Lake Bled is undoubtedly one of the jewels of the Slovenian landscape, in a country where natural beauty isn’t exactly in short supply. Centuries-old buildings sit clustered on the shores of a crystal clear lake, the tranquil blue waters reflecting the clouds above.
The perimeter of the lake is around 4km, an easy hour walk beside dense forest and serene pebbled beaches – unless you stop for a coffee in the cafe half way round, or stop to take a thousand photos of the [history] church in the middle of it. Or, say, you just generally just dawdle along enjoying the views and the sunshine, in no hurry to do much of anything.
If that was the case, it could easily take two hours to get round.
Or so I’ve heard…
Our time in Bled happened to roughly coincide with Lauren’s birthday, however, so merely walking around the lake was never going to suffice no matter how beautiful it was. We had to do something more.
We had to fly.