Bled

Bled Slovenia

Bled

Bled

Just before you turn to Jesenice, Kranjska Gora, and Erjavčeva mountain hut, there is Bled. Bled, a picturesque town in Slovenia’s foothills of the Julian Alps, is a place of unparalleled beauty, tranquility, and charm. Set on the shores of Lake Bled, with the iconic Bled Island and medieval Bled Castle as its crown jewels, this enchanting destination captivates visitors with its stunning natural scenery, rich history, and timeless allure.

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Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia

At the heart of the village lies Lake Bled, a pristine glacial lake renowned for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and breathtaking mountain vistas. The lake’s serene surface reflects the surrounding peaks and forests, creating a mesmerising tableau of natural beauty that changes with the shifting light and seasons.

The jewel of Lake Bled is undoubtedly Bled Island, a tiny islet adorned with the picturesque Church of the Assumption. Accessible only by traditional wooden boats known as
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, Bled Island is steeped in history and legend, its tranquil shores echoing with tales of romance, mystery, and ancient rituals. Visitors can climb the 99 stone steps to reach the church, where they can ring the famous wishing bell and make a wish as centuries of pilgrims have done before them.

Perched atop a sheer cliff overlooking the lake, Bled Castle is a majestic sentinel of the town’s rich heritage and medieval splendour. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle offers panoramic views of Lake Bled and the surrounding Alps and a fascinating glimpse into Slovenia’s history and cultural heritage through its museum and exhibitions.

Beyond its iconic landmarks, Bled offers many outdoor activities and adventures amidst its stunning natural landscapes. Visitors can explore the network of hiking and biking trails that wind through the countryside, offering panoramic views of the lake, forests, and mountains. The nearby Vintgar Gorge, with its towering cliffs and emerald waters, provides a thrilling adventure for nature lovers, with wooden walkways and bridges that allow visitors to explore its stunning natural beauty up close.

Bled and lake Bled, Slovenia

The Lake also provides a playground for water sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, and rowing on its tranquil waters. Anglers can cast their lines in search of trout and other freshwater fish, while those seeking relaxation can soak up the sun on the lake’s scenic shores or enjoy a leisurely boat ride around its idyllic waters.

In addition to its natural beauty and outdoor activities, Bled boasts a vibrant culinary scene that celebrates the flavours and traditions of Slovenia’s alpine cuisine. From hearty stews and grilled meats to delicate pastries and artisanal cheeses, the town’s restaurants, cafes, and bakeries offer a tempting array of gastronomic delights that reflect the region’s rich culinary heritage.

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Throughout the year, Bled hosts various cultural events, festivals, and concerts that showcase the best of Slovenian music, arts, and traditions. From traditional folk performances to modern music festivals, there is always something to see and experience in this vibrant and dynamic town.

In Bled, amidst the timeless beauty of its alpine landscapes and the tranquil waters of its legendary lake, visitors discover a place of extraordinary beauty, serenity, and romance. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation or simply a moment of quiet reflection amidst nature’s grandeur, Bled invites travellers to embark on a journey of discovery and wonder in one of Europe’s most enchanting destinations.

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Accommodation in a mountain hut

Trips and Hikes around the hut

Trips and Hikes on the map

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Erjavceva mountain hut at Vrsic pass in summer

Erjavčeva mountain hut is open the whole year. Reserve your stay and spend some time in the natural paradise of Triglav National Park (UNESCO) near Kranjska Gora on Vršič mountain pass in the heart of Triglav National Park.

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