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Walk from Podkoren to Bohinj

Listed under Walking in Villach, Slovenia.

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The Julian Alps start on the borders of Austria and Italy – a ski resort in the winter and a fabulous centre for walking the rest of the year and end at Lake Bohinj, by far the least spoilt and the most peaceful of Slovenia’s two most famous lakes. The scenery is dominated by the jagged edges of the mountains towering above you but the walk, from Podkoren to Bohinj, is gentle, focusing mainly on the meadows that lie just above the valley floor.

As you walk along the supply trails that lead to the Isonzo front (made famous in Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’), where more than one million soldiers were killed in World War 1, you will also get a taste for the remnants of a once major cheese-making industry.

I always enjoy spending several days in the remotest of valleys looked after by local people who are in the vanguard of the slow-food revolution, specialising in fresh, local produce and a few surprises, whilst imbibing the gentle culture of this little country.

Journey’s end is Lake Bohinj, a magical and mysterious lake.

Written by  Simon Scutt.

Other expert and press reviews

“Julian Alps”

The region encompassing Slovenia's Julian Alps and the Karst country is fascinating to explore both above and below ground. This area has some of the most most spectacular caves in the world, as well as world class kayaking and rafting on the Soka River… Read more...

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

“Mountain Man”

By: Ian Robert Smith for The Australian First Published: 28th March, 2009 When my friend Samo starts talking about Ernest Hemingway, I decide he has finally lost it. It's a clear and bright spring morning and we are standing, shin-deep in snow, on top… Read more...

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