Lake Bled is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The beautiful lush forest, turquoise lake, and towering mountains are the perfect playground for anyone who loves the outdoors. From hiking to biking to water sports there is something for every skill level.
I fell in love with Lake Bled while we were there this past summer, everything about the beautiful landscape just made me want to spend all my time outside exploring. Some of my favorite things were paddle boarding around the lake and simply just walking along the shore.
If you are looking to get out and try something new here are some awesome adventures to have at Lake Bled.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Experience Lake Bled from the water by paddle boarding around it with Banana Ways Tours. It was a truly awesome and unique experience paddling around the lake. Our guide was awesome and started us out with a quick intro to paddle boarding so it’s totally beginner friendly. She also brought a GoPro to take photos for us, that way you don’t have to worry about bringing your camera or phone out on the water.
First we cruised over to the island and got out to walked around for a bit. The old monastery and grounds are so beautiful, and our guide gave us the run down and history of the place while we walked around. Then we were back on the water paddling over to the far side of the lake where we tried out some paddle board tricks and tried our best not to fall off. And finished off the tour with a circle around the island to get some truly beautiful views.
If you are looking for a leisurely bike ride around the lake you’ve got a couple of options, Lake Bled has a bike share program where you can rent a bike with an app on your phone and there are bikes stationed all around. Or you can rent bikes for the day from plenty of places in town, Outdoor-mania and 3glav Adventure are both highly rated for rentals.
But if you are looking for a ride that’s a little more adventurous 3glav Adventure offers a mountain bike tour through the mountain trails around Lake Bled. Or if you’re more into road biking the steep twisting mountain roads are sure to give you a good challenge.
There is so much hiking around Lake Bled! If you walk on the path around the lake you’ll see trailheads everywhere. One of the most popular hikes is Ojstrica, it’s short but steep and at the top you’ll get the iconic view of Lake Bled.
Walk all the way around the lake with a stop at the castle
There is a path that goes pretty much all the way around the lake and it’s perfect for strolling (there are a few little bits where you have to be on the road, but not many). As you walk around the lake make a stop at Bled Castle, its bit of a hike up the hill but the views are worth it and the castle has been beautifully restored.
Boat or kayak
Being out on the water is half the fun of being at lake and there are plenty of options get out. Kayak rentals are available all summer to paddle around the lake from Kopalicse. Or try a kayaking adventure down the Sava Bohinjka River with 3glav Adventure.
For something a little mellower you can rent a rowboat from Rent A Boat and have a romantic row around the lake, bring a picnic with you, it’ll be so picturesque!
If you aren’t feel so up for paddling yourself you can always hop on one of the traditional Pletna Boats and cruise out to the island. These boats are handed down from generation to generation so each one is family run, and have been the traditional way to get around the lake since the 1500’s!