What to do in Bled in winter?
The Bled Winter Fairy tale
The image of the mountain lake with the island and castle, set against the backdrop of mighty mountain summits, charm visitors with peace and tranquillity. In winter we can take some time for ourselves and enjoy precious moments spent with our loved ones. The pristine natural environment and clear mountain air invite visitors to take a walk hand in hand, enjoy a romantic horse carriage ride or spend some time outdoors, with wellness and spa centres and the exquisite culinary completing the perfect experience of Bled.
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Surrounded by top ski resorts
Bled is surrounded by some of Slovenia’s top ski resorts; ski resort Vogel, Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Soriška planina. Bled’s central location provides skiers and snowboarders with a possibility to choose the resort with the best snow and weather conditions and enjoy a different ski slope every day.
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By ski bus to Pokljuka
The snow-covered Pokljuka plateau, famous among biathlon enthusiasts as a regular Biathlon World Cup venue, is a paradise for cross-country skiers, who can use a network of more than 50 kilometres of well-groomed trails. Pokljuka’s range of sport infrastructure is in perfect harmony with the natural setting. At only a short ride from the hustle and bustle of Bled, Pokljuka welcomes sport enthusiasts who enjoy outdoor sports in close contact with nature and is an increasingly popular starting point for ski touring, winter hikes, Nordic walking, and snowshoeing. Get on the ski bus to Pokljuka!
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Romantic walk around the lake
The path around Lake Bled is memorable every time you take it. A hand-in-hand walk of just over an hour or a horse carriage ride can be quite romantic also in winter. The magical winter setting is an inspiration for many couples who find in Bled the perfect place to exchange their vows.
Even in winter, Bled Island is an alluring destination for tourists transferred to the island by skilled pletna boatmen. At the top of the 99-step staircase stands the island church, which has been welcoming visitors to the island for centuries. The air is filled with the ringing of the wishing bell which visitors to the island ring in hope of seeing their wishes come true. A visit to the church can be combined with a visit to the renovated bell tower. After the tour, stop at the Potičnica café, famous for its freshly baked “potica”.
© Aleš Krivec
Time for me
Have you just spent an active morning outdoors, are you looking for something relaxing, or do you just want to enjoy the dolce far niente? The spas and wellness centres in Bled have everything you need. Go for a swim in the hotel pool, warm up in the sauna, or have a relaxing massage or body treatment. Bled will relax your soul, warm your heart and recharge your batteries.
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The calendar of sporting events in Bled and its surroundings is very diverse. Winter swimming, hike to Mt. Galetovec, cross-country skiing marathon and the Biathlon World Cup race, alpine skiing and ski jumping competitions are a great reason to visit Bled both for the participants of these events and for sports enthusiasts.
The festive winter decorations and warm atmosphere of 1,000-plus-year-old Bled Castle, with its breath-taking views over the Bled basin and the snow-capped summits of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke in the background, completes the mosaic of Bled’s winter tourism offer. The nativity scene in the castle chapel is accompanied by Christmas music, and the castle comes alive with medieval performances. The standard offer of Bled Castle includes museum exhibitions, a small gallery, printing works, a wine cellar and a charming castle beehive that offers a variety of honey products. The chefs of the castle restaurant deliver a truly unique culinary experience.
© Miro Zalokar
Nothing ends an eventful day spent in the snow-covered landscape and fresh air like an excellent dinner in a nice setting. Bled proudly presents its rich and varied culinary offer that combines traditional local dishes with modern culinary highlights. Bled chefs share an appreciation of the local environment, love for fresh ingredients, and curiosity – these are the drivers behind the creation of their new masterpieces. Look for the selection of culinary products joined under the “Bled Local Selection” trademark.
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Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled
Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled is a regional tourist and nature conservation information point for Bled, Gorenjska and Triglav National Park, which is based in the Park’s headquarters in Bled. The visitor centre provides useful information about the region and houses a permanent exhibition, a shop stocked with a rich selection of local products, and a café. Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled also organises a range of events and workshops.