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Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes in Slovenia

Visit these scenic Slovenian lakes, equally beautiful and unique

Best time: June–September

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes
Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes
Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes
Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

The most famous spot in Slovenia is Lake Bled which situated in the Julian Alps formed about 14,000 years ago. In the middle of the lake you can find a little picturesque island with a church on it, which you can easily visit by boat.

Another great spot is the largest lake in the country—the stunningly picturesque Lake Bohinj.

There is also an incredibly gorgeous area called Seven Lakes Valley ('Dolina sedmerih jezer' in Slovenian)—seven scenic lakes are spread around the highest mountain in Slovenia—Triglav.

The fullest experience can be had between June and September: you can choose from walking, biking or swimming and no matter what you'll have a great time!

Practical info

When is the perfect swimming season for Lake Bled and Bohinj in Slovenia?

Lake Bled and Bohinj are ideal for swimming between June and September, which is usually warmer with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. However, it's essential to note that the water can be chilly, so check before you swim. That said, the lakes provide an excellent summer swimming experience you won't want to miss. Show more

Where is the Seven Lakes Valley located, and what's the best way to access it?

Located in Triglav National Park, the Seven Lakes Valley (Dolina Sedmerih Jezero) is accessible through the Savica waterfall parking lot, situated six kilometers away from the Ukanc settlement. After parking, head to the Savica waterfall, and then follow signs to the valley. You can hike around all seven lakes or walk to the Koča pri Sedmerih jezerih mountain hut. Show more

What other outdoor activities can tourists do while visiting Lake Bohinj?

Lake Bohinj isn't just limited to swimming. There are various outdoor activities that visitors can engage in. The lake's calm waters are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, rafting, or paddleboarding. Visitors can also take a hike or trek around the beautiful mountain landscapes surrounding the lake or engage in biking, golfing, or horseback riding activities. Show more

Are there any limitations on swimming and boating activities at Lake Bled and Bohinj?

Swimming and boating at Lake Bled and Bohinj are generally safe, but it's advisable to check the weather and water temperature first. To avoid accidents, follow the safety measures provided. Boats, kayaks, and canoes have no limitations, and visitors can rent them freely. Moreover, there are well-marked swimming areas at lake shores where tourists can swim without any restrictions. Show more

What are other tourist attractions to visit while in Slovenia besides Bled and Bohinj lakes?

Slovenia is a small country boasting numerous attractions. The unique Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle are amongst the top-rated tourist sites in Slovenia. The historic Ljubljana old town, the Lipica Stud Farm, the medieval Škocjan Caves, and the charming seaside town of Piran are also some places worth visiting. Additionally, Triglav National Park, located in the Julian Alps, offers a perfect environment for mountain biking, trekking, and hiking adventures. Show more

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Authors: Olha Savych