Skip to content
Domov » Blog » Top Five Things To Do in Bled  

Top Five Things To Do in Bled  

  • 5 min read

                Bask in the allure of Bled, a radiant jewel in Slovenia’s crown and a magnet for countless visitors year-round. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, Bled offers a kaleidoscope of activities set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes. Dive into an exploration of the diverse ways you can immerse yourself in this enchanting body of water and its surrounding splendors.
Whether you’re captivated by scenic strolls, thrilled by water sports, or enticed by tranquil boat rides, Bled offers a unique blend of leisure and adventure. Get ready to make unforgettable memories in this spellbinding location, beautifully positioned to offer the very best of Slovenia’s natural wonders.

Lake Bled: Slovenia’s Scenic Masterpiece 

Meandering around Lake Bled, you’ll find a picturesque path spanning roughly six kilometers. Mostly flat, this path is an ideal choice for leisurely walks or cycling excursions. Along your journey, seize the opportunity to capture stunning snapshots of the captivating scenery surrounding the lake.

For the adventure-inclined, a short but invigorating hike up Ojstrica is a must-do. The climb may be steep, but the payoff is extraordinary; a panoramic vista encompassing the majestic castle, serene lake, and the charming island awaits you at the summit.

But if steep climbs and long walks aren’t your cup of tea, worry not! Hop aboard the delightful tourist train, a fun alternative that offers you the chance to soak in the scenery at a leisurely pace. Operating from May to October (please refer to the seasonal timetable), this quaint train makes several stops, allowing you to explore different locations at your own convenience.

In the balmy embrace of summer, Lake Bled transforms into a popular swimming spot. Bold swimmers can even paddle their way to the island—just remember to keep an eye out for boats! Join us in Lake Bled and discover the diverse ways this extraordinary location caters to every type of traveler.

The Enchanting Bled Island

Perched elegantly in the heart of this idyllic island is the Church of the Mother of God, overlooked by a grand stone staircase. Today, the venue still echoes with the sound of wedding bells, as couples uphold a long-standing tradition of the groom carrying his bride up all 99 steps. Even if wedding bells aren’t on your horizon, Bled Island beckons with its myriad historical attractions, including the wishing bell, the sexton’s house, and the Stone Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, a splendid architectural marvel dating back to 1888.

Getting to the island is a delight in itself, best experienced on a traditional pletna boat. These flat-bottomed boats, synonymous with Bled’s picturesque shores, offer a 10-minute journey that operates year-round. So hop on, lean back, and let the tranquil waters and the surrounding beauty of Lake Bled take your breath away as you glide towards the charming Bled Island

Bled Castle: A Journey Through Time

Among Slovenia’s rich collection of approximately 500 castles and fortresses, Bled Castle holds the prestigious title of being the oldest and most renowned. This awe-inspiring fortress, perched atop a 130-meter cliff, provides an unmatched backdrop to the magical canvas of Bled.

Constructed over a millennium ago, the castle has been graced with additional towers during the Middle Ages. Despite suffering severe damage in the earthquake of 1511, it underwent multiple renovations over the centuries to rise again, standing today as a testament to resilience and history.

The castle’s fascinating past is brought to life through museum exhibitions, vibrant festivals, and immersive medieval demonstrations. The journey to the castle is as easy as a walk, a drive, or a leisurely ride on the tourist train. And once you ascend the tower gallery, prepare to be mesmerized by the stunning panorama unfolding before your eyes. Bled Castle isn’t just a visit; it’s a journey back in time, filled with enchanting vistas and captivating history.

Vintgar Gorge: Nature’s Masterpiece

A stone’s throw away from central Bled, the stunning Vintgar Gorge rightfully earns its spot among our top must-see attractions. Unveiled to the world in 1891 by photographer Benedikt Lergetporer, this breathtaking gorge was made accessible to the public two years and 500 meters of wooden walkways later. This natural marvel stretches across 1600 meters and plunges down 250 meters deep, meticulously sculpted by the relentless energy of the Radovna River. As you meander along the walkways, the breathtaking spectacle of clear blue pools and rushing rapids unfurls before your eyes. As your journey culminates, you’re greeted by the sight of the Bohinj railway bridge, a grand stone arch majestically towering above the river. Erected in 1905, this monumental structure continues to be a functioning testament to architectural prowess. Explore Vintgar Gorge and immerse yourself in the raw, untamed beauty of nature’s artistry.

Zipline Dolinka: Embrace the Adventure

While Bled’s lakeside magic alone is enough to rejuvenate your spirit, stepping beyond the shoreline opens up a world of thrilling adventures and unforgettable experiences. For those seeking a unique way to appreciate the region, Zipline Dolinka offers an unrivaled perspective.

Imagine soaring over the Sava Dolinka river, the valley, and the surrounding nature, taking in a bird’s-eye view of the stunning protected area beneath you. Our tour comprises seven ziplines, spanning an impressive total distance of 4 km. Along with ensuring your safety and preparedness for the journey, our knowledgeable guides are eager to enrich your adventure with insights into the local flora and fauna during the scenic forest walks connecting the ziplines. They’ll also share the compelling backstory of our zipline adventure.

Immerse yourself in the Zipline Dolinka tour, an adrenaline-pumping, memory-making experience that will stay etched in your heart long after you’ve returned to the ground. Unleash your inner adventurer and make your visit to Bled truly extraordinary!