Each season brings something new to Slovenia’s Lake Bled. From the bustling summer months to skiing in winter, Lake Bled is an ideal year-round destination for the luxury holidaymaker.
Romance in the Spring
Fresh sunny spring days are perfect for romantic sightseeing. Make the walk up to Bled Castle and discover the fascinating history of the region, as well as breath-taking views across the lake. Couples can test the local legend that promises a “happy ever after” if your partner can carry you up the 99 steps to the island’s church.
Cool Off in the Summer
When the sun comes out, the waters of Lake Bled transform to a startling turquoise. Even during the high summer, the waters stay pleasantly cool. Confident swimmers can relax at one of the many swimming spots. If you are staying at our recommended hotel – see below – you can rent a charming rowing boat and drift around the lake at your own pace or strike out towards Bled Island and visit its picturesque mediaeval church or simply.
The autumn months see fewer crowds and cooler weather. It is a great time to explore the area on foot. A hike to Vintgar Gorge will take just a couple of hours. You will marvel at the changing colours of nature, vibrant red leaves contrasting with the tumbling gorge waters. As the night draws in, enjoy sunset over the gently rippling waters from your lakeside hotel.
Bled really does have it all. In winter Straža Hill is transformed into a skier’s paradise with snowmaking machines and ski rental available. Special lighting means that you can participate in night skiing, zooming down the slopes with the stars twinkling overhead. Cosy up in the evenings with a hot drink and piece of traditional Kremšnita cream cake. Vanilla cream layered with a golden crust, whipped cream and butter dough and topped with a generous sprinkling of icing sugar – this local delicacy is a must try.
Where to Stay
Perched on the edge of the expanse, the Grand Hotel Toplice combines luxurious interior design with timeless elegance. We recommend securing a room with a lake view and balcony to fully enjoy the hotel’s location – just ask one of our friendly advisors. The Grand Hotel Toplice has a beautiful indoor pool, fine dining restaurant and stunning breakfast terrace.
- Easy access to Bled Golf Course
- Wellness treatments using special lake waters and spa facilities
- Small hotel atmosphere