Planning one day at Bled and in need of knowing how to do it? Wondering what to see and do at Lake Bled? I got you covered! A lot of people visiting Ljubljana drive to Bled for one day to admire the clear lake surrounded by the snow capped mountains. In one day you can already explore a lot over there! Here’s what I think you should definitely do!
One day at Bled: what to see and do
In the morning
Before going to the lake I advise to drive straight to Vintgar Gorge, north from Bled. Make sure to arrive at opening time (8 am) because it’s a popular walk. Vintgar Gorge is a beautiful canyon with vertical rocks formed by the Radovna river which splits the Hom and the Borst hills. The walk doesn’t take too long and is perfectly doable in half a day. The path isn’t too difficult since it consists of wooden beams.
A climb to the castle is a must if you like view points! The castle itself isn’t too impressive, but you can have lunch there and the view over the lake is fantastic!
A tour around the lake
When you’re back down from the castle, you can start to hike around the lake. It took me about 2 to 3 hours because I stopped a lot to take photos and take in the views.
While doing a tour around the lake you should definitely do the short but steep hike to the Ojstrica viewpoint! You’ll find the starting point at the side of the road on the southwest side of the lake. In the beginning of the hike you’ll walk up through the forest. The second part is a very steep climb over rocks to reach the top. When it has rained the rocks are very slippery so I was actually climbing on hands and feet, hanging on the rocks and trees to get up there! Make sure to wear hiking shoes!
I didn’t do this, because it was closed due to the bad weather. But if it had been sunny, I would’ve done this for sure! Who doesn’t like to slide down a mountain?
Boats to the island
This is another thing I didn’t do because of the rain. You can take a small boat to the island in the middle of the lake and ring the church bell 3 times to make your wish come true!
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