Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), Bled

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Cut deep between two hills overgrown with beech forests, Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) is full of small waterfalls, rapids, and erosion potholes. Cartographer and photographer Benedikt Lergetporer and mayor of Gorje Jakob Zumer discovered the gorge in 1891. Walk along the tourist path with narrow passages, wooden bridges, and galleries, constructed on the rocks in 1893. Listen to the roar of Radovna River echoing along the 1.6 km (1 mi) long gorge marked at the end by a waterfall plunging 16 m (52 ft). The gorge also features two manmade attractions: an arched stone railway bridge from 1906 and a dam. When you reach the end of the gorge, walk back across the meadows passing St. Catherine's church. Put Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) and other Bled attractions into our Bled tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The Gorge is located near the town of Bled, is surrounded by high rock walls. There is a lot of greenery, crystal clear water, the fish swim. The route is not severe, I recommend comfortable shoes. In the morning it is still chilly-near 20 degrees, you might want to go early because the wheel 11 hours is already a crowd and a long queue to checkout.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We arrived around 11:00 AM and ended up queuing for around 30 mins to get a ticket for entry. The Gorge was very nice although just too busy to enjoy, it was almost like Domino's all the way through. ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We arrived by 1030am which was too late as we were moving through the gorge in a long queue. They open at 7am so I would recommend arriving as early as possible. Pls note you can by tickets from the i...  more »

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