The high karst plateau of Pokljuka is the largest forested area in the Triglav National Park. It is mostly covered by spruce forests, which grow between 1,000 and 1,500 metres above sea level.
- Pokljuka is a high karst plateau on the eastern edge of the Triglav National Park.
- It lies between 1,200 and 1,500 metres above sea level.
- It is covered by vast spruce forests.
- Slow-growing spruces have such resonant wood that they make the best violins out of it.
- The altitude, the fresh and clean air and the energy points have a positive effect on health and well-being.
- A few settlements line its southern slope, and there are numerous mountain pastures scattered across the plateau.
- Hidden among the dense forests are special ecosystems that are a remnant of glacial activity – peat bogs.
To Pokljuka by bus from Bohinj and Bled
Instead of taking your own car, visit Pokljuka with an organised shuttle service during the summer and winter seasons. In summer, the bus from Bohinj is also equipped with a trailer for transporting bicycles.
Timetables are published every season on promet.bohinj.si.
Traffic regime on Pokljuka
The traffic calming measures in Pokljuka are part of the activities of the VrH Julijcev project, which contributes to the preservation of suitable habitats for sensitive animal and plant species and fragile ecosystems.
A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - in all seasons
Pokljuka is a starting point for walks, with interesting shorter and easy walks around Rudno Polje and Goreljek. Instructive circular trail around the Goreljek peat bog. Above the plateau, in the vicinity of the Klek and Lipanca mountains, archaeologists have found many sites dating back to Late Antiquity – this is where the Iron Trail leads, with an information point on the Klek mountain. Most of the mountaineers are attracted by the mountain trails to the Lipanca mountain with the popular Blejska koča, and to the peaks of Debela Peč, Mrežce and Viševnik. Rudné Polje is also the starting point for the popular mountain trail leading from Pokljuka via Vele Polje to Triglav.
From green spring to colourful autumn
- cycling (more than 80 km of interweaving forest trails)
- hiking and mountaineering (summer and winter)
- nordic walking (courses and guided walks)
- Biathlon shooting: Športni center Pokljuka
- thematic trails: Goreljek Peat-Bog Nature Trail
A winter fairy tale
- cross-country skiing: Športni center Triglav Pokljuka
- ski slopes: Športni center Triglav Pokljuka, Družinski športni center Pokljuka, Smučišče Viševnik
- tobogganing: Družinski športni center Pokljuka
- ski touring (starting point: Smučišče Viševnik)
Tips for adventures in Pokljuka
Below are just a few tips for your next hiking or cycling holiday in the fresh air and soothing forest.
An easy hiking trail that takes you through spruce forests all the way to Lipanca mountain pasture, where you can rest in the Blejska hut and enjoy the views of the Pokljuka plateau.
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
A short and easy walk takes you to Vodnikov razglednik Viewpoint that offers a wonderful views of the Lower and Upper Bohinj Valleys, the lake basin and the surrounding mountains.
An easy hike across the Pokljuka around the peat bog that is one of the southernmost bogs in Europe. The info board provides information about the flora and fauna of this sensitive habitat area.
GORELJEK PEAT BOG
Pokljuka is extremely important for its high peat bogs. Peat bogs this far south in Europe can only be found here.
Study trail and the significance of peat bogs
Peat bogs on the Pokljuka plateau are located in the area which is most heavily impacted by people. Sacrificing one peat bog for educational purposes is the price for preserving others. The trail runs around the peat bog which is located in the middle of an inhabited area. This theme trail enables you to safely and individually see the peat bogs which belong among the most preserved natural areas in Europe. Information boards present you the flora and fauna in this area, the Pokljuka plateau in the past and today, general features about the bog and other activities in the surrounding area.
How is safe walking on the peat bog ensured?
Wooden platforms are located in wet parts, and they enable safe walking. An information board at the entrance, i.e. on the northern side of the bog near the chapel, warns about appropriate conduct.
- Trailhead: Goreljek pasture on the Pokljuka plateau
- Duration: 2 hours
- Length: approx. 1 km
- Features along the trail: five study points with information boards
- Equipment: sports clothing and shoes
- Individual tours are free of charge
- Guided hikes can be organised (recommended for students and groups of people)
- Triglav National Park also organises nature science days for primary and secondary school students