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Lake Bled

A July 2006 trip to Lake Bled by robertpallas

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Quote: My impressions and recommendations of this beautiful picturesque area.

Lake Bled

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Overview

Castle Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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Lake Bled is perhaps Slovenia's most famous destination, and for a good reason. I cannot think of a more picturesque location...well, perhaps Lake Bohinj, only about 20 minutes away. Most people recommended staying in Bled and day-tripping to Bohinj, but I'd say they are both worth a couple of days.Bled is definitely more touristy, and for this reason, some may prefer Bohinj. But Bled is slightly prettier and has more things to do close by, as well as a better choice of hotels, bars, and restaurants.You must visit the church on the island and ring the bell for good luck. I'd recommend hiring a boat and rowing, much more satisfying than taking a gondola or motorboat.Vintga...Read More

Jakelj Backpackers Hostel

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Hotel

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This was a wonderfully friendly place. I highly recommend this hostel for any traveller. You will come to love the family who runs this place, as they are very friendly and such characters. The hostel itself is cheap and clean, and provides good food (three-course meal for only €5!) and a free shuttle bus to the centre of town--what more could you ask for? Well, how about rafting excursions? Or canyoning? Their companions at XXL sports have a great choice of things to do.The rooms are bright, clean, comfortable - if you're lucky and have the right number of people, you can get an en-suite rooms to yourself, though I'm not sure if that's applicable to all rooms.It's a way ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2006

Jakelj Backpackers Hostel
Selo 11/a
Lake Bled, Slovenia
+38 670 616 889

Lake Bled

Attraction | "XXL Sports"

Lake Bled Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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A very fun trip for rafting beginners.

An all morning/afternoon trip down the nearby river on Grade 2 (easy) rapids. This is a good, fun activity and well-organised by people who know what they're doing and are good fun.

The river itself isn't too challenging or scary, maybe a bit tame for those who have done this before. There's a cool bit where you can get out and jump off a bridge back into the river from 7m up - don't worry it's perfectly safe, I trust these guys

You can have one of the guys take a CD full of photos as an optional extra for a few €, I've uploaded a couple of mine.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2006

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

Vintgar Gorge

Attraction

Vintgar Gorge Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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Only a short drive/taxi from Bled town, this was one of the highlights of my trip. Walk in the refreshing spray of a river whilst walking in beautiful surroundings. It's amazing that they've managed to build a path through this gorge, you wouldn't think there's space.

The walk itself is quite easy, maybe 2 hours long, quite flat. There is a cafe at either end. An optional walk back to town takes an extra hour, but is harder as it has hills and very little shade.

The cost is about 2€ and is well worth it. You won't be able to stop taking photos as there are so many great views

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2006

Vintgar Gorge
Triglavski Narodni Park
Lake Bled, Slovenia

Church Island-Lake Bled

Attraction | "Church Island"

Church Island-Lake Bled Photo, Lake Bled, Slovenia
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That church you can see on an island in the middle of the lake is even prettier when you get close-up. I would recommend renting a rowing boat for only a couple of euros to get there. There is a small exhibition on how the church has been modified through history and a small, expensive cafe.

Remember to ring the church bell for good luck!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2006

Church Island-Lake Bled
Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church
Lake Bled, Slovenia

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robertpallas

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