Castle Hostel 1004

Lipce 8A, Bled, 4273, Slovenia
Castle Hostel 1004
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Bled to Vintgar Gorge

by ricardo.dias


Does anyone knows if there's a Bus from Bled to Vintgar Gorge. Or any other way to get there :)



Re: Bled to Vintgar Gorge

by leics

The entrance to the gorge is only 3.5km from Bled.


You will find Slovenian bus timetables in English here:

There is apparently only one daily bus from Bled to Podhom, leaving at 14:34 and arriving 14:42 but there are numerous return buses. This may well be a glitch in the website, but the gorge entrance is near enough to walk or take a taxi anyway.

You could email the tourist info people at Bled on (or just pop in when you are there).

They were helpful when I visited, and had good English.

Re: Bled to Vintgar Gorge

by alan1972

My preference would be to walk, you can make a nice loop on country lanes, entering at one end of the gorge and walking back to Bled from the other end past a little church called Sveta Katerina. It's about 4km one way.

Otherwise there may be a bus to the Gorge itself depending on the time of year, and there are also buses to Podhom which is close to the entrance to the gorge - see, the website of the local bus company (check the footnotes carefully, e.g. some buses run on school days only).

If none of that appeals then I suppose the other option is a taxi.

Travel Tips for Bled

General Info

by Redang

Tourism Office

Cesta svobode 10
SI-4260 Bled
- Tel.. (+386) (0)4 574 11 22
- Fax: (+386) (0)4 574 15 55
- E. mail.:

* Bled tourist board
Zavod za pospeševanje turizma
Cesta svobode 11
SI-4260 Bled
- Tel.: (+386) 4 578 05 00
- Fax. (+386) 4 578 05 01
- E. mail:

Stylish lakeside monuments

by GillianMcLaughlin

As you walk round the lake, you'll come across a little collection of statues as you pass the Zaka Rowing Centre. This one, depicting a muscular rower, was crafted by Slovenian sculptor Boris Kalin, and is reputedly one of his finest works. It dates from the period between the wars.

By the boathouse you can also see a bust of Boris Kocijanèiè, who was apparently a former president of the Slovenian Rowing Association. It was sculpted by Stojan Batiè.

On the boathouse itself there is a memorial to the former president of the international rowing federation (FISA), Swiss citizen, Thomas Keller. His legacy to the world of rowing is the Thomas Keller Medal, the sport's highest honour, awarded each year to recognise an "outstanding career in rowing" as a competitor and as a sports personality. I do love places with fine works of art that are set in the great outdoors for all the public to see. Needless to say, my insatiable curiosity leads me to undertaking hours of research to find out who the people were who are commemorated, and who the artists were. Slovenia is rich in such statues and memorials and for that, it will always have a place in my heart :-)

Magical Lake Bled

by barryg23

When we arrrived in Bled it was getting dark, it was raining and the snow was on the way. Regardless of the weather, there was something almost fairytale about Lake Bled, what with Bled Island in the distance, the Castle on the cliff and the Cathedral in the foreground.

Your personal directory to all things Bled

by GillianMcLaughlin

The Bled website is comprehensive and quick-loading (more than can be said for the Slovenian one). Here are a few useful numbers and addresses, and for more info just head to

Post Office : Pošta Slovenije, Poslovna enota Bled
Ljubljanska 10, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 575 02 00

Bus station : Avtobusna postaja Bled
Cesta svobode 4, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 574 11 14

Railway station : Železniška postaja Lesce - Bled
Železniška ulica 12, SI - 4248 Lesce
++386 4 531 83 84

Car Rentals : Budget, Rent a Car Slovenije
Ljubljanska 4, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 576 64 00

Tourist Information Center : TIC pri Turistiènem društvu Bled
Cesta svobde 10, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 574 11 22

Tourist association : Turistièno društvo Bled
Cesta svobde 15, SI - 4260 Bled
+386 4 574 11 22

Police : Policijska postaja Bled
Seliška cesta 1, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 574 11 85

Medical center : Zdravstveni dom Bled
Mladinske cesta 1, SI - 4260 Bled
+386 4 575 40 00

Dentist : Zdravstveni dom Bled
Mladinske cesta 1, SI - 4260 Bled
++386 4 575 40 00

More Scenery...

by coceng

Many people would want to be up at the Bled Castle for the sceneries anyway & I was no exception.
I could almost see all the areas around Bled & beyond.
Amazingly beautiful plateau & the mountains surround Bled.


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