July 6, 2018

GUIDED BOTANICAL EXCURSION: VOJE VALLEY

Through picturesque gorge to wild orchids and the carniolan lily

Route description

We start our route and walk pass the Zois Mansion and reach the Devil’s Bridge, which crosses over the 20 m deep gorge. We turn right towards the Mostnica gorge, where we can enjoy the magnificent sights.

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Along the route, we can see the Alpine Butterwort (Pinguicula alpina) and Dwarf Masterwort (Astrantia carniolica) and during the early springtime, it is also possible to see the Spring Heath (Erica carnea). When we exit the forest, we can enjoy the beautiful view of the Voje pasture and surrounding mountains.

We continue over the meadows that abound in beautiful flora – White Orchids (Orchidaceae), Lousewort (Pedicularis sp.), Globe Flower (Trollius europaeus), Gentian (Gentiana verna, Gentiana clusii), Carniolan Lily (Lilium carniolicum), Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium martagon), Sternberg’s Pink (Dianthus Sternbergii), Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) – we pass the hayracks and come to the Mostnica waterfall, where we make a rest and have lunch before we continue our way back to the valley.

Overview

  • Starting point: TNP Bohinj Centre, Stara Fužina
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Equipment: trekking shoes and clothes, rucksack, sun and tick protection, refreshing drink

Price:

  • 12 €/person
  • FREE OF CHARGE for children up to 14 years of age, accompanied by parents
  • Included: guide, entrance ticket for the Mostnica Gorge

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Organizer:

  • Turizem Bohinj
  • TNP Bohinj

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