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Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)
Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

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472 Reviews
Gorje , Bled, Upper Carniola, 4247

The Basics

Vintgar Gorge is one of the most popular half-day trips from Bled. The trails are family friendly, and the views are spectacular. After a hike, you can cool off in the swimming hole by the waterfall at the end of the gorge. Guided tours leave from Bled and Ljubljana and often include visits to other top local sights, such as Bled Castle and the Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Bled

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Such a wonderful experience!!
JohnMichael_H, Sep 2021
From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of the Vintgar Gorge
Bled, Slovenia is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! It's very safe with plenty of dedicated bike lanes to keep you at ease on your journey to the magnificent gorge! Well worth it!
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Great experience. Highly recommend.
MICHAEL_T, Sep 2021
From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of the Vintgar Gorge
Very nice and helpful staff at the rental shop. E-bikes were a lot of fun. Gorge tickets and the best cream cake in town from Smon were included. We rode all the way to Bled Castle.
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Exceptional Tour
Cassie_G, Sep 2021
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Excellent tour that exceeded all expectations. Our guide, Boris, was very kind and informative, and he kept everyone engaged and interested throughout the day. He was an exceptional guide, and made the day very enjoyable. The sights that we say were very beautiful, and we had plenty of time to explore each location. Highly recommend
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Beautiful Countryside
Alaa_O, Aug 2021
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Perfect tour in this beautiful area of Slovenia and the tour guide was very knowledgable on the history of the country which is always a great addition.
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Great way to see lake Bled area
Shannon_S, Sep 2021
From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of the Vintgar Gorge
Getting lost.. was fun.. we went a little off the route.. but loved riding the country side. Directors are hard in foreign language.
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Day trip to Bled
Winnietankl, Nov 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
We had a very nice day and enjoyed so much of this tour. Nadia is a great tour guide and explained everything to us. Highly recommended.
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Awesome day tour
Diane S, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Our guide Urban was an excellent tour guide giving good information with a sense of humour. The main sites we saw included gorgeous Lake Bled, glacial Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge and Skofja Loka, a charming non-touristy village. Lovely day.
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Fantastic tour
Maryse B, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Almost 11 hrs of touring. Our tour guide Primus (hope I got the name correct) was exceptionally good. It was a small group just 5 of us. Had an awesome day!
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Great way to see the countryside
Seaside551899, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
This personalized tour was a nice way to tour of the Slovenian country side. Highly recommended if the weather is good!
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Solvenia Country
awayfromhome12, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Lake Bled is beautiful and the walk to the waterfalls was amazing. When in Lake Bled be sure to get the Cream Cake, delicious. I would recommend this tour when in Slovenia.
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Astonishing places
parmezita, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Urban was the best guide ever. With a great sense of humor and the detailed info he gave about Slovenia he made the tour special. Lake Bled is stunning but Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge are just out of this World. I do however think that for the price of the tour, at least one attraction should be included, as there are extra 15 euros for the castle, 9 for Vintgar Gorge and 11 for the boat ride to Bled Island (optional but not to miss). I would also suggest more time at the Castle and Lake Bohinj.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Flat boardwalks and safety railings make this a great hike for kids.

  • Bring a swimsuit and a towel if you want to jump in the swimming hole.

  • You must pay an admission fee to enter the gorge.

  • The hiking paths are narrow and uneven; visitors with wheelchairs and strollers would have a hard time navigating the terrain.

  • There are several parking lots located near the gorge’s entrance, but they fill up fast during the summer months.

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How to Get There

Vintgar Gorge lies just over 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of Bled. The easiest way to get there is by car: Take Cesta v Vintgar to the tiny town of Podhom, continue onto Sebenje, then take the winding Podhom road to the parking lots at the entrance of the gorge. Shuttle buses to the gorge leave from the main bus station in Bled; the shuttles are small, so book your seat in advance. You can also hike or bike to the gorge or join a tour with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The Vintgar Gorge is open to the public daily from morning through evening in the spring, summer, and fall. Opening and closing dates vary each year and are based on trail conditions, so check the schedule prior to visiting. The Vintgar Gorge is immensely popular with tourists and is most crowded around midday in July and August. To avoid crowds, visit when the trail opens in the morning or within two hours of closing time.

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Other Lake Bled Attractions

Located in the foothills of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, Lake Bled looks like it belongs in a fairytale. Start your visit at the medieval Bled Castle, which is perched high on the cliffs overlooking the lake. Afterward, walk the paved path that runs along the lakeshore, hike to the Ojstrica viewpoint, or take a traditional pletna boat to the tiny island in the middle of the lake and tour the island’s lovely Baroque church.

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