Published on January 14th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 HOURS IN BLED
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Bled is like something out of a fairytale. But thereâ€™s no need to worry about trolls and witches as long as you stick to the path and donâ€™t wander into the forest. This is Sloveniaâ€™s adventure capital and pretty much any adventure sport can be done here including rafting and rock climbing. But if youâ€™re more into view gazing and cake eating, thereâ€™s plenty of that too. Just stay away from any gingerbread houses, no matter how tasty they look.
8am Start the day with a kava smetana; Turkish-style coffee with a dollop of cream on top.
10am Hire a bike and ride to Vintgar Gorge. Youâ€™ll probably say â€śWowâ€ť a lot but no one will hear you above the rapids.
12pm Take the cable car up Mt Vogel for the best picnic spot in town.
2pm Have a sugar hit with a cream cake at Slascicarna Smon.
4pm Take a walk around the lake. Take in the mountain views, the swans, the clifftop castle and the rollerblading locals.
6pm Paddle a boat to the island church, hike up the 99 steps and ring the bell and make a wish.
8pm Dine on sausages or fresh fish with a side of the local vino. Luckily for you Slovenia only exports a small amount of their wine, keeping the best local.
10pm Time for a final walk to the Lake. In Summer the sky will still be glowing for hours and thereâ€™ll probably be a band playing somewhere near the lake.