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Exploring Lake Bled (based in one hotel)

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Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

On this tour the small town of Bled will serve as your home, as you cycle through the surrounding area.

Bled is known for its beautiful setting, glacial lake, castle perched high on a cliff above the lake and pilgrimage church on the island. Highlights of the tour includes Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall and Vintgar Gorge. Take a cable car up to the top of Mount Vogel and admire the stunning mountain scenery in Krma valley and Triglav National park. Enjoy the charm of countless, quaint alpine villages including Kropa, Radovljica, Bohinj and Ribzev Lax, as you cycle each day from Beld to explore Slovenia's hidden gems!

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival to Lake Bled
Today you arrive to Bled, and your hotel in the town center. Bled is known for its beautiful setting, lake, castle on the rock above the lake and a pilgrimage church on the island.

Days 2-7, Your choice of daily routes
Options of routes to choose from for each day:

Tour A: Sightseeing tour around Bled (9 miles/15 km)
A leisurely day around Lake Bled for your first day. Cycle around the lake and up to the castle, then hire a rowing boat or be rowed out in style in a traditional Pletna boat, to the island church. For the best photos and views of the lake, castle and Karawanke range, head up to Osojnica.

Tour B: Bled – Bodesce – Kropa – Radovljica – Bled (21 miles/34 km)
As the sunlight floods over Lake Bled, you'll be cycling up to the Jelovica High Plateau for a lovely view into the Triglav National Park. You can stop at Slovenia's foremost blacksmith town, Kropa and visit the iron forging museum. You can even learn how to make your own nail. After this it is heading off to the beautifully preserved old town of Radovljica with its interesting beekeeping museum and even better - nice ice cream shop...

Tour C: Bled – Begunje – Bled (26 miles/41 km)
Today you'll head out to the home of Slavko Avsenik, a legendary Slovenian Folk musician, in the sunny village of Begunje. Have lunch at his restaurant, Avsenik Gostilna. After lunch, you can visit the museum of hostages and the ruins of Kamen Castle. In the afternoon you will pass Brezje Basilica, an important religious site and pilgrimage destination of many Slovene people.

Tour D: Bled – Gorje (10 miles/17 km)
Today's trip will take you to the beautiful Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River and ending with the Sum Waterfall. Then it's on to the less-visited Pokljuka Gorge, carved 10,000 years ago at the eastern edge of the plateau. Here you can leave your bike and take a stroll through ancient woods and a fossilized ravine left behind by the retreating glacier.

Tour E: Bled – Bohinj (29 miles/47 km)
After a car transfer to the top of Pokljuka high plateau, you will cycle back down into the Bohinj Valley through alpine villages and past the unique Slovene hayracks until reaching Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the heart of this alpine valley. Cycle around the lake to Savica Waterfall, and then take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of shimmering alpine scenery.

Tour F: Bled – Krma Valley (22 miles/36 km)
First you cycle through the Radovna valley, between two great plateaus to the foot of Mount Triglav. Here you can have lunch in the shadow of this mighty mountain before continuing on through a valley of peaceful forest littered with WW2 monuments and traditional farmhouses, one of which has been adapted into a museum that was even visited by Prince Charles.

Day 8: Departure from Lake Bled

Dates

Daily: Mar 17-Oct 13, 2018
Low season: Mar 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018, Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
High season: Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€620
High season surcharge
€35
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€150
Optional evening dinner plan (7 dinners)
€150
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€80
Electrically assisted bike
€200
Helmet
€12
Extra Nights, Bled
Per person, double occupancy
€79
Single room (1 person/1 room)
€135
Transfer
Klagenfurt Airport to Bled (per person/per way, minimum of 2)
€65
Ljubljana City to Bled (per person/per way, minimum of 2)
€35
Ljubljana Airport to Bled (per person/per way, minimum of 2)
€30
Discounts
Child, ages 0-1 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
100%
Child, ages 2-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
50%
Child, ages 6-12 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
30%
Third person, ages 13 and over sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
10%
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Helia Tours Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Conditions

Cancellations must always be made in writing and are applicable only on the day received by the tour operator.

The following cancellation terms apply:

  • Up to 56 days prior to holiday start date = 20% of total holiday cost
  • 35-55 days prior to holiday start date = 40% of total holiday cost
  • 28-35 days prior to holiday start date = 70% of total holiday cost
  • 1-27 days prior to holiday start date = 90% of total holiday cost

Cancellation costs are calculated in percentage of final payment amount on invoice issued.

Booking changes fees

Booking changes fees apply to all changes that get reflected on an already issues invoice and an new invoice needs to be issued.
1st change – free of charge
2nd and any further changes – 25 EUR

Additional info

The tour operator covers damage on rented bikes (normal wear and tear) up to value of 10 EUR per bike. Bikes are not insured against theft. Clients are invited to take out travel insurance covering such events.

As of 1.1.2011 in Slovenia helmets are obliged for cyclist. From Januray 1, 2012 this law will strictly be enforced by Slovene police. Clients may hire helmets from the tour operator or bring their own.

General terms and conditions

Conclusion of the Travel Agreement
By registering, the customer undertakes to enter into a travel agreement with the tour operator. Registration shall take place in writing on the form designated for this purpose. A telephonic, oral or other form of registration with us or one of our partner agencies shall be equally binding. Registration shall be carried out by the registering party for all co-named participants. The registering party firmly agrees to these conditions of travel, including on behalf of and for the co-named participants. The agreement shall come into being upon acceptance by the tour operator or its partner agencies upon sending the booking confirmation. Subsidiary agreements and amendments to the concluded travel agreement shall require our written confirmation.

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Each tour price is per person, generally based on double bedroom occupancy (two persons sharing). In some locations participants may occupy larger rooms/suites/apartments for more than two persons. Participants signing up individually, if they wish so, will be assigned roommates of the same sex. In most tours there are a limited number of single-occupancy rooms available for those paying the extra supplement. Singles supplement will only be charged for those requiring single-occupancy rooms. Daily breakfast will be provided at the hotels. If booked extra, dinner will be provided at a standard restaurant, beverages will be provided by the clients.

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Participants
The tour operator reserves the right to refuse participation prior to or during a trip to any individual whose behavior and/or attitude interferes with the general enjoyment and well-being of other tour members and if anyone, participant or the tour operator staff, is endangered by this individual. In case any of the above mentioned happens the tour operator will not be liable to refund or pay any compensations as such. In no case is the tour operator liable to refund for unused services.

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Baggage
One piece of baggage not exceeding 20 kgs (44 lbs) per person is allowed. The company is not responsible for any loss or damage to baggage (or) belonging. However, the company will assist with any claims made.

Insurance
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