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QSAR 2018


QSAR 2018 will take place in Rikli balance hotel (ex Hotel Golf), Bled, Slovenia.

Rikli balance hotel is situated in a beautiful park full of old trees in the very heart of Bled. Boasting magnificent views of Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Julian Alps. Modern conference centre is eqipped with all the necessary equipment for successful conferences and business meetings. The hotel offer is complemented by one of Slovenia's best wellness centres and hotel swimming pools that would best be described as pools with a view.

Rikli balance hotel

Rikli balance hotel meeting room

About Bled

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts, renowned for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air arouse pleasant feelings in visitors throughout the year, guaranteeing an ideal base or a relaxing break or an active holiday.


Bled castle

Bled attracts businessmen, artists, athletes, explorers, sport enthusiasts, the old and the young, from all over the world, enchanting them to return again and again.


Bled's is a mild, healthy sub-Alpine climate with the longest swimming season of any Alpine resort. The ridges of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke protect it from the chilly northern winds. During the summer months there is no fog. The average monthly temperature in July is 18,7°C and in January -1,2°C.

Bled in winter

View on the Bled lake

Bled basics

  • Elevation: 501 m
  • Population: 8.200
  • Average summer temperature: 18.7°C
  • Average winter temperature: 1.2°C
  • Size of lake Bled: 2,120m x 1,380m (surface area: 144 hectares)
  • Maximum lake temperature: 26ºC

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How to reach Bled

Bled is located at the foot of the Julian Alps and at the confluence of the two sources of the Sava river. It is easy to reach by car or by train.

See Bled on Google Maps.


By Car

Bled is just 4 km away from A2 highway (Karavanke-Ljubljana-Obrežje).

Good roads and short distances offer an excellent opportunity to explore the beauties of Slovenia by car. Please note that travelling with your own car requires buying a car VIGNETTE for using the highways. The vignette can be bought on the border crossings or at petrol stations all over the country. A one-week vignette can be used for short visits.
In Slovenia it is obligatory to have the day-lights turned on during the day.

Distances and aprox. travel time:

  • Ljubljana: 50 km, 35 min
  • International Airport Ljubljana (Jože Pučnik): 35 km, 25 min
  • Austrian border (Karavanke): 20 km, 15 min
  • Italian border (Rateče): 45 km, 35 min

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By Bus

With regular bus routes Bled is connected with the surrounding area and all major towns in Slovenia. There are buses driving regulary from Ljubljana to Bled (through Kranj and Radovljica). Buses are driving also from the direction of Bohinj and Jesenice.

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By Train

Bled is located on the rail track Villach (A)–Jesenice–Nova Gorica–Koper or Gorica (I).
There is a nearby Railway Station (4 km) Lesce-Bled, on the rail track Ostende (Munich–Salzburg–Villach–Ljubljana–Belgrade-Istanbul–Athens).

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By Airplane

With the airplane to the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport (LJU) in Slovenia
Distance: 35 km

With the airplane to the Klagenfurt (KLU) in Austria
Distance: 80 km

With the airplane to the Friuli Venezia Giulia (Ronchi) airport (TRS) in Italy
Distance: 170 km

With the airplane to the Zagreb international airport (ZAG) in Croatia
Distance: 200 km

With the airplane to the Salzburg W. A. Mozart airport (SZG) in Austria
Distance: 230 km

With the airplane to the Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) in Italy
Distance: 290 km

QSAR Bled 2018