Slovenia has been high on my list, especially to visit Lake Bled. It was nice to get away for a long weekend, get out into nature and tick off a new country.
We left London on Thursday evening and flew to Ljubljana and stayed one night here before basing ourselves in Bled for 2 nights. It was a busy weekend filled with adventure, good food and company.
We only spent half a day here but explored the Old Town, walked up to the Castle (we didn’t go in), saw the Dragon Monument Bridge and went to the art area (Metelkova Mesto).
Bled is only an hour’s drive from Ljubljana which makes it an ideal day trip. However, we decided to stay two nights instead so we could enjoy the area and also as we had a few activities planned including stand up paddle boarding, hiking and canyoning.
We went Stand Up Paddle Boarding for a couple of hours around the lake which was beautiful. It was also nice to just chill out on the water.
For dinner, we went to Finefood Berc, a restaurant at Pension Berc. All the dishes were excellent and I highly recommend it!
Afterwards, we walked down to the lake for a walk.
The next day, we went canyoning! It was my first time canyoning and I had a lot of fun. We went with Life Adventures and paid €60 per person.
After canyoning, we drove down to Lake Bohinj. It is very different to Lake Bled and more quiet and relaxing. We relaxed by the lake and went for a swim but the water is still very cold!
We drove back to Bled and for dinner, we went to Ostarija Peglez’n. We shared squid, a seafood platter and pasta which was great and super good value.
The next day, we hiked up Mala Osojnica for stunning views of the lake from above. We got lost at the beginning but finally found the correct place to start.
Road Trip back to Ljubljana
After the hike, we drove to towards Kranjska Gora and went to a waterfall then headed towards Soca Valley.
The road trip took us you up and over the Vršič Pass with great views.
For lunch, we stopped at
We then went to
We got back to Ljubljana