Sava Bohinjka – attraction for tourists and locals

Bohinj, a beautiful valley located in the northwestern part of Slovenia, hides numerous natural beauties, one of the most impressive of which is the Sava Bohinjka River.

This clean and drinkable river stretches through the Bohinj Valley and is full of gorges, rapids, beautiful white sandbars, and green-blue pools. It is a valuable natural resource and an attraction for tourists.



Sava Bohinjka, Photo: Aiva, CC BY 2.0 DEED


Sava Bohinjka, which originates from Lake Bohinj and continues its way south towards Bled, joins after 41 kilometers with Sava Dolinka, next to the town of Radovljica, and then forms the river Sava, the longest river in the Adria region.


Sava Bohinjka, Photo: Julie Mac, CC BY 2.0 DEED


Sava Bohinjka plays a significant role in the tourism of this area. Fishing is a popular activity among visitors, and the river is known for its abundant supply of trout and other fish. Kayakers, canoeists, and water sports enthusiasts also find paradise on the river’s rapids.


Sava Bohinjka, Photo: Bferi, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED


But the river is not only an attraction for tourists. The local population of Bohinj often uses the shores of Bohinjka for recreation, picnics, and relaxation in the natural environment. In summer, the banks of the river turn into colorful oases where families gather, and children play on the sandbars.


Sava Bohinjka, Photo: Kap Jasa, CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED


Sava Bohinjka represents the true pearls of Bohinj and Slovenia. If you decide to go on a trip, visit Lake Bohinj or Lake Bled in the area. You will not regret it!





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