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Bled or Bohinj??

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Bled or Bohinj??

We are travelling ffrom Brazil to Slovenia in July, and although I have already made reservations at a hotel in Bled, I am always tempeted to change it and stay in Bohinj instead...

However, we do plan on spening a day in Bled (we want to swim on the lake, take the boat, and perhaps summer toboganing), and it just feels that I will have a hard time parking in Bled if I stay in Bohinj... Is that so???

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1. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

Finding a parking, specially in weekend days, is really hard in Bled (and expensive). But you can use bus for that short distance. Bled is more lively the Bohinj(ska Bistrica) but later is prettier. And, you can swim also in Lake Bohinj!

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2. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

Thank you Xelas!! I plan on swimming on both!!! But I guess the kids will really enjoy the beach and slide in Bled.

I guess I will keep my reservation for Bled... coming from so far away I do feel a little safer in bigger places (lol, I am always scared of getting lost or not finding food...).

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3. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

Hi

We stayed at Bohinjska Bistrica for a week in September 2016 which is much closer to Bohinj Lake. It was a lovely village, not too touristy but still buzzing with activity.

Bled was overwhelmed in September so I assume In July will be worse. I would advise that Bohinjska Bistrica is a better choice if you are into hiking etc as it is based in the national park itself, with Bled about 20 minutes drive away.

Both are great places, and wherever you stay make sure you visit the other!

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Hi

we are planning to go to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj tomorrow. Can we do both in one day? What time should we start in the morning, if we have only one day? I am traveling with my wife and 15 year old kid. And can I buy the ticket at the bus sop in Ljubljana?

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5. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

As early as possible. You can buy bus ticket at station.

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Hi Avanish, how did you get on? We are planning to visit Bled etc Saturday. We will have a hire car, so the thought of hordes of other tourists and trying to get a park doesn't sound like fun. Which are the better options between Bled, Bohinj or Bovec? We start from Zagreb, and will continue towards Vienna.

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7. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

You can see much of both Lake Bohinj and Bled in a day...not in huge depth but they are both fabulous. In my opinion Lake Bohinj wins as it's less touristy but then I'm a big wilderness/nature fiend. Lake Bled offers spectacular views, especially of and from the castle.

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8. Re: Bled or Bohinj??

Thanks Chefathome, I have 3 nights booked, so my plan are:

1 day in Bled: walk around the lake, take the boat, swim, Bled castle, summer toboganing.

2 day in Bohinj: go around the lake/swim, Vogel cable car in the afternoon.

On the third day I move on to Ljibliana and I can still do something in the area or stop around Skofja Loka for lunch.

So as you can see I can pretty much stay in either town, but I just wander in terms of logistics which one would be better.

(I am still trying to fit Soca Valley somewhere in my trip but just can´t seem to make it :( )

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