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Bicycle Ride

Northern brinks of Bled

Bicycle Ride · Julian Alps
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This is a perfect tour for cyclists who wish to visit sights and explore new places, learn about the life of locals and enjoy in beautiful views of the mountains.
easy
18.9 km
1:53 h
326 m
303 m
On this tour that takes you through the beautiful alpine villages, you will be able to visit one of the most famous gorges in Slovenia, Vintgar. Vintgar is a narrow gorge, created in the past thousands of years by the Radovna River. You can only walk through the gorge, so you have to leave the bikes at the entrance point to the gorge, and then walk along the galleries, across bridges and admire the majestic power of nature. Continue cycling through Spodnje Gorje, Zgornje and Spodnje Laze, see Radovna in Krnica village before you enter Vintgar. When returning to Bled, you can admire in the beautiful views of the Karavanke mountain range, especially the highest peak Stol (2,236 m). Cycle the last section of the route along Lake Bled and return to the starting point

Author’s recommendation

  • There is a fee for the Vintgar Gorge.

  • You can return back to the starting point along the same way.

  • After the tour we recommend you to stop at any of the many inns and restaurants in Bled.

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Author
Anja Smit 
Updated: May 12, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
729 m
Lowest point
477 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • The tour is suitable for mountain, trekking and road bicycles.

  • Consider traffic signalisation.

Tips, hints and links

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

E-maili: info@visitbled.siinfo.trb@tnp.gov.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205

Web address: http://www.bled.sihttp://www.tnp.si  

 

TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: info@td-bled.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 5741 122

Web address: http://www.td-bled.si    

 

Gorje Tourist Association

Podhom 80, SI - 4247 Zgornje Gorje

E-mail: gorje.vintgar@gmail.com  

Tel: +386 (0)51 621 511

Web address: http://www.vintgar.si 

Start

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled. (502 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.368831, 14.118558
DMS
46°22'07.8"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135406
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Destination

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled.

Turn-by-turn directions

BLED - ZASIP - PODHOM - ZGORNJE LAZE - SPODNJE LAZE - GRABČE - KRNICA - POLJŠICA - BLED

The tour starts in front of the Triglavska roža Bled Info Centre and continues along the road on the right side of Mercator shop. At the end of the street, turn left and cross Seliška cesta, where you reach the cycling route. Turn right and ride along the cycling route to the crossroad (on the right). Turn right (cross Seliška cesta) and continue along the main road towards Zasip. When you reach the villages, ascend to Kurej Inn (on the right) and turn left in the crossroad to come to Podhom.

 

Follow the main road through the village and turn right under the railway track and continue left uphill. When you leave the cycling route towards Vintgar, you ride on unpaved road. When you return to asphalt road, you have to overcome a steep but short ascent. Turn right at the top and follow the signs for Vintgar. Continue to the bridge over the Radovna River and after a few hundred metres, you reach the car park and the entry point of Vintgar. Park your bike at a designated place and walk through the gorge.

 

After visiting the gorge, return to the first crossroad and continue towards Jesenice. Cross the Radovna River after a short descent, then turn left uphill towards Zgornje Laze. Ascend along the asphalt road through the forest until you reach the brinks of the village and enjoy in the beautiful view towards the east. Continue along the main road through the village. Soon, you start descending towards Spodnje Laze. Cycle on the asphalt road.

 

After approximately one kilometre you reach Krnica, turn left over the bridge and start ascending to the road towards Pokljuka. Cross the road and continue past the bus stop (on the left) towards Polšica. Cycle through the village and start descending towards Bled. When you come to Bled, turn right at the railway track and cross the track after hundred metres. Turn right again and descend to Kolodvorska cesta. Turn left to Kolodvorska cesta and after a few hundred metres turn right to Župančičeva cesta. Descend to Bled Rowing Centre, turn left and cycle along Lake Bled to promenade.

 

At the cabby stop, turn left and follow the road past car parks and the ice hockey hall (on the right) to Prešernova cesta road. Turn right and then immediately left to Črtomirova ulica. Turn right in the first crossroad and after a couple of minutes you will reach Seliška cesta. Cross it and continue straight on past the shopping centre to reach the starting point, i.e. the Triglavska roža Bled Info Centre.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can take the bus, or travel by train to the nearby railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce-Bled. For more info visit our website: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here 

Getting there

You can get to the starting point in Bled by car from Lesce (Ljubljana-Karavanke motorway exit) or from other regional roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.

Parking

There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/si/kako-do-nas/Parkirisca .

Coordinates

DD
46.368831, 14.118558
DMS
46°22'07.8"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135406
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Bled – cycling trails

Equipment

Bike, helmet and lock (if you plan to visit the Vintgar Gorge).

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
18.9 km
Duration
1:53h
Ascent
326 m
Descent
303 m
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