Explore the paradise for nature buffs and experience the authentic culture of the largest Slovenian plateau.
The Pokljuka plateau is the largest rounded forest area in Triglav National Park, 20 kilometres long and almost 20 km wide. In the past, beech forests prevailed on the plateau stretching at an altitude of 1100 to 1400 metres, but they were almost completely deforested, because charcoal was made from beech wood, used as the main source of energy for iron ore melting furnaces.
Pokljuka is a very popular destination in all seasons due to its altitude, fresh air and energy points, which positively affect health and well-being. In winter, you can enjoy in skiing, ski touring, sledding and cross-country skiing. Every year, Pokljuka hosts the world biathlon cup and is therefore one of the most famous Slovenian plateaus. From spring to autumn, Pokljuka is a great destination for cycling, hiking and Nordic walking.
The diverse surface with karst features was strongly impacted by the Pokljuka glacier. Many peat bogs were formed, which are considered as the southernest high peat bogs in Europe and are very important from the ecological aspect, since they provide shelter to many plants and animals. Pokljuka boasts pine forests and grassland, many hidden precipices, sink-holes and small valleys are scattered on the entire plateau area.