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Straža (646 m)

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Straža is a hill on the southern side of Lake Bled – a popular choice for many hikers, as it offers attractive views of Castle Bled and the Julian Alps with Mt Triglav
moderate
4.5 km
1:30 h
217 m
217 m
Straža (646 m) stretches on the southern side of Lake Bled and is the most known and the most popular hill around Bled with a long tourist tradition. Back in the day, Arnold Rikli, a healer and the promoter of Bled tourism, held his programmes on this very hill. Straža can be accessed from several paths with different starting points around the hill. Here you will find the so-called Bled Lakeside Fitness Trail and an adrenaline park on the upper plane. Straža offers a small ski slope with a ski lift and a chair lift. The latter runs almost throughout the whole year. Visitors have the chance to go tobogganing. Due to easy access via the chair lift, Straža is a popular choice for many visitors looking for the perfect shot of Bled with its surroundings. At the lower chair lift station, you will find an activity and amusement centre especially for the younger generations.

Author’s recommendation

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • The Bled – Hiking Trails map will be of great help.

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Author
Anja Smit 
Updated: May 12, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
645 m
Lowest point
484 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Bled cream cake

Safety information

  • There are several paths to the top of Straža; many, but not all, are marked with signposts. Hikers are advised to take the marked paths.
  • The forest at Straža has sustained a lot of damage in the last couple of years, due to windfall and forest pests. Certain sections of the paths are damaged due to cutting and harvesting.

 

 

 

Tips, hints and links

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: 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/  

 

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:
DD
46.368406, 14.109000
DMS
46°22'06.3"N 14°06'32.4"E
UTM
33T 431467 5135367
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Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

 

LAKESIDE PROMENADE - ŽELEČE- STRAŽA - LOWER CHAIR LIFT STATION AT STRAŽA - LAKESIDE PROMENADE

Start at the Lakeside Promenade and follow Cesta svobode street beneath the Park Hotel which brings you to the Bled Shopping Centre. From there, go past Hotel Kompas on Cankarjeva cesta street to the intersection with Želeška cesta street (Straža signposts) and take a right turn through the Želeče settlement with many tourism units (B&B) until you reach the carpark at the Straža lower chair lift station. Just before the carpark turn left onto the trail up the hill above Villa Ciklama. At each of the two crossroads take a right turn until you reach a smaller rocky barrier. On the right you will see a passage (stone steps) leading to the viewpoint with a shed on the Želeče Straža. From there, turn right towards the ski slope in the west; after several dozen metres turn left onto the Bled Lakeside Fitness Trail that will take you to the upper plane. On the left, bypass the adrenaline park and the path will take you by Rikli monument on the southwestern and western rim of Straža to the upper chair lift station where you reach the top of Straža with its built infrastructure. The way down will take you to the lower chair lift station and from there you will get to the carpark after a short uphill walk. When walking back, take Želeška and Cankarjeva cesta streets again that will take you to the Lakeside Promenade in the centre of Bled.

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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

 

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 .

 

Coordinates

DD
46.368406, 14.109000
DMS
46°22'06.3"N 14°06'32.4"E
UTM
33T 431467 5135367
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • Hiking shoes or sneakers and season-appropriate clothing are recommended.
  • Straža is also accessible in winter, but you need to have proper winter hiking shoes and the use of hiking poles is 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.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
217 m
Descent
217 m
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