Bled Castle is one of the highlights of any holiday to Slovenia
Lake Bled holidays will take you to the most popular resort in picturesque Slovenia. Once home to the Yugoslavian royal family, the town is steeped in history. With a picture postcard setting, the beautiful lake was formed after the recession of the Bohinj glaciers.
The lake is 30.6m deep and the Julian Alps provide the perfect mountainous backdrop so be sure to remember your camera.
There are many accommodation options around the lake, the small Bed and Breakfasts and Pensions offer good value for money and are perfect for those last minute bargain holidays, while the larger hotels offer a touch of luxury. There is a Lido at the lake for those wanting to swim; it has been awarded the Blue Flag for the highest quality of bathing water in Slovenia. With an average summer temperature of 26`C it’s like stepping into a warm bath. The natural thermal springs from the lake lead into two of the larger hotels and are heated further for the guests.
The lake is popular all year round. Sports such as rowing and fishing are especially popular in the summer months. In winter, the area is popular with skiers and the famous Kvanjska Gora is located here.
The majestic, medieval castle overlooks the lake and here you can visit the historical museum and 16th century chapel.
Jump onboard the steam train along the Bohinj Railway extending into Italy, which celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006. Take in the stunning scenery as you travel through the valleys.
Quick Lake Bled Tips
The currency needed for holidays to Lake Bled is the Euro
The main language spoken in Lake Bled is Slovenian
Lake Bled is popular with rowers and has held European and World championships
Bled Island in the middle of the lake is the only natural lake in Slovenia
Motorized boats are not allowed on the lake
You can hire a boat and row yourself to the island of hop on board a Pletna, a colourful canvas covered boat and have someone else row for you
Building Pletnas is a coveted profession and usually passed from generation to generation
Amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the dramatic Julian Alps
Late deals to Lake Bled can include a trip to Triglar National Park where you can admire the cascading waterfalls and enjoy the breathtaking views from the highest point in Slovenia. For the daring, take a panoramic flight over the lake.
Slovenia is only a small country and the transfer time to Lake Bled is only 35 minutes from Ljubljana airport. It’s possible to combine a stay in a beach resort in Slovenia or even Croatia with your holidays in Lake Bled.
The 6km walk around the lake is beautiful and good for your figure after sampling the local cuisine though you may prefer to take a horse and carriage ride. Boats can take you to Bled Island in the centre of the lake which is home to the Church of the Assumption.
“Bled Days” are the name given to the events and festivals which take place here, the most popular being the 4th July where fireworks displays are put on and arts and craft fairs are held. The New Year Day Gala concert is enjoyed by the locals who take part in the traditional folk festival. Late deals to Lake Bled are available at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
Towering on a precipice about the city of Bled, the castle throws commanding views over the lake and surrounding countryside and mountains. It is considered to be Slovenis'a oldest castle and even has a drawbridge over a moat, it is also one of Slovenia'a most popular tourist attractions.
The Church of the Assumption
Located on Bled Island this photographic monument is only a boat ride away on Slovenia holidays. Two weddings a day can take place here and if the groom can climb the 99 steps carrying his new bride it is said that they will have a very long and happy marriage.