8th September – 12th September
Having spent the previous day cycling, we decided to have a ‘rest’ on our next day, and took advantage of a drop off from our hostel at the Vintgar Gorge. The Vintgar Gorge is a 1.6km long gorge that has been carved out by the Radovna River. We snaked our way along the path through the gorge, past rapids, vibrant blue/green pools and 50-100m high canyon walls.
After our visit to the Gorge, we then hiked up the short but steep path to what is known as the best lookout point over Lake Bled. I think I agree, it was pretty damn good.
For our last full day in Lake Bled we again decided to hire bikes and explore the countryside. This time we headed for the Krma valley further into the Triglav National Park.
The valley is in the Julian Alps, and is the longest in the National Park. It was carved out by glaciers. The ride to get there took us through some small towns, along a river and through some beautiful woodland. It was a reasonably long ride, and the gradual uphill on the way there meant I was almost going to give up. But after 24 km we made it, and the view at the end was incredible. Needless to say the slight downhill most of the way home was a welcome relief.