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Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

1. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

Enjoy Bled, or the “Image of Paradise,” which has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century.  Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Step back time in its museum and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of the Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav, and try the hearty local cuisine.  Take your bathing suit with you in the summer and take a late dip in the lake.

From Ljubljana: Triglav National Park Tour

2. From Ljubljana: Triglav National Park Tour

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Pericnik waterfall, Jasna Lake, Zelenci. 

Bled: e-Bike Rental

3. Bled: e-Bike Rental

After your arrival, you will be given a short briefing about the electric bikes, how to adjust the seat, and use the gears as well as some time so that you can practice before you leave. Recommendations on what to see and where to ride will follow. You will never feel being alone on the road, as assistance is offered the whole time you have the bike if needed. All of the eBikes are always maintained and kept in a great shape, so you so not have to worry about anything, except enjoying yourself and taking some good photos. The rental office is conveniently located right in the downtown, next to the main road, at the one and only traffic light in Bled (specifically at Union bus station). Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (no refund due to weather or personal reasons).

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Triglav National Park

4. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Triglav National Park

Start your small-group tour with a pick up from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps in an air-conditioned minivan. Admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, as well as the church-topped islet in its center. Drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore. Visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the cafe. Next, drive up to Bled Castle and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. Return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. After a break for lunch, visit Vintgar Gorge, and be amazed by its rapids as you walk along a 1.6 km path of wooden bridges above the water. Admire Pokljuka plateau, covered with coniferous forest and famous for its Biathlon Centre, where some of the best Slovenian athletes train in the winter time. Continue to Lake Bohinj, the largest and most beautiful Alpine lake in Slovenia.  Discover alpine villages such as Ribčev Laz and Ukanc and take a short hike to picturesque Savica waterfall. Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop off at your hotel.

Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

5. Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan from Bled. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Zelenci, Jasna lake and Pericnik waterfall. Express your wish to see a particular attraction to your guide and they will happily point them out during the day.

From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

6. From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

Following pick-up from Ljubljana, travel in comfort to the beautiful resort town of Bled in the foothills of the Julian Alps Journey up to the castle perched on the top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. Get spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island from the terraces, and then board a traditional pletna boat and sail across to the only true island in Slovenia. Alternatively, visit Vintgar Gorge and walk the wooden paths to marvel as the River Radovna runs through the canyon to end at the amazing Šum Waterfall. Stop for lunch in a typical Alpine restaurant before going to the glacial lake at Bohinj in Triglav National Park. Cool down with a swim or explore the lake on foot, or by canoe if you prefer. End with a visit to the well-preserved town of Skofja Loka. Walk around the medieval town center, overlooked by an historic castle and monastery.

Ljubljana: Savica Waterfall, Lake Bohinj, and Lake Bled Tour

7. Ljubljana: Savica Waterfall, Lake Bohinj, and Lake Bled Tour

Meet your guide at the Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana in the morning. From there, depart for Savica Waterfall, located in National Park Triglav. Upon reaching the park, step out of the vehicle to take a medium-level hike to the waterfall. Walk through the forest, up slightly steep paths to be rewarded with a view of the unique waterfall. Afterward, head to Lake Bohinj. Enjoy a leisurely visit to the lake, admiring the surrounding mountains and touching the crisp water. From Lake Bohinj, have the option to stop for lunch (at your own expense) at a restaurant recommended by your guide. Have the chance to try jota stew, porridge, Bohinj sausage, dry Bohinj meat, cheese, and strudl. After lunch make your way to Lake Bled, where you can take a hike to Mala Ojstrica hill, walk around the lake, visit Lake Bled Castle, or paddle to the island in the middle of the lake (additional activity fees are at your own expense). Enjoy the picturesque scene that surrounds the famous lake before making the drive back to Ljubljana.

Half-Day Skiing with Instructor in Vogel Ski Center

8. Half-Day Skiing with Instructor in Vogel Ski Center

Your half-day skiing adventure will start with a scenic cable car ride above Lake Bohinj to the top station at Vogel. You can rent your skiing equipment here if you don't have your own. In order to maximize the efficiency and personal attention, the maximum number of persons per instructor is 4. The ski instructors are qualified, have years of experience, and are passionate skiers themselves. The program for beginner levels takes you step-by-step through all the basics of skiing, starting with getting to know all the equipment needed, getting familiar with the physics of sliding down a hill, using the ski lifts and other important factors such as safety on the slopes. Once you have mastered the basic turns, it's easy to upgrade your knowledge and really start to enjoy the winter fairy tale and work up from there, adding new skills and techniques with every lesson.  Even if you are already an experienced skier, our instructors have detailed local insight into the best terrains and hidden spots around the mountain, so you can really work on your riding and have the best time doing so. If you would like to add a few freestyle tricks to your skiing, you can try them out in the snow park where your instructor will give you the best tips and work with you on your free ski technique.

Day Skiing with Instructor: Vogel Ski Center from Bled

9. Day Skiing with Instructor: Vogel Ski Center from Bled

Your full day skiing course will start with a scenic cable car ride above Lake Bohinj to the top station at Vogel. There you can rent your skiing equipment if you will not be bringing your own. You will have a few breaks in between lessons, so you can rest and enjoy the amazing views from Vogel. In order to maximize the efficiency and personal attention, the maximum number of persons per instructor is 4. The ski instructors are qualified, have years of experience, and are passionate skiers themselves. The program for beginner levels takes you step-by-step through all the basics of skiing, starting with getting to know all the equipment needed, getting familiar with the physics of sliding down a hill, using the ski lifts, and other important factors such as safety on the slopes. Once you have mastered the basic turns, it's easy to upgrade your knowledge and really start to enjoy the winter fairy tale, adding new skills and techniques with every lesson. Even if you are already an experienced skier, the instructors have detailed local insight into the best terrains and hidden spots around the mountain, so you can really work on your riding and have the best time doing so. If you would like to add a few freestyle tricks to your skiing, you can try them out in the snow park, where your instructor will give you the best tips and work with you on your free ski technique.

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What people are saying about Lake Bohinj

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 373 reviews

Had the loveliest day at the lakes and waterfall with Milo. It was low season so it ended up just being our party of 2 and the trip was so well paced and taken at our own time. We felt unsure initially as there weren’t many reviews but found out Milo has been doing this for the last 8 years and is very experienced (he’s just new to this platform). We didn’t feel rushed at any point, and Milo gave us lots of interesting facts and brilliant recommendations. We took his suggestion for lunch at a local place which was perfectly cosy on the rainy day, and then at a really lovely cafe with lake views for a taste of the bled cake which was delicious. Milo shared lots of interesting stories but also gave us our own space and time when needed. Honestly the perfect day trip which felt incredibly personalised, with beautiful views and very comfortable!

Milo was a fantastic tour guide. He gave us options and advice for our day and was completely flexible. You could tell his proirty was to give us a grest experience. The waterfall and both lakes were really beautiful. The lunch meal was also delicious. 100% recommended

Milo went above and beyond to make our experience enjoyable! He showed us all the best views and picture spots and never made us feel rushed. I would highly recommend taking this trip!

Loved it. Wonderful place and great ski instructor. I learned a lot and had a wonderful day.

Last part of the trip could have been skipped for me