Bled is known for it’s beautiful setting, lake, castle on the rock above the lake and a pilgrimage church on the island. The 4* hotel has been voted by our guests as best overall hotel in 2011!
We liked: the cream cake „Kremšnita“ – treat yourself on a sunny day on the terrace of Park Hotel.
TOUR A: BLED - SIGHTSEEING (15 km) .
Introductory cycling tour is flat and goes around Lake Bled
Island with Virgin Mary church (visit it by a boat, rown by local strong men or hire your own boat) and castle set on a 100 m rock above the town.
We liked: the „all-wishes-fulfilling“ bell in the island church.
TOUR B: BLED – BODEŠCE – KROPA - BLED (33 km).
Days' biking tour goes alongside Jelovica high-plateau and Sava River, easy, some undemanding hills.
Old smithies' village of Kropa with a museum, bee-keeping museum in Radovljica. Take your lunch in an old fashioned restaurant next to the castle in Radovljica.
TOUR C: BLED – BEGUNJE – RADOVLJICA - BLED (43 km).
Easy route, completely flat.
We liked: Begunje-hometown of the famous Slavko Avsenik / Oberkrainer band, WW2 museum and ruins of Kamen castle. Vrba - the birthplace of many Slovenian poets and writers.
TOUR D: BLED-GORJE (19 km).
Cycling one gradual climb of 150 m.
We liked: Pokljuka canyon - walk through a very old forest, Vintgar gorge - 1,6 km long canyon of the Radovna river. We recommend a trout lunch in the restaurant at the entrance to the gorge.
TOUR E: BLED-BOHINJ (44 km).
Car transfer to the top of Pokljuka high plateau, then cycling 20 km downhill and alongside Sava Bohinjka river.
Great scenery of alpine villages, hay racks and tasty food in local village inns.
We liked: Lake Bohinj, the Savica waterfall, cable car ride up Mount Vogel, Triglav National park and quiet Alpine villages.
TOUR F: BLED -KRMA VALLEY (36 km).
Cycling first through the Radovna valley to the foot of Mount Triglav, lightly climbing. Triglav National Park, very peaceful area.
We liked: stunning mountain scenery on the end of the Krma valley, lunch in the mountain hut. The valley is a peaceful area of deep woods, touching monuments from WW2 and old farmhouses; one has been transferred into a museum, which was visited by prince Charles!
Day 8: DEPARTURE FROM LAKE BLED.
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