Get outdoors and enjoy!

Bohinj Lake Slovenia

At over four kilometres long and one kilometre wide, this is Slovenia’s largest lake and it is beautiful in a slightly wilder way than Lake Bled.  Nature at its best.

The lake has charming alpine villages around it, all set in lovely wooded surroundings and for the hot days of summer there are small beaches too.

Things to do

Walkers will enjoy the sheer pleasure of walking around the lake which usually takes anything from two to four hours. Savica waterfall is close by and worth a visit even after climbing the 500 steps.  Take the cable car up to the top of Mount Vogel the views are fantastic.  For those that prefer two wheels there are plenty of marked bicycle trails and you can hire bikes.

Take a boat excursion to really enjoy this area or hire a kayak.  Fishing is popular here too, you would need to get a permit from the local tourist office. Cheese-making is a local industry and a visit to the Alpine Dairy Museum may interest you.

Around the lake there are a couple of cafés and small shops with a better choice in the village of Bohinjska Bistrica.


There are many interesting festivals in the area including International Wild Flower Festival, 24 May-8 June 2014 and the Cow’s Ball Festival over the weekend of 21 September 2014 – this is a huge celebration of the return of the cows from the high slopes to the valleys. Expect parties, anything and everything connected to dairy matters – Lonely Planet reckons this is one of the best festivals in the world.