Bled and Vintgar Gorge

Taken on Our Sunset Walk Around Lake Bled – Slovenia

We arrived at lake Bled just on dark and parked the Hymermobile at Camping Bled EUR 18 per night.

Vintgar Gorge

We awoke to a cold morning but with clear blue skies. A couple we met in Italy told us that if we were going to Bled then you mustn’t miss Vintgar Gorge. What a great piece of advice. 

After using the internet for a while we left our campsite and drove 6k or so to the top of the Vintgar Gorge. There is a small cafe at each end of the walk where you can pay the entry fee of EUR 3.

Walking through the Vintgar Gorge was wonderful and the photos cannot do it justice. The Radovna river has cut the gorge through steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. It was first discovered in 1891 and was opened to the public in 1893. 
The roar of the river echoes along the 1.6k gorge as you follow it along on wooden walkways and bridges fixed to the steep walls.

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Vintgar Gorge – Slovenia

The colour of the water is an iridescent green and turquoise and the pools full of fish (rainbow trout?) waiting for food after each waterfall. Every now and again we stoped just to watch the fish rising and feeding on the surface. An amazing walk and just the sort of thing we love to do.

We decided to return to Lake Bled and stay another night here. So we could take a stroll around lake Bled at sunset. This is a romantic place with a clear emerald green lake, picture postcard church on a tiny island, medievil castle clinging to a rocky cliff, and some of Slovenias highest mountains as a backdrop.

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Lake Bled – Slovenia

Bled Castle is the oldest in Slovenia first mentioned in deeds in 1011. The Church of the Assumption is on the small island in lake Bled and can be reached by gondola.

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