The alpine valley of Bohinj is a truly idyllic landscape, steep mountains rise above quaint villages and lush pastures, and at the end of the valley, in the Triglav National Park, is the spectacular Lake Bohinj - the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. The glacial lake’s fresh crystal clear waters are popular with swimmers in summer, whilst it’s just one of the many natural attractions to see and then there are also countless outdoor activities on offer. As well as the rich nature heritage, there are also plenty of opportunities to get in touch with local history and culture - perhaps drop by traditional cheese maker, visit some of the museums and cute churches dotted throughout the valley and a visit to a gostilna to try local specialties is a must. Despite being just 30 minutes’ drive west of the tourist Mecca Bled, Bohinj feels more isolated and rural, delightfully less developed - it is quiet (nightlife is basically non-existent), restaurants and accommodation tend to be more down to earth and people here are attentive and helpful. Bohinj is a great place for a day trip from Bled and an excellent year round destination in its own right, ski at one of several resorts in the vicinity, enjoy an active holiday with the family or have a romantic getaway in this beautiful setting.