1. Lake Bled, Slovenia

by David Robertson ~ 19-Sep-2009 ~ updated 29-Jul-2019

Walk 1 – around Lake Bled, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Pletna and Bled Castle, Slovenia

Pletna and Bled Castle, Slovenia

Probably the most popular walk in Slovenia!  An easy walk with superb views over Lake Bled (Blejsko Jezero), Bled Castle and to the surrounding mountains.  We add a little extra spice by climbing (quite steeply) up to the viewpoint on the hill of Osojnica to gain a superb vantage point over the lake.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Start/Finish – Bled

Distance – 6.5km/4miles

Height gain – 150m

Time – 2h10min

Grade – an easy stroll except for the climb up to the viewpoint.

Recommended map(s) – not necessary for this walk but the covering maps are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps published by PZS, plus there is also a 1:30 000 Bled map published by GZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Bars, cafes, ice creams, restaurants found at many places around the lake.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.

Public transport – Bled is easily reached by bus or train, although the railway station situated above the north-western shore of the lake is inconveniently placed for the resort centre and hotels.

Accommodation in Bled – Bled has a huge range of accommodation to choose from.

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There are also two camping sites nearby.  You will need to book in the summer months! Visit our “Holiday in Bled” page for more information.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

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