Cross-country skiing is one of the nicest and most environmentally friendly forms of recreation. The sport is experiencing a rebirth throughout Europe, and makes up an important part of tourist activities in the Bled area. Flat or slightly inclined courses are simply ideal and when there is adequate snow, trails are prepared on the close outskirts of Bled connecting the surrounding villages.
The best cross-country skiing terrain for visitors is the plateau Pokljuka. trails run through quiet woods and through expansive mountain graying-lands. The network of cross-country ski trails in Pokljuka is shown on several information boards as well as in the " Bled - A Tourist Map " (1:30000).
Rudno polje offers its visitors almost 6 km of cross-country skiing tracks. In good snowing conditions a track is available on mount Konjšica (6 km in both directions) and circular paths to the barracks (3 and 5 km, occasionally even 10 km). The path toward mount Javornik (1.5 km in one direction) and the most beautiful part of the Pokljuka tracks on mount Javornik (3 km lap) are also being developed. In the best weather conditions the paths from mount Javornik to mount Kranjska dolina and toward Mrzli Studenec and also to the settlement of Goreljek are also available.
Cross-country skiing tracks in Rudno Polje on Pokljuka
Distance: 5.95 km
Difference in level: 119 m
One of the sports you most certainly must try is cross-country skiing. It will undoubtedly warm and exercise your body in the cold winter days! At the same time it will enable you to experience Bled and its surroundings in a completely new way and from a completely new perspective.