25-28 MAY 2023



Bled will host the 2023 European Rowing Championships from 25 till 28 May 2023.

Venue: Bled Rowing Center, Zupančičeva ulica 9, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenia.

Logo 2023 European Rowing Championships

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 and has hosted the World Cup in 2010 and 2015. Bled has successfully hosted 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

The organization of top-level regattas has contributed to the expansion of the sports facilities, the new finish tower, the grandstands and the boathouse area have also been renovated before the 2011 World Championships.

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

The lake is fair to all

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 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.

Discover Slovenia, the host of 2023 European Rowing Championships!

Diversity within short distances

Slovenia might be among the smaller countries in the world, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its diversity. In fact, this green country (over 60% is forested) is the only European country where the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain meet. This results in immense diversity within short distances, which comes in handy, as it will take you only two hours to drive from the capital to the most remote corners of the country. Here, you’ll find a number of things to do, including active holidays and exploring nature, pampering at spa resorts, cultural spots and superb gastronomy and wines. What all these exciting experiences have in common is sustainability, which is reflected in care for the environment, tradition and taking care of the well-being of the locals and visitors alike.

Iztok Medja, Slovenian Tourist Board

Official programme



Wednesday, 24 May, 18:00

 Opening ceremony (free entrance)

Thursday, 25. May; 09:00 – 13:30

Heats & Repechages
Friday, 26 May; 09:00 – 16:00Heats & Repechages
Saturday, 27 May; 10:00 – 15:00Semi-Finals, Finals

Sunday, 28 May; 09:15 – 14:00

Semi-Finals, Finals

More detailed programme is available here.


The venue will be closed for transportation.

There are several possibilities to come to Boathouse area (for teams) and to Finish area (for visitors):

  • walking (20 – 30 min walk from Bled Centre)
  • by bicycle  
  • organized shuttle transportation

Shuttle transportation for visitors will operate according to the prearranged schedule from Bled Bus station and Bled Park & Ride stop (Rečiška cesta 2, Bled) to Finish Area.



The average past temperature in the time of the Championships was between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius. For more information you can follow weather forecast of Slovenian Environmental Agency.

Photo: Vid Rotar


The Slovenian Rowing Federation and the Organizing Committee have taken numerous steps to ensure that the Championships are conducted in a sustainable manner. These measures will significantly reduce our carbon footprint and help to promote environmental awareness and responsibility among our participants and spectators. Among other things, we have committed ourselves to taking the following measures:

          We will use two electric vans for transportation in the vicinity of the lake;

          Representatives of the World Rowing Federation will be using electric vehicles;

          A third of all escort vehicles on the water will be electrically powered;

          Parking will not be allowed along the lakeshore;

          We will promote riding bicycles (special rental offers) and arriving at the venue on foot;

          The implementation of the Championships will involve the local population and service providers, local societies (folklore and firefighters at medal ceremonies) and volunteers from the local rowing club.

The Rowing Federation of Slovenia will also receive the Water from the Tap certificate, thus joining the group of environmentally conscious organizations that strive to protect the environment and human health. 


We welcome all interested exhibitors to contact us at info@bledrowing.com.


Entries and Accreditation

Please contact European/World Rowing for entries and accreditation.
e-mail: registration@worldrowing.com


If you are still looking for team accommodation, please urgently contact accommodation@bledrowing.com.


Meal times at the hotels are scheduled by the hotels – please check
with the hotel to confirm the arrangements.

Lunches at the hotels can be ordered and cancelled one day in advance until 16:00 hrs at the Accommodation Office in the Boathouse Area.



Lunch will be provided for an additional  charge of 25 EUR every day in the Boathouse Area. You need to order lunch in advance until 16:00 hrs here.

Opening hours:
23 May 2023 – 28 May 2023
11:30 hrs -15:00 hrs





Transportation from and to Ljubljana (Jože Pučnik Airport and Ljubljana Train Station) is free for all the teams that booked official accommodation. You can order transportation via online form here no later than 15 May 2023

Transportation from other nearby airports (Klagenfurt, Trieste, Venice, Graz, Salzburg, Zagreb or Villach Train Station) can be also ordered, however is subject to additional charges and must be paid in advance.

For more information, please contact  transport@bledrowing.com


Shuttle transportation from official hotels will be organized.

The Shuttle bus service will run between 23 – 28 May 2023.
On Monday, 22 May, Shuttle bus can be reserved on demand and is subject to  additional payment.

Shuttle bus service will be running on the pre-arranged schedule on the route from Town Centre to the Venue and back.
Central pick up point for all the hotels (Toplice, Rikli Balance, Savica, Lovec, Park, Union, Astoria, Bled Rose) in Town Centre is the bus stop by the Sports Hall.

