Lower Bohinj Ridge

  • Triglav from Vrh Planje - © William Mackesy
  • Sharp ridge south from Vogel - © William Mackesy
  • Along Lower Bohij Ridge from Sija - © William Mackesy
  • Lake Bohinj - © William Mackesy
  • Sharp spine below Vogel
  • Down onto Lake Bohinj - © William Mackesy
  • Virgin forest above Lake Bohinj - © William Mackesy
  • Toward Vogel - © William Mackesy
  • Below Vogel - © William Mackesy
  • Near Vogel - © William Mackesy
  • Sharp ridge south from Vogel - © William Mackesy
  • Forest near Razor hut - © William Mackesy
  • Up to Vrh Planje fortifications - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Triglav from Vrh Planje - © William Mackesy
  • Vrh Planje flank - © William Mackesy
  • Larch growing out of ground-hugging pine - © William Mackesy
  • Lonely WW1 Austro base below Vrh ridge - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Komna refuge - © William Mackesy

Key information: Lower Bohinj Ridge

  • This superb high ridge south of Lake Bohinj has gorgeous views in every direction, with the heart of the Julian Alps lying to its north. It is also famous for particularly fine wildflowers, and that is saying something.
  • A variety of walks can be done from one-day treks up Vogel to stunning multi-day expeditions along the ridge.
  • The Triglav National Park both protects alpine wildlife and contains perfect mountain villages and remote farmsteads, offering an insight into traditional ways of life.
  • This can be tough walking in high, remote mountains with unpredictable weather.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating89
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating89

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,922m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Sharp ridge south from Vogel - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

The relatively undiscovered Julian Alps (think Dolomites without the crowds) fills north-west Solvenia, offering superb Alpine walking, with outstanding natural beauty and spectacular views. The area's favourable climate and plentiful rainfall support a wide variety of flora and fauna.

The Lower Bohinj Ridge to the south of the beautiful Lake Bohinj offers a variety of walks, including 1,922m Vogel from the cable car top (5 hrs); to a fantastic 8-hr ridge trek, at heights getting on the 2,000m so don't try it too early in the year or you will meet standing snow. This southern fringe of the Jalps has gorgeous views in every direction, with the heart of the Julian Alps lying to its north. It is also famous for particularly fine wildflowers, and that is saying something. Really not to be missed. You can do superb multiple-day traverses here, staying in the plentiful and pleasing refuges.

Walkopedia walked the ridge in September 2015, from the top of the Vogel cable car, west and then north along the Lower Bohinj Ridge and up to the Prehodavcih hut above the Triglav Lakes Valley as part of a planned Grand Bohinj Horseshoe. See William Mackesy's account.

Beautiful Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's largest, sits in a superb glacially gouged trough, beneath huge cliffs to its north and west end, and is an excellent walking base, with fine walks in every direction.

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Lake Bohinj - © William Mackesy

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© Sharp spine below Vogel...
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