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Northern brinks of Bled

Mountainbiking · Lake Bled
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A nice panoramic trip taking us on easy paths and roads by some of the local attractions of Bled and Gorje.  An inspiring trail, suitable for average long-distance cyclists.
moderate
Distance 21 km
2:30 h
350 m
371 m
At the beginning of our journey the path will lead us across meadows and fields. A view to the Julian Alps with mount Triglav opens up before us. We then ascend to mount Hom, which is the highest point of our trip. The church of Saint Catherine lies on top with an inn next to it. A beautiful view to the Ljubljana Basin opens up before us. Maybe this is exactly the place which inspired our greatest poet France Prešeren to write the verse “No, Carniola has no prettier scene than this, resembling paradise serene”. The path then leads us to the magical Vintgar Gorge. Crossing the crystal clear Radovna river we move away toward Poljane and continue toward Gorje, where we turn to the Beekeeping trail. We are again rewarded with magnificent views. Through the settlement of Višelnica we arrive to the village of Zgornje Gornje where we turn back. With the view to the Karavanke mountain range we follow the road through small hamlets toward Bled. We then take a short break and visit the legendary Poglej Church, which was settled already in ancient times. We conclude our journey on the Rowers' promenade by the northern shore of Lake Bled.

 

Author’s recommendation

The route of the trail runs on a settled area and is not demanding in terms of orientation.
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
658 m
Lowest point
478 m
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Rest Stop

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled
Vila Prešeren
Špica Restaurant and Pizzeria

Safety information

Greater caution is required when descending through the village of Zasip from Hom and from the Poglej Church through the village of Poljščica. We also must be careful when riding to the bridge over the Radovna river and from the bridge to a short, but steep ascent. Cyclists in the group should drive along the right edge of the road.

Tips and hints

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

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

Tel.: +386 (0)4 5780 205

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

 

Turistično društvo Gorje

Podhom 80, SI - 4247 Zgornje Gorje

E-mail: info@vintgar.si 

Tel.: +386 (0)51 621 511

Web address: http://www.vintgar.si

Start

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled. (502 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.368936, 14.118556
DMS
46°22'08.2"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135417
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Destination

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled.

Turn-by-turn directions

BLED - ZASIP - PODHOM - SPODNJE GORJE - GRABČE - KRNICA - POLJŠICA PRI GORJAH - BLED

 

 

From the starting point in front of the Triglavska roža Bled Infocenter we turn right and ride through Dobe, where we turn left at the end of the street and continue to a cart track which will bring us to the Dobravec field.  The cart track will take us to a forest, where we turn right at the junction. When we arrive to the edge of the meadow, we turn left and continue straight passing by the junction for Piškovca. Here begins a moderate, long ascent to mount Hom. By the church of Saint Catherine there is a magnificent viewpoint with benches. If the inn is open, we will take a break there for refreshments. 

 

From Hom we descend on a steep paved road through the village of Zasip to an intersection, where we turn right. We descend carefully. We then continue on a road through the village to a junction where we turn right upwards through an underpass under the Jesenice - Bled railway line, and then immediately to the left on a marked dirt road for pedestrians and cyclists.  An ascent then awaits us through Podhom to Spodnji Graben passing by the access to Blejski Vintgar.  When we reach the top, we ride approximately 120 metres from the junction for Vintgar, then we turn left and down to a small bridge over the Radovna river and continue on a short slope through Poljane to the junction on the Sp. Gorje - Kočna road (Betlehem inn). At the Betlehem inn we turn left and ride down the road. 

 

In Spodnje Gorje we pass the Fortuna inn, ride carefully to the junction and then right up a moderate slope to the nice panoramic Beekeeping trail. We ride through the settlement of Višelnica toward the settlement of Mevkuž, then across the field through Grabče to the road leading to Pokljuka.  On the road to Pokljuka we turn right to a roundabout bus stop. At the bus stop we turn left toward Bled (passing by the Betania house). The local paved road takes us past the Dva Petelina inn to an intersection under the Poglej Church. In order to visit the renowned rock shelter we turn left and 50 m up the road where a nice path begins. There, we leave our bikes and see the attraction on foot. From here, we continue toward the village of Poljščica, where we ride slowly and carefully on the right side, as the road through the village has blind spots and is narrow.

 

When we exit the village, there is a nice descent on a clear road across the field toward Bled. When we arrive to the junction, we turn right and up and cross a stone bridge over the railway line. After crossing the bridge we turn right and ride down passing by the Agricultural cooperative to our right. At the junction we turn left and then immediately right on the next turn, down toward the rowing centre. We ride slowly and carefully, since we will turn left after 150 m to a local access road passing by the fish farm toward the lake. When we arrive to the lake, we turn left and then on the Rowers’ promenade to the Festival Hall. After the Festival Hall we turn left and upwards, then we pass the Ice Hall heading toward the Krim Hotel and from there to the Triglavska roža Bled Infocenter.

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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.

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/si/kako-do-nas/Parkirisca.

Coordinates

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46.368936, 14.118556
DMS
46°22'08.2"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135417
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  •  technically flawless mountain (XC), trekking or gravel bike
  • cycling helmet, gloves and goggles
  • drink and snack
  • back-up inner tube, cycling multitool, basic first aid kit
  • identity document (ID or health card), phone
  • map of Bled

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
371 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Geological highlights Insider tip Loop Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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