From Bled to Vintgar
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Don’t forget to bring your camera!
The Bled - Hiking Trails map will be of great help.
There is a fee for the Vintgar Gorge.
Rest stopsBled Rose Hotel
- The path through the gorge runs across galleries and bridges built into the stone walls of the gorge. If the gorge is closed, you are not allowed to enter and walk through the gorge, as it is deemed unsafe.
- The path is mostly moist or wet and requires some level of precaution on the part of the visitor.
Tips and hints
TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled
E-maila: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205
Web address: http://www.bled.si ; http://www.tnp.si
TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled
Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 5741 122
Web address: http://www.td-bled.si/
Turistično društvo Gorje
Podhom 80, SI – 4247 Zgornje Gorje
Tel: +386 (0)4 5725 266
Web address: http://www.vintgar.si/
LAKESIDE PROMENADE - PODHOM - VINTGAR - ST CATHERINE ABOVE ZASIP - ZASIP - LAKESIDE PROMENADE
Start at the Lakeside Promenade and take Grajska cesta street until you reach the Bled Rose Hotel and from there walk through the Grad settlement until you reach the crossroads with Partizanska cesta street. Follow this road to the northern ring, cross it and take the local street until you reach the railway underpass before the village of Podhom. Walk through the village and take the steep uphill road until you reach the crossroads where you take a right turn; pass the Albin Belar monument and then take another right turn on the road downhill until you get to the Radovna bridge. Cross the bridge and on the left river bank of the Radovna river you will see the Vintgar Gorge entry point. Follow the path, crossing the bridges and galleries on the way until you get to the Šum waterfall – which in turn is also the lower entrance/exit point of the gorge. Take a right uphill turn right after the chalet (signpost). You will soon get to the forest path; at the crossroads with the signpost take a left turn, and go through the woods and grasslands in the south until you reach St Catherine’s Church above Zasip. From there, take the narrow downhill paved road towards Zasip. Pass the first houses and take a left turn downwards (signpost) to get to a walking trail between houses into the village, where you reconnect with the road leading to the Lakeside Promenade in the centre of Bled.
You can take the bus, or travel by train to the nearby railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce-Bled. For more info visit our website:
The walk starts and ends at the Bled Lakeside Promenade, which is 200 m from Bled’s main bus station.
Getting thereYou can get to the starting point in Bled by car from Lesce (Ljubljana-Karavanke motorway exit) or from other regional roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.
There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here
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- Hiking shoes or sneakers and season-appropriate clothing are recommended.
- The path in the gorge winds its way by the river and is in shade the whole time. Therefore, at least one piece of warmer clothes or a parka is advisable.
- The use of sun protection is recommended on sunny days.
- In the warmer part of the year the use of tick repellent is recommended.
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