2020
world
rowing
senior, under 23, junior championships
16 – 23 AUGUST 2020
2020
world rowing

senior, under 23, junior championships

16 – 23 AUGUST 2020
SLOVENIA
THE GREEN GARDEN OF EUROPE
Slovenia is situated on the crossroads of four European landscape units – the Alps, the Pannonian Plain, the Dinaric Mountains and the Mediterranean. The country’s unforgettable and unique features are created through the intertwinement of these landscapes. Picturesque Slovenia invites you to indulge in the beautiful landscape, good wine and culinary delights. You can set out to discover the underground Karst world, take a ride in a boat on the sea, rivers or lakes, discover the landscape by riding a white Lipizzaner horse, set out into the mountains by bicycle or on foot, taste wines, …
  • Area 20,273 km2
  • Population 2,062,874
  • Capital city Ljubljana
  • Language Slovene, also Italian and Hungarian in parts of Slovenia with national minorities
  • Currency Euro

    Important dates
    Independence 25 June 1991
    Member of EU 1 May 2004
    Introduction of the Euro 1 January 2007

SLOVENIA
THE GREEN GARDEN OF EUROPE

Slovenia is situated on the crossroads of four European landscape units – the Alps, the Pannonian Plain, the Dinaric Mountains and the Mediterranean.
The country’s unforgettable and unique features are created through the intertwinement of these landscapes. Picturesque Slovenia invites you to indulge in the beautiful landscape, good wine and culinary delights. You can set out to discover the underground Karst world, take a ride in a boat on the sea, rivers or lakes, discover the landscape by riding a white Lipizzaner horse, set out into the mountains by bicycle or on foot, taste wines, …

  • Area 20,273 km2
  • Population 2,062,874
  • Capital city Ljubljana
  • Language Slovene, also Italian and Hungarian in parts of Slovenia with national minorities
  • Currency Euro

    Important dates
    Independence 25 June 1991
    Member of EU 1 May 2004
    Introduction of the Euro 1 January 2007

 

 

The God or the Mother Nature, as you take it, at the time of the creation of Lake Bled some fourteen thousand years ago could have no clue, how ideal this lake will be for the rowing sports. The regattas are happening here from 1905 on, many things changed since then, but the Lake Bled keeps attracting the rowing world and we locals, will do anything to remain like that.

Janez Fajfar, Mayor of Bled

It is strongly advised that participants fly to the Ljubljana Airport, which is an international airport only 25-minute drive from Bled.

Buses and trains to Slovenia run every day from numerous European cities.

Because of Slovenia’s central position in Europe, it is easily accessible by car. 

postojnska
Postojna cave

Postojna, Slovenia

bohinj
Lake Bohinj

Bohinj, Slovenia

piran
Gulf of Piran

Piran, Slovenia

BLED

A JEWEL AMONG THE ALPS

THE ROWING COURSE IN THE
CENTRE OF BLED

The Rowing Course on Lake Bled is in an amazing and quite unique position. The centre of thetown of Bled, all the entire infrastructure, hotels, restaurants and shops are situated on the lake shore itself as well as around the Rowing Course. Participants will be able to access the Rowing Course as well as all the other places of interest within walking distance.
The competitors start their race to the finish line with a stroke of their oars in the heart of a tourist venue, literally under the balconies of the luxurious hotels and coffeehouses, which is definitely very pleasant for the athletes and attractive for the viewers.
The unique island in the middle of the lake with the church is the bulwark and acts as a boundary to the course and, at the same time, a viewpoint of the course and the competitions. The fact that Bled Castle is watching over the lake and the course from a mighty rock is soothing. And it is also practical as it offers a magnificent view of the entire rowing course – from start to finish.

The eternal allure of Bled lies in its magical lake, a shimmering body of crystal-clear water embraced by a necklace of snowcapped Alpine peaks. Atop the lake reigns Slovenia’s only island, crowned by a 15thcentury chapel safely guarding its wishing bell, while high above it broods a mighty medieval castle.
Visitors to Bled are inspired by its mild
climate, fresh air, plentiful sunshine, clean water and tranquil serenity and charmed by the time-honoured ‘pletna’ boats that slowly glide across the lake. Horse-drawn carriages add to the town’s traditional flair, while the delicious cream cakes have also
passed into Bled folklore, having been baked

here since 1953, when the original recipe was invented.
Bled and its surrounding area, much of which falls within the Triglav National Park, ensure plentiful opportunities for spending an active day in the great outdoors, including golf on one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, white-water rafting, cycling and hiking. Recently, Bled’s ambitious and cosmopolitan chefs, who like to give new interpretations to the typical traditional dishes of the area, have managed to establish themselves among the very best in the country, thus adding to the pleasures of
visiting Slovenia’s Alpine pearl.