The jaw-dropping Vintgar Gorge is found a few kilometres from the town of Bled and its beautiful lake. This impressive wonder was carved by the crystal-clear river Radovna deep amidst the vertical walls of the Hom and Boršt hills.
Considered to be among the most beautiful gorges in Europe, the Vintgar Gorge is 1600 metres long and runs up to 250 metres deep. It features wooden galleries and bridges that run along the river’s waterfalls, pools and rapids, enabling visitors to explore the site in about an hour.
During the walk, about 33,5 metres above the path, you can admire the stone arch bridge of the Bohinj railway, built in 1905. With enough luck, you will see the train crossing the bridge while you are visiting the gorge.
The pathway ends at a stunning point – the picturesque 13 metres high Šum river waterfall, one of only three river waterfalls in Slovenia.
From here you can either retrace your steps on your way back or take a separate hiking trail that starts at the end of the gorge and takes you to Church of St. Catherine and back to the upper parking lot. This circular route is approximately 12 kilometres long.
The Vintgar Gorge was discovered by photographer Benedikt Lergetporer and Gorje mayor and cartographer Jakob Žumer in1891. At first impassable and inaccessible in its natural form, the gorge was regulated and opened for the public in 1893 after constructing a secure trail of wooden bridges and galleries, enabling tourists to visit this wonder of nature.
April, May 8.00 – 18.00 | June 8.00 – 18.00 | July, August 7.00 – 19.00 | September 8.00 – 18.00 | October 9.00 – 16.00
The gorge is closed during winter. Opening dates and hours may depend on the conditions of the gorge (damage caused by winter) and the weather in the spring/autumn.
Adults 10 EUR | Children 6-15 yrs 2 EUR | Children up to 6 yrs 1 EUR | Pets 3 EUR
Parking 5 EUR
Due to occupancy factor or parking TD Gorje recommends that you park in the Lip Bled – Vintgar P + R car park between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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