Lake Bled is a single of Slovenia’s most common destinations. The iconic blue lake capabilities a smaller island, impressive castle overlooking the lake and numerous excellent activities in summer time. These are the very best items to do in Lake Bled to enable you strategy your check out.
Hike to Mala Osojnica
If you are searching for a view more than the lake from above, there is no superior way to see Lake Bled than from Mala Osojnica. The hike requires about an hour return, plus a small time to remain at the top rated and appreciate the views. The hike is quick but fairly steep, so be certain to strategy your check out for the start off of the day or the finish of the day to beat the summer time sun!
Attempt Slovenian Cuisine at Vila Bled
When you check out Lake Bled you are in the Gorenjskan aspect of Slovenia and there are numerous excellent neighborhood dishes to attempt for a taste of the area. Dumplings are prominent on menus and the meals are normally hearty and large. Vila Bled has a wonderful restaurant with the very best view of Bled Island, so this is the great spot to appreciate standard cuisine with the very best view in town. Do not neglect to attempt the well-known Bled Cake for dessert – a pastry cake filled with a scrumptious custard centre. This cake is so superior I will most likely speak about it for months to come.
Ride on a Pletna Boat to Bled Island
Rowing a boat about the lake extra tough than it appears (extra on that later). If you are extra inclined to be rowed to your location, then jump on board a pletna boat for a leisurely ride to Bled Island. You will discover these boats on the island side of the lake and they’re operating all the time, to and from the island.
Row Oneself to Bled Island
Feeling an independent streak coming on? One more excellent way to attain the island is to row your self on a single of the employ boats offered in the similar region. I was staying at Vila Bled and enjoyed an hour totally free employ, even though I most likely only lasted half the time (it is a lot tougher than it appears!) Regardless of the circular path I accidentally took, it was a genuinely entertaining way to practical experience the lake and appreciate the summer time sun.
Stop by Vintgar Gorge
Just a 10-15 minute drive from Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge is a single of the most wonderful areas in Slovenia. One more way to get right here is to cycle or stroll, provided its close proximity to Lake Bled. The Gorge is open 7:00am ~ eight:00pm in the summer time months and significantly less hours in the course of the colder months. Throughout summer time this spot is heaving with tourist site visitors, so I would hugely advise arriving early.
Study extra: How to check out Vintgar Gorge
Stop by Lake Bled Castle
Slovenia is complete of excellent castles to discover and there is no denying Bled Castle is a single of the highlights. Set idyllically on top rated of a single of the highest points surrounding the island, Bled Castle is a living museum. According to sources, this is the oldest castle in Slovenia and thanks to restoration processes has been kept in excellent shape. One more bonus: the views more than Lake Bled from the castle are iconic!
Attempt the Popular Bled Cake
If you haven’t heard about it however take into consideration your self warned. Bled Cake is a calorific extravaganza of deliciousness that can not and should really not be ignored. The cake capabilities a pastry base and top rated, with a scrumptious custard centre and creamy layer above. It is extremely wealthy, sweet and extra-ish. You can attempt the cake at practically any restaurant or cafe about the lake, even though I would hugely advise going to Cafe Belvedere for your slice (the views are to die for).
Ring the Bell on Bled Island
Having said that you make your way more than to the island, be certain to climb the practically 100 actions to the tower and ring the bell at the top rated of the church. The bell can be heard all day lengthy about the lake from enthusiastic bell ringers and is a excellent addition to the lakeside setting.
Commit a Evening on the Lake
Whether or not you remain your whole time right here or just a single evening, I can’t advise adequate checking in to Vila Bled. The villa has an unbeatable place on the lake and numerous of the rooms have direct views to Bled island. You can wake up every single morning and wander down the stairs to the lake in an immediate or appreciate the private beach and complimentary boat rentals at the front of the hotel.
Take a Day Trip to Triglav National Park
Triglav National Park is inside a quick drive from Lake Bled and if you have extra than two days in Bled, I would hugely advise going to. There are some excellent day hikes in the park or if you choose extra of a leisurely check out, Lake Bohinj is a excellent spot to unwind away from the crowds of Lake Bled.
Secure and content travels!