Glamping and Cycling in Bled Cycling Holidays
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Glamping in Lake Bled Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | Various durations | From £309 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Just what is glamping? Glamping is camping done in a glamorous way. The idea of roughing it during a camping trip might sound appealing if it weren’t for the bugs, wild animals, sudden storms, leaking tents, smelly sleeping bags and questionable food.

For a number of people, their first camping experience often becomes their last, but there is now a camping option growing in popularity. Welcome to the world of glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping.

In Bled, we can offer you glamping experience in Camping Bled, on the western shore of the lake. A special new feature of the camp-site are wooden camping huts which offer a more relaxed and comfortable camping experience. The huts are located on an elevated natural terrace surrounded by greenery yet in the immediate vicinity of Lake Bled.

They are built of first-quality unprocessed larch wood and covered with larch shingles. Each hut has two beds with mattresses, blankets and pillows made of natural materials. The huts provide comfortable accommodation in all weather conditions and at all times of year, thanks to the good insulation. They are ideal for couples who seek intimacy and privacy as well as for families which can rent two adjacent huts, one for parents, one for children.

Glamping accommodation can easily be combined with outdoor activities like cycling and hiking.

Cycle Tour highlights:
• Ring the “Bell of wishes” on an island church
• Treat yourself to a famous cream cake
• Stroll through thundering rapids at Vintgar Gorge
• Cycle across lovely mountain meadows
• Take a swim in the crystal clear glacial Lake Bohinj

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Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LAKE BLED

Your chosen hotel is in the town centre. Bled is known for it’s beautiful setting, lake, castle on the rock above the lake and a pilgrimage church on the island.

We liked: the cream cake „Kremšnita“ – treat yourself on a sunny day on the terrace of Park Hotel.

TOUR A: BLED – SIGHTSEEING (15 km).

A leisurely day around Lake Bled for your first day. Cycle around the lake and up to the castle, then hire a rowing boat or be rowed out in style in a traditional Pletna boat, to the island church.

For the best photos and views of the lake, castle and Karawanke range, head up to Osojnica.

TOUR B: BLED – BODEŠCE – KROPA – RADOVLJICA – BLED (34 km).

As the sunlight floods over Lake Bled, you’ll be cycling 750 m up to the Jelovica High Plateau for a lovely view into the Triglav National Park. You can stop at Slovenia’s foremost blacksmith town, Kropa and visit the iron forging museum.

You can even learn how to make your own nail. After this it is heading off to the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica with its interesting beekeeping museum and even better – nice ice cream shop.

TOUR C: BLED – BEGUNJE – BLED (41 km).

Today you’ll head out to the home of Slavko Avsenik, a legendary Slovenian Folk musician, in the sunny village of Begunje. Have lunch at his restaurant, Avsenik Gostilna. After lunch you can visit the museum of hostages and the ruins of Kamen Castle. In the afternoon you will pass Brezje Basilica, an important religious site and pilgrimage destination of many Slovene people.

TOUR D: BLED – GORJE (17 km).

Today’s trip will take you to the beautiful Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River and ending with the Sum Waterfall.Then it’s on to the less-visited Pokljuka Gorge, carved 10.000 years ago at the eastern edge of the plateau.

Here you can leave your bike and take a stroll through ancient woods and a fossilized ravine left behind by the retreating glacier.

TOUR E: BLED – BOHINJ (47 km).

After a car transfer to the top of Pokljuka high plateau, you will cycle back down into the Bohinj Valley through alpine villages and past the unique Slovene hayracks until reaching Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the heart of this alpine valley.

Cycle around the lake to Savica Waterfall, and then take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of shimmering alpine scenery.

TOUR F: BLED – KRMA VALLEY (37 km).

First you cycle through the Radovna valley, between two great plateaus to the foot of Mount Triglav. Here you can have lunch in the shadow of this mighty mountain before continuing on through a valley of peaceful forest littered with WW2 monuments and traditional farmhouses, one of which has been adapted into a museum that was even visited by Prince Charles.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM LAKE BLED.

Map & Route Information

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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This cycling holiday starts at Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled lies in the extreme northwestern part of Slovenia, at the foot of the Julian Alps and between the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers. It is accessible in all seasons.

The Lesce-Bled railway station (4 km) lies on the Villach – Jesenice – Ljubljana – Belgrade – Istanbul – Athens railway line. It is approximately 45 km from the national borders with Austria (Wurzenpass – Korensko sedlo) and Italy (Fusine Laghi – Rateče).

The nearest international airport is Ljubljana Airport at Brnik only 36 km away. You can also arrive by train from Trieste Airport in Italy with a change in Goriza (Italy/Slovenia).

You can transfer using public transport or via Go Opti Private Transfers

For more information about Slovenia and the various attractions along the route you will cycle, please visit Slovenia Tourism

Flights


Flights are not included in the price of the holiday

There is a choice of airline options into Slovenia. We recommend using Skyscanner to find the best prices and routes.

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Tour Information

Where you will stay...

In Bled, we can offer you glamping experience in Camping Bled, on the western shore of the lake. A special new feature of the camp-site are wooden camping huts which offer a more relaxed and comfortable camping experience. The huts are located on an elevated natural terrace surrounded by greenery yet in the immediate vicinity of Lake Bled.

They are built of first-quality unprocessed larch wood and covered with larch shingles. Each hut has two beds with mattresses, blankets and pillows made of natural materials.

The huts provide comfortable accommodation in all weather conditions and at all times of year, thanks to the good insulation. They are ideal for couples who seek intimacy and privacy as well as for families which can rent two adjacent huts, one for parents, one for children.

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About the bikes...

Some are commercially available models and others are custom built for cycling in Slovenia. All are made following high industry standards and are made using the best parts.

Bike are maintained in the workshop on a regular basis. The fleet is constantly renewed, but no bike is more than 2 years old.

Classic trekking bikes are equipped with 21 gears, cycling meter, lock, one pannier, set of Allen keys and basic puncture repair set. Price includes delivery and pick up.

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Your Prices

Glamping and Cycling in Bled. Various durations.
Price per person based on 2 persons sharing a glamping hut.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 26.03 – 15.10.2017
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £309 | Book online here >>

Hotel Category Descriptions
Respective number of nights accommodation in chosen glamping hut. Includes hut, private bathroom and breakfast.

Optional extras:

• Supplement for hot tub dinner with sparkling wine: £39 per person

Price includes:

• Respective number of nights accommodation in a glamping hut
• Bed linen, use of towels and bathrobes
• Wireless internet connection, electricity hook-up for the use of simple electronic devices (notebook, mobile phone)
• Heating
• Bike rental per week or for the weekend (classic trekking bikes are equipped with lock, pannier, spare tube, set of allen keys
and basic puncture repair set. Price includes delivery and pick up). Every additional day: 15 EUR per bike.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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