, the symbol of Slovenian tourism, lies close to Triglav National Park, which makes it an excellent starting point for all types of cycling tours. The cycling routes take in the rich cultural and natural heritage of the town of Bled and the wider area.
Bled and its surroundings are perfect for cycling, suitable for leisurely senior riders, families and keen recreational cyclists. The diverse roads and paths leading to the villages around Bled are great for short cycling trips, and the intricate network of dirt roads on Jelovica
will satisfy even the most advanced mountain biker. There are several agencies in Bled where you can hire a bicycle or a guide.The cycling routes
The cycling routes around Bled run along quiet roads, mostly gravel. Naturally, the most famous is
the route around the lake, which is 6 km long, easy and suitable for families with small children. Numerous cycling routes lead away from the lake. Very attractive is the Radovna Cycling Route, which runs through the valley of the Radovna river
, in Triglav National Park. It is 16km long, runs on a gravel road and has numerous information points. The Short Tour of Bled takes you around the town; it is 30 km long, but you can turn around at any point and head back to Bled. The route leads towards the Sava Dolinka canyon, to the famous Vintgar Gorge
, through traditional villages of the Gorenjska region and along the banks of the Sava Dolinka.
Bled is also a great starting point for more demanding road cycling and mountain bike tours. There are cycling routes to Bohinj and the edges of Triglav National Park, or one can cross the Ljubljana
Basin, which is quite narrow there, to reach the Karavanke Alps
Helia Travel Agency specialising in cyclingBicycle hire
Agencies Helia, Kompas, Lifetrek, Amigo; Bled Tourist Information Centre, etc.Maps and guidebooks
- Radovna Cycling Route
- Information map
- Municipality of Bled tourist map
- Mountain biking: www.sloveniabike.com