Mostnica Waterfall, Slovenia

Bohinj Lake

Our 3rd day in Slovenia, so far it’s been amazing. We left Bled in the morning towards Bohinj via a bus that travels every hour to Ukanc which is the camping site next to lake Bohinj. The road to Ukanc was full of great mountain views. We tried to keep our eyes open not to miss out any great views, but regardless our heads were falling down every now and then.  After a 45 min journey we arrived to the camping site and looked for a place to set up our tent. Being end of April at that point of time, nothing was open in that area, some of the hotels felt abandoned and when we asked about a place to eat…other campers had a laugh and explained is not the season yet so the only chance in finding a place is in the other side of the lake, in the city.

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We went into the forest just a bit above the lake, set up our tent and we went into the city, hoping to find a place to have breakfast and go on our first trail, up to Mostnica Waterfall. In the same way as in Bled, most of the places open in the evening and the best they can offer is a coffee, but lucky enough we did found a panini place and a supermarket from where we gained our energy for the rest of the day.

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Mostnica Waterfall is just about 4h away from Ukanc, the trail offers a great experience walking near by the beautiful Lake Bohinj and along the Mostnica gorge up to the waterfall.

Mostnica got it’s name from the Slovenian word “most” which means bridge and this is due to the fact that the place holds four stone bridges among which the devil’s bridge. The gorge was formed by the flooding water came from the Bohinj glacier which created some spectacular passages where the blue water runs down into the lake.

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Just before the waterfall there is a brilliant meadow with some really cool huts and amazing mountains. It is a great place to take a break, have a picnic and relax. Only another 40min – 1hour away from this place you arrive to the Mostnica waterfall.

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I have seen quite a few waterfalls in Slovenia and this one was one of my favorite because there were no tourists, it felt wild and isolated which I found to be very satisfying.

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From the Mostinca waterfall you can continue to Triglav which is only 7 hours away, or to the closest summit which is Velo Polje at 3h30min away. We decided to slowly go back to the town and try going to Velo Polje the 2nd day.

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We have been advised by the locals that it’s not safe to go up to any of the summits because there is still a lot a of snow. As we were running out of time and not being well prepared, we went back to the city and enjoyed the rest of the evening next to a great deer stew and a cool burger. I think I have gained around 5kg during this trip, because I spent more time eating rather than hiking. 🙂

 

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