Bohinj has a number of cycling routes suitable for different types of cyclists. Families will probably like the Bohinj Cycling Route the most, while more demanding cyclists will like the two stages of the new Juliana Bike touring bike trail. We also highly recommend the guided versions of the cycling tours, especially those that have been certified Bohinjsko/From Bohinj. And follow the golden rules of cycling carefully every time you pedal

THE JULIANA BIKE MOUNTAIN BIKING LOOP is the younger sister of the Juliana Trail and is basically the part of the Slovenian Mountain Biking Route; however, it functions as a loop and is an independent trail that runs along the edges of the Julian Alps.

  • Total length: 29O km
  • Total difference in altitude: 85OO m
  • Number of stages: 7 (+ 3 additional stages)
  • Average stage length: 4O km
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Bohinj Cycling Route

A cycling path connects the Lower and Upper Bohinj valleys. The fully asphalted and well-marked trail will take you – as the locals say – around Bohinj. With its clear, gentle sections and more rugged climbs and descents, it is also suitable for family cycling trips.

It is designed by the Ostan Pavlin studio and is considered an exception in the design of thematic cycling routes in Slovenia and a model example of good practice.

The cycle path has recently been upgraded with the new bridge at Na Rju. The architecture is reminiscent of a modern hayrack over the water, contributing in this way to a modern Alpine architecture that draws directly on the principles of tradition.


The Bohinj Cycling Route runs from Bohinjska Bistrica to the lake and along the Upper Bohinj Valley to the village Češnjica. If you want to make a circular trip, you have to climb from Srednja vas via the Senožeta saddle and follow the dirt track down to the village of Brod.

The route mostly avoids the regional road and therefore the village centres, which are easily accessible, so you can easily diversify your cycling trip with a visit to the village, where you can stop for a snack or lunch.

For those who would like to add an educational and cultural touch to their cycling trip, welcome to the Museum of Alpine Dariy Farming in Stara Fužina, where you will be able to learn about pastures and cheese-making in the area.

In Studor, you can visit theOplen House: a 200-year-old Bohinj farmhouse that has been converted into a museum.

In Bohinjska Bistrica, the Bohinj History Museum, which presents the entire history of Bohinj, from the first settlement in the Iron Age to the Second World War.

You can start cycling virtually anywhere in Bohinj, as the trail bypasses most of Bohinj’s villages and is marked with descriptive signs in several places.

The best place to start from Bohinjska Bistrica is Camp Danica, where you will find a car park and a cycle bridge that takes you across the Sava Bohinjka to the cycle path.

Juliana Bike takes you on a 290-kilometre route around the Julian Alps in 7 stages suitable for long distance cycling.

Golden Rules of Cycling

We have used the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Rules of Cycling as the basis for the Golden Rules for Cyclists’ Behaviour in Natural Environments.

  • Only use a roadworthy bike and appropriate equipment (clothing, footwear, gloves, helmet and appropriate accessories for longer tours).
  • Critically assess your abilities and make sure you stay focused at all times on the tour.
  • Do not drive under the influence of intoxicating substances.
  • Follow all cycling speed limits and recommendations..
  • If you want to go fast, take part in mountain bike races or use mountain bike training areas.
  • Reduce your speed before tight bends.
  • Do not block the tyres when braking, as this leaves tracks and bad braking.
  • Please obey traffic signals.
  • Driving in protected areas (e.g. wetlands, protected plant habitats), meadows and ski slopes is strictly forbidden!
  • Respect private property.
  • Keep an eye on the ground beneath you. Wet and muddy paths are more sensitive than dry ones.
  • Stay on existing paths and don’t make new ones, and don’t cut the path on sharp bends.
  • Take back airbags, packaging and other waste and dispose of it at eco-islands.
  • Use biodegradable oils and lubricants.
  • Be a mountain biker and a conservation-conscious athlete at the same time.
  • It is not easy to destroy a fragile natural balance, but much harder to restore it.
  • Avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Animals can become agitated quickly, perhaps by a sudden encounter, a quick movement or a loud sound.
  • Give the animals enough space and time to get used to you.
  • When passing the horsemen, be very careful and follow their instructions (if you are not sure, ask them).
  • Chasing livestock and disturbing wild animals are serious offences.
  • Do everything in your power to warn other users of the route – a friendly greeting or a bell are good methods.
  • When driving around bends, be aware that others may be using the route.
  • Try to anticipate the possibilities of the meeting.
  • Cyclists must respect and give way to all other path users unless the path is marked specifically for cyclists.
  • Upbound cyclists have the right of way, so downbound cyclists must give way unless the route is visibly marked as one-way or. just for the downhill.
  • Do your best to make every meeting safe and decent.
  • The Bohinj Cycling Route and the dirt tracks are also used by agricultural machinery and other users.
  • Take responsibility for your own life into your own hands.
  • Follow the golden rules of cycling behaviour in natural environments.
  • If there is no cycle lane or shoulder, ride along the right-hand edge of the carriageway in the direction of travel, as close to the edge of the carriageway as possible (no more than 1 metre from the edge).
  • In groups, cyclicst must ride one behind the other. If the path is wide enough, two cyclists may ride side by side only in exceptional cases.
  • The mandatory equipment on a bicycle includes a bell, a road light, a rear red light, a rear red reflector, yellow reflectors in the pedals, side reflectors and perfect rear and front brakes.
  • At night and in low visibility, it is advisable to take extra precautions to ensure visibility by wearing reflectors on your clothes.
  • Helmet: a cyclist under the age of 14 must wear a protective helmet when riding, as must a child riding as a passenger on a bicycle. Although not a requirement, we recommend helmets for adult cyclists.