How to reach Lake Bled Slovenia
A castle on the cliff, sparkling blue lake underneath, snow capped alps in the background: that's Lake Bled Slovenia.
Lake Bled is just 30 km away from Ljubljana airport. From the Airport Ljubljana, take the highway towards Austria and Italy. At Lesce, turn left in direction Bled town. Bled by car is about 40 minutes away, from Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia and about 50 km from borders with Austria and Italy . From Austria or Italy see also road map of Slovenia and take the exit at Lesce town. Your accommodations are located on the picturesque shore of Lake Bled or in nearby .
Accommodation will be available in Bled in hotels of different categories, all close to the centre of town or near Lake. The accommodation in Bled has pedigree. Vila Bled, Grand Hotel Toplice, Golf hotel .. each one have photographs of past visitors including Tito, Prince Charles, Donald Trump Laura Bush. .
The elegant Vila Bled is in a more secluded spot, a 20-minute stroll around the lake from Bled's centre. It was a favourite holiday residence of former president Tito.
The Vila is famous for its mouthwatering cuisine – in the à la carte restaurant culinary delights are daily prepared by the chef and served by the friendly staff, adding to your comfort. Belvedere View Point, also located at the Vila Bled, serves delicious cakes and you can enjoy a superb view over the Bled Island.
Another choice for visitors and travelers are accomodation in Apartments and Rooms . They are located nearby the Lake or Centre of Bled town.The dedicated staff will happily take care of your wishes to satisfy even the most demanding guest.
What to do in Lake Bled
The area of Lake Bled's is beautiful. Bled Island has for centuries been the symbol of the area. It can be visited on one of the 'pletna'-boats.
The small island in the middle of the lake is home to the church of St. Mary of the Assumption. Traveler or tourists can reach Island on a boat called a pletna. Once on the island the visitor needs to climb ninety-nine steps to reach the church, where people frequently ring the church bell to bring them good luck. You can also swim to the island.
Walks round Lake Bled
The mild climate led to Bled developing as a health resort in the second half of the 19 century; today it is an important convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sporting activities, including golf, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled – Bled Castle. The image of the castle forming a dramatic backdrop to the romantic island and the church on it has earned the resort worldwide recognition through the centuries. Castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and the island
Bled and its surroundings offer excellent opportunities for lovers of horses and horse riding. There
is a hippodrome between Bled and Lesce (3 km from Bled) – riding as well as instruction is
available to visitors by prior arrangement. At tourist agencies you can also book a tour and try one
of horse riding adventures.
Bled has the largest golf course in Slovenia. The season runs from March to December. The Bled golf course has the longest tradition in Slovenia, going back to 1937. With over 100 hectares of ground and two courses designed by Donald Harradine, it is also one of the biggest. The course is known as one of the most beautiful in Europe. Many international tournaments take place on it during the playing season.
The Lesce-Bled sports airport lies 4 km from the center of Bled. In addition
to glider flights, tandem (guided) paragliding and panoramic flights over Bled, Bohinj and Julian
Alps are available.
fishermen can test their skills as well as their luck on Lake Bled. Fishing for catfish, pike, carp and lake trout is permitted. In the Sava Bohinjka river fishing for grayling, brown trout and rainbow trout is allowed. Fishing permits can be bought in Fauna fishing shop, Bled Tourist Association or at the Kompas Agency. In the attractive casting centre in Ribno, you may try your skills in dry casting
The woods of Pokljuka, Mežakla and Jelovica form the background to Bled. Furthermore the Julian Alps and Triglav on one side, and Karavanke with Stol, Vrtaca and Begunjšcica on the other,
highlight the beauty of the background. On a clear day the Kamnik and Savinja Alps can be seen on the east side. Around Lake Bled are plenty of mountains and Bled with his inhabitants is proud of its rich mountaineering tradition.
Bled offers many opportunities for backpacking or hiking in the mountains. Mountains of medium height such are Jelovica , Pokljuka (Galetovec, Lipanca), Mežakla (Jerebikovec) and Karavanke (Ajdna, Roblek under Begunjšcica or Dobrca), are not only inviting but also a good testing ground for mountain tours to higher ranges. The so-called "Bled Home Mountain Trip" is a trip to the mountain Lipanca above Pokljuka where the "Mountaineering Club Bled" has its own alpine hut. Technically undemanding, yet attractive, are the trips to Begunjšcica, Stol, Debela Pec and Viševnik, whilst those to the Triglav summit require greater skills. For the latter, we recommend a guide that can be hired through several agencies. There are also plenty of maps and mountain guide literature - this can be purchased in bookshops, tourist agencies and shops, specializing in sports equipment.