Sharing's caring! Share this awesome article with your friends, you know u wanna...
Share on Facebook
Facebook
0Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
0Share on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon
0

Thanks to my extreme ignorance, before I came to Slovenia I was expecting a grim, eastern European state. If I had known I was going to be in Bled, Slovenia a few years ago, I would have though of some run down, dilapidated town in the middle of nowhere, like Borat’s home but rougher. How wrong I was.

Not only is Slovenia amazing, Bled is the jewel in its crown. A picture-perfect, azure blue lake surrounded with lush mountains and just an hour or so from its capital. And just in case it wasn’t quite lovely enough, they plop a picturesque church in the middle of the lake, only accessible by rowboat. It’s like Ghandi playing Sim City.

Bled is found in the Julian Alps, in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park. There’s great hiking, camping, trekking all around but it’s so tough to motivate yourself to do it when all you want to do is chill at Lake Bled for days on end!

Relaxing is the order of the day, that’s for sure but if you really have your sightseeing hat on, check out the awesome Bled Castle ($9), it’s a steep climb but you get great views. Personally though, I think the views from the bottom, looking up at the castle are much more impressive.

200436_10151124482046740_1549071464_n

To get to the church in the middle you can take a gondola ($15 per person) or rent a row boat for about $15 for 4. It’s cute, and it gives you something to do, but it’s just a church to be honest.

You can walk around the entire lake in less than 2 hours (6km) which is a nice way to heat up before you take a dip in the chilly fresh water.

There are kayaking and rafting companies in the town of Bled, I didn’t bother with that but prices start around 30 euro, quite pricey considering the rapids aren’t great in this area of the world.

I loved Bled, and I’m sure I’ll be back. That’s not something I often say, but it’s such a nice place, it’d be a shame to know how amazing it is, and never return. Happy travels!

HOW TO GET FROM LJUBLJANA TO BLED:

From Ljubljana train station, a bus leaves every hour from directly outside the entrance. It costs around 5 Euro and takes about 80 minutes.

Remember, never travel without travel insurance! And never overpay for travel insurance!

I use SafetyWing at $9 a week, and it's amazing. Also, it has great digital nomad insurance for people who are constantly travelling too! You can read my review here, and you can sign-up here

Also, if you want to start a blog...I CAN HELP YOU!

Also, if you want to start a blog, and start to change your life, I'd love to help you! Email me on johnny@onestep4ward.com. In the meantime, check out my super easy blog post on how to start a travel blog in under 30 minutes, here! And if you just want to get cracking, use BlueHost at a discount, through me.

Also, (if you're like me, and awful with tech-stuff) email me and my team can get a blog up and running for you, designed and everything, for $300 - email johnny@onestep4ward.com to get started.

How about $55 free AirBnB credit?

Oh, one last thing! If you've never used AirBnB before, here's a $50 voucher for you! Enjoy!

sep-icons
teach-blog

So if you’re ready to…..

1) Change your life
2) Travel the world
3) Get paid to travel
4) Create a positive influence on others
5) Be free of offices and ‘real world’ rubbish

Then Sign Up Below and Let’s Get Started!

login-logo

Got a question? Wanna comment? I'd love to hear from you

2 thoughts on “A Day Trip to Bled, Slovenia

  1. So happy to read, you had a wonderful time in Slovenia and especially that you find it on your travel map 🙂 Many people don’t know we even exist! Well, if you are here again, let me know, and we can meet for a drink or two. There’s so much more in Ljubljana and around Slovenia, worth seeing, which I’ve noticed you missed…well, but like you said, 3 days is very little for Slovenia, even though we are such a small country!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow me on Instagram @onestep4ward