Lake Bled in the overlooked gem of Slovenia!
Hi there blog reader! Welcome to our blog Far and Away Places! We’re Antoine and Kanicia, two travel bloggers who want to inspire you on your next adventure. To learn more about us check out our About Us section. In this post, we’re going to be talking about an often overlooked country in central Europe called Slovenia.
This country borders Italy, Croatian, Austria, and Hungary. After a recent visit to the Slovenia, we were blown away by the amount of natural beauty the country has. One of the highlights of Slovenia is Lake Bled. You may have seen this lake on Instagram or online since it is quite an icon for the country. We want to tell you the top three things you should do when visiting Lake Bled in Slovenia. So let’s get to it.
Walk Around the Lake
When you first arrive at Lake Bled you may feel that the lake is very large and that you’ll never be able to see it all. Don’t let its size fool you. You can easily walk around the Lake in an hour or so depending on your pacing. This is our first must do thing when visiting. When you walk around the lake you get to experience it from different perspectives and you really get immersed in the calm, tranquil atmosphere that draws so many people to this amazing place. While you walk be sure to take your time and soak in the atmosphere. Stop at a bench and just admire the view which never ceases to amaze. After your you will feel refreshed and recharged, we guarantee it!
Swim in the Lake
Another must-do activity when visiting Lake Bled is to swim in the lake. During the summer the water is very welcoming and will be sure to refresh you from the high temperatures. There are many different areas around the lake where you can choose to swim. Some are more crowded near other people while others are more secluded and off the beaten path. Some people have even swum to the island located in the center of the lake. If you are the adventurous type then maybe this is something that you could try.
Kayak to the Island
As you may know, one of the features that gives Lake Bled its unique appearance is a small island located in the center of the lake. This island, called Bled Island, contains a church which can be visited. One of the most fun ways to visit the island is by kayak. Rowing along the tranquil waters of Lake Bled while approaching the island is an unforgettable experience, to say the least. You will have the freedom to go anywhere on the lake with your Kayak and your Instagram feed will thank you for it!
So we hope that you are able to visit this amazing destination as you continue to explore far and away places. We hope that we have inspired you and safe and happy travels. If you have a family, Lake Bled is also a great place to bring children so next time you can go, GO!
Antoine & Kanicia