If you love treating yourself to high-quality, delicious and local foods, Bohinj will not disappoint. Traditional Slovenian dishes can be found at a lot of the pubs and restaurants in town. But don't worry if you’re not feeling that adventurous, as Italian and Mediterranean cuisines are found here too. Keep in mind though that Bohinj is made up of lots of villages, so you may have to catch a bus to get to a few of the places.
In the centre of Bohinjska Bistrica is Strud’l, serving a modern take on traditional farmhouse cooking. You can enjoy local favourites like ričet s klobaso – barley porridge served with sausage and beans – and if you like their products, you can buy some to take home too.
A great spot for a coffee and cake is Coko-Hram, a small café where everything is homemade. You can pick from a delicious choice of cakes and pralines and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
In the village of Nemški Rovt you’ll find Pension Resje, a restaurant with a lovely terrace and incredibly cheap prices. You’ll receive fine-dining quality dishes that are extremely well presented – it's easy to see the extra care and attention that have gone into them.
A walk around the lake is a must for anyone visiting Bohinj – it’s the perfect way to get some peace and quiet, and soak in the tranquil beauty of the lake. You can also take your time wandering between the different hamlets, which each have their own unique feel.
There are no ferries on Lake Bohinj but there is a tourist boat that will take you on a tour across the water. There’s also a local guide on board, so you can learn more about the area. A return trip costs approx. €10.50 per person.
There’s a train station in Bohinjska Bistrica which links to Bled (20 minutes) and even the capital, Ljubljana (2 hours). You can get discount on train services if you purchase a Bohinj Guest Card.
Local buses are free if you have bought a Bohinj Guest Card, and you can also get a discount on bus journeys to Lake Bled (which run hourly) and Ljubljana.
Catch a ride on the Orlove Glave chairlift up the top of Mount Vogel, for spectacular views of the valley and access to excellent mountain walks. The lift is open from mid-June to mid-September.
|Excursions ||Child ||Adult |
|Lipica Stud Farm (3/4 day, Sun) ||€36 ||€72 |
|Julian Alps (full day, Mon) ||€23 ||€45 |
|Ljubljana (3/4 day, Wed and Sat) ||€21 ||€42 |
|Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle (3/4, Thu) ||€33 ||€65 |
|Venice (water taxi not incl.) (full day, Fri) ||€39 ||€78 |
|Taste of Slovenia (full day, Tue) ||€36 ||€71 |
Reductions for children under 14 years.
Bohinj Guest Card
See more of Bohinj with this great value card. Save on travel, activities and retail so you can make the most of your holiday.
· Free Bus rides and parking around Bohinj
· Discounts on trains and buses to Ljubljana and Bled
· Discounts on electric bike rentals
· Free entry to the Savica Waterfall and Mostnica Gorge
· Free entry to all museums in Bohinj
· Discounts on return tickets on the cable car to Vogel
Available to buy in resort. Adult €10 for a 15-day pass, or €15 when using a car to get around.
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.
There is no Holiday Advisor in resort based in Bohinj but we will provide full pre-departure information.