From the Zicnica Vogel K bus stop, we followed the (road) signs to the base station of the Cable Car, where we bought tickets and were soon ushered into the cabin. Despite my acrophobia, I’ve been to some cable cars before, like the ones in Miyajima, Japan, in Tromsø, Norway or at the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. But this was by far the steepest cable car I’ve been in, as it quickly goes up to 1535 meter above sea level and at some point, I had to put my sunglasses on and just close my eyes…
The vertical climb would have been about 800 meters, but the cable car brought us to that height in just about under 10 minutes. It’s exhilarating going up, and it seems like forever for me inside the cable car, but once on top at the station, the panorama is just priceless. Mount Vogel is just opposite of the central Julian Alps. Around the plateau, you can walk around even with small children.
We actually didn’t plan for long hikes there, as we wanted to see more sights in the region and just had one day for it. Therefore, we expected to just walk the shorter “Vogel Trail.” We followed the signs we saw but were not so sure if we really walked on the right trail. However, we didn’t go that far and still had the chairlift in sight, so, there was no danger of getting lost. Even then, due to the hot weather, we were already sweating profusely, but we made it back in time down and to the bus stop, where we took the bus onwards to the Savica Waterfall. It was a short time at Mount Vogel, but very rewarding.
The Alpetour-bus brought us quickly in about 10 minutes to the Slap Savica bus stop, where we found a restaurant area and the entrance to the path up to the Savica Waterfall. You can also take the bus just to Bohinj Zlatorog bus stop at the western side of the Lake Bohinj and walk up to this area from there. After I had some fish outside at a restaurant, we started the short but exhausting walk to the waterfall up the stairs. Everyone who finally arrived at the end of the trail at the waterfall was soaking wet with sweat due to the heat. It was somewhat crowded, but it is a beautiful waterfall.