Activities

Hiking

Pokljuka is the largest forest area in the Triglav National Park, and as such is the starting point for many easier or more demanding hiking trips, including to the high mountains of the Julian Alps. The plateau is heavily covered with mighty, tall spruce trees, where you can really feel the fresh mountain air relax you to the last atom.

The mountain paths are rich in views, full of life, and at every turn you will find a mountain hut with a wide range of local dishes to spoon up, or a shepherd’s hut where you can taste the shepherd’s homemade sour milk, cottage cheese, butter or cheese.

Among the more popular routes are:

Goreljek – Planina Zajamniki

Goreljek – Rudno polje – Uskovnica (Cottage on Uskovnica)

Goreljek – Javorniki Mountain – Lipanca (Bled Cottage)

Viševnik

Cycling

The Pokljuka plateau is heavily interspersed with many well-trodden forest paths, where both the recreational and the more demanding mountain biker will find their own challenge.

The plateau itself is a challenge for road cyclists, as it offers a climb from either the Bled or the Bohinj side, with almost 1,000 metres of elevation gain and segments with gradients of up to 18%.

A special attraction is the Julijana Bike, a touring bike trail that circles the entire Julian Alps in 6 stages. You can choose to ride the whole circuit, or just a single stage of the entire 260 km tour.

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is the largest natural lake in Slovenia. Surrounded by unspoilt nature and at the foot of the Julian Mountains, it offers swimming and bathing opportunities, a soothing panoramic drive or a circular walk along its shores.

Lake Bled

A magical lake at the foot of the Pokljuka Palnota, its beauty has been attracting visitors from near and far for decades. You can walk around the lake, where you will find many spots to rest or take a beautiful photo with the motif of an islet, castle, braid or swan. You can take a braided boat to the iconic islet that adorns the lake, where you can climb the 100 steps to the top and ring the wishing bell in the church.

Natural sights

Pokljuka Gorge

is a 1.5 km long gorge with natural windows and galleries in the vertical walls. It is located at the eastern foot of the Pokljuka Alpine plateau above the Radovna River valley in the Triglav National Park.

Mostnice riverbed

The crystal-clear Mostnica mountain watercourse has carved 2 km-long troughs into the rocks. The circular route offers dizzying views of troughs up to 20 metres high.

Savica Waterfall

The Savica Waterfall in Bohinj is one of the most attractive natural attractions in the Julian Alps. The waterfall, almost 80 metres long, is carved into the precipitous walls of the Komarča River just below the Triglav Lakes.

Bled Vintgar

Vintgar Gorge is a 1600 m long and up to 250 m deep gorge on the eastern edge of the Triglav National Park, just 4 km from the centre of Bled. The gorge is cut between magnificent vertical cliffs, through which the Radovna River flows, full of rapids, pools and waterfalls.

Radovna Valley

The 15 km long valley of the pearl river Radovna is popular especially among cyclists, as it has an easy cycling route suitable for families. In the hot summer months, its coolness is a balm for walking and relaxing. You will also be enchanted by the idyllic small lake Kreda, which is situated close to the riverbed, but as opposed to the icy Radovna River, which is also icy in summer, it warms up to a pleasant bathing temperature in summer.

Water sports

In summer, you can cool off in Lake Bohinj or Lake Bled, which are less than half an hour’s drive from Pokljuka, or you can try your hand at rowing, SUPing, rafting or canyoning.

Winter sports

Skiing

In winter, Pokljuka is covered by a thick blanket of snow, and the ski lifts at Hotel Jelka and Hotel Pokljuka are ideal for families with small children.

Cross-country skiing

Rudne Polje in Pokljuka also offers a wide range of cross-country skiing trails and is the venue for world-class biathlon competitions.