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Vintgar, Zgornje Gorje, Slovenia, Lake Bled, Alpine Slovenia

Blejski Vintgar Gorge is a 1.6 km long gorge that has been carved through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills by the Radovna River and framed by steep slopes of beech forest.

Situated about 4kms from the famous Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge is just one of many stunning locations to be found in the Triglav National Park. It’s also one of the most accessible, and therefore extremely popular among visitors.

Vintgar gorge was discovered in 1891 by Mr Jakob Žumer, the mayor of Gorje, and Mr Benedikt Lergetporer, a cartographer and photographer from Bled. Both were amazed by the beauty and the mysterious character of this natural attraction. The gorge officially opened to the public in 1893. This section of the Radovna River is wild and there are several powerful rapids which thunder through and culminates at the 16m-high waterfall Šum, the highest fluvial waterfall in Slovenia. A wooden walkway with several bridges has been constructed for visitors to safely traverse the gorge and bridges lead a visitor to the end of the gorge.

The Vintgar Gorge is closed to the public during winter.

How to get to Vintgar Gorge

Coordinates for navigation

latitude: 46,3920°
longitude: 14,0844°

Entry is:

  • Adults: €10
  • Kids 6-15 years: €3
  • Kids to 6 years: €1
  • Students: €6

Getting there by car:

From Bled: from the traffic lights at the top of the hill beside Hotel Krim, head along Prešernova Cesta out past the castle on towards the village of Gorje. You’ll see signposts for Vintgar as you get closer to Gorje.

By foot:

It’s possible to walk there. From the bus station head out along Prešernova Cesta then turn on to Partizanska Cesta to Cesta v Vintgar. This will take you to Podhom, where signs show the way to the gorge entrance. To return, either go back the same way or, from Šum Waterfall, walk eastward over Hom (834m) to the ancient pilgrimage Church of St Catherine (signed ‘Katarina Bled’)

Price: Adults 10 € Seniors / Students 7 € Children 6-15 years 2 € Children up to 6 years 1 € Pets 3
Difficulty level: Easy
Additional info:

Opening hours

April, May 8.00 – 18.00
June 8.00 – 18.00
July, August 7.00 – 19.00
September 8.00 – 18.00
October 9.00 – 16.00


Personal car – 5€
Camper van – 10€
Bus – 15€

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