I’ve spent five days in Slovenia with my buddy Dragos, where each day we visited a new place and we were blown away by the beauty of this country.
The idea of visiting Slovenia came out of nowhere, well I was actually looking at google maps and researching about the neighbor countries of Romania because I do have in plan of visiting them. While doing this I spotted Slovenia and by curiosity I dropped the little yellow man into the Triglav national Park and I was immediately drawn by the place.
I shared the idea of visiting Slovenia with Dragos and within a few days we booked the plane tickets without thinking too much about it.
We started off our journey in visiting the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, a wonderful and welcoming city. It has a really nice architecture, a mix of Italian and Austrian influence. As soon as I arrived from the airport, I was dropped right in the city center next to the Franciscan Church and a great view over the Triple Bridge, the Ljubljana Castle and Robba Fountain.
Walking on the streets I noticed a lot of Italian and German tourists and endless other nations, no wonder, the city has a vibrant atmosphere. People riding bikes, singing on the streets, a vast variety of cuisines, weird art and loads of places to grab a beer.
Our 2nd destination was Bled, just about a 40 min by bus from Ljubljana. We arrived to Bled where we camped over night at Camping Bled, a really cool place just next to the lake. We enjoyed this place a lot, the clear water of the glacier lake, the church on the island in the middle of the lake surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains and Bled Castle from where you can witness an epic view of the lake.
On our third day in Slovenia we continued our journey to Bohinj lake where we camped for 2 nights in Ukanc. Now this place, no doubt looked like out of a postcard. The amazing turquoise clean water and surrounded by the gorgeous Alps. A great view of Tosc, Vernar and Slovenia’s highest mountains and the nationals symbol Triglav.
On our 1st day in Bohinj we visited the Mostnica river and Mostnica Waterfall which we found really cool due to the fact that it was wild and it wasn’t packed with tourists.
On the 2nd day we visited Savica waterfall which was really nice, but did not enjoy as much as Mostnica because it was way to overcrowded and we had to pay to get in.
The Black lake
From Savica waterfall we continued our journey to the Black Lake which is at an altitude of 1300m. The trail to the lake is challenging steep climb but comes with great rewards. It offers an amazing view over the Alps and some great peaks like the Vogel. On the way you will find a stunning waterfall which is way nicer than Slavica with a fall around 30-50 m. The Black lake is a beautiful glacier lake with crystal clear water from where you can drink without any worries.
We had an attempt of going to Presihajoče lake wich is around 1650m altitude, but due to the big snow we lost track of the trail at 1500m and decided to go back as we where running out of time.
After a 10 – 12 h climbing and walking we decided that on the third day we will enjoy the lake and the surrounding landscapes.
These amazing places totally convinced us to return in 2019 and do a longer hike. The plan is to go from Bohinj to Triglav on a 3 day journey.
Here is a short video summary of the trip. In the coming days i will post separate videos about each day spent in Slovenia for even more details.