Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj?
This is the question Let’s Go Slovenia gets asked quite often by people, who are making their travel itinerary prior to their first Slovenia visit. So, what is that they should know?
Featured photo: Lake Bled, Slovenia (Photo: Samo Šmarčan)
Too close for big dilemmas
The distance between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj is only 20 km. The road distance is 27.9 km. Which means the two lakes are very close to each other. Regarding the driving – it would only add 30 minutes to the trip.
It is possible to visit both lakes in one day, but …
If you would like to visit both lakes in one day, you will need to start your daytrip early in the morning. The idea about visiting Lake Bled is to walk around it. The walk is spectacular with the scenery, and it is also very re-energizing. But visiting both lakes in the same day could mean you won’t be able to enjoy the walk around Lake Bled so much.
A walk around Lake Bled is a real treat.
Being in a rush on your visit to Lake Bled, you might be short of time to try a tasty local cream cake called »kremšnita«. Rowing to the famous Bled Island instead of walking around the lake is also something you can do timewise. But visiting the Bled Castle at the top of these activities? Not so sure, maybe if you’re running up the castle hill.
Which one is more beautiful?
If I’m totally honest, I dread this question. And I would never be able to answer it. Both lakes are very magical places, with much to do around them, including swimming in the summer, boat riding, wind surfing, SUP-ing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and diving.
Bled is more touristy and in the summer months is almost impossible to find a spot to sit down by the lake. Whereas Lake Bohinj is much bigger and you can always find a nice spot to relax and admire the nature in solitude.
As a traditional tourist destination, Lake Bled has long been surrounded by hotels and tourist facilities. Lake Bohinj is more known for camping and staying in private accomodation.
It would be fair to say, that tourists prefer more Lake Bled, and the locals prefer Lake Bohinj. But this is slowly changing.
Read about our visit to Lake Bohinj HERE!
See what you shouldn’t miss when visiting Lake Bled HERE!