Cycling

Join the pleasant with useful and spend your visit here actively. Moving around by bicycle can be one of the best ways of acquainting oneself with a new place. The Bled area is very convenient for cycling – be it for, less demanding older tourists, young families or determined cycling enthusiasts. There are no special lanes for cycling, however since traffic is light, most roads can be used. Local roads between villages are suitable for short family cycling trips. A pleasant trip for all the family in the summer is to cycle to Lake Bled and take a dip in the lake.

Cycling trips around Bled in Slovenia
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A number of paths through Bled and its surroundings offer the possibility of pleasant family cycling trips. The paths are mainly level with some small, gentle inclines, suitable therefore for cyclists of all ages. You can rent bicycles at several agencies in Bled and you can also hire a guide. Below are some possible bicycle routes around Bled.

From Bled through the surrounding villages
Bled – Zasip – Sebenje – Podhom – Vintgar – Spodnje Gorje – Viselnica – Mevkuz – Zgornje Gorje – Krnica – Poljsica – Recica – Mlino – Selo pri Bledu – Ribno – Bodesce – Koritno – Bled
Total distance: 23 km
Elevation gain /loss: 111 m
Difficulty level: Easy
Time duration: 1-2 h
Scattered villages around the centre of Bled with a rich cultural imprint is where a rustic live is still alive. Why would you only drive through? Explore and experience a piece of village life in Bled. In the meantime, you can ascent to one of many view points and capture a sight of a beautiful alpine scenery.
Attractions along the way: St. Catherine’s Church, Vintgar gorge, Pokljuka gorge, Poglejska cerkev archeological site at Poljsica, Vila Bled, village centres, hayracks, Info centre TNP Triglav Rose
Garmin Connect Map: http://connect.garmin.com/course/6649803

Cycling trip from Bled through the surrounding villages
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To Radovljica and its surroundings
Bled – Mlino – Selo – Ribno – Bodešče – Lancovo – Staro mestno jedro Radovljica – Lesce – Hlebce – Begunje – Zapuže – Vrba – Zabreznica – Žirovnica – Breg – Zasip – Bled
Total distance: 29 km
Elevation gain /loss: 277 m
Difficulty level: Easy
Time duration: 2 h
Take a trip to Radovljica and its surroundings and discover the natural and cultural heritage under the Karavanke mountain range. Explore the medieval old town of Radovljica, the cradle of Alpine music Begunje and a cultural heritage route in Zirovnica. Abundance of interestings sites are to be explored and may turn a short cycling trip into an all-day trip in Bled’s surroundings.
Attractions along the way: Old town of Radovljica, Beekeping museum Radovljica, Sivec house, Lectar Inn and museum, Marije Pomagaj na Brezjah Church, Drnca Manor, Inn Jozevec and Avsenik museum Begunje, Grad Kamen Castle in Begunje, St. Peter hill in Begunje, Gorenjska Chocolate Factory Lesce, Alpine Airport Lesce, Bled Castle.
Garmin Connect Map: http://connect.garmin.com/course/879587

Cycling trip to Radovljica and its surroundings
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Cycling Route Radovna
Bled – Podhom – Spodnje Gorje – Zgornje Gorje – Krnica – Radovna – Krnica – Poljšica – Mala Zaka – Bled
Total distance: 40 km
Elevation gain /loss: 700 m
Difficulty level: Medium
Time duration: 3-4 h
Cycling trip through the valley Radovna, which is situated in the Triglav National Park, is moderately demanding and appropiate for families. Several natural and cultural attractions along the way make this trip even more interesting. Starting from Bled, head towards Gorje and follow directions for Pokljuka until you reach Krnica village. From there you decend town toward the river Radovna. Cross the bridge and turn left. Continue on the road to the end of the valley.
Attractions along the way: Pokljuka gorge, Gogala linden tree, Fužine – abandoned settlement, Napoleon’s rock, Karstic sping Lipnik, WW monument, Kreda Pond, Psnak mill, Pocar homestead
Garmin Connect Map: http://connect.garmin.com/course/6649767

Cycling route Radovna near Bled
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Great tour over the hill and down dale
Bled – Spodnje Gorje – Zgornje Gorje – Zatrnik – Mrzli studenec – Gorjuse – Jereka – Bohinjska Bistrica – Nemski rovt – Drazgose – Podblica – Jamnik – Kropa – Kamna Gorica – Lancovo – Radovljica – Lesce – Bled
Total distance: 85 km
Elevation gain /loss: 2884 m
Difficulty level: Demanding
Time duration: 6-8 h
Attractions along the way: Radovna valley, Pokljuka gorge, Biathlon centre Pokljuka, Shepherd Museum Stara Fuzina, Bohinj Lake, Ironforging museum Kropa, Old town Radovljica, Beekeeping museum in Radovljica, Alpine airport Lesce, Gorenjska Chocholate factory Lesce.
Garmin Connect Map: http://connect.garmin.com/course/6649953

