In the heart of the Julian Alps, at the southern edge of the Triglav National Park, Bohinj and its impressive lake are a quieter but no less scenic alternative to Lake Bled. Encompassing the Nomenj and Bohinj valleys, the Poljuka and Jelovica plateaux and Vogel Mountain with its cable car access Bohinj is a fabulous destination for those looking for stunning scenery and plenty of outdoor activities.
EDEN - the European Destinations of Excellence recognizes Bohinj as a destination where economic growth aims to ensure social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
SIGHTSEEING: As well as the lake don't miss the Savica waterfalls, Mount Vogel and its cable car taking you up to some high atltutude walking trails and a lovely cafe/bar at the top, the Bohinj railway and a huge variety of flora, particularly the flowers in May & June.
ACTIVITIES: During your stay you can indulge in plemty of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, horse riding, rafting, kayaking, paragliding and climbing. It is also possible to sail on the lake with the e-boat and cycle the local lanes on an e-bike.
FOOD: Mohant cheese is the local speciality that claims European destination of origin status - it is a soft, yellow cheese made from cows milk and is known for its strong aroma and spicy flavour, produced in the traditional way. Other local foods include trout, sausage, venison and Zganci. Look out for the "FROM BOHINJ" logo on products which guarantees geographic origin and high quality.
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