WHAT'S TO DO

Things to do in stunning Lake Bled

Visit the magical island and chapel in the centre of Lake Bled

You can either rent your own rowing boat or take a ride on the Pletna Bled – a large gondola style boat that can take individuals or groups (12 persons).
Tel: +386 (0) 4576 7900 
Website: www.blejskiotok.si

Take a horse drawn carriage around the lake

Find out more on www.fijaker-bled.si

Take the tourist train around the lake

The train stops at various points around the lake including the ice rink and Panoramic restaurant at the Grand Hotel Toplice.

Walk

The walk around the lake takes approximately 1.5 hours. Or stroll through the plateaus in the surrounding countryside.

Bled Castle

Definitely worth a visit for its spectacular view alone but there is also a museum, printing house, wine cellar, herbal gallery and excellent restaurant. Please note that there is an initial cobbled hill to walk up from the car park. 
Website: www.blejski-grad.si

Lake swimming in the Public Lido

Located on the shores of Lake Bled the Public Lido offers sunbeds, swimming, fishing and diving. There is a small entrance fee. Open every day through July and August. Weekends in April, May, June, September and October. 
Tel: + 386 (0) 4578 05 28

Visit a spa

The Hotel Park, a short walk from the lake, has a large indoor pool and jacuzzi with fantastic views over the lake. There are also two treatment rooms. The Grand Hotel Toplice has a thermal pool, saunas and numerous beauty treatments available and is located right on the side of the lake.

We would recommend the Hotel Golf which has an excellent swimming pool which is both indoor and out with a slide, whirlpools and sunbeds. Non residents can purchase a pass for up to 3 hours or for over 3 hours. Beauty treatments are also available. It too has antastic views over the lake.
Website: www.gp-hoteli-bled.com

Mini Golf

Open April to October in the centre of Bled opposite the Hotel Lovec.
Tel: + 386 (0) 41 840 079

Fly Fishing

Fauna Fly Fishing offers guiding service, boat and tackle rental, fishing permits and information. Cesta Svobode 12, Bled (near Topllice hotel) 
Tel: + 386 (0) 45 742 631 
Website: www.faunabled.com

Summer Tobogganing & Winter Ski Slope

Straza offers a ski slope right in the centre of town - night skiing available. Skiing is also available at several other resorts only 20-30 minutes from Bled. 
Tel: + 386 (0) 4578 0530
Website: www.infrastruktura-bled.si

Ice Skating Rink

From August to April at the Sporthall in Bled.

Sport stadium

Athletics ground, football, childrens playground, bowling alley, volleyball ground.

For more information on things to do in Lake Bled visit www.bled.si.

SURROUNDINGS

Things to do in stunning Lake Bled

Golf

Bled Golf Resort – located just 4km, 5 minutes from Bled.

The Kings Golf Course, Bled – one of the oldest golf courses in this part of Europe was built in 1937 and re-designed in 1972 by renowned golf course architect Donald Harradine. It is an 18-hole course lying in the embrace of Slovenia’s highest mountains with wonderful views of the Julian Alps. The 9 hole Lake course opened in 1993 with a more contemporary design and varied relief and three water hazards. 
Tel: +386 (0) 4 537 7711
Website: www.golf.bled.si

Vintgar Gorge

On the outskirts of Bled and less than a 10 minute drive. Beautiful walk with stunning scenery approx 2 hours and mostly flat, with a coffee shop at the start and finishing points.
Tel: + 386 (0) 4572 5266

Cycling Around Bled and The Julian Alps

Maps are available from the tourist information centre. Cycling routes from Kranjska Gora – Bled takes approx 4 hours. Bled to Bohinj – either 1.5 hours or 3 hours.

Cross Country Skiing

Along the tracks in the surrounding countryside.

Steam Train

On several dates between April and November the steam train runs between Jesenice and Nova Gorica stopping at Bled, Bohinsjska Bistrica, Most Na Soci and Kanal. It picks up from Bled station in the morning and returns early evening. Bookings can be made at Alpetour, Kompas, M Tours or the TIC Bled.

Flying

Panoramic flights over Bled are available from the Alpine Flying Centre in Lesce. 
Website: www.alc-lesce.si

Lake Bohinj

A resort in the Triglav National Park with the largest lake in Slovenia and 2 medieval churches. The lake is much larger and has a more natural habitat than its neighbour lake Bled.
Website: www.bohinj.si

Triglav National Park

Bled is situated on the edge of Triglav National Park which was founded in 1906 and now with 83,807 ha covers practically the entire Julian Alps within Slovene territory. Its highest peak is Mt. Triglav (2,864 m). Bled is an ideal point from which to visit the park’s natural beauties as many accessible and highly interesting places lie virtually in its immediate vicinity; Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Plateau, Pokljuka Gorge, Pod Babjim zobom cave and Lake Bohinj.

Triglav National Park
Tel: + 386 (0) 4 578 0200
Website: www.tnp.si

Julian Alps
Website: www.julijske-alpe.com

Skiing

There are several different ski fields within a 20 minute drive of Bled including Kranjska-Gora, Vogel Ski Centre & Kobla – Bohink, Pokljuka Plateau, Kravec and Velika Planina. Flexible skiing is available e.g. Day pass, morning pass, 2, 3 or 4 hours, night skiing and 2-10 day passes. Ski, snowboard and children.