Please send the venue transportation request one day in advance by 16:00hrs via online form.

Teams staying at hotel Ribno Alpine Resort will be picked up 10 min before the scheduled departures and brought to the main pick up point, from where they will continue their journey to the Venue.

Teams staying at the pension Jazz will be picked up 10 minutes after the scheduled departures.

How to get to Bled

Because of Slovenia’s central position in Europe, the access to Slovenia is quite easy.

BY AIR: Ljubljana Airport is only 25-minutes drive from Bled. Also possible airports are Zagreb (2 hours), Klagenfurt (1 hour) or Trieste (1 hour 40 minutes)

BY TRAIN OR BY BUS: Buses and trains to Slovenia run every day from numerous European cities.

BY CAR: Because of Slovenia’s central position in Europe, Bled is easily accessible by car.


Accreditation for media must be requested at World Rowing.

The official media hotel will be the Bohinj Eco Hotel. Bookings should be done directly with the hotel by email mice@bohinj-eco-hotel.si using code ERCH Bled 2023. The deadline is Sunday, 16 April.

More information: media@bledrowing.com




Wednesday, 24 May, 18:00

 Opening ceremony (free entrance)

Thursday, 25. May; 09:00 – 13:30

Heats & Repechages
Friday, 26 May; 09:00 – 16:00 Heats & Repechages
Saturday, 27 May; 10:00 – 15:00 Semi-Finals, Finals

Sunday, 28 May; 09:15 – 14:00

Semi-Finals, Finals

More detailed programme is available here.



  Price per ticket
The 4 full days Rowing Family Grandstand Ticket:  120 €
Deadline for the 4 full days Rowing Family Grandstand Ticket purchase is 30 April 2023!
Daily ticket (Thursday, Friday) 25 €
Daily ticket (Saturday, Sunday) 45 €

Local shuttle from Bled Center to the venue is included in the price of the tickets.

All prices are per ticket per day. Price for one person.

*Children aged up to 7 have free admission to te venue, children from 7 – 14 years have a 50% discount. The child’s identity card is required when buying a ticket.

  • Prices are per person and for a specific day.
  • All tickets include free parking and transportation to the venue.
  • Discounts are mutually exclusive.
  • VAT is included in the ticket price. The organiser reserves the right to change ticket prices if the amount of VAT changes.
  • Multi-day tickets are not transferable.
  • The P4 full days Rowing Family Grandstand Ticket is valid for all competition days (May 25 – 28, 2023)
  • Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • In case of cancellation of the event, the buyer will be fully refunded the purchase cost. Refund in case of ban, cancellation or postponement of the event – refund of the purchase cost.
  • In the event of a ban, cancellation or postponement of the event, the organiser will refund the purchase price to the buyers in full, unless otherwise specified in writing.
  • Minor or justified changes in the implementation of the programme are reserved. In case of cancellation, change of the event date or change of the programme, additional costs that the consumer may incur (e.g. travel costs, hotel costs, point of sale costs, delivery costs, payment costs) will not be reimbursed.


Shuttle transportation is free of charge for all ticket holders.


Bled Central Bus StationStadium P+R Finish Area


BLED Stadium P+R: Address Rečiška cesta 2, Bled.

*The Organising Committee has the right to adapt schedule if needed.

** Operates from 25 May – 27 May, but not on Sunday, 28 May

*** Stadium P+R (Rečiška cesta 2, Bled)

**** Bus will have Bled Rowing sign. The driver can request to show the ticket at the entrance.


For inquiries about the prices and booking conditions, please contact our Accommodation Office.

About Bled

Bled probably has the most beautiful rowing course in the World.

The best European rowers will compete on one of the most beautiful rowing courses in the world and a traditional rowing venue. The center of the town of Bled with hotels, restaurants, shops and all other relevant infrastructure is situated on the lake shore itself and around the rowing course. Participants will be able to access the Rowing Center and all other places of interest within walking distance.

About Slovenia

Slovenia is thrilled to welcome all spectators of the European Rowing Championships to explore our beautiful country. With its picturesque landscapes, stunning natural wonders, and rich cultural heritage, Slovenia offers a plethora of exciting experiences for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to hike in the Julian Alps, explore the charming streets of Ljubljana, or indulge in our delicious local cuisine, Slovenia has something for everyone. We hope you take the time to explore and make unforgettable memories during your visit. Welcome to Slovenia!




General information: info@bledrowing.com

Accommodation: accommodation@bledrowing.com

Tickets: tickets@bledrowing.com