What to do in Lake Bled in 3 days
25. March, 2023

Welcome to Lake Bled, one of Slovenia’s most stunning tourist sites. This quaint village draws tourists from all over the world thanks to its attractive lake, beautiful hiking routes, and breathtaking views of the Julian Alps. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, there’s plenty to see and do in Lake Bled.

In this blog, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive itinerary for spending 3 days in this breathtaking destination. From exploring the town to trying adventurous activities and discovering the surrounding area, we’ve got you covered.

So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable trip to Lake Bled!

Day 1: Exploring Bled Town

On your first day in Lake Bled, take the time to explore the charming town and its famous landmarks. Start your day by visiting the iconic Bled Castle, a medieval fortress that offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. You can reach the castle by car, bike, or on foot, and the entrance charge covers entry to the castle museum, features artifacts from the building’s and the town’s past.

Bled Castle perched atop 130 m cliff

After exploring the castle, take a boat ride to Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia. Here you’ll find the 99 steps on the southern side – according the local tradition every groom has to carry his bride to the top, which is a sign of being fit for marriage. Upper terrace offers breathtaking views of the lake and a Church of the Assumption, a beautiful 17th-century Baroque church that houses a wishing bell. Legend has it that if you ring the bell three times and make a wish, it may come true.

Bled Island and the Church of the Assumption

To continue your exploration of the town, rent a bike and ride around the lake. This is a great way to take in the beautiful scenery and stop at one of the many picnic spots along the lake for a picnic lunch or grab a bite to eat at one of the lakeside cafes or restaurants.

Cycling around the lake. Island, Castle and Karawanke moutain range in the backdrop

In the evening, head back to the town center and stroll along the promenade, taking in the beautiful views of the lake and castle. You can also visit the local shops and markets, which offer a variety of souvenirs, gifts, and local products. Finally, end your day with a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants in town, enjoying the local cuisine and hospitality.

Day 2: Adventurous Activities

Are you ready for some adventure? Day 2 in Lake Bled is all about trying new and exciting activities that will get your adrenaline pumping. Start your day by hiking up to the Ojstrica viewpoint, which offers a stunning panoramic sunrise view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The hike is relatively short and easy, but it can be steep in some places, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.
Sunrise from Ojstrica viewpoint

If hiking isn’t enough for you, why not try climbing some tree tops? Adventure park on Mt Straža offers fun for the whole family and by obeying simple instructions it’s safe and easy to climb.

Zipline, Adventure park Bled

Another must-see attraction in Lake Bled is the Vintgar Gorge, a stunning natural wonder located just a short drive from town. The gorge features a wooden walkway that takes you through narrow passages, over wooden bridges, and past waterfalls and rapids. The scenery is breathtaking, and it’s a great opportunity to get up close and personal with nature.

Vintgar Gorge

Day 3: Exploring the Surrounding Area

On your final day in Lake Bled, it’s time to explore the surrounding area and discover the natural beauty of Slovenia. Start your day by taking a guided tour of Triglav National Park, which is located just a short drive from town. The park, which spans an area of more than 800 square miles, is home to Slovenia’s highest mountain peak as well as a wide range of species and natural beauties.
Mangart Saddle

During your tour, you’ll have the chance to hike through the park’s scenic trails, take in the breathtaking views of the Julian Alps, and learn about the park’s history and conservation efforts. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local villages and meet the friendly locals, who are always happy to share their culture and traditions with visitors.

Russian Chapel

After your tour, it’s time to try the famous Bled Cream Cake, a delicious dessert that has become a symbol of the town. You can find this sweet treat at many local bakeries and cafes, but the most famous one is the original Hotel Park Patisserie. The cake is made up of layers of light, creamy custard and fluffy pastry, topped with a layer of whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s the perfect way to end your trip to Lake Bled.

Finally, if you have some time left, why not take a dip in the lake or visit the Bled Thermal Spa? The lake’s crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming, rowing, and paddleboarding, and the spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments and amenities.

 

Conclusion

Lake Bled is a hidden gem in the heart of Slovenia that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and friendly locals make it a perfect destination for any type of traveler. Whether you’re looking to relax by the lake, try adventurous activities, or explore the surrounding area, there’s something for everyone in Lake Bled.

In this 3-day itinerary, we’ve covered some of the must-see attractions and activities that will give you a taste of what Lake Bled has to offer. From visiting the iconic Bled Castle and church on the island, to trying paragliding and hiking in Triglav National Park, to indulging in the famous Bled Cream Cake, there’s no shortage of things to do and see.

We hope our itinerary has inspired you to visit Lake Bled and discover its beauty and charm for yourself. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in this magical destination. See you there!

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