VINTGAR GORGE

 

Vintgar Gorge, carved by Radovna River, is located near Gorje, approximately 4 kilometres north-west from Bled. The 1.6-kilometre long gorge is carved amidst the glorious vertical walls of Hom and Boršt hills, and it is highlighted by the Radovna River and its waterfalls, pools and rapids. A study trail runs across the gorge and the wooden bridges as well as Žumer galleries, which ends with the mighty 13 metres high Šum river waterfall, one of the three river waterfalls in Slovenia. Vintgar Gorge is the nearest point to entering Triglav National Park from Bled.

 

Origin of the name according to one version, the name Vintgar originates from the German name Weingarten – according to the vineyards in the nearby Podhom; another story says that the name origins from the shape of the gorge, resembling a wine glass. Other similar gorges in Slovenia also got their names after Bled Vintgar, i.e. Iški vintgar, Ribniški vintgar in Srednja vas in Bohinj, and Bistriški vintgar near Slovenske Konjice.

 

 

Experience:

- Walk through the gorge and admire waterfalls, pools, erosion pots and other masterpieces of nature.
- See the Šum Waterfall from the upper and lower panoramic platform.
- Admire the stone bridge of the Bohinj Railway and wait for the train.

 

For more information about the region, please click on -> Bled Tourist Board