The woods of Pokljuka, Mežakla and Jelovica form the backdrop to Bled. Futhermore the Julian Alps and Triglav on one side, and Karavanke with Stol, Vrtača and Begunjščica on the other, highlight the beauty of the background. On a clear day the Kamnik and Savinja Alps can be seen on the east horizon. In short, there are plenty of mountains near and further from Bled. Bled too is proud of its rich mountaineering tradition, now over 100 years old. The development of tourism in this region has been closely tied to mountaineering. Bled offers many opportunities for backpacking or hiking in the mountains. Mountains of medium height such are Jelovica (Talež), Pokljuka (Galetovec, Lipanca), Mežakla (Jerebikovec) and Karavanke (Ajdna, Roblek under Begunjščica or Dobrča), are not only inviting but also a good testing ground for mountain tours to higher ranges.
The so-called "Bled Home Mountain Trip" is a trip to the mountain Lipanca above Pokljuka where the "Mountaineering Club Bled" has its own alpine hut (tel. (04) 574 26 05). The hut is open throughout the year. Tehnically undemanding, yet attractive, are the trips to begunjščica, Stol, Debela Peč and Viševnik, whilst those to the Triglav summit require greater skills. For the latter, we recommend a guide that can be hired through several agencies. There are also plenty of maps and mountain guide literature - this can be purchased in bookshops, tourist agencies and shops, specialising in sports equipment.