High mountain range above Lake Bohinj
If you would like to discover the highlands of Triglav National Park, you can join us on hiking in seven Triglav Lakes valley tour. This hiking trail runs across the high mountain valley above Lake Bohinj and leads to higher altitudes with views of the peaks of the Julian Alps.
With a guide, you will hike across meadows, forests and overcome the altitude difference while discovering all seven stunning Triglav Lakes with breathtaking colors. Hiking tour lasts almost all day, so it might be worth not to return to the capital that evening, but spend the night in one of the campsites next to Lake Bohinj, the Zlatorog camp in Ukanc village or Danica camp in Bohinjska Bistrica.
Rock climbing in Bohinjska Bela
You can upgrade day trips from Ljubljana to Lake Bohinj with an adrenaline sport in the rock walls in Bohinjska Bela, that is only a few kilometers away from the lake. Here you can book an outdoor activity for natural rock-climbing wall experience, where you will get all the climbing equipment and together with an instructor you will choose the most suitable rock-climbing route. Bohinjska Bela rock climbing routes have different levels of difficulty with different heights, from 8 to 33 meters.
You can also take a walk by the lakeshore or ride with fijakerji, the traditional open carriages, which will also take you to the mighty Bled Castle, standing on a high cliff. From here, views will open to the lake with an island, the entire city, and the surrounding alpine landscape. Inside the castle, you can see a rich collection of objects from the Middle Ages.
In one of the best restaurants in Bled or the charming cafes by the lake, you can also enjoy and taste the traditional cream cake, also called kremšnita. Day trips from Ljubljana will also lead you to the famous Vintgar Gorge, just a few kilometers away from the town of Bled. Here you will walk along wooden footbridges and observe the impressive gorges formed by the emerald green Radovna River.
How to get there?
Since Bled is one of the most tourist-visited towns in Slovenia, there are several transfer connections available. If you go on Ljubljana to Lake Bled trip by car, then take the route on the Gorenjska highway. After 50 kilometers you turn at the Bled and Lesce exit, and from here it is another 10 minutes’ drive to the town’s center. The whole journey by car takes about 40 minutes.
You can also go there by train or bus that departs from the main station in the capital city. Trains and buses operate daily, departing on nearly every hour. The bus drives you to the bus station in Bled, which is a 5 to 10-minute walk away from the center. The train will take you to the station next to the lakeshore, but you have to transfer to a different train in Jesenice. More information about the transport options you can find on this link.