Pokljuka Plateau

The Pokljuka plateau is 20 km long and almost as wide. It is covered with pine tree forests and pastures and spans on the altitude which ranges from 1100 to 1400 m above the sea level. One of its appealing points is certainly the cattle, still grazing on its pastures during the summer season. The shepherds of these pastures will provide you with sour milk, curd and cheese. The shingle-covered wooden cottages represent the characteristic feature of the Pokljuka mountain pastures and were once used by the shepherds as their homes and the place to make sour milk and other dairy products.

The Pokljuka plateau offers numerous sports opportunities. The plateau represents a perfect starting point for mountaineering, whilst the cyclists enjoy its beautiful nature, low motor vehicle transport volume and somewhat more demanding nearby ascents. During the winter season it turns into a very popular cross-country skiing destination which also hosts international biathlon competitions.

One of the most beautiful places on Pokljuka plateau is Zajamniki with well preserved shepherds’ huts. Mountains behind belong to Triglav massif.
Pokljuka plateau, Slovenia
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Traditional Slovenian shepherds' huts of the Pokljuka region in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
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Traditional Slovenian shepherds’ huts.
One of the most beautiful places on Pokljuka plateau is Zajamniki
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A flower.
Mountain flowers in Pokljuka, Slovenia
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Pokljuka plateau, Slovenia
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Some horses in Pokljuka.
Some horses in Pokljuka, Slovenia

Pokljuka in winter.
Pokljuka in winter, Slovenia
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Pokljuka forest in winter, Slovenia
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In wintertime Pokljuka hosts biathlon championship races, including the World Cup.
During the winter season Pokljuka turns into a very popular cross-country skiing and biathlon destination
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In winter, the roads to Pokljuka are plowed fast.
Plowed road to Pokljuka in the winter season
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Address: Srednja vas v Bohinju 165/a, 4267 Srednja vas v Bohinju, Slovenia
Pokljuka plateau Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.34490, 13.92220
Pokljuka plateau GPS coordinates: 46° 20′ 41.6508” N     13° 55′ 19.9488” E
Traditional region: Upper Carniola (Slovene: Gorenjska)
Municipalities: Bled, Bohinj, and Gorje

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Pokljuka plateau (drive 31 km, 40 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to to Pokljuka plateau (drive 21 km, 30 minutes)

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