VENUE

The venue for 2020 world rowing, senior, under 23 junior championships is at Olympic Rowing Center in Bled. It was completely renovated in 2010 for the 2011 World Rowing Championships. It offer excellent conditions for big sports events.

Olympic Rowing Center is a walking distance (15 min) from the city center. Shuttle will be available during the world championships.

Permanent facilities:

  • Changing rooms for women and men
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Gym and warm up area
  • Storage area/drop off area
  • Parking
  • Medical room
  • Catering area
  • Information Office

BOATHOUSE AREA

VENUE ADDRESS

Rowing Club Bled
Župančičeva cesta 9
4260 Bled
Slovenia

Let’s meet up in our little corner of paradise!

We have probably the most beautiful rowing course in the World

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 the town 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.

COURSE

FINISH AREA

THE LAKE IS FAIR TO ALL

The winds do not affect the rowers selectively, the lake doesn’t have large tributary streams and it also doesn’t have any currents. The water is still and very rarely choppy.

THE TRADITION OF ROWING EVENTS AND THE MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE

The Slovenian rowing tradition has been crowned with the successful organization of the European and World Championships and the World Cup competitions at Lake Bled. Bled hosted the World Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and lastly in 2011. In the last decade World Rowing Cup I took place in 2010 and 2015 and most recently the World Rowing Masters Regatta in 2017.

The Slovenian rowing tradition has been crowned with the successful organization of the European and World Championships and the World Cup competitions at Lake Bled. Bled hosted the World Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and lastly in 2011. In the last decade World Rowing Cup I took place in 2010 and 2015 and most recently the World Rowing Masters Regatta in 2017.

The organization of top-level regattas has contributed to the expansion of the sports facilities, the new finish tower, the grandstands and the boathouse have also been renovated in 2010.

Today, the Bled Rowing Centre is one of the best in the region.



  • WITH 2,120 METRES IT IS IDEAL FOR ROWING COMPETITIONS
  • A NATURAL COURSE SITUATED IN THE LAKE BASIN
  • ENABLES THE ARRANGEMENT OF SIX ROWING COURSES IN THE HEART OF THE TOURIST GEM
  • THE WALLS OF BLED CASTLE OFFER A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE COURSE FROM START TO FINISH

A UNIQUE ROWING EXPERIENCE ON AN EMERALD GEM AT THE HEART OF THE JULIAN ALPS.

Take a look at the video of World Rowing Masters Championships 2017.

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHORT VIDEO OF MAGICAL BLED

ABOUT BLED

BLED – A JEWEL AMONG THE ALPS
CREATE MEMORIES IN THE IDYLLIC ALPINE GEM

The eternal allure of Bled lies in its magical lake, a shimmering body of crystal-clear water embraced by a necklace of snow-capped Alpine peaks. Atop the lake reigns Slovenia’s only island, crowned by a 15th-century chapel safely guarding its wishing bell, while high above it broods a mighty medieval castle.

Be inspired by Bled’s mild climate, fresh air, plentiful sunshine, clean water and tranquil serenity.  Look out at the lake from a castle on a cliff, visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat, take a trip around the lake with the coachmen “Fijaker” and treat yourself with the traditional Bled cream cake.

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.

LAKE BLED – SIMPLY AMAZING

Long tradition of impressive events at the highest level. Lake Bled is a first-class rowing venue (host of four World Rowing Championships).

Bled won The Global Sport Tourism Town Award for 2017 at the World Travel Market in London in 2016. Bled delivers an integrated sports tourism town destination approach and therefore represents the potential of diverse sports experience and customer satisfaction, but above all, the vision of the sustainable touristic development of the town.

Lake Bled Among the 50 most beautiful places in the world. Lake Bled placed on the prestigious list of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Modern infrastructure

Unique benefit of access-proximity of hotels and the venue. The town of Bled, hotels, restaurants, shops, entire infrastructure and other places of interest are situated on the lake shore and within walking distance to the venue.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHORT VIDEO OF MAGICAL BLED

HOW TO REACH US?

EASY, FAST AND CONVENIENT ACCESS

SLOVENIA IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF EUROPE, AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE’S FIFTH AND ELEVENTH CORRIDOR. SLOVENIA BORDERS ITALY TO THE WEST, HUNGARY TO THE EAST, AUSTRIA TO THE NORTH AND CROATIA BECAUSE OF SLOVENIA ’S GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION, ACCESS TO THE EUROPEAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE VERY EASY, QUICK AND CHEAP. ANYBODY CAN EASILY REACH SLOVENIA BY AIR, TRAIN, BUS OR ROAD.

BY AIR

It is strongly advised that participants fly to the ljubljana airport, which is an international AIRPORT ONLY 25-MINUTE DRIVE FROM BLED.

BY TRAIN OR BUS

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

BY CAR

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

CENTRAL LOCATION

The Central-European position enables participants’ easy access and cost-effective transportation from all European countries. Bled is a world renowned alpine pearl which yearly attracts hundreds thousands of tourist from all over the world. Slovenia offers great possibilities for numerous tourist excursions due to the smallness and diversity of the area. Because of its Central European location, Slovenia is also very attractive for the pre and past Championships’ tours to Austria, Italy or to the Slovenian or Croatian coast.