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 of 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, transporting people across to the much photographed island church. Weddings are a regular occurrence at the iconic Church of Maria of the Lake. 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 then 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. Highly recommended along the way - grab a coffee and a delicious Kreme Schnitte 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 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 time in the neighbouring lakeside village of Bohinj. Must book before 29th April 2015.
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