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Vitgar gorge... The most intact nature of Bled in the first touristically arranged gorge in Slovenia.

 

This ravine in the immediate vicinity of Gorje, approximately 4 km north-west of Bled, was discovered by Jakob Žumer, the Major of Gorje, and the cartographer and photographer Benedikt Lergetporer in 1891.

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The natural form of the gorge was impassable, but was soon arranged and opened for public due to the tourist development of Bled which took place already in those days. Due to its natural beauty, Vintgar was classified among the more important tourist sights in Slovenia and the number of visitors increases every year. Why? We have an answer...Spending a day here was one of the smartest ideas we`ve had. Radovna river on this part is so colorful, somewhere fast and furious, somewhere so peaceful and amazing in every meter.

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The 1.6 km long Vintgar gorge carves its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills and is graced by the Radovna with its waterfalls, pools and rapids. The educational trail leads you over wooden bridges and Žumr’s galleries, and ends with a bridge overlooking the mighty 13 m high Šum waterfall.

The Vintgar gorge also includes two man-made sights. The single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway, constructed in 1906, which crosses the gorge 33.5 m above the trail, and the dam from which the water is routed to the small Vintgar hydroelectric power plant under the Šum waterfall.

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The Bled's Vintgar leaves an impression on every visitor. Its steep depths, vertical walls, rapid river beneath, vegetation and the largest waterfall in Slovenia are all intended to impress.

Entrance fee, directions, good to know

Location Gorje (Bled), Gorenjska
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 580 m
Trip duration: 1 h

Dogs are allowed to walk with you. It will take you about one hour of easy walking. You need to return back the same way, so you have a chance to take photos on your way back too. There is a cafe bar on the end of the trail, but bring water with you. If you don`t mind cold water, take your swimming suit to swim in a pool under the Šum waterfall. I didn`t and I regret.

Vintgar map

 

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