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Hiking trail

From Hill to Hill around the Lake

Hiking trail · Julian Alps
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  • Mala Osojnica
    / Mala Osojnica
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • View from Mala Osojnica
    / View from Mala Osojnica
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • Razgled z Ojstrice
    / Razgled z Ojstrice
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
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    Photo: Vizualist, Zavod za kulturo Bled
Map / From Hill to Hill around the Lake
300 450 600 750 900 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Mala Osojnica Ojstrica Blejski grad

This path combines almost all the monadnock hills and viewpoints around Lake Bled. The majestic transversal around Bled!

 

difficult
14 km
5:12 h
738 m
735 m
 

Lake Bled is surrounded by monadnock hills acting as guards and closing access points to the lake. Every single hill represents a popular and intriguing point of interest. Our path “From Hill to Hill around the Lake” connects these individual endpoints into a single unit – a ring of higher grounds above Lake Bled providing different viewpoints. Dobra gora is less known, less crowded and provides shelter for the animals. Straža offers a fitness trail and a ski slope, Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica are a paradise for photographers. And if you would like to take in the natural beauty and not meet many people on the way, then Stan would be your choice, where you can witness the famous Bohinj railway line from above. Višce provides the foreground of Bled Castle – an icon that does not need any introduction. All in all, the “From Hill to Hill” path provides a real joy for enthusiastic hikers. You need to be in a fairly good shape, as you will walk on this path for 5 hours and cover a total height difference of 766 m. This path can be walked in one go as a round trip or in stages.

 

Author’s recommendation

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • There is an entrance fee to go into Bled Castle.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Anja Smit
Updated: July 24, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
678 m
Lowest point
474 m
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Rest Stop

Bled Castle

Safety information

  • Pay special attention at the steep sections of the path, especially if the ground is wet.

     

  • Going to the top of these hills is advised against when the paths are snowcapped or have icy stretches.

Equipment

  • Light hiking shoes are recommended.

  • Although you can get refreshments on the way, it is recommended to take enough water and a backpack with you.

  • The use of sun protection is recommended on sunny days.

  • In the warmer part of the year the use of tick repellent is recommended

Tips, hints and links

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

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

Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205

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

 

Bled Culture Institute - Bled Castle

Cesta svobode 11, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail:  blejski.grad@zkbled.si   

Tel: +386 (0)4 5729 782

 

Straža Bled

Pod Stražo, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: turizem@ibled.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 578 0534

Web address:  www.straza-bled.si  

Start

Lakeside Promenade on the eastern shore of Lake Bled (480 m). (486 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.368435, 14.108991
UTM
33T 431466 5135370

Destination

Lakeside Promenade on the eastern shore of Lake Bled (480 m).

Turn-by-turn directions

 

LAKESIDE PROMENADE - DOBRA GORA - STRAŽA - MLINO - MALA OSOJNICA - OJSTRICA - VELIKA ZAKA - STAN - VIŠCE - BLED CASTLE - LAKESIDE PROMENADE

The starting point of the hike is in Bled town centre towards Dindol and Selo. Follow this road until you reach a pass on the northern side of Selo, where a steep trail takes you all the way to the top of Dobra gora. The way down will take you on the western slope to Megre between Dobra gora and Straža. At the bottom you will find signposts directing you along the southern and eastern slopes to the foothill of the Straža ski slope. Follow the path to end up on top of Straža, where you will see the upper chair lift station. Continue towards the west for a few dozen metres and take the trail downwards to Mlino just before the viewpoint. From here take the path beneath Vila Bled towards Zaka. At a signpost along the path to Osojnica you will face the hardest of the ascents to Mala Osojnica. From here follow the path west and in the saddle go downwards towards Zaka to the rocky head of Ojstrica. A short, but steep trail leads you to this rocky peak offering stunning vistas. From the top descend back to Velika Zaka. Continue on Kolodvorska cesta street towards the railway station. Just below the top, take the trail above the railway tunnel to Stan and follow the picturesque southern rim to see the Giant Spruce, and from there take the wide road to Razgledna cesta street. Follow this street above the railway tracks to reach Aljaževa cesta street and then take Kolodvorska cesta street in the direction of Višče. A short, but steep rise behind the last houses on Za žago street will bring you to the plane of Višče where you will pass the Muhrov monument and across the grassland you will descend beneath the western slope of Castle Hill. There are several trails on the way and all of them will lead you to the carpark beneath the castle and to the castle entrance. The way down will take you towards the parish church of St Martin, from where it is only a couple of minutes’ walk to the centre of Bled.

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

 

The walk starts and ends at the Bled Lakeside Promenade, which is 200 m from Bled’s main bus station.

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.

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Parking

There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here .

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

 Bled – Hiking Trails map


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14 km
Duration
5:12 h
Ascent
738 m
Descent
735 m
Public transport friendly Loop Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Summit route Healthy climate

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