A fantastical place to visit with the person you love, Bled is picturesque little town in Slovenia. With its natural landscapes and old world charm, Bled is one of those places that you’ll instantly fall for. If you’re looking for a fairy tale town in Europe, make sure to add Bled to your itinerary.
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Bled is a relaxing place to visit. It’s a place that you don’t even have to make an effort to love. Here are 7 awesome things to do in Bled, Slovenia:
Take a Boat Ride to the Island
One of the most romantic things to do in Bled is taking a boat ride to visit the tiny island in Lake Bled. A shared boat trip takes 1 hour return and costs €12 per person. If you want to be more romantic, you can rent a boat for two people. Looking for adventure? Rent a row boat or kayak on your own to the island.
Make a Wish! Ring the Bell at the Church of the Assumption
The small island in Lake Bled is home to a small church. While the climb to the bell tower may be underwhelming, make sure to ring the bell in the church itself. It is said that your wish will be granted if you who ring this bell.
Wander around Lake Bled
Lake Bled, a dazzling azure lake with a tiny island in the middle is the magnificent gem of Bled. Sit by the lake or walk along the footpath around the lake to delight in the simplicity of life in Bled. As you take that stroll, you’ll encounter locals and tourists alike enjoying this unique wonder.
Climb Up to Bled Castle
Located on a steep hill 100m above Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s oldest castles, the Bled Castle. This medieval castle, converted into a museum and a restaurant, offers captivating view of the surrounding mountains and Lake Bled.
There are several walking trails which lead to Bled Castle. The easiest one to spot is the one towards the Parish Church of Saint Martin. The walk is not hard but it is quite steep. Entrance Fee to Bled Castle is €9 per person.
Hike towards the Hills around Lake Bled
If you want to get close to nature and explore other viewpoints, the hills around Lake Bled will surely satisfy your wanderlust. Straža, Ojstrica, Osojnica and Kuhovnica are some of the hills you can climb for those sought after panoramic views of Lake Bled. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to do the hikes in Lake Bled. Have you hiked towards the hills around Lake Bled? What was it like? Let us know.
To know more about the trails which lead to the hills above Lake Bled, read this article from Bled.si.
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Indulge on Bled Cream Cake
One of the local delicacies to try in Slovenia, particularly in Bled, is the Bled Cream Cake. Also known as Kremna Rezina, Bled Cream Cake is characterized by a delicate puff pastry topped with layers of vanilla cream and custard. If you have a sweet tooth, the Bled Cream Cake provides pure bliss!
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Do a half-day trip to Vintgar Gorge
One of the fascinating things to do in Bled is visit Vintgar Gorge, Vintgar Gorge one of Slovenia’s most beautiful natural wonders. The emerald waters of Vintgar Gorge cuts through the Borst and Hom hills in Slovenia. The highlight of your visit to Vintgar Gorge is walking along the wooden walkway which goes along the stretch of the gorge and ends near the 16m high waterfall.
Vintgar Gorge is located 4 km north of Bled and can be reached by bus from the main bus station, by car, on foot for about an hour. Entrance fee to Vintgar Gorge is €4 per person.
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Have you been to Bled? Do you have anything to add to our list of best things to do in Bled? Let us know.
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