About the Gorge

The Radovna river cuts the Vintgar gorge deep between the hills of Hom and Boršt. The gorge is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. It was discovered in 1891 by Mr. Jakob Žumer, mayor of Gorje, and Mr. Benedikt Lergetporer, a cartographer and photographer from Bled. Both were amazed by the beauty and the mysterious character of the natural attraction. Local people, however, have always viewed the gorge with awe and respect. In 1893 the gorge was opened to the public. Constructing a secured tourist trail through the wild gorge was a demanding and an extremely dangerous task. The roar of the fettered Radovna river echoes along the 1.600 meter long gorge, full or small waterfalls, rapids and erosion potholes where the river briefly slows down its pace. Trails, narrow passages and bridges lead a visitor to the end of the gorge, which is marked by the magnificent, 16 meter high waterfall Šum, the highest fluvial waterfall in Slovenia.

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And who would be a better fit for this mission than Robert Pokovec, who won the Red Bull Upstream in 2011 and Austrian Dominik Hernler, who took second place that year. Both athletes tried out in Vintgar Gorge before traveling to the famous Soca River, which fascinates with its beauty. Despite freezing water temperatures the two riders had a great time in both locations.


April 25, 2016

Vintgar Gorge open for visitors!
Welcome to the world of waterfalls of river Radovna.

Information for visitors

Opening hours
The Gorge is open every day from 8.00 to 19.00.

There is a free parking area available in front of the entrance to the Gorge.

Road navigation coordinates
latitude: 46,3920°
longitude: 14,0844°

A maintenance contribution price:


4 €

children 6 - 15 years

2 €

Children under 6 years

0,80 €


3 €

Student group (more than 10 people)

2,5 €

Adult group (more than 10 people)

3 €

Paying possible only with cash.


We don't accept credit cards.


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