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Driving Ljubliana to Lake Bled early May - don't want altitude

Hello -
I'll be in Slovenia in early May. From Ljubliana I'd like to drive to see Lake Bled, then proceed somehow to the Karst, Skocjan Caves, then Piran (drop car then until continue into Croatia).
My question is this: I don't want to do steep mountain drives at all - no chance of snow etc. I can't determine what the road to Lake Bled is like. Is it at relatively low altitude - no mountain passes, etc.? (I do know Lake Bled is 1500').
Then - is there a way to get from Bled to the Karst area without Julian Alps driving? It looks like I might need to double back to Ljubliana then take A-1 into the Karst. I don't mind doubling back from Bled, but is there another scenic, non-mountainous way to get to the Karst from Bled?

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You would have to go really high up to encounter snow in early May, but no, there are no mountain drives between Ljubljana and Lake Bled, or Lake Bohinj for that matter, you're essentially just driving up the valley to Bled and the further up the valley to Bohinj.

As for getting from Bled to the Karst area, no, there are no straight non-mountainous ways of getting there short of the highway or the adjacent regional road that runs along it, it's actually pretty direct and the most logical route if you look at a topographic map.

The only reasonable non-mountainous alternative to taking the highway is taking the car train (link) from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soci and then drive south to the Karst from there, but you'll be going under the mountains in a tunnel and the Soca Valley south of Most na Soci isn't as nice as the part of the valley to the north - Kobarid, Bovec, etc. It's still quite scenic, but the A1 highway has its scenic parts, too.