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Cycling Around Lake Bled

Cycling Around Lake Bled

Lake Bled is unique with its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle. Overlooking the lake is a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff top.

Yes, it’s every bit as lovely in real life. With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, watersports and canyoning possibilities. Not surprisingly, Bled can be overpriced and swarming with tourists in midsummer. But as is the case with many popular destinations around the world, people come in droves – and will continue to do so – because the place is so special.   — Lonley Planet

We made the decision to hire bikes and cycle around the lake which took about an hour and was mostly flat.  The scenery was spectacular even thought it was an overcast day with freezing temperatures.  I imagine in summer it must be a very popular destination but the day were were here (middle of October) it was peaceful and we only spotted a handful of others on the track around the lake.

Stacey

Stacey

I love travelling and try to go 'off the beaten track' as much as possible. I've travelled through out 50+ countries and cannot wait to reach my next target of visiting a total of 100 countries around the world.

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