National park in 🇸🇮Slovenia

Triglav National Park

Three peaks, lot more adventures.

Triglav National Park in Slovenia offers alpine meadows, Lake Bohinj, the Savica Waterfall, and trails like the Soča Trail, perfect for hiking and wildlife spotting.

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Nestled in the Julian Alps in Slovenia, Triglav National Park is the country's only national park, named after its highest peak, Mount Triglav. The park covers nearly 880 square kilometers and features diverse landscapes, including alpine meadows, glacial lakes like Lake Bohinj, and deep gorges. Visitors can explore a network of hiking trails or visit the picturesque Savica Waterfall.

One of the highlights is the Savica Waterfall, a 78-meter waterfall that cascades from a karst spring into Lake Bohinj. Another must-visit location is the Vintgar Gorge, known for its wooden walkways that offer views of the Radovna River's rapids and pools. For those interested in religious history, the Church of St. John the Baptist on the shores of Lake Bohinj features frescoes dating back to the 14th century.

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's largest permanent lake, offers not only stunning scenery but also opportunities for swimming and boat rides. The Soča River, known for its striking emerald-green waters, is perfect for kayaking and fishing. Wildlife enthusiasts may spot chamois, ibex, and golden eagles, all thriving in this protected environment.

Hiking

Hiking is particularly popular, with trails like the Soča Trail offering routes suitable for all skill levels. Mountaineers often aim to summit Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest peak at 2,864 meters. During winter, skiing and snowboarding are available at resorts such as Vogel. The park also supports activities like rock climbing, paragliding, and mountain biking.

How to Get There and How to Get Around

The nearest major city is Ljubljana, from where you can drive or take a bus to access various park entrances. Public transportation within the park is limited but available via seasonal shuttle services. Renting a car provides the most flexibility for exploring different areas of the park.

Local Food

While exploring Triglav National Park, you can savor local Slovenian cuisine at various lodges and inns. Traditional dishes like jota (a thick soup made from sauerkraut or turnip) and kranjska klobasa (Carniolan sausage) are commonly served. The town of Bohinjska Bistrica offers several dining options where you can enjoy these regional specialties.

Average temperatures during the day in Triglav National Park.
July
25°
Aug
24°
Sep
21°
Oct
15°
Nov
8°
Dec
3°
Jan
3°
Feb
5°
Mar
10°
Apr
14°
May
19°
Jun
22°

What people say about Triglav National Park

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