Cycling trips around the Slovenian Alps
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Cycling trip from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Bled
Zavrsnica (apartment) – Breg – Zasip – Bled – around Lake Bled – Zasip – Breg – Zavrsnica (apartment)
Total distance: 24 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Time duration: 2 h
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zM-ViIL9FioA.kDQD8oh-D1b8
A pleasant trip for all the family is to cycle to Bled and take a dip in the Lake Bled.

Cycling trip around Lake Bled
(photo: wheel2wheelholidays.com)

Cycling trip around Lake Bled on the Google map

 

Cycling trip from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Bled, Radovljica and Begunje
Zavrsnica (apartment) – Breg – Zasip – Bled – Mlino – Selo – Ribno – Bodesce – Radovljica’s Medieval Old Town – Lesce – Hlebce – Begunje – Zapuze – Zabreznica – Zirovnica – Zavrsnica (apartment)
Total distance: 35 km
Difficulty level: Easy
Time duration: 3 h
Map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zM-ViIL9FioA.kxCKdx34hMi0

Take a trip to Bled and Radovljica and discover the natural and cultural heritage under the Karavanke mountain range. Explore the medieval old town of Radovljica, the cradle of Alpine music Begunje and a cultural heritage route in Zirovnica. Abundance of interesting sites are to be explored and may turn a short cycling trip into an all-day trip.

Attractions along the way: Old town of Radovljica, Beekeping museum Radovljica, Sivceva hisa, Lectar Inn and museum, Marije Pomagaj na Brezjah Church, Drnca Manor, Inn Jozevec and Avsenik museum Begunje, Grad Kamen Castle in Begunje, St. Peter hill in Begunje, Gorenjska Chocolate Factory Lesce, Alpine Airport Lesce, Bled Castle.

Cycling trip around the Gorenjska region of Slovenia

Cycling trip around the Gorenjska region of Slovenia on the map

 

Cycling trip along the Path of Cultural Heritage from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska (recognized as the Best Path in Slovenia in 2012)
Length: 11,5 km
Time: 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: Easy, profile
Surface: 50% macadam, 50% asphalt
The path connects the birth houses of important Slovenes; our compatriots Matija Cop, Franc Saleski Finzgar, Janez Jalen, Dr. France Preseren and also Anton Jansa’s beehive. Along the path, in addition to five of the most interesting sights, there are numerous other points of interest worth pausing to visit.
The Path of Cultural Heritage Video Presentation
The Path of Cultural Heritage on Google Map
Cycling trip along the Path of Cultural Heritage in Zirovnica, Slovenia
1. The Birth House Of Matija Cop in Zirovnica (video presentation)
2. The Alley of Famous Men in Zabreznica
3. Beehive Of Anton Jansa in Breznica (video presentation)
4. The Birth House Of Fran Saleski Finzgar in Doslovce (video presentation)
5. The Birth House of Janez Jalen (video presentation) and St. Clement’s Church in Rodine
6. The Birth House Of France Preseren (video presentation), the Village Linden Tree and St. Mark’s Church in Vrba

Entrance fees & opening times of birth houses (a guided tour of the house is always included in the entrance fee):
– The Birth House Of France Preseren: entrance fee for adults 2,5€, for children 2€; Tuesday – Friday: 9.00 – 16.00; Saturdays, Sundays: 10.00 – 17.00; closed on Mondays.
– The Birth House Of Matija Cop: entrance fee for adults 2,5€, for children 2€; Monday – Friday from 8.00 to 11.00 and from 12.00 to 15.00; Saturdays and Sundays: by prior arrangement

Cycling trips around Upper Carniola
(photo: zirovnica.eu)

Cycling trip to the Vrba village
Length: 11 km
Height Difference: 140 m
Time: 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: easy
Surface: 5% macadam, 95% asphalt

Cycling trip along the Imperial Road
Length: 12 km
Height Difference: 70 m
Time: 1 hour
Start Point: Car Park in Vrba – 526 m
Highest Point: 565 m
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Surface: 50% macadam, 50% asphalt

Cycling trip along the Path of Cultural Heritage & Cycling trip to the Vrba village & Cycling trip along the Imperial Road on the map

The best cycling trips in Slovenia
(photo: zirovnica.eu)

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