One of the first things you'll notice while on holiday in Lake Bled is how quiet and peaceful it is.
The views that you get from Bled Castle across the glacier-formed, crystal blue lake are beautiful - with panoramic views from the island and beyond to the green forests that underline the mountain backdrop. However, Lake Bled has so much more than just its scenery.
There's a good chance you’ll see a fair few boats, but none of them with an engine. Quite simply, motor boats have been banned. Instead, traditional Pletna boats, handed down through generations, have the run of the lake, and transport people across to the much photographed island church. Weddings are a regular occurrence at the iconic Church of Maria of the Lake, and grooms traditionally carry their bride-to-be up the 99 steps (in one go) to the church before ringing the wishing bell for good luck.
If you're feeling fit, the 6km walk around Lake Bled can be completed in under two hours and there's loads of quiet spots to stop off and sunbathe or take a dip in the lake. We highly recommend that you stop along the way to grab a coffee and a delicious kremsnita cake from one of the many lakeside cafés.
Away from the lake, you can get stuck into a wide range of different activities including walking, horse riding, tennis and golf. Bled is also an excellent base for sightseeing, with the Julian Alps and the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, both within easy reach.
Get the most out of your time with the Bled Discovery package. Based at the Hotel Park, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore Bled. You’ll also get to spend a day in Ljubljana visiting its famous bridges and castle and visit the neighbouring lakeside village of Bohinj. Must book before 27th April 2016.
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