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.