Is Camping Bled value for money
Lake Bled is one of Europe’s most iconic sights. This small lake (only 2km x 1.4km) is heated due to it’s nearby thermal springs… so swimming is an option for active families. There’s also the iconic island and a medieval castle clinging to the cliffs with the backdrop of the Julian Alps to enjoy too!
This is our second visit (see our earlier blog post here) after enjoying some of Slovenia’s other treats last year including Piran, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and it’s capital Ljubljana. But we only had a day to spare this time enroute to Austria… so where better than Lake Bled!
Having used our ‘out of season’ ACSI card across Europe, we’ve become accustomed to good value campsites at reasonable prices. Sometimes it irks us that we pay at least 7 Euros more due to having 2 children in the van too (so a 15 Euros/night campsite soon becomes more than 22 Euros…) but by and large it does keep costs down. Especially as we’re trying to live on 50 Euros a day and give our girls lots of roadschooling opportunities.
- But with loosely allocated pitches pretty much made up by those staying there (with some motorhomes taking huge acreage for dune buggies, bikes, scooters etc)… it proved a fruitless task to find two pitches close enough to get electricity
- Add in very average sanitary blocks or ‘site wide’ wifi which proves to be non-existent and a play area where all the fun activities (i.e trampolines) all cost extra
It just doesn’t really offer ‘value for money’ especially as next to the entrance lies a ‘lake side’ parking area (see below pictures) that you could stay overnight for 10 Euros (8pm to 8am). Next time, we’ll certainly opt for this as those lake views are well worth the drive there
LOCATION – Camping Marina (next to Krka National Park in Croatia (13 Euros all year)
FACILITIES – Camping La Marina (next to Elche in Spain (22 Euros a night including water park/spa)
LOCATION – La Roque Gageac in France (great aire next to the Dordoge, 15 Euros)
FACILITIES – Turiscampo in Portugal (23 Euros a night)
But despite this little ‘hiccup’ you really can’t deny it’s got a phenomenal view! Truly spectacular! and just part of the learning curve when taking a European Roadtrip….
A great day and one that we can’t thank Slavica Sterk enough for organising with her fellow Slovenian colleagues… Thanks Adria UK and Adria Mobil!!!!!!
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