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Lake Bled, Bled

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Board a gondola and make a trip to the little island with a church in the middle of Lake Bled, or just walk through the pristine nature around the lake. Surrounded by mountains and forests and rich with birdlife, this glacial lake is 2.1 km (1.3 mi) long and up to 1.4 km (0.9 mi) wide. Rent a bike and cycle around the lake or play some golf. The lake is also very popular among rowers. Walk up to the medieval castle towering over the north shore for panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding landscape. Several hotels in the area feature swimming pools filled with water coming from thermal springs. Use our Bled travel route planning tool to visit Lake Bled on your trip to Bled, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Our hotel is very close to the lake. I recommended to take a morning walk / jog around the late. It was a breathtaking view. During the day time, I hiked as there are a few hiking trail paths which... 
    Our hotel is very close to the lake. I recommended to take a morning walk / jog around the late. It was a breathtaking view. During the day time, I hiked as there are a few hiking trail paths which...  more »
  • Lake Bled is beautiful lake and you can take a small boat to the island, which is well worth doing. The lake is situated in the Julian alps, in the northwest region of Slovenia. The whole of area... 
    Lake Bled is beautiful lake and you can take a small boat to the island, which is well worth doing. The lake is situated in the Julian alps, in the northwest region of Slovenia. The whole of area...  more »
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  • The most beautiful lake in the world. The lake is stunning, the water has an amazing emerald color I would look all day. The castle is absolutely worth it even (you can get there by car or walking, but I recommend walking because you can feel the nature). At the top of the castle the view is amazing. The small island in the lake is nothing special but the boat rides that get you to the island are cool! I also recommend to eat the Bled cake because, its tasty and it is sold only in the village of Bled. Something that is questioned many times is if you can swim in the lake and the awnser is yes you can, the water are quite cold but it's very enjoyable. Close to the lake is also a toboggan ride and an adventure park wich are very fun!
  • The weekend we were there was Independence Day for Slovenia and it was shoulder to shoulder everywhere we went. Having said that this was a magically beautiful place. There were great views everywhere. It had always been my dream not see the church on the island , and to visit we rented a rowboat and I rowed my love across the lake to the island. There is a small cafe there and we sat with a drink and listened to the sound of the church bells. There is also a good walking trail around the lake - about 6 kms I think which we did, stopping at cafes to refresh ourselves along the way. Well worth visiting- even on the busiest day!!

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