Lake Bled itself is best explored on a boat trip out to the
island where visitors can wander around the 17th century Church of
the Assumption of Mary with its Gothic frescoes and rich Baroque
decoration. For a different perspective entirely, trek to the top
of one of the peaks surrounding the lake for fabulous views,
followed by a dip in the lake to cool off in summer, when the water
temperature reaches as high as 25°C. On the subject of hot (OK,
warm) water, there are several hot springs in the vicinity.
Known as the TNP, the Triglav National Park is the perfect
destination for hiking and biking up, down and across a beautiful
portion of the Julian Alps, complete with dramatic peaks, gorges,
meadows and forests. It's an enchanting spot and one that is sadly
all too rare in contemporary Europe.