Insider’s guide to Bled
The nearest international airport, Ljubljana Airport at Brnik is only 36 km away from Bled. Direct shuttle bus service and private transfers between the airport and Bled are organized throughout the year. Less than an hour outside of Ljubljana by car lies the beautiful city of Bled and its famous lake. Bled lies approximately 45 km from the national border with Austria and Italy. You should know that it may get very crowded on Sundays in seasons at the end of highway. Once you’ve reached the town, there is ample parking available. For those with electric cars, there is a free charging station. Bled has one close train station, but unfortunately is not located in the centre of town. Lesce-Bled station is 4 km away, meaning you will either have a lengthy hike or short bus ride. Bus from Bled leaves hourly on the half-hour from the main bus station to Ljubljana and the number of direct connections to cities further away are limited.
From Ljubljana you will find more buses to your final destination. To go around the lake, you can take a coach, a tourist train or you can rent a bike, an electric bike or a Segway. With traditional pletna boat you can ride to the island. Bled provides a good range of accommodation facilities from hotels (mostly 3*** and 4****), pensions, garni hotels and pensions, private rooms and apartments, youth hostels, tourist farms and even camping.
Bled provides a good range of accommodation facilities from hotels (mostly 3*** and 4****), pensions, garni hotels and pensions, private rooms and apartments, youth hostels, tourist farms and even camping.
In Bled you will find from local and regional specialties, to flirtation with international culinary achievements. One of Bled’s specialty is Bled cream cake, recognised as a dish with a protected designation of origin. More than 10 million cream cakes have been baked in Bled. You can visit different inns, restaurants, patisseries, pubs and cafes, tourist farms, wine bars and brewpubs and try gastronomic heritage of this Gorenjska part of Slovenia.
You can visit different inns, restaurants, patisseries, pubs and cafes, tourist farms, wine bars and brewpubs and try gastronomic heritage of this Gorenjska part of Slovenia.
Locals and tourists also like to visit festivals when in Bled, which does not lack. The most recognized is Bled Festival which offers concerts, masterclasses, jazz, rock, pop and ethno workshops. If you are in Bled in June you should visit Bled Film Festival which celebrates the power of film.
Geocaching is an adventure activity, appropriate for all ages. It is especially popular amongst children as its point is in searching and finding the hidden treasure. First, choose your hidden treasure and then go on a treasure hunt with the help of a GPS device.
A ride across Bled and its surroundings on the back of an excellent black horse is quite a special adventure. Activity which will fascinate all horse lovers.
Ride with Steam train
Take a train ride in the old way. Aboard a steam train from the times of our ancestors, we will take a ride along the picturesque Bohinj railway which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. Admire the picturesque landscape through the window of the museum train and relive the sensations of passengers who travelled along the same railway already 100 years ago.
Visit the Adventure park Bled
Adventure park Bled is located on the top of Straža hill and offers great fun and unforgettable experience in the woods for individuals, groups and whole families. One on one adventure with the tree tops will make you release screams of fear, relief and excitement.
Tubing is the river trip down the rapids on the inflatable tube, where you paddle and steer only with your hands. Relax and enjoy the beautiful green river rapids and fresh air. The adrenaline and wild waters are the main elements of this sports and relaxation activity which will leave you wet, but laughing.