Slovenia-Walking

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Tourist information for holidays in Bled, Slovenia. Accommodation, sights and walks.

3. A walk to Planina Zajamniki, Slovenia

Walk 3 – a walk on the Pokljuka plateau to Planina Zajamniki from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

View of Planina Zajamnik
Planina Zajamniki on the Pokljuka Plateau

A pleasant ramble through the forests of the Pokljuka plateau to the amazing Planina Zajamniki with its superb views of Triglav and the Julian Alps.

Start/Finish – Rudno Polje

Two wooden figures at Planina Zajamniki

Distance – 11.7km/7.3miles

Height gain – approx 350m

Time – 2h58min

Grade – easy, on country roads and tracks

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS

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

Refreshments on route – none.

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

Public transport – Rudno Polje can be reached from Bled by Bus

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.

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4. Vintgar Gorge, near Bled, Slovenia

Walk 4 – the Vintgar Gorge, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia
Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Our walk leads you from Bled through villages and forest to the Vintgar Gorge, where you walk on boardwalks above the rushing Radovna River in this narrow and dramatic ravine.  We return through more pretty villages and fields back to Bled.  If its too hot for a long walk then hop on a bus to shorten the outing (bus timetables below).

Vintgar Gorge, near Bled
Vintgar Gorge, near Bled

Start/Finish – Bled

Distance – 10km/6.2miles

Height gain – approx 110m

Time – 2h20min

Grade – an easy walk on country roads and good paths

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map 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 – Bar at Zasip and cafe/kiosk at either end of the Gorge.

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

After the 50min point at Sv. Katerina make sure you enter the correct grassy clearing that is clearly signed, “Vintgar Gorge”. Added by the authors, 06-09.

Public transport – The walk can be shortened by either taking the bus to Zasip, and/or returning by bus from Vintgar.

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.

Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia
Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

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5. Pokljuška Soteska, near Bled, Slovenia

Walk 5 – Pokljuška Soteska, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Pokljuška Luknja cave
Pokljuška Luknja cave

Discover a dramatic ravine only a few miles away from Bled – Pokljuška Soteska.  A short walk that is full of surprises.  The Bled Tourist Office website has some extra information.

Pokljuška Soteska
Pokljuška Soteska

Start/Finish – at the gorge car park or Krnica

Distance – 3km/1.9miles

Height gain – approx 150m

Time – 1h15min

Grade – Moderate.  This is a very short walk, but one that requires a head for heights and confidence on slippery ground and rough paths.

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, plus there is also a 1:30 000 Bled map published by GZS

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

Refreshments on route – None

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition 

Public transport – Krnica has the nearest bus stop, about 1.5km from the ravine entrance.

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.

Pokljuška Soteska
Pokljuška Soteska

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2. Bled to Kupljenik, Slovenia

Walk 2 – to Kupljenik and back, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Lake Bled and the Church of the Assumption
Lake Bled and the Church of the Assumption

A walk to Kupljenik – rural Slovenia in a nutshell.  Delightful villages, quite country lanes, hayracks, old churches and shrines.  Escape the hubbub of Bled for a few hours!

Decorated barn near Selo
Decorated barn near Selo

Start/Finish – Bled

Distance – 13.5km/8.4miles

Height gain – 220m

Time – 3h56min

Grade – An easy walk on good paths, tracks and road.  One steep climb of 220m to Kupljenik.

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park vzhodni del (eastern) or the Julijske Alpe map published by PZS, plus there is also a 1:30 000 Bled map published by GZS

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

Refreshments on route – Shop in Bohinjska Bela; shop and bars at Mlino.

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.

Walking to Kupljenik, Slovenia
Walking to Kupljenik, Slovenia

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Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled is undoubtably Slovenia’s jewel in the crown and this is borne out by the 1000’s of visitors who come to stay, walk around Lake Bled, visit the Castle and take a pletna boat across to the church on the lake’s island.  Some come to get married too!  It is also a fine base from which to explore other parts of Slovenia.

Attractions in Bled

  • The Lake and it’s pretty island on which stands the church of St Maria – hire a rowing boat or take a romantic pletna boat and be rowed across the lake.  There is a fine walk around the lake, the first walk in our walking guide to Slovenia, although in the summer months it can get very busy – make the effort to get up early to see the sunrise and have it all to yourself!  Although there are fine views all around the lake, we think the best are from the western shore.
  • Pletna and Bled Castle, Slovenia
    Pletna and Bled Castle

    Bled Grad (Castle) – perched high above the lake the castle holds several attractions including a museum, printing works and wine cellar.  There are grand views over the town and lake.  Visit the Bled Castle website for more information.

  • Vintgar Gorge – a popular trip from Bled and easily accessible by car or bus (more buses visit Sp. Gorje, only a few minutes walk away).  A walk on the boardwalks above the rushing Radovna River is a walk to remember – see our walk through the Vintgar Gorge.

Walking

We have six walks around or nearby Bled in our book, but there are lots, lots more.

Accommodation in Bled

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Bled has a huge range of accommodation to choose from. There are also two camping sites nearby. We usually camp when visiting Bled and our favorite site is Camping Bled at the quieter, western end of the lake.  It is a very popular site and is exceptionally well managed with very friendly staff.  It has all the facilities that you would expect from a top-class camping site including a well-stocked shop and restaurant.

The Bled Tourist Board has lots of useful information.

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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.

Bled has all the usual gift shops that you would expect, as well as cafes, restaurants and, if you fancy a flutter, a casino.  Trips, excursions and activities of all kinds can be booked at any of the tourist agencies.  The Bled Tourist Board website is useful and they can help you with all your holiday needs.

Bled Castle, Slovenia
Bled Castle, Slovenia

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1. Lake Bled, Slovenia

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.

**Book Bled, Slovenia with Hostelbookers**

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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