Join the pleasant with useful and spend your visit of the Bled's surroundings actively.Cycling routes
Moving around by bike can be one of the best ways of acquainting oneself with a new place. Bled is very convenient for cycling - be it for, less demanding older tourists, young families or determined cycling enthusiasts. There are no special lanes for cycling in Bled or its vicinity, however since traffic is light, most roads can be used.
Local roads between villages around Bled are suitable for short cycling trips and a dense network of forest roads on Jelovica, Pokljuka and Mežakla can satisfy even the most demanding mountain cyclist.
For less damanding cycling, we suggest a trip through the valley of Radovna or you may drive to Pokljuka where the plateau offers pleasant cycling in the cool shadow of the pine forests. Please note that cycling off - road or off - track is not allowed anywhere in Slovenia.
You can rent bicycles at several agencies in Bled and you can also hire a guide. Some possible bicycle routes are indicated in Bled - A Tourist Map (1:30000) - look for the symbol of a bicycle in silhouette.
Bled can be a starting point for numerous long-distance rides with an emphasis on those where you will pick up miles, altitude metres, views and stories. There is also plenty of natural and historical attractions that will enrich your breaks as well as hunting lodges and mountain huts offering refreshments.
There are so many path leading through forests and across pasture that you will never have to take the same one again, even if you will keep returning year after year. Despite that, you will surely want to cycle one of them again. You can choose among them also based on your bike – mountain, trekking, gravel or one of the e-bikes. Digital platforms, such as Outdooractive, will make choosing and planning your tour much easier.
Alternatively, you may decide for a several-days long circular tour with the starting point and destination in Bled, such as the 7-days long Juliana Bike Tour or the 5-days long longitudinal Trans Karavanke MTB Trail. Or you may go on a one-day trip, as an addition to cycling in the surrounding area of Bled, to neighbouring locations, such as the alpine pearl – Bohinj with the lake. The municipalities in the region are connected by the Julian Alps Community and the connected cycling trails. The cycling parks in Kranjska Gora and on mount Krvavec are also not far away, both being members of the Gravity Card association. Both are only half an hour by car away from Bled.
Prepare yourself for a comfortable bike ride through the beautiful countryside or for the more demanding mountain biking. Don't give up before you reach your goal and then take the adrenaline descent back to the valley.