At the foot of the Alps, in the northwestern part of Slovenia, lies a picturesque town called Bled. Here, The Church of the Assumption of Mary sits on a small island, surrounded by a glacial lake. In the backdrop lies a medieval castle, proudly standing atop a cliff reaching 130 meters above the water. The breathtaking view leaves even experienced travelers speechless. And to make it perfect, the view is crowned with the peaks of the surrounding Alps and green forests that are just calling to be explored.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful getaway in an idyllic setting, or an active vacation full of outdoor activities, Bled and the surrounding area have it all!
Take a walk or ride a bike around the lake. As you go, stop at one of the many beaches to sunbathe. To cool off, jump in the lake (and maybe even swim to the island!). If you are not an experienced swimmer, another option is renting a boat or hopping on one of the traditional wooden “pletna” boats that make frequent trips to the island. And don’t miss the rewarding view after walking up to the castle!
For those seeking an adventure, Bled with its surroundings will answer your call. The mighty Triglav mountain, overlooking Bled from the west, remind us of the closeness of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. This entire area, with its rivers, canyons, lakes, and mountains, presents a perfect playground for adventure seekers. Activities such as rafting, canyoning, kayaking, paragliding, ziplining, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing can be done on a daily basis in the summer season.
As adventure specialists, everyone here at Adventure Rafting Bled will gladly help you organize your active vacation so you can get the most of it--whether you are looking for a single day of thrill or a week full of adrenaline.
Bled has good public transport connections with Ljubljana, the capital city, as well as other parts of Slovenia. The local buses and trains are fast, cheap, and depart regularly throughout the day.
Train timetable: http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/passenger-transport/timetable