{Travel} Visiting Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge

Vintgar Gorge is one of the rapidly growing tourist attractions in Slovenia. It is carved by the River Rodovna, about four (4) kilometres from the popular tourist destination Lake Bled. Slovenia is a country known as the green country of Europe. Every thing about Slovenia is relaxing and Slovenians love the great outdoors as do many Eastern Europeans.

I visited Slovenia for the first time last year December, it prompted me to start the #Take12Trips travel challenge. During my first visit I went as far as Ljubljana and explored only this capital city. I enjoyed my 24hrs in the city so much that I was looking forward to returning during the warmer months.

Imagine my delight when after answering an ad for bloggers to visit Slovenia, I was informed I had been chosen. Because I hadn’t expected to me accepted and offered all expenses paid trip (excluding flights) I hadn’t prepared. I ended up booking days off from work at last-minute and flights two nights before departure. To say I was totally stressed out was an understatement but thankfully the host BigBerry were very welcoming and organised.

Arriving in Slovenia I was pretty tired, I had woken up too early for the airport and stressed about work. It didn’t help that upon arrival, we went straight to Bled Castle then to Vintgar Gorge. The tour of Bled Castle was nice but it was nothing compared to Vintgar Gorge and its spectacular views. Do you ever has those moments where you’re dead tired but seeing something just awakens you? Well whether you do or not, I experienced that the moment I saw Vintgar Gorge.

A little history

Vintgar Gorge was discovered in 1891  Jakob Zumer and friends. It wasnt until a few years later when the Gorge was opened to the public due to tourism in Bled. The Gorge is 1.6 km long carving its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills. The Vintgar gorge has two man-made sights; stone bridge of the Bohinj railway and the dam.

The path through Vintgar gorge leads along the wooden bridges, galleries and rushing river Radovna through the picturesque gorge, which measure 1600m and ends with 26-metre waterfall Šum.

Though I can not give the specifics of how to get there, I know Vintgar Gorge is 4kms from Bled walking. It costs about 4euros per adults and its open from April throughout the summer (not sure about winter). There are tour buses from Bled to Vintgar Gorge so I would avoid most tourist times of 11am till 1pm.

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  1. November 8, 2016 / 2:35 am

    Pictures look amazing!!! what a beautiful place to visit!!!

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:26 am

      It sure is amazing

  2. Kara
    November 6, 2016 / 7:59 am

    The colour of that water is stunning – what a beautiful place to visit

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:26 am

      I know right, its amazing

  3. Annie Brooks
    November 5, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Never been but this looks and sounds amazing. Would love to visit.

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:25 am

      It’s an amazing place to visit in Slovenia so go for it if an apportunity presens itself

  4. Kira L Curtis
    November 5, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    This looks and sounds so amazing! I really want to do some travelling soon so this has been added to the list!

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:25 am

      I think if you can a chance to visit, go for it

  5. November 4, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Oh wow what a beautiful place to visit! I need to go on more holidays

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:25 am

      It is beautiful and sublime

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:24 am

      Aww thanks Stella

  6. November 4, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I’ve never even heard of vintgar gorge, but it is stunning. It looks like it was so tranquil and relaxing.

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:24 am

      It is all that and more

  7. Christina Pfeiffer
    November 4, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Slovenia seems to be the flavour of the month at the moment. I can see why though, it’s quite lovely. The scenery here looks so lush.

    • November 9, 2016 / 7:24 am

      I know right it’s the green country of Europe, its easy to see why

  8. Tanya Brannan
    November 4, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Wow! That was so lucky to get chosen! The photographs are amazing, it really is a beautiful place, and I would love to visit there myself. I love being beside water and find it so very calming. Thank you for showing me somewhere new to add to my bucket list! x

    • November 4, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      I am glad to hear that Tanya and thanks loads

  9. Blair Villanueva
    November 4, 2016 / 2:25 am

    Wow you are so lucky to be chosen for this familiarization bloggers trip! The place is beautiful, and no wonder this is becoming a hit. Can the tourists enjoy the waters (like to swim?).

    • November 4, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      Yes tourist could swim at the end of the falls, many people did that

  10. November 3, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    It was breathtaking, we stopped so many times to just enjoy the view them take pictures

  11. J'adore Le Décor
    November 3, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve never heard of this place before But, Wow! It sounds like it was an amazing trip! And that waterfall… nice.

    It may have started out stressful for you, but it seems to have ended well.

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      It sure did start out stressful but how it ended is what matters isn’t it.

  12. The Side Hustle Stories
    November 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Vintgar Gorge looks stunning! I’ve never been to Slovenia, but after reading this post it is definitely on my list of places to visit!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      I am glad ot have encouraged moving this to your bucketlist lol

  13. Sam Bresnahan
    November 3, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Oh wow this looks so fab! The water looks so clear, would be so awesome to see.

