The Vintgar Gorge, carved out by the Radovna river, is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. The area of the gorge belongs to the Triglav National Park
Vintgar is a narrow, naturally impassable gorge formed by a river breaking through a massive stack of limestone and starting to carve out the riverbed. Vintgar is 1,600 metres long. It ends with the picturesque Šum waterfall, the biggest river waterfall in Slovenia. The Radovna river makes its way in jumps and rapids and tends to calm down in clear stream pools. The Šum waterfall has been known for some time, but the rest of the Vintgar Gorge was inaccessible until 1891. At that point, a tourist path was made with a grand opening in 1893. The Vintgar Gorge has been managed by the Gorje Tourism Association for some time now. Along the Vintgar Gorge, the round-trip hiking experiences also include a viewpoint at the rim of Hom hill at St Catherine’s Church above Zasip. This is a popular walking destination and at the same time, a place with one of the most stunning views of Bled, Jelovica, Radovljica basin and part of the Karavanke mountain range.
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.
TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205
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/
There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here