The Charming Vintgar Gorge Day 1 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

vintgar gorge

got back to grand hotel toplice and check in room

very expensive hotel & very bad atrocious service will have lots to say on my blog & reviews later

then son (designated driver for this trip) drove to vintgar gorge.

a 12mins – 15mins short drive from our hotel to vintgar gorge. we parked at the carpark just outside the entrance.

a really nice walk on mostly boardwalk alongside river radovna  with its waterfalls, pools and rapids, all the way to the railway bridge & dam and sum slap (waterfall) about 2hrs walk return.

€5pax entrance fee to vintgar gorge.

completely charming place la..

start of 1.6km vintgar gorge trail

a nice ravine with waters, very relax, enchanting walk in the wilderness and fresh air with the comfort of flat trail & boardwalks.

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

wooden boardwalks.

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

wooden bridge @ vintgar gorge

wooden bridge over turquoise waters.

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

an entire, very long stretch of turquoise, greenish-blue water.

vintgar gorge

families, young & old…

stacked stones

stacked stones

take time to stack stones & meditate?

vintgar gorge

dam for small Vintgar hydroelectric power plant under the Šum waterfall.

nearing the end, we came to the dam for small Vintgar hydroelectric power plant under the Šum waterfall.

single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway

a single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway, constructed in 1906, which crosses the gorge 33.5 m above the trail.

single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway

 

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

13m high slap (waterfall) sum

we came to a rest stop & hut and a bridge overlooking the 13m high slap (waterfall) sum below. 🙂

13m high slap (waterfall) sum

we found the flight of steps by the trail turning right just before the hut & opposite direction from the bridge & walked down the the  slap (waterfall) sum.

vintgar gorge

vintgar gorge

stacked stones

stacked stones

stacked stones

stacked stones

stacked stones

stacked stones

admired more stacked stones as we retraced the path back.

vintgar gorge

on the way back, it was nearing 6pm, we deicded to go to bled castle on the way. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Visitors information

Working hours:
The Vintgar gorge is open for visitors from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Parking
At the entrance there is a free parking for visitors.

Coordinates for navigation
latitude: 46,3920°
longitude: 14,0844°

An easy 12 mins drive from Bled

 

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