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How to Spend 1 Day in Bled

How to Spend 1 Day in Bled

With its mountain lake, historical attractions, and surrounding natural beauty, Bled is a delightful place to spend a day. Here are our top ways to enjoy 24 hours in this Slovenian resort town just 30 miles (50 kilometers) outside Ljubljana.

 

Morning: Choose Your Alpine Adventure

Get the day started with an outdoor activity to take in the fresh mountain air and discover Bled’s natural environment. White-water rafting on the Sava River is one of the most popular adrenaline-pumping options, or try out canyoning, which involves climbing cliffs, jumping into pools, and sliding down waterfalls. If you prefer something less extreme, opt for a bike tour around town or into Vintgar Gorge, a canyon on the Radovna River known for its pools and other scenery. Alternatively, you can fly high above Bled and enjoy bird’s-eye views of the mountains on a hot-air-balloon flight.

 

Afternoon: See the Top Sights

Bled’s three main attractions are Lake Bled, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), and Bled Island, which can be visited easily in an afternoon. Purchase admission to the 9th-century fortress in advance so you don’t have to worry about the ticket line, and then explore the castle’s wine cellar, collection of medieval artifacts, and vista points that look out over the lake. With the castle out of the way, you can spend the rest of the afternoon on the lake on a stand-up-paddleboard tour or with a boat rental, which you can use to access the tiny island, home to a church and café.  

 

Night: Enjoy Local Food and Wine

Bled is a small town, making it easy to walk to a restaurant for dinner and then enjoy a stroll along the lake. If you’re interested in wine, book a wine tasting to learn about Slovenian varietals with a guide. At a local wine cellar, you can try different wines as you hear about winemaking in this small country. Some wine tastings also include snacks.  

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Rent a traditional wooden boat on lake Bled

Rent a traditional wooden boat on lake Bled

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Paddle your way out to the Island of Bled, in the middle of Lake Bled, with this traditional wooden boat rental. Independent travelers will prefer doing this to joining a guided tour. Spend time exploring the Island of Bled on your own, which is home to an art gallery, a church, and a small museum. Pause in your adventures to taste some of the country's best ice cream, made by Bled monks.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$23.36
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White Water Rafting in Bled

White Water Rafting in Bled

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Looking for a unique nature excursion while in Bled? Cruise down the Sava River on a morning or afternoon white-water rafting trip! Discover the beauty of Slovenia on this exciting journey through Bled’s unspoiled wilderness, great for all rider levels. With an expert guide, learn white-water technique and embrace the rush of splashing down pristine rapids.
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  • 3 hours
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$40.22
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From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of the Vintgar Gorge

From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of the Vintgar Gorge

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Ideal for independent travelers, this self-guided electric bike tour of the Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) allows you to explore the natural wonder at your own pace. Following a brief orientation in Bled, set off on your easy-to-use electric bike to discover the rolling hills and rivers. All equipment, entrance fees, and bottled water are included, as well as a cream cake at a Bled coffee shop.  
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  • 4 hours
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$47.81
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2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled

2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled

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Enjoy a fun and interactive wine tasting experience at a traditional wine cellar in Bled. Sample seven Slovenian wines paired with tasty appetizers, discover varietals from Slovenia’s different wine regions, and take part in entertaining games and challenges to test your newfound wine knowledge.
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  • 2 hours
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$56.31
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Canyoning in Bled

Canyoning in Bled

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Turn Slovenia’s rocky wilderness into your playground with a 3-hour canyoning trip from Bled. With a professional guide, head out into the park region surrounding Bled and spend hours exploring, climbing, jumping, swimming, sliding, riding toboggans and more. You’ll receive all the gear and instruction needed for safe adventuring. No experience required!
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  • 3 hours
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$72.58
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Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour

Lake Bled Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson and Tour

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Stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Bled provides a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bled's top attractions. With an instructor, you'll receive an introduction to the basics of SUP before setting off across the water.
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  • 2 hours
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$56.31
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Bled eBike Tour

Bled eBike Tour

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"Soak up the beauty of Lake Bled area on Bled eBike Tour™. This is a local experience of Bled and no way better doing it, than on comfortable step-through top quality model Scott electric bikes. Means even if you are not an expert cyclist, or you just simply want to spend this time in comfort, relaxed, then these eBikes are for you. Your guided eBike tour will take you through Koritno, Bodesce, Ribno, Selo, Mlino, Zasip and Podhom villages, around the Lake Bled for a bit, you will also visit the island with traditional Pletna boat and finish with a short hike to Ojstrica for best view in town.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.78
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