the bohinj valley
Bohinj is a hidden gem situated in the heart of the Julian Alps. Comprising of both flatlands and mountainous alpine terrain it is located at the source of the Sava Bohinjka River, which is fed by waters flowing down the southern slopes of the mighty Triglav group. The heart and indeed the greatest treasure of Bohinj is Lake Bohinj which can be found at the head of the valley. The valley itself is surrounded by a great circle of mountains with the highest Julian summit, Triglav , dominating all.
Bohinj is fantastic for hiking and walking. If it's a relaxed walk you're looking for... you can wander around the lake (12km) which will take between three and four hours. Another excellent option is the two-hour walk north from Stara Fužina through the Mostnica Gorge to the Mostnica Waterfalls (Mostniški Slapovi), which rival Savica Waterfall after heavy rain.
If you are a serious hiker looking for something more challenging the options are endless with many routes passing right in front of the house. We will be happy to offer some suggestions or another useful source of information is "Walking the Julian Alps of Slovenia" which is published by Cicerone.
Bohinj is a perfect place for cyclists of all abilities. There is a well-marked 11km asphalt cycle path which traces the upper and lower valley along the Sava Bohinjka River from Srednja Vas to Bohinjska Bistrica where you can stop and sample some of the best strudel in the valley. If mountain biking is your activity of choice then you have come to the right place. The valley has an endless array of off-road options and our friends Grega and Maja at Hike & Bike are on hand to set you up with equipment and share their local knowledge.
If you like horses or want to try something new the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains in Bohinj are exceptional from horseback. Robi Božnar, who has managed the Mrcina Ranch in Studor for almost 20 years keeps Icelandic horses at the ranch and is available to take you on short or longer tours around of the valley.