VENUE FOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING
WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL NATURAL SURROUNDINGS, BLED IS A JEWEL AMONG THE ALPINE RESORTS AND IS WIDELY KNOWN FOR ITS MILD CURATIVE CLIMATE AND THERMAL LAKE WATER. IN 2004 BLED CELEBRATED AN IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY: 1,000 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST MENTION OF BLED - IN THE DEED OF GIFT WITH WHICH HENRY II BESTOWED BLED AND ITS SURROUNDINGS ON THE DIOCESE OF BRIXEN.
The competitors will have the chance to experience swimming in the beautiful Lake Bled with amazing surroundings. The course is exactly 5 km long and fair to all competitors.
The open water event will start and finish in Bled Lido, just 5 minutes walk away from center of Bled.
Bled Lido is the only designated outdoor bathing area by lake Bled. Situated just below the magnificent castle rock, it has a sunny and picturesque location. Several years ago the bathing place, which boasts modern infrastructure and diverse amenities, was awarded the Blue flag as proof of its compliance with strict environmental standards.
The enclosed bathing site is 300 meters long, with a total area of over 6000 square metres and four swimming pools. There are over 1000 lockers and recently renovated toilets and showers.