Vintgar Gorge is about a mile long and easily accessible with paths and wooden walkways. Some areas get quite narrow, making it difficult to pass oncoming hikers. Around every corner is a pleasant surprise ranging from roaring rapids to peaceful emerald green pools filled with fish trying to escape the inevitable waterfalls.
I was told the pathway can get quite crowded during the peak tourist season. Fortunately for me, it was off-season and I enjoyed much of the walk without encountering a soul. It was an enjoyable one-with-nature kind of experience.
Entrance into the gorge is €4. Wear comfortable skid-proof shoes, and a light waterproof jacket if getting a little damp is a concern--this may not be an issue in July, but in late October we experienced mist and dripping condensation.
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