Walk 4 – the Vintgar Gorge, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.
Our walk leads you from Bled through villages and forest to the Vintgar Gorge, where you walk on boardwalks above the rushing Radovna River in this narrow and dramatic ravine. We return through more pretty villages and fields back to Bled. If its too hot for a long walk then hop on a bus to shorten the outing (bus timetables below).
Start/Finish – Bled
Distance – 10km/6.2miles
Height gain – approx 110m
Time – 2h20min
Grade – an easy walk on country roads and good paths
Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, plus there is also a 1:30 000 Bled map published by GZS
Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.
Refreshments on route – Bar at Zasip and cafe/kiosk at either end of the Gorge.
Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.
After the 50min point at Sv. Katerina make sure you enter the correct grassy clearing that is clearly signed, “Vintgar Gorge”. Added by the authors, 06-09.
Public transport – The walk can be shortened by either taking the bus to Zasip, and/or returning by bus from Vintgar.
Accommodation in Bled – Bled has a huge range of accommodation to choose from.
There are also two camping sites nearby. You will need to book in the summer months! Visit our “Holiday in Bled” page for more information.
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