A short vacation in Slovenia - Vintgar Gorge, lake Bled and Bohinj (1st day)
I spent a long weekend with my girlfriend in Slovenia at lake Bled. It’s one of the most beautiful place in this country and a popular tourist destination. There is a lot of possibility to hike, ride a bike, to go boating, have nice walks, visiting a castle, going to restaurants, rafting, beach – what else do you need for a memorable vacation?
Our first day was filled with traveling. We drove by car to Slovenia. We avoided the highways because we wanted to see the small Slovenian towns and villages on the way. That's how we got to Ptuj. It was our first stop in the country where we had a very tasty lunch in a small restaurant on the banks of the river Drava.
After lunch we continued driving to our destination. We rent an apartment in a small village next to Bled. It was a very clean and well-equipped apartment in Zasip. Zasip had a good location because it is close to everything - to Bled, to the lake, to the forest, to the canyon Vintgar, etc. So you could choose as you like that you drive your car, you have a nice walk, or take a bike for this short routes.
On the first day we arrived in the evening, so we only had time for dinner in the local restaurant.
Next morning we went to visit the Vintgar Gorge. It is a 1,6 km canyon carved by the river Radovna. It is a very nice walk in the Vintgar Gorge among the big rocks. The water of the river Radovna had beautiful blue and green colors. There were a lot of ponds and rapids on the river. Check my photos because they show you more than words.
After the Vintgar Gorge we went back to our apartment and had a quick lunch.
In the afternoon we drove to the lake Bled to have a nice walk on the shore of the lake. The lake Bled is a small but one of the most popular lake in Slovenia. It was very fabolous and picturesque. The lake with the blue water among the mountains and forests.
There was another beautiful lake in this area, the lake Bohinj. It’s the largest natural permanent lake of Slovenia. It’s not so far away from Bled, it’s about 25 km (20 mins by car). We had time this afternoon so we went to lake Bohinj and we took a short walk on the shore of the lake.