Thursday 7 September 2023

Vintgar Gorge Walk, near Lake Bled, Slovenia


Lined with wooden board walks, the 1.6km Vintgar Gorge is a very scenic stretch of the Radovna River, complete with waterfalls, pools and white water rapids. If you are coming from Lake Bled, you can take a shuttle bus or a taxi to reach the gorge and then the entry ticket is about €10 per adult (unless you have bought a local attractions/green transport card). But it is well worth the hassle and the expense, particularly if you visit outside the high season when it isn't too busy. At the end of the boardwalks, it is short path to the 13 metre Šum river waterfall. From this point, you can hike the picturesque 5km or so back to Bled, following a trail through an atmospheric wooded hill top and then down minor roads back towards the lakeside town.