Enjoy the warm water and beautiful views, wild swimming on Lake Bled.
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You'll be picked up at your hotel in Bled at 9 am today, before heading over to the breathtaking Lake Bohinj for your first swim. The lake sits at the bottom of the Julian Alps and boasts some of the most pristine waters in Slovenia. You can choose from a 1km, 2km or 4km swim, but don't worry if you get tired - there will always be support available.
After lunch at the chalet, you'll have the option to go hiking into the mountains. If you would prefer, you can relax at the hotel. In the evening, you'll go out for a short, but amazing stargazing stroll.
After a hearty breakfast, you'll head over to Lake Bled for your morning swim. The swim from the shore to Bled Island is around 2km. You can also swim back (making it 4km) if you want to. Just like the previous day, support will be available throughout. You'll then go on a short but steep hike up Mala Ojistrica, with incredible views of Lake Bled and the ancient church - this hike is well worthwhile.
After lunch in the medieval town of Radovljica, you'll head back to the airport or Ljubljana town for 6:30 pm.
Start: You will be collected from your hotel in Bled or Ljubljana Town between 9 am - 09:30 am on day 1 of your itinerary.
End: You will be dropped off at Ljubljana Airport, or Ljubljana town at 6:30 pm on day 2 of your itinerary.
Your host suggests the Easy Jet flight from London Stansted to Ljubljana, arriving at 16:10 Friday evening. The return flight to London Stansted departs at 21:55 Sunday evening.
A moderate level of fitness is advised for this one. You must be able to swim at least 1 mile (60 lengths of a 25m swimming pool).
You will have very experienced former professional athletes and certified licenced swimming coaches and guides with you. They all have lifeguard training for water like this. Usually, there are 2-3 guides for a group size of 6-8 people to account for different abilities. There is also large size stand up paddleboards to rest on that follows the group, and sometimes a boat depending on the group skills.
The maximum group sizes are 15.
You can expect warm and sunny weather with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.
Lake temperatures depend on the weather conditions. This year Lake Bohinj had around 22 celsius in June and the same temperature in September.
Here are the average Lake temperatures in Bohinj and Bled throughout the summer swimming season:
The majority of people do not use a wetsuit apart from at the very start or end of the seasons. However, your host can advise you if this is necessary at the time, depending on lake temperatures.
Other recommendations are:
You'll stay in a boutique hotel which has warm showers and a free sauna. The rooms are spacious shared double/twin rooms. Single supplement is available for 30EUR.
Yes a non-swimmer can join and we will be more than happy to help them arrange different activities whilst the group is swimming. Usually, they would paddleboard with us or walk around the lake and take photos etc.