We reached the top of Vogel Mountain with a gondola lift, which cost €13 per person. The gondola was spacious and the view of the Lake from above was spectacular. The sun was rising and the mountains around us were snowy. We sat down for a cappuccino and admired the view.
We returned to Bohinjska Bela and walked to the far side of town for a view of the cliffs and the waterfall. The waterfall there was only a weak stream in the waterfall, but the cliffs were very beautiful, with a mountain climber hanging from them.
After descending from the mountain we ate a sandwich and drove to Mostnica Canyon – we walked for half an hour to the bridge and there we saw a lovely canyon, in it hiding an intense green colored river which fit together beautifully with the green vegetation. Near the parking spot, on a wide meadow in front of the snowy mountains, the cows were resting from the pasture.
From there we drove to the Predjama Castle, which is carved into the rocks and offers a great view, but after the hike in the cave I was too tired for another trek. The road continued along the Soča River, and we were mesmerized by its turquoise color at first sight. We stopped on each and every bridge to admire it.
We continued in the car with the Soča River as our companion and after Zaga, across the bridge over Soča River, stood tall the spectacular Boka Waterfall. There is a bicycle trail leading up to it, but we didn’t have the strength or the bicycles. We continued to Vrsic pass which is a road with 50 sharp curves one after the other. We stopped to take some pictures of the pointy mountains, and we could still see some snow on the peaks. The Vrsic pass is 1,600 meters above sea level.
Day 17 – A visit to a typical Slovenian restaurant
After breakfast, Mojca gave us an explanation on the places we planned to visit that day, and even recommended a typical Slovenian restaurant. We started at Lake Bohinj and admired the reflection of the mountain on the water. We continued to Savica Waterfall. We already knew about the 500 stairs, but when I checked our online guide afterward I read that someone counted 550 stairs. We stopped occasionally until we reached the summit and it was worth it. The waterfall seemed like it was springing out of the rock with a green pool at its feet.
In the first gas station we bought a sticker for the roads. We looked for the first lake and missed it. Then we saw a lake that paled in comparison to the lakes we saw in Italy and Slovenia. We were not thrilled with the city of Villach, and moved on to Worthersee Lake. We drove around a long time but couldn’t find a place with a good view. Eventually we found one and stopped and had a cappuccino.
We continued circling the reserve and came by a bridge which offered a spectacular view, and the park ranger guided us according to the map how to proceed with the drive inside the reserve. Eventually we reached the Roski Slap Waterfall, which is less impressive, but the road leading to it is beautiful.
Day 4 – Snowy Mountain with Biogradska Lake at its feet
In the morning we drove to Biogradska Lake in the rain and fog. There were no guards or rangers at the entrance to the nature reserve. We took some pictures with the view of the beautiful lake, and continued in the pouring rain to Žabljak.
When we got to Rijeka Cernovica we saw a map on a sign that uncovered the fact that this is the famous Skader Lake which stretches all the way to that point. Fortunately, on the road we drove here the traffic was light as so we could stop as we pleased, admire the view and take pictures.