Lake Bled, Bled

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  • At the lakeside.
    At the lakeside.
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  • The island in the lake.
    The island in the lake.
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  • Boats to go to the island.
    Boats to go to the island.
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    Lake Bled

    by easterntrekker Written Aug 25, 2008

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    It is hard to imagine how beautiful Lake Bled is. The water is so clean and clear you can see the fish near the bottom. We enjoyed strolling in the morning and evening the best. There are lots of benches on the shores to simply relax and enjoy the beauty.

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    Island on the lake.

    by tim07 Written Jan 12, 2008

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    If you don't fancy hiring a rowing boat or kayak you can go by pletna(small wooden boat ) to the island on Lake Bled. Here you'll find the baroque Church of the Assumption after looking round it you can ring the wishing bell & make a wish. Before leaving the island you can buy a drink, ice cream or a souvenir while you wait at the steps to depart.

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    Enchanting Lake

    by painterdave Written Nov 5, 2007

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    Lake Bled has something for everyone, swimming, hiking, boating, photograhy, and just plan sitting and enjoying the beauty of this treasure of Slovenia.
    You can drive all the way around the lake, however one side the road goes away from the lake a bit. This side lends itself to the road that goes up to the castle over the lake.
    I recommend staying with a family if you are here overnight. There are numerous homes that have open doors and welcome visitors at a much lower rate than the hotels.
    If you are going there in the summer, you might want to set up your lodging before you go. It is busy here in July and August.

    You can hire a boatman to take you to this island. My painting setup from the castle
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    The Lake

    by vesna04 Updated Aug 27, 2007

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    It is the glacier lake of extrodinary beauty. All grounds around it are very well kept but still the nature wasn't destroyed. The Island with its church adds a special charm to the place. The water seems to be very clean and has a very beautiful green colour, no wonder as it is surrounded by the lush greenery.**

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    Dipping in Lake Bled

    by erdacoca Written Aug 10, 2007

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    On your walk around the lake you can always go for a swim. You'll see that there are prepared beaches for such activity, some even you have to pay to get in, and most impresive is people actually do!!

    But don't worry, there are alternatives! There are places people have made there own, and you may see people taking a swim in many accesible spots of the lake.

    But if you're not much on looking for a spot, I insist, you have the mentioned touristic places, or there is a sort of deck that goes along the bank (in the lake), so you can take a swim from there. Be sure it's in the morning, so you'll have some sun to dry you up.

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    5 kilometer walk

    by erdacoca Written Aug 10, 2007

    Well, yes, it might be a bit, but it's definately worth it. On your walk you can stop to eat something at the lakes' bank, take a dip, or just lay down and rest and enjoy the scene.

    You can do this as well on bike, well there probably is a place to rent them.

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    Walk Around Lake Bled

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 31, 2007

    There is a very good pathway that goes around the edge of the lake which allows you to take in the different views and perspectives the lake has to offer. It takes about 2 hours to walk all the way around depending on your speed and how many stops you make. There are cafes and bars and things on the southern and western sides of the lake.

    Lake Bled Ducks Lake Bled Lake Bled Swans

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    Visit Lake Church

    by pdxmatt Updated Jun 14, 2007

    You have to make time to visit island Otok. Not only is getting to the island fun, but you are rewarded with a great little church to visit. If you have the energy swim there. Short of that rent a row boat and row yourself there. Short of that you can rent a spot on one of the hand powered ferry boats.

    If you are there on a Saturday during the summer you may get to watch a fun little wedding tradition. Grooms will try to prove themselves fit for marriage by trying to carry their brides up all the steps to the church. I have no idea how many make it, but I have read it can be quite a show.

    Also make sure to make a wish and ring the bell in the church. My wish is that we travel back to the church to ring the bell again.

