Following the trails of Arnold Rikli - Bled Castle (600 m)
Turizem Bled Verified partner Explorers Choice
- We recommend the use of the ARikli app with which you will learn more at individual points and even do some exercises.
- Do not forget to take the camera with you.
- An entry fee needs to be paid.
Rest stopsVila Prešeren
The castle wine cellar Dornberg
Bled Rose Hotel
- Except for the stone-paved path from the parking area to the castle’s entrance, which is slippery when wet and requires some caution, the path to the castle is fully maintained and safe.
- Leaning over the wall on the castle terrace is prohibited.
Tips and hintsTIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI-4260 Bled
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Phone: +386 (0)4 5780 205
Websites: http://www.bled.si; http://www.tnp.si
TIC - Tourist Association Bled
Cesta svobode 10, SI-4260 Bled
Phone: +386 (0)4 5741 122
Bled Castle - Bled Cultural Institution
Cesta svobode 11, SI-4260 Bled
Phone: +386 (0)4 5729 782
Fax: +386 (0)4 5729 783
From the Prešeren Monument under the Church of St. Martin we follow the Rowers’ promenade – road that leads toward Zaka. Rikli's Trail branches off uphill under the castle above the Public Lido, by the information boards. We ascend zig-zagging (in serpentines) all the way to the Castle Park. On the plateau/parking area under the castle we cross the drawbridge on a steep paved castle path until we reach the castle’s entrance (entry fee). When leaving the castle we head back to the plateau/parking area and from there we continue downhill on the right on Rikli’s Trail, then turn left downhill at the junction until we arrive to the square in front of the Church of St. Martin. From here, we continue on the street (Rikli’s Trail) in the settlement of Grad, and we descend on the right at the first intersection passing by several catering establishments to the bus station. After that we turn right downhill toward the lake and we conclude our hike at the Spa Park by Rikli's weather house.
Public-transport-friendlyYou can get to Bled by bus or by train to the nearest railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce Bled. More information is available at: https://www.bled.si/en/information/how-to-get-to-bled/
The start of the path at the Prešeren Monument and conclusion of the hike at the Spa Park are 200 m away from the main Bled bus station.
By roadYou may get to the starting point by car in Bled from the direction of Lesce (exit from the Ljubljana – Karavanke motorway) or on local roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.
ParkingSeveral payable parking areas are available in Bled: https://www.bled.si/en/information/getting-around-bled/20190920131938/parking-lots
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