On day 2 we booked a full day adventure tour with 3glav adventures. They took us to all the scenic spots around lake Bled. We trekked to see the Triglav mountains, went to the source of the Emerald (Soca River) River, played around in waterfalls and even did Rafting in the beautiful emerald river. The group consisted of 8-10 other travellers from different places.
Lake Bled is one of the highlights in Slovenia and is unarguably the most romantic place you can visit in Europe. Surrounded by lush green mountains, the journey to Lake Bled takes nearly an hour from Ljubljana.Located in the North West of Slovenia, on the edge of the Triglav National Park, Lake Bled is the natural island in Slovenia. But that’s not its original charm. The original charm, however, is the beauty it offers. Looking half dramatic and half unrealistic Lake Bled reminds you of the Disney movies you have grown up watching.A 10 minute hand maneuvered canoe ride to the island will moreover feel no less fairy-tale-like. Speaking of a fairy-tale imagine this: A medieval roman-style castle, overlooking a serene lake. Almost in the middle floats a small island which is home to a church and a couple of al fresco cafés. The lake is moreover so calm and undisturbed as if someone has swiftly painted it over a canvass — call it a great location for honeymooners.There are options to stay around one of the many hostels/hotels in Lake Bled, and backpackers often choose to stay a few nights near Lake Bled (because of a cheaper accommodation here than in Ljubljana) but if you’re in Slovenia for only a few days, or moreover a week, it’s advisable to keep Ljubljana your base because it's convenient.Predjama Castle: A Castle Made Out Of Rocks, & A Cave
The emerald green waters of Lake Bled are so inviting, and the mild thermal springs therein make the lake the best bet for a quick dip, especially in summer. Else, a ride in the piloted wooden boat (aka pletna) to the celebrated Bled Island is indisputably an archetypal vacationer’s experience.3) The tiny nation is replete with a bounty of tasty food varieties.While the gastronomy borrows from the neighbouring Austria, Hungary and Italy, most of its dishes are home-grown. And if you have a sweet tooth (like me), the signature Slovenian gibanica (layered cake with poppy seeds, sweet curd cheese, cream, walnuts, raisins and apples), Bled's Kremna Rezina (cream cake) or the potica nut rolls will leave you in a state of satiated bliss. Also, since beekeeping is one of the major traditions of Slovenia, it becomes binding to pick up some stunning bottles of honey brandy from the local markets (I did).Tip for the true blue gastronomes: Make sure you make it to Ljubljana's Odprta Kuhna (Open Kitchen) Food Market, where food and beverage vendors, modern restaurant chefs, farmers as also traditional gostilna experts congregate to offer their specialties. Thumbs up for the spectrum of epicurean delights and of course, the community sentiment!4) No safety concerns.The Global Peace Report 2016 has ranked Slovenia as the 10th safest country in the world, moving it up five spots since 2015. So whether you are a solo traveller, an avid trekker, woman traveller or a family holiday person---Slovenia will not let you down.5) A hearty laugh and a glass of fine wine are the perfect Slovenian sundowns.Red or white, aromatic, full-bodied or light, dry or sweet – no matter what your preference is, you ought to find it in one of Slovenia's 14 wine-growing districts. Signing up for a winery tour is a great option to spend a day immersing in the wine-growing culture of the nation. Also, The Guinness Book of Records declares that the Slovenian city of Maribor is home to the oldest vine in the world--you would want to add this to your bucket list!