Bohinj in the summer and winter

Activities

A broad range of activities offered in Bohinj and the surrounding area are certainly a good reason to spend a relaxing break in this beautiful part of Slovenia. The area’s majestic forests, crystal waters and fantastic mountain views with various events will satisfy even the most demanding guests.

Free-climbers, hikers, skiers, spelunkers, cyclists and fishermen – everyone is welcome! 

More information about the activities, attractions and current events can be seen below.

  • trekking and hiking
  • cycling
  • free climbing
  • paragliding
  • kayak & Canoe
  • rafting
  • canyoning

  • hydrospeed
  • spelunking
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snow rafting
  • ice climbing
  • sledding
  • winter mountain-biking
  • ice-skating
  • cross-country skiing
  • off-piste skiing
  • snowshoeing

Recreation tips

Activities in Bohinj and surrounding area

Unforgettable winter adventures

Guaranteed fantastic skiing adventures in as many as five different ski resorts in the immediate vicinity (Vogel ski center, Pokljuka ski center, Soriška planina ski center, Senožeta ski center and Viševnik), where you can enjoy natural powder in favorable winter conditions and a wide variety of winter sports.

VIŠEVNIK SKI RESORT
POKLJUKA FAMILY CENTER
SENOŽETA SKI RESORT
SORIŠKA PLANINA SKI RESORT
POKLJUKA SPORT RESORT
VOGEL SKI RESORT

Trekking and mountaineering

Slovenia’s largest and most famous mountain group, the Julian Alps, attracts mountaineers and hikers looking for all sorts of challenges, thanks to its network of lower-difficulty and advanced mountain trails and well-stocked mountain cottages. Bohinj extends across an area between Triglav, Bogatin and lower Bohinj mountains, offering mountaineers, hikers and alpine climbers with a variety of rich and interesting tours.

HIKING IN BOHINJ
LIST OF MOUNTAIN COTTAGES IN THE JULIAN ALPS
CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS
BOHINJ HIKING DAYS

Popular hiking destinations and attractions 

Bohinj offers a multitude of hiking options. You may choose to visit the popular Savica waterfall, explore the Mostnica mountain stream bedrock, take a cable car to the top of Vogel, or enjoy a scenic boat ride on lake Bohinj.

LIST OF HIKING DESTINATIONS IN BOHINJ

Cycling

A network of road and off-road cycling trails offers a wealth of adventures for bike lovers. Within walking distance from our Vila Bistrica guesthouse (500 m) is a newly-renovated cycling trail leading all the way from the Bohinj lake and connecting the lower and upper Bohinj valley. If you are looking for some more adrenaline, you can try a thrilling mountain-biking ride on a trail more 1200 meters above lake Bohinj (on Vogel).

EVERYTHING ABOUT CYCLING IN BOHINJ
VOGEL CYCLING PARK
BOHINJ CYCLING TRAIL

Visit the adrenaline park 

The Bohinj adrenaline park is located right on the shore of lake Bohinj (next to the Hostel under Vogel). Besides having a thrilling, adrenaline-filled experience high above the ground, you will be able to improve your coordination, raise self-confidence and conquer your fear of heights. The park is suitable for adults and children over eleven. You can also visit the Bled adventure park, which is suitable for younger children, as well.

BLED ADVENTURE PARK
BOHINJ ADRENALINE PARK

Cross-country skiing  

Bohinj is a true cross-country skiing heaven, offering more than 70 km of cross-country skiing trails during optimal snow conditions (both in the valley and on Pokljuka). You can enjoy the idyllic winter fairytale in either classic or skating technique.

TRAILS
SPORTING ACTIVITIES ON POKLJUKA
BIATHLON ON POKLJUKA

Water sports

Bohinj also offers a variety of activities for lovers of water sports. You can enjoy an adrenaline-filled rafting experience on the Sava Bohinjka river, or you can explore lake Bohinj in a kayak, canoe, sailboat or wind surf. You can also choose a hydro speed ride to explore the whitewater thrills enthusiast in you.

Paragliding

Bohinj has some excellent paragliding spots. Beginners can take a starter course with experienced instructors. In the summer months, tandem flights and equipment rentals are also available.

