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slovenia-"the sunny side of the Alps"
Explore Slovenia! Slovenia is a central European country that is made up of mostly mountains and forests. It is an outdoorsmans dream destination. A portion of the country borders the Adriatic sea and inland is full of jutted mountains, gorges and a perfect concoction of hiking trails and lakes.
there is so much to see
Lake Bled is the most photographed destination in Slovenia. After seeing beautiful pictures of the lake, we decided to add a night at Lake Bled on our trip from Austria to Croatia. My only regret is that I didn’t do more research and allow more days to discover everything Slovenia had to offer.
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One of our favorite things we did at Lake Bled was rent a paddle boat to explore the lake! You’ll notice the iconic Bled Island (or Blejski Otok) in the middle of Lake Bled. Grab a paddle boat and make your way over to see the view form the island.
Go for the views
Hike to Mala Osojnica
One of the prettiest viewpoints I have climbed to is at the top of the Mala Osojnica hiking trail on the west side of Lake Bled. It is a rather steep climb, but is short and worth the views!
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- Weather: Slovenia experiences the four seasons, your packing will vary depending on the time of year you visit. Lake Bled is a great summer destination for lake activities. It is also a great place to ski in the winter. We went in the autumn, and you honestly can’t beat the weather and colorful leaves as they change!
- Currency: Euros, but feel free to use credit cards!
- Accommodations: We stayed in east Bled where there were restauraunts closer to us. The north side of Lake Bled is also a good option if you plan to venture into Triglav National Park.
- Transportation: Easiest to get around by driving. Buses will get you to Lake Bled and to the main locations such as Triglav National Park and Vintgar Gorge, but you will be limited on what you can see by taking the bus
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