Come to Lake Bled - Julian Alps and enjoy its lake views, natural setting and rock climbing.

Lake Bled and the Julian Alps comprise a charming region, with historic towns and magnificent scenery. Here Slovenia’s only national park holds the country’s tallest mountain and largest lake. Visit the town of Bled, which tells the story of medieval Slovenia with its castle, lake and island church.

Among the highlights is Lake Bled, known for its interesting island church. Get a boat from the park at Mlino to reach the Church of Sv Marika Bozja. Climb 99 steps to the tower for excellent water views.

Included in the view is Bled Castle, an 11th-century structure with museum, printing shop and castle forge. Capture photos of the scenic lake and its island from this clifftop castle.

Travel southeast to the small town of Škofja Loka, recognizable by red rooftops decorating a green valley. Cross the river via the arched bridge and admire quaint buildings overlooking the water. Discover historical gems such as the Škofja Loka Castle and Museum, St. George Catholic Church and the Škofja Loka Parish Church.

Nearby, stroll through the large town of Kranj. Peruse its various attractions, such as the Church of St. Cantius and Companions, Gorenjska Museum and Kieselstein Castle.

Venture into the Triglav National Park to see spectacular gorges and valleys. Visit the park’s Lake Bohinj and gaze up at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. Stroll across the wooden bridges of the misty Vintgar Gorge.

The region has many popular winter ski areas. Explore the slopes of Kransjka Gora Ski Resort or Mount Kanin Ski Resort. Expect warm summers with snowy, cold winters in this part of the country.

The area occupies a large portion of northwestern Slovenia, near the borders with Italy and Austria. Fly to Jože Pučnik Ljubljana Airport, which is 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Bled. Drive through picturesque trails to travel between the towns and mountains.

The Lake Bled and Julian Alps region is versatile, with snowy alpine mountains and charming lakeside towns.

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Lakes, Cafés and Nature

Top hotels in Lake Bled - Julian Alps

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) - Sava Hotels & Resorts
4 out of 5
Cankarjeva 4, Bled
£149/night
26 Aug-27 Aug
4.4/5Excellent! (171 reviews)

This family-friendly Bled hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pustolovski Park Bled, Lake Bled and Bled Castle. St. Martin's Parish Church and Church of Sv Marika ...

4.4/5Excellent! (171 reviews)

"We stay in the suite 520, the view is stunning and must be the best you can get on lake bled. The pool is excellent for both kids and parents"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) - Sava Hotels & Resorts
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Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts
5 out of 5
Cesta Svobode 12, Bled
£157/night
11 Sep-12 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (241 reviews)

Located in Bled, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Pustolovski Park Bled, Lake Bled and Bled Castle. St. Martin's Parish ...

4.2/5Excellent! (241 reviews)

"Lake view. Private lake access. Indoor pool. Enough said"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2019

Grand Hotel Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts
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Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec
4 out of 5
Ljubljanska Cesta 6, Bled
£121/night
13 Sep-14 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (266 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Bled hotel is situated in the city centre, within a 15-minute walk of St. Martin's Parish Church and Bled Castle, and is convenient ...

4.2/5Excellent! (266 reviews)

"Very central location. The room was large and very comfortable, the air conditioning was noisy so had to be switched off at night to sleep. The bathroom was ok but the shower cubicle was very small. We had a room with a balcony and lake view, if you ignored the car park below the view was amazing. ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

Popular things to do in Lake Bled - Julian Alps

Lake Bled
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Lake Bled

Explore a quaint island church, climb to the heights of a medieval clifftop castle and enjoy views of this scenic lake.

Lake Bohinj
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Lake Bohinj

Enjoy views of Slovenia’s tallest mountain from its largest lake in the scenic terrain of Triglav National Park.

Bled Castle
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Bled Castle

Climb to the summit of one of the oldest castles in Slovenia for spectacular views of Lake Bled and the countryside.

Triglav National Park
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Triglav National Park

Appreciate the serenity as you embark on hiking trails through the valleys, woodland areas and lakes of Slovenia’s only national park.

Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Bohinjsko Jezero during your travels in Bohinj. Amble around this quaint area's lakeside or seek out the ski slopes.

Vintgar Gorge
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Vintgar Gorge

Trek along wooden bridges that hug the mossy cliffs overlooking the rapids, whirlpools and cascades of this scenic gorge.

Top activities in Lake Bled - Julian Alps

Lake Bled and Postojna cave in a day full day tour
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Lake Bled and Postojna cave in a day full day tour

£100

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort with the only true island in Slovenia. For centuries Bled has been the symbol of natural beauty and home to fairy tales.

Alpine Fairytale full day tour
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Alpine Fairytale full day tour

£53

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, we reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle.

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana
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Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana

£63

Be enchanted by the fairy-tale sights of Lake Bled and beyond on this small-group, half-day tour from Ljubljana. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the beautiful Alpine lake in rural Slovenia.

Bled Fairytale half day tour
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Bled Fairytale half day tour

£43

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort with the only true island in Slovenia. For centuries Bled has been the symbol of natural beauty and home to fairy tales.

Alpine Lakes: Lake Bled and Triglav National Park Tour
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Alpine Lakes: Lake Bled and Triglav National Park Tour

£100

Do you like lakes and unspoiled nature… If your answer is yes, then this is certainly a trip for you! In a day trip you will explore the magical Alpine lakes of Bled and Bohinj and feel the mountainous charms of Slovenia’s Alpine region.

Slovenia in One Day Tour
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Slovenia in One Day Tour

£128

Discover three of Slovenia’s top attractions in one day on this scenic small-group day trip from Ljubljana. Marvel at beautiful Lake Bled and ride a traditional ‘pletna’ boat to Bled Island to explore and perhaps try scrumptious ‘potica’ nut cake.