Paradise of alpine kingdom of Zlatorog
According to an old legend, the hills above Bohinj were once the kingdom of legendary Zlatorog. The proud ibex carried in golden horns the key to the treasure hidden in Mount Bogatin. A greedy hunter, who wanted the treasure, wounded the beautiful animal. She was healed by the miraculous Triglav mountain flower and she fled into the wilderness. For a long time no one saw her again and the treasure remains forever hidden. If you follow the Goldenhorn trails, you will find out what the real treasure of the mountains is!
As pre-trips you may consider our walks Lakes and Valleys and Three Lakes Walks. With a moderate adjustment it can also be combined with our Julian Alps Peak Walk. Please ask for a detailed advice.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ
The starting point of your short hikes is the mountain resort of Bohinj. On the edge of the Triglav National Park, it is famous for its lake and side alpine valleys.
Day 2: RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ – SAVICA – KOMNA HUT (5 hrs, 14 km, ↑ 1,280 m, ↓ 390 m)
Your path starts on the northern side of Lake Bohinj. The trail winds between a crystal clear lake below the steep slopes of the mountains. At the end of the valley with a few extra steps you can visit the famous Savica waterfall. The water, which originates in the Valley of the seven Triglav lakes, falls a mighty 70 meters in depth. The scene served as the background for the Slovenian epic poem Krst pri Savici. In the afternoon, you climb over a wide forest path above the valley to the hut on Komna, from where there is a beautiful view of Bohinj lake.
Day 3: KOMNA HUT – KRN LAKE – LEPENA VALLEY (5 hrs, 11 km, ↑ 330 m, ↓ 1,200 m)
The highlands you will walk on, were the hinterland of the Isonzo Front during the First World War. As you walk along the narrow path across the blossoming meadow flowers, you will be able to see many military remains. The former barracks of the Austrian Imperial Army still serve as shepherd's stables today. You will have a stop for lunch by the romantic Krn Lake. Your destination is the Lepena valley, where you will spend the night in the peace of the mountains.
Day 4: LEPENA VALLEY – BOVEC (6 hrs, 14 km, ↑ 150 m, ↓ 380 m)
The last day stage begins at Šunikov gaj, a park of many lively water springs. The leading thread of the day is the Soča River. Due to its vivid turquoise color, it is known as unique in the world. Follow the river that winds along the narrow riverbed through deep gorges of the Trenta valley to your final destination - the town of Bovec.
Day 5: DEPARTURE
After breakfast or extension of your stay. Bovec is famous as the adrenaline capital of the country.
You can also continue your vacation with our program Turqouise River Walks.
Price per person based on two people sharing:
Low season: July 8 to July 21, 2023: 535 EUR
High season: July 22 to September 16, 2023: 585 EUR
• accommodation hotels and mountain huts in (hotels two-bed room with WC and shower; in huts dormitories, linen included) on a bed & breakfast basis
• luggage transfer from Bohinj to Lepena valley and from Lepena valley to Bovec (one piece per person, airlines limitation, max 20 kgs / 45 lb per person)
• information pack including detailed route description with corresponding maps in electronic form
• GPS data
• local tourist and other taxes
• welcome meeting upon arrival
• backup service (hotline) during the walk
• solo travelers 125 EUR
• single room (in hotels only) 85 EUR
• printed set of route description and maps, delivered upon arrival 30 EUR
• 4* Hotel in Bohinj 95 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 140 EUR
• 4* Hotel in Bovec 80 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 95 EUR
• children up to 5 years: free of charge when sharing bed and room with parents
• children up from 5 to 12 years: when sharing room with parents and sleeping on an auxiliary bed -40% on basic price
• children up from 5 to 12 years: when sharing room with parents and sleeping on a regular bed -20% on basic price
• third adult in the room -10% on basic price
Not included: entrance fees, lunches, drinks with meals, saunas and massages in hotels
Ljubljana Airport to Bled
1–3 persons: 75 EUR
4–8 persons: 105 EUR
Ljubljana City to Bled
1–3 persons: 100 EUR
4–8 persons: 140 EUR
Bovec to Ljubljana Airport
1–3 persons: 165 EUR
4–8 persons: 175 EUR
Other transfer routes prices on request
Helia supports responsible travel. On our trips we therefore use small, authentic hotels and guesthouses with character operated by locals or their families. Here you can find the list of standard accommodation we primarily use on the trip. The actual hotels may differ from this list, depending on time of booking and rooms availability.
Day 1 4* Hotel Kristal Ribčev Laz / 4* Hotel Jezero in Bohinj
Day 2 Komna mountain hut, dormitory
Day 3 Lepena mountain hut, dormitory
Day 4 4* Hotel Mangart / 3* Hotel Sanje ob Soči in Bovec
Starting point of this trip is village Ribcev Laz in Bohinj Valley in NW Slovenia.
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check details here). From the airport you can travel to Bohinj / village Ribčev Laz by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about 3 hrs) or book our transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: Bohinj has a railway station at Bohinjska Bistrica, 5 km from your first hotel. It is on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day.
By car: take exit Lesce Bled on the A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Bled / Bohinj.
... and away
By plane: closest airports are Trieste (TST) in Italy, Ljubljana (LJU) and Klagenfurt (KLA) in Austria. Several airlines serve them. To all of them you need a local transfer, travel times are approximately 1h 30 min, please ask us for the transfer price.
By train: closest stations are Most na Soči (Jesenice Nova Gorica line) in Slovenia and Tarvisio Boscoverde in Italy (Venice - Villach line), in both cases a transfer takes 45 min, please check with us for costs of relevant transfers to these train stations from Bovec.
By bus: Flixbus stops at Tarvisio, Italy
By car: closest entry is Tarvisio on Italian motorway A23 Alpe-Adria Venice - Vienna. To get here take the road over Predil Pass to Bovec, 30 kms, nice scenic road!