On the slopes of Jelovica, well hidden from view from the valley, stretches a grassland plane called Talež. The lower section of this plane stretches all the way to the rim of Jelovica, where you will find a hunting lodge. From the lodge, which can be also seen from Bled, you will get stunning views of the valley from Bled to Radovljica with the panoramic Karavanke range and its highest peak Stol in the background. The renovated hunting lodge is a popular choice for many hikers, tourists and foodies. Talež can be accessed not only via a hiking trail, but also via a gravel forest road from Lancovo near Radovljica. West from the lodge you will find Tolsti vrh, completely covered by forest. Despite the thick forest, you will be able to see the western part of Bled, Mlino, Selo, Straža, Dobra gora and Ribenska gora.
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
The map of hiking trails in Bled will be of great help.
Pay attention on the steeper parts of the path from the Ribno bridge towards Talež.
In winter and when the path has icy stretches, the hike to Talež is advised against.
The trail runs through the forest where you can occasionally stumble on fallen trees.
The path is partially marked with guide markings, even though it does not have a hiking route status. Several signposts for Bled hiking trails are also helpful.
Try not to take any shortcuts, as they might be misleading.
Tips and hintsTIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205
TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled
Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 5741 122
Web address: http://www.td-bled.si/
Getting thereYou 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.
From Bled continue towards Ribno by car (3 km) or walk (40 minutes from the centre of Bled)
ParkingThere are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here .
There is a small non-regulated car park at the bridge in Ribno.
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- Hiking shoes (even light ones) and season-appropriate clothing are recommended.
- Hiking poles are also recommended.
The use of sun protection is recommended on sunny days.
In the warmer part of the year the use of tick repellent is recommended.