Circular path Šum – Blejska Dobrava – ‘Strma stran’

Trail path – past the cemetery:

You start at the main entrance to the Vintgar gorge in Podhom. At the end of the gorge is the Šum waterfall, below the waterfall is a viewing platform and from there you can continue straight on the macadam road through the forest, which climbs slightly. After a good 20-minute walk you will arrive at the parking lot under the cemetery in B/lejska Dobrava. You can refresh yourself at a bar or a nearby pub. Follow the paved road towards the core of the village with the church of St. Stefan. A village core with a bee monument has been restored at the church. From the village core, follow the road left up. At the top of the hill at the well, turn left again. The road will lead you past the houses to the end of the village and the forest path, which will take you back to the log cabin at the entrance to the gorge. This is known as the “Steep Side”, as part of the path at the top of the cliffs curves just above the gorge.  Be careful along the way and do not step too close to the edge. When you walk pay attention to the rocks which may fall, because visitors of the gorge are below you.

All trails are clearly marked on the information boards and signposts along the route.

One-way route description and directions for travel agencies:

Take guests by bus to the parking lot at the entrance to the Vintgar gorge at Podhom 80.  In case you only drop your guests off (maximum 10-minute stop), there is no need to pay parking.

The bus driver should head towards Blejska Dobrava, direction Jesenice (the shortest way across Kočna). Make sure to use the PC Črna vas bypass to the parking lot below the cemetery in Blejska Dobrava. Parking coordinates: 46°24’25.4″N 14°06’29.1″E.

The parking lot is owned by the municipality of Jesenice, to this day (January 2020) is still free of charge*. In this parking lot the guests will wait for the bus or the bus can wait for them.

There is a small restaurant with toilets next to the parking lot – Tedi bar. Just in front of the parking lot is the excellent restaurant Pri Jurču  (toilets, large terrace).

From the Šum Waterfall to the parking lot on Blejska Dobrava, there is a 1.3-kilometer long macadam road, which slightly climbs all the time and leads directly to the parking lot. Driving on the road is prohibited for all traffic (except emergency vehicles), so the route is safe.

A one-way visit to the gorge will greatly contribute to the quality of the visit and the satisfaction of the visitors.