Lake Bled Holidays
A fairytale location in a magnificent setting
Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, and with its medieval castle standing guard as the sparkling emerald lake reflects the magnificent Julian Alps, it’s easy to see why. Your holiday here might include a walk around the lake (6km), which will only take a couple of hours but will be remembered for a lifetime. To make the fairytale complete, gondolas wait to take visitors to the tiny island in the lake on which stands the romantic Church of the Assumption. High above the lake, Bled Castle offers superlative views from its terrace as well as interesting sights inside its museum and C16th chapel.
From mountain climbing to cream cakes
Lake Bled can be enjoyed at any time of the year. In spring the swimmers, rowers, trekkers and golfers replace the winter skaters and skiers in this most beautiful of locations. Visitors can also enjoy tennis, rafting, mountain biking, fishing, even skydiving. The unspoiled countryside is a hiker’s paradise and the more adventurous might like to attempt to climb Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest point. Although a bird’s-eye view can also be had by booking a panoramic flight around Bled. Indeed, your holiday can be enjoyed with hardly any activity at all – perhaps sampling the local speciality kremna rezina (cream cake), relaxing in a warm pool - Bledhas long been popular for the clean air and thermal springs - or viewing the lake from the back of a horse drawn carriage.
Spectacular and sophisticated
The area around Bled, with spectacular gorges, cascading waterfalls and the Triglav National Park so close, has much to offer the nature lover, yet it is less than 50km (35 miles) from the Slovenian capital, the sophisticated modern city of Ljubljana. Slovenia is a small country and a stay in Lake Bled could easily be combined with a beach holiday in the resort of Portoroz, or even resorts in Croatia. While for winter sports enthusiasts, the famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora is not far away.
Weather in Lake Bled
The sub-alpine climate perfectly compliments this stunning scenic area of Slovenia. Summers are hot with swimming available in the lake while winter temperatures decrease to permit ice skating and skiing. Lake Bled sits 500m above sea level and is sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Both of these factors help to maintain mild weather throughout the year with the mountains providing protection from the northerly winds. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year with spring seeing the highest rainfall levels.
All Inclusive Holidays to Lake Bled
All inclusive packages are great for those on family holidays. Parents will enjoy having one less thing to worry about in that all meals and drinks will be catered for as part of the price of the holiday. All inclusive packages around Lake Bled will provide spacious, well-appointed rooms, a good standard hotel restaurant serving local Slovenian and international dishes, and possibly even a pool. More upmarket all inclusive hotels might include spa and holistic treatments as part of the price, as well as providing children’s and family entertainment.