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.
Don’t forget to bring your camera!
There is an entrance fee to go into Bled Castle.
Rest StopBled Castle
Bled cream cake
Restaurant Vila Bled
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.
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/
Bled Culture Institute - Bled Castle
Cesta svobode 11, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel.: +386 (0)4 5729 782
Pod Stražo, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 578 0534
Web address: www.straza-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.
ParkingThere are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here .
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- 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.