A Day Trip to Lake Bled in Slovenia

September 22, 2016

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Lake Bled is without a doubt the most popular site of Slovenia. And for good reason! Once I have visited this fairytale location, I could see why people keep falling for Bled. A clear, turqouise colored lake surrounded by lush greenery and mountains. To top it all of, there is a medieval castle overlooking the lake and a little island with a church located in the midst of it. It doesn’t get more romantic than this!

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Things to do
Although Bled is a small town, you will find plenty of things to do. Begin your trip by climbing up to the Bled castle and gazing upon the beautiful scenery. These picturesque views are a must!

If you’re into hiking, then Bled will be right up your alley. The surrounding area of the Triglav National Park offers several opportunities to do exactly that.

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Another popular activity, is to hire a rowing boat to visit the little island in the midst of the lake. During the summer, there are a few other water activities to choose from and an outdoor bathing area is available, as well. The ideal way to refresh on a hot day!

I would recommend to spend at least one day at Lake Bled to fully explore and appreciate this little piece of fairytale world. However, I could easily imagine staying several days (especially when the weather is nice and sunny).

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What to eat
If there is one thing that you should eat, then it is the Bled cream cake. This cake consists of a crispy crust, a layer vanilla cream topped with whipped cream and another crispy crust with sugar icing. Yummy!

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How to get there
Bled is located on the northwestern part of Slovenia and easily accessible from Ljubljana. It takes about an hour to drive with a car from Ljubljana to the lake. There are also several bus routes running hourly to Lake Bled. If you want to travel by plane, then the nearest airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, which is situated between Ljubljana and Bled. Bled has two train stations, but both of them are located outside of the center, so that you need to take a bus into the city.

Have you visited Lake Bled?

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Thank you to Big Berry for organizing my trip to Lake Bled. All photos and opinions are as always my own.

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  • Reply Ameeta September 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Nice post! I was in Bled a couple of weeks ago and fell for the charm too. I have also written a blogpost on it.

    • Reply Girl x Departure September 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you! I will check it out 🙂

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