    Boat dock on Otok Another beautiful day on Lake Bled Get your row on
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    Walk around Lake Bled

    by Dabs Updated Jun 9, 2007

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    The highlight of Bled is, of course, Lake Bled and a good way to see the Lake and all of it's beauty is to take a walk around the lake. We started off near the Hotel Toplice and headed counterclockwise but you can go either direction, there's a very nice walking path that circles the entire lake which is relatively flat. Our guide book said it would take 2 or 2 1/2 hours, I think we did it in roughly 1 3/4 hours with multiple stops for photographs and to lend assistance to some young men that had lost their football to an angry hissing mama swan.

    I only got one photo where the water appeared as it did to the eye, this marvelous blue green almost emerald color that makes the lake even more magical.

    Bled Island Starting point near Hotel Toplice Bled Castle Blue green waters

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    Bled rafting, canyoning

    by ursa9 Updated Dec 1, 2006

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    If you like adrenaline sports (rafting, gorge exploring (canyoning), paintball,
    tandem parachute jumps) or looking for free-time activities, visit THIS SITE.

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    Lake Bled church

    by lazyman_1 Written Nov 25, 2006

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    I think you'd be hard pressed to find a church set in a nicer place. The church basically encompasses the entire island and is still used for services and weddings for the people of Bled. Inside the small chapel you'll find a rope that is constantly being tugged by somebody as this rings the large church bell high in the rafters. After rowing out to the church we had about 20-30 minutes to look around which was more than enough as this island and church are deceptively small.

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    Go rowing on the lake

    by lazyman_1 Written Nov 25, 2006

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    There is virtually two ways to get to the island in lake bled. You can either get into a larger rowboat with about 20-25 people and somebody will row you out to the island or you can do what I did which is to rent a rowboat for an hour and do it yourself. This was a great way to get out on the lake, get some exercise and do things at my own pace. From the water you get a good view of the castle as well. after the row, I was very thankful for the cafe on the island because i really needed a drink! The rowboat rental spot is just at the base of the castle directly on the water. I later found out that it is also possible to rent kayaks from a place on the other side of the lake. for those who are not used to rowing (like me) this option may prove to be a bit easier.

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    Lake Bled

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Lake Bled was formed by the recession of the Bohinj glacier at the end of the last ice age. It measures only 2km by 1380m and can be walked around via a 6km perimeter path which, if you have time, takes about 2 hours. The lake is home to Slovenia's only island - Bled Island which has been the site of a Christian church since the 9th century. The lake is very still with hardly a ripple running on it and the water is very clear so you can see fish swimming around near the shore.

    Lake Bled with Bled Island Fish swimming at the shore Looking towards the island from near the chairlift Looking towards the town from near the chairlift Bled as viewed from Bled Castle

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  • quad trips

    by egon1015 Written Aug 13, 2006

    when i was wisitin the bled we tried quad trip to cabin in the woods caled Talež.
    the trip started in bled then we drived in a beautiful contrey side where you can get the feeling how people lived 100 years ago.
    we were in a grup with one cuple from italy and the gide that was leadin our grup to talež.
    after 45min we got to our destination with beatuful panoramic viwe to the Bled lake and vilages aroun the lake. ve stay there abou 30min an than get back to bled.
    it was excelent trip for onley 40€ at agency osa. we tried much other thinks like rafting canyoning... but quad trip we liked he moust.

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    Walk around Lake Bled

    by Airpunk Written Jul 5, 2006

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    A walk around Lake Bled will take you around 4 - 6 hours, depending on your speed and on how much time do you spend on sights like the Parish Church of St. Martin or the castle. I started in the town and walked counter-clockwise around the lake - luckyly, I had one of the warmest spring days of 2006!

    You can finish your Bled walk with a short trip to the island or do it in between. All arounf the lake, you will find boat rentals where you can rent an own rowboat or join a group to be rowed to the island. Be aware that in the off-season, you will have difficulties to find both on weekdays!

    Lake Bled Island and the Julian Alps Houses in the northwestern part

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