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:23 pm

      The water was so clear, so fresh and cooling as it was such a hot day when we hiked the Gorge

  14. Laura Dove
    November 3, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Wow that looks like an amazing place to visit! So picturesque!!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      It sure is picturesque

  15. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    November 3, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Wow how beautiful. I would love to go to a waterfall x

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      I know right. It took me a while to move from there

  16. Le Coin de Mel
    November 3, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Oh wow, your photos are gorgeous, especially the one of the waterfall. Makes me want to travel!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks so much, you should

  17. November 3, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    What a stunning place! I must put Slovenia on my travel destination list. x

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      A must my dear, a must

  18. November 3, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    That’s awesome that you were picked for the trip, I’d have been stressed so last minute but sounds like great trip x

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Sorry to hear you’ve been stressed, I know the feeling big time as I am experiencing it too

  19. November 3, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I’ve never been to Slovenia but would love to go x

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      It’s a beautiful place definitely

  20. everythingcurvyandchic
    November 3, 2016 / 11:00 am

    omg that water looks amazing

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      It was

  21. November 3, 2016 / 10:49 am

    You always visit the coolest places, I wanna go too!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Hahaha thanks Tara, I seem to do don’t I

  22. Briana Marie
    November 3, 2016 / 10:16 am

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to take a vacation!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      I know the feeling and yes its stunning

  23. November 3, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Slovenia is absolutely beautiful,have you visited their famous caves? great photos and as always a very informative post.
    Have you been to Malmo Sweden, I am waiting for you to go there so I can see if I want to visit!!:P

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Hahaha, not yet been to the caves, I missed out on that but definitely going back for them.

      Not been to Malmo Sweden but adding to my list and then I can go and share my experience

  24. November 3, 2016 / 8:55 am

    It looks so beautiful here! Definitely a place that I need to see one day.

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      And a place I hope you do

  25. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    November 3, 2016 / 8:53 am

    This just makes me want to go to Slovenia even more. The scenery is just stunning.

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      It is too amazing to miss out on

  26. Janine Good
    November 3, 2016 / 12:33 am

    How beautiful. I was in Lake Bled for my birthday, but that was in the wintertime. I think this would have been so amazing to see while there even in the winter!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      I wonder what Lake Bled looks like in winter and the Gorge too

  27. Laura
    November 3, 2016 / 12:07 am

    OM this is one of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever seen! I’d love to go here xxx

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      I know right, I am still taken in

  28. Ayesha Farhad
    November 2, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    I was showing my husband these pictures and he said he’s been here and its an absolutely amazing place! Promised me to take me to slovenia next month! Yay xx

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Awww how sweet, hold him to his word as it is such a beautiful place to visit

  29. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    November 2, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    It looks so pretty. I love it. The last Gorge I visited was in Colorado.

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      I would love to visit that Gorge too

  30. Home and Horizon
    November 2, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    What a great memory – and a great trip! Your pictures and words make me want to go!

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks lovely, it is still fresh on my mind

  31. Kathryn
    November 2, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I’ve never thought to go to Slovenia but it looks beautiful xx

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      I didn’t even until one day I just went. It definitely is amazing place

  32. jigsawparenting
    November 2, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    oh wow this place looks amazing what beautiful pictures – Its so tranquil and looks peaceful

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      It sure is amazing, definitely picturesque

  33. Jayne
    November 2, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful place.
    Would love to visit here, it looks so pretty and tranquil x

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      You should visit if you ever get a chance

  34. November 2, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Oh my goodness what an absolutely stunning place to visit – I don’t think I would ever want to leave. x

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      I definitely struggled, it took a lot for me to leave

  35. Little Steps
    November 2, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Looks amazing. Reminds me a bit of the gorge in Devon (can’t remember the name!). Would love to visit Slovenia too. x

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      I am yet to visit Devon so can not compare lol but its amazing

  36. November 2, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    The pictures make it look amazing, its not somewhere I have thought of but my partner has mentioned it in the past. Adult trip away I think

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      The beauty about Slovenia is almost everywhere is child friendly

  37. Paula
    November 2, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Never been to Slovenia, but this looks so nice that need to put it on my places to go list! Thanks for the tip 🙂

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Absolutely Paula, definitely had it to your list

  38. Sheri
    November 2, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    It is very lovely over there, wow, the area you were in was able to allow you to get some very lovely shots!

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      I know the feeling, it sure was

  39. November 2, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    This is so pretty! Everything is so green. Gorgeous area!

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Its the green central of Europe 🙂

  40. Melanie Edjourian
    November 2, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    It looks very picturesque there I love the pictures of the water and the various colours they look great.

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      It is so picturesque, it leaves you relaxed but wanting more too

  41. November 2, 2016 / 11:31 am

    The colour of the water is incredible! I have never even considered Slovenia as a destination to visit but it is stunning. I’m going to investigate more!

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      It sure is stunning and unbelievably gorgeous

  42. Sarah | The Urban Wanderer
    November 2, 2016 / 10:31 am

    One of my best friends s going to Slovenia on his honeymoon and I have been pinning like crazy since I started looking into it more. The Vintar Gorge sounds just up my street for a nice hike and wander. Your photos make it look really enticing! 😀 x

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Awww I am so jealous already, you should so go and visit if you get a chance

  43. LaaLaa
    November 2, 2016 / 10:06 am

    The water, I love the shades – gorgeous. Looks very tranquil here and that waterfall – gorge xo

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      It is so tranquil, so enjoyable

  44. Clairejustineo
    November 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Oh wow, it looks amazing here. Beautiful pictures, love how clear the water is! I would love to take a walk around here now with my camera 🙂

    • November 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      It is such an amazing and relaxing place, photo worthy all over

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