Fishing and flyfishing 

From early March to mid-November, Bohinj is a great spot for hobby and professional fishermen. You can try your hand at fishing either in the clear Alpine rapids or in lake Bohinj. The crystal clear waters and crafty fish are sure to make your fishing experience and adventure. Each year in late September and early October Bohinj also hosts a fishing festival with an international convention of fly-fishing enthusiasts.

FISHING AREAS OF THE SLOVENIAN FISHING INSTITUTE
LOCAL EVENT INFORMATION
BLED FISHING FAMILY

Waterpark indulgence 

A stone’s throw away from us (200 m) is the Bohinj waterpark, suitable for all generations and preferences. They have a dipping pool, recreational swimming pool, a climbing wall, outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck. You can enjoy a sauna in a Finnish sauna, steamroom and infrared sauna, train your body on gym machines, or indulge in a relaxing massage and various treatments using premium cosmetics. Our guesthouse offers a discount on waterpark tickets.

Horse husbandry – Mrcina ranch 

The Mrcina ranch equine center offers both beginner’s and advanced riding classes. Another fun option is a lojtrnik coach ride for 3 starting from lake Bohinj, or a peasant cart ride for more persons. Thanks to the friendly and peaceful nature of the Icelandic horses, riding is also available for small children.

MRCINA RANCH

Golf

Just 20 km away is the Bled golf course, the oldest and largest of its kind in Slovenia, offering numerous golf challenges and marvelous views of Slovenia’s tallest peaks. In addition to the golf course, they also offer a large grass training course, a golfing store, guest locker rooms, caddy room, and club restaurant.

golf bled

Visit the town of Bled! 

You can also spend a pleasant day trip to the town of Bled, which is just 20 kilometers away from Vila Bistrica guesthouse. For more information about the activities and current events taking place in Bled, visit the link below.

TOWN OF BLED

Fairytale adventures for kids 

The land of folk tales: A land whose residents include fairies, the friendly giantess, the poachers of Goldenhorn, the wild hag of Witchtooth, the wood elf and the swamp man. It is a land of wonder, home to ancient mysteries.

The fairytale land of Goldenhorn: A playful exploration of a fairytale hiking trail in Ukanec, located on the western shores of lake Bohinj, with seven heroes of the Bohinj tales… An attractive and educational activity for families with small kids.

Santa’s woods: Santa’s little helper will lead the kids through the woods, all the way to Santa’s idyllic home. The kids will sit around the fireplace in the warm, friendly cottage, listening to fairytale stories over tea and biscuits.

LAND OF FOLK TALES
SANTA’S WOODS
THE FAIRYTALE LAND OF GOLDENHORN

Local flora and fauna

Bohinj is home to over 1000 different plant species. They are part of the so-called Alpine limestone flora, which is among the most diverse in Europe. Some plant species grow exclusively in Bohinj, and were named for Bohinj or Triglav. The diverse fauna comes from Bohinj’s unique position, height differences, Mediterranean climate influence and the geologic morphology. The relatively small and easily accessible area boasts a wealth of flora and fauna, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience for attentive lovers of nature.

BOHINJ NATURAL ATTRACTIONS
GUIDED BIRDWATCHING EXCURSIONS
GUIDED BOTANICAL EXCURSIONS

Winter skating

Each winter, Bohinj also provides free ice skating on three artificial skating rinks (Pod Skalco, Bohinjska Bistrica and Senožeta). Lake Bohinj also freezes almost every winter, but is not suitable for skating. The closest skating rink is approximately 100m away from Vila Bistrica.

Museum train 

We invite you to travel back in time to the days of yore on the train that was used to transport our ancestors. You will take a ride on the picturesque Bohinj line which was built over a century ago. This will be a thrilling adventure for train lovers, lasting almost two hours.

MUSEUM TRAIN SCHEDULE

A few more tips for spending time during your visit  

VISIT TO ZADNJI VOGEL MOUNTAIN
PANORAMIC LAKE RIDE
MOSTNICE BEDROCK
ST. JOHN CHAPEL AND CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
SAVICA WATERFALL DAYTRIP
AJDOVSKI GRADEC CASTLE
VOGEL – CABLE CAR RIDE TO THE SOURCE OF BISTRICA RIVER
BISTRICA

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