Kranjska-Gora
Website: www.kranjska-Gora.si

Bohinj
Website: www.bohinj.si

Going out to eat in Lake Bled

Bled Castle Restaurant

Fantastic setting overlooking the lake and the whole of Bled. If you have booked a table at the restaurant you don’t have to pay the entrance fee to the castle.
Restavracija Grad Bled
Tel: +386 4 579 44 24
Website: www.blejski-grad.si

Mayer Penzion

Great quality restaurant highly recommended for a special dinner out.
Tel: +386 (0) 4574 1058
Website: www.mayer-sp.si

Ostarija Peglez’n

A simple rustic restaurant with excellent service and a large and highly recommended selection of meat, fish and pasta dishes. Located opposite the Grand Hotel Toplice cafe. Our favourite!
Tel: +386 (0) 4574 4218

Vila Preseren

On the shores of Lake Bled offering great outside and inside dining. Suitable for just drinks, snacks or a full meal.
Tel: +386 (0) 4575 2510
Website: www.vilapreseren.si

Gostilna Pri Planincu

The original pub since 1903. Fantastic value with huge portions in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Tel: + 386 (0) 4574 1613

Restaurant Rikli & Pizzaria Rikli

Great location in the heart of Bled beneath the Park Hotel. Either more formal meals in the restaurant or great pizzas to eat in or take away.

Union Gostilna

Good for steaks. Can pre-order to have suckling pig. Located by the traffic lights on the road into Bled.
Restaurant Gasthaus Trattoria.
Tel: + 386 (4) 5780 150
Website: www.union-bled.com

Okarina

More formal dining in the centre of town on the main road into Bled.
Ljubljanska cesta 8 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 4 574 14 58
Website: www.okarina.com

Penzion Mlino

Good all round restaurant (round other side of the lake).
Tel: + 386 (0) 4 5741 404
Website: www.mlino.si

Peking

Chinese Restaurant – typical Chinese restaurant on the main road into Bled.
Tel: + 386 (0) 5 574 1716

Hotel Lovec

Restaurant and pub.
Tel: + 386 (0) 457 68615
Website: www.lovechotel.com

DRINK

Pubs, Bars and nightlife

Bled is blessed with numerous pubs & bars. The local beers are Union and Lasko with wines coming from the vineyards of SLovenia.

Pubs and Bars

Gostilna Pri Planincu

Art Café

Devil Café And Bar

Pub Bled – cocktails and DJ most nights

Pub Lovec

George Best Pub

There are also several bars in the main shopping centre.

Casino

There is a casino in the centre of Bled. Free entrance but ID is required. American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, Slot Machines.
Website: www.casino-bled.si

AREA MAP

Map of Lake Bled and surrounding areas

Helpful information for guests

Tourist Information Centre

TIC Bled Cesta svobode 10, SI 4260 Bled
Tel: + 386 (0) 4574 11 22 e
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bled.si

Taxis

Taxi - + 386 (0) 41 597 935 - Kalcedon D.O.O. Ljubljanska 4, Bled
Bled Tours - + 386 (0) 31 205 611
Stefan tours Bled - + 386 (0) 41 633 772
Zara tours - + 386 (0) 31 705 343

Transfers

For pre booked transfer services to airport, station or popular visitor destinations contact Bled Taxis. They do not provide an on call taxi service though – transfers must be pre-arranged and paid for in advance. Cars and minibus available.
Tel: +386 (0) 40 522 364 or +386 (0) 40 522 365
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bledtaxis.com

Car Rental

Most of the major car rental companies can be found at the airport.

Banks

Gorenjska Banka, SKB and NLB are all located in Bled town centre. Only Gorenjska banka is open on Saturday morning from 08:00 –11:00. They all close for lunch during the week, usually 12 – 2pm.

Pharmacy

There is a good pharmacy located in the shopping centre.
Tel: + 386 (0) 4576 60 85

Parking in Bled

Parking at the Lake Shore on Cesta Svobode is limited to 2 hours and there is a fee for here and the other car parks in Bled. Long stay guests in Bled can purchase parking permits for the duration of their stay, on production of proof of residence in Bled, available from the Tourist Association Office in Bled.

For Bus and Train Timetables

Contact the TIC (Tourist Information Centre). There is also a tourist bus to Vintgar Gorge.

Hospital

There is a hospital located on Presernova Cesta in Bled and a larger hospital in Jesenice, just 20 minutes from Bled.

Supermarkets

Merkator is the supermarket chain in Bled. The closest one is just a 10 minute walk from the house on Presernova Cesta in Bled. There is a small car park behind the supermarket - please note it is only open until 4pm on Sundays. There are supermarkets in Lesce, just 5 minutes drive from Bled. After leaving the motorway at the Bled junction there is also a Lidl and Tus for convenience.

 

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Contact

Mejnik House
Partizanska Cesta 38
4260 Bled, Slovenia

Alison: +386 7079 4799
Nicola: +44 7771 982898
Tim: +44 7540 836899