It wouldn’t be an easy competition to proclaim a winner in the argument what time of the year is best to visit Lake Bled, Slovenia.
Being a favorite attraction for both local and foreign guests who had the luck to spent a week or so surrounded by the fairytale landscape in the footsteps of the Julian Alps, the place occurs to be a must-see destination according to numerous guides for travelers heading to Eastern Europe. Well, Slovenia isn’t regarded Eastern by its own citizen who has always been closer to the Central European mentality. Lake Bled holidays would indeed turn to be trip to the west for anyone coming from the Balkans, Russia or Turkey, to name a few possible starting points.
One really cool summer around Lake Bled
Why would it be a boiling heat to bring you down during the summer vacation? The hottest season isn’t linked always to the beach and July can be cool… literally. Lake Bled holidays is the summer agenda for thousands of people every year and once they happen to reside in the area, the chance to return is huge. Lots of adventures are on the plate for the guests – a boat-trip to the island inside the lake is the most obvious choice but is far from being the only options. The hills surrounding the village represent a perfect terrain for hiking. And why not – biking? The oldest castle in Slovenia happens to be situated on one of the heights around Lake Bled and is a sightseeing and sight visiting must for everyone. Tasting the regional cuisine brings another delight – especially the delicious cream cake, which is famous almost as the lake itself.
Skiing around Lake Bled – Slovenia is a top destination for that matter
Slovenia is an Alpine country and the region around the pond represents one of the areas of highest demand during the winter. Even if the eponymous village itself isn’t a renowned ski center but several resorts of snow sports activity are to be found in the proximity to Bled, it’s easy to notice that around Lake Bled Slovenia has some of the best slopes. Most of these areas are within reach of a short bus trip, lasting between half and full hour. Well, the nearest ski center is walking distance away – Straza, and is suitable for beginners but might be boring for more experienced skiers and even intermediate riders find it boring to slide there for more than just a few hours.
For more exciting options you have to travel but not far. The nearest prominent ski resort to trip from Lake Bled is Vogel located next to the Lake Bohinj. While the total length of the pistes does not sum for more than 25 km, the diversity looks like the real benefit when visiting the venue. Outstanding ski tuition is available at Vogel center and several easy runs are designed for the rookies. But those with years of routine on the slopes can enjoy the red trails in the area. The black type is there too but the options for the pros happen to be somewhat limited.
Cheap like the East, value of the West
The 6-days ski pack for the first-timers amounts to less than 330 GBP for adults and around 270 GBP for the children. The youths of age between 15 and 23 do not qualify for any of these categories and they are charged somewhere in between. The prices for snowboarders who have chosen Lake Bled holidays are a bit higher but in that range. If you have enough with Vogel ski center, the most famous resort in Slovenia – Kranjska Gora, isn’t far too. And what is the best about Lake Bled that you can find combined ski pass available for both areas, but ask for it in advance to be sure about it.
Not really a western country, and at the same time not an eastern type of state, Slovenia took something from here and there. Affordable like the most places in Eastern Europe and the quality is comparable to the high ranked Western resorts – Lake Bled, Slovenia claims that it has taken the best of both worlds. And is really nice to be visited any season. Try both winter and summer holidays to judge for yourself.