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Lakeside Panoramic Route

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Map / Lakeside Panoramic Route
300 450 600 750 900 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Ojstrica Blejski grad

Ascents to Straža, Ojstrica and Bled Castle are added to the classical path around the lake. The above-mentioned sites offer the most iconic panoramic views from the south, west and north.
moderate
10.3 km
3:29 h
368 m
368 m
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Lake Bled is a glacial lake and the only lake in Slovenia with an island. The path around the lake is one of the most popular walks. The newly formed Lakeside Panoramic Route has three ascents practically from the lake’s surface to a height of around 150 metres   and thus requires a bit more time and fitness. Straža, Ojstrica and Bled Castle offer recognisable and distinct views of picturesque Bled. The lake, the island and the castle look different from each of the three viewpoints. Straža offers a fitness trail and is packed with adrenaline, Ojstrica offers tranquillity and picturesque photo motifs, and last but not least, Bled Castle offers a view into both history and culture.

 

Author’s recommendation

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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

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Author
Anja Smit
Updated: July 24, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
645 m
Lowest point
474 m
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Rest Stop

Bled Castle

Safety information

 

You need to pay special attention on wet ground when descending from the Straža trail to the village of Mlino and ascending the rocky trail leading to the top peak of Ojstrica.

 

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

 

Equipment

  •  Light hiking shoes or sneakers are recommended.
  • Although you can get refreshments on the way, it is recommended to take enough water 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

Tel.: +386 (0)4 5729 782

E-mail: blejski.grad@zkbled.si  

 

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
46.368421, 14.108998
UTM
33T 431467 5135368

Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

 

LAKESIDE PROMENADE - STRAŽA - MLINO - OJSTRICA - VELIKA ZAKA - MALA ZAKA - BLED CASTLE - LAKESIDE PROMENADE

The starting point of the hike is in the centre of Bled towards the Straža ski slope. Just before the lower chair lift station follow the signpost pointing to a steep trail towards the south. The properly arranged trail will get you to the plane of the hill. Follow the path to the top of Straža, where you will see the upper chair lift station. The descent takes you along the ski slope to the brink of the lake shore. Follow the path around the lake, past Mlino, and continue your way to Zaka via Vila Bled. The markings along the road to Ojstrica will take you on a not-so-steep but wide path to the rocky head of Ojstrica in the west. A short, but steep trail leads you to this rocky peak offering stunning vistas. From the top descend back to Velika Zaka. Follow the path around the lake past Mala Zaka in the direction of Castle Hill. At Villa Zlatorog you will see a signpost pointing to an unpaved road with a slight slope towards the castle. There are several trails on the way and all of them will lead you to the carpark beneath the castle. You should definitely go into the castle and enjoy some time at the museum. The way down will take you in an easterly direction towards St Martin’s Church. From here, it’s only a few hundred metres to the centre of Bled or the Lakeside Promenade.

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.

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
moderate
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
3:29 h
Ascent
368 m
Descent
368 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Summit route Healthy climate

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Highest point
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