of vernacular architecture that marks Slovene identity.