After a slow and delicious breakfast at Šenkova domačija, you can relax at the farm for a few hours, take a bike ride, or hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
After, drive to Lake Bled, the final destination on your 5 day Slovenia itinerary.
Visit Lake Bled
From Jezersko, it’s a one-hour-drive to Lake Bled. We recommend parking at the Velika Zaka parking lot next to Camping Bled in order to hike up to the Lake Bled Viewpoints.
Read Best Things to Do in Lake Bled to find out what to see and do directly at the lake and nearby, including Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Plateau, Bled Castle, and Bled Island.
Hike to the Lake Bled Viewpoints: Ojstrica, Velika Osojnica, and Mala Osojnica
Ojstrica, Velika Osojnica, and Mala Osojnica are three viewpoints above Lake Bled which you can hike to from the lake. A steep forest loop trail connects all three lookout points.
If you hike to all three, the circuit will take you at least 1:40 hrs (with breaks). It makes sense to combine a walk around Lake Bled with this hike.
To locate the trailhead, head to Camping Bled, on the western end of the lake. If you’re walking, look for a wooden signpost with hunter green placards. The sign reads Ojstrica (20 minutes) and Velika Osojnica (40 minutes).
If you want to drive to the trailhead, there’s a parking lot (3 EUR per hour) directly next to Restavracija Camping Bled.
Hike to Ojstrica
This is probably the most popular viewpoint above beautiful Lake Bled because it’s the closest and easiest to get to from the road.
Following the leafy forest trail, you’ll ascend steadily for 10-15 minutes until reaching an intersection. Turn right here, following the trail to Ojstrica (signed 5 minutes).
Part of the trail is secured with steel cables, which are helpful, especially when you descend back to the intersection. Because of this trail’s popularity, the stones are polished and hence slippery. Take care.
At the viewpoint, there’s a bench and a billboard. You’ll be able to see the dominant peaks of the Karawanks (Karavanke) like Stol (2236 m), Vrataca (2181 m), Begunjscica (2060 m), Veliki Vrh (2088 m), which form the postcard-perfect backdrop to Blejski Grad (Bled Castle) and the church-crowned island.
Hike to Velika Osojnica
Retrace your steps back to the intersection, and then continue ascending straight. The trail divides after about 10 minutes. To continue to Velika Osojnica, head right. If you want to go directly to Mala Osojnica, turn left.
The shady viewpoint just below Velika Osojnica is marked with a heart-shaped bench.
Hike to Mala Osojnica
To reach the final viewpoint, retrace your track to the last intersection (about 10 min). Turn right, following signs to Mala Osojnica (signed 10 min). There’s a billboard at this viewpoint as well and a railing for safety.
This was our favorite viewpoint.
To complete the loop, hike down the metal stairs and follow the switchbacks. The trail ultimately divides. You can head straight down to the road, or towards Veilka Zaka.
If you follow the trail to Velika Zaka, you’ll walk across a small meadow, before joining the main path down to the road.
Stay in Lake Bled
If you want to extend your 5-day Slovenia itinerary, spend the night in Bled.
Budget | Guesthouse Marko offers clean, simple double rooms with shared kitchen facilities and free on-site parking. The guesthouse is only a 4-minute walk to the lakeshore of Lake Bled.
Midrange | Old Parish House is a cozy and clean bed and breakfast, 100 meters away from Lake Bled.
Top Choice – Midrange | Hotel Starkl – Heritage & Unique is a darling lakefront hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included. This family-run property stands out with its friendly service, exceptional cuisine, and location.
Midrange | The warm and welcoming Jazz B&B is a bed and breakfast with twin, double, and family rooms. A wonderful breakfast is included. This top-rated B&B is a 10-minute walk to the lakeshore.
Luxury | Adora Luxury Hotel is a lakeside villa with a gorgeous regal interior. Boasting unbeatable views of Lake Bled, lavishly-furnished rooms, and a romantic terrace, this romantic accommodation is the ultimate place to stay for a special occasion.
Luxury | Vila Bled is a historic lakefront hotel with 33 rooms. Set in a quiet area of Lake Bled, guests can enjoy the historical flair of President Tito’s former summer residence. Breakfast is included.
Luxury | Bled Rose Hotel is a modern, 4-star hotel in the center of Bled. The hotel features an on-site bar, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a fitness room, and private beach area. Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Look for accommodation around Lake Bled.