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Mostnica Gorge

Gorge · Upper Carniola · 607 m · open
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Erozijski lonci
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Erozijski lonec
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
The Mostnica Gorge was formed due to water erosion of the surface and because of that we can see the erosion potholes all over the mostnica gorge and the little rock "elephant".
Potholes are the most visible erosion forms in the Mostnica Gorge. These are various round basins in the river bed, which usually contain sand and small stones. The energy of the water swirls the stones around and widens as well as deepens the potholes. One opening in the rock between two water-carved potholes is very interesting, forming a natural window with rocky arch resembling an elephant's trunk.

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Public transport

Bohinj is accessible by regular bus transfers and by train from Bled or Most na Soči (Nova Gorica).

Erosion potholes and the rock elephant is accessible only by foot (starting point bus station: Stara Fužina) 

Getting there

You start exploring from Stara Fužina (all routes are marked):

  • from the church of St. Paul,
  • from the center of the village past Zois Manor or
  • from the parking lot at Vorančkovca.


Parking spaces are located:

  • parking lot Voranjčkovca (direction Blato)
  • parking at the church of St. Paul (max 2 hours)
  • parking at the cultural home in Stara Fužina (max 1 hour)


46.300813, 13.886096
46°18'02.9"N 13°53'09.9"E
33T 414216 5128073
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