The Forest School campsite of the Bohinj Scout Center lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and is an excellent starting point for hiking trips. Here we suggest one of the most popular nearby hiking trips, appropriate for groups; it will reward you with breath-taking views and experiences. The trip ends with a refreshing dip in Lake Bohinj and a campfire evening.
We recommend booking a hiking guide for every trip, which will ensure you get the most from your hike. However, if you are setting off by yourself, we recommend you stick to the basic rules for safe mountaineering:
• Do not overestimate your capabilities.
• Respect nature so that everyone who comes after you can have the same experience.
• Check the weather forecast; the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable.
• Do not stray from the marked paths or get a guide.
• Make sure you have enough quality equipment; good hiking boots are a must.
• Use maps that are appropriate for the area.
• Avoid alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
Trip suggestion: FROM VOGEL TO KOMNA AND BACK TO UKANC: ON THE TRAILS OF WORLD WAR I
Navigation: The route is well marked.
Difficulty level: medium.
Route length: approx. 6-hour walk.
Recommended: hiking gear, a guide, and a hiking map.
Special features: The old Italian-Yugoslav border (Rapallo Border) once ran across the mountain range. We can see the remnants of boundary stones and various military objects. There are fragments from World War I on Komna and in Ukanc (more info on that in a book by Tomaž Budkovič: BOHINJ 1914–1918: BETWEEN THE FRONT AND THE HINTERLANDS).
Please send us an inquiry for more information on guided hiking tours and on booking a guide!