The Pokljuka plateau is a treasure trove of natural wonders, the best known of which is the Pokljuka Gorge. This nearly 2 km long ravine is a remnant of a stream which, at the end of the last Ice Age, cut up to 40 metres deep into the limestone slopes above the Radovna. The waters gradually lowed away, and the stream withdrew into the underground, leaving behind the largest dry fossil gorge in Slovenia.
The Radovna river cuts the Vintgar Gorge deep between the hills of Hom and Boršt. It is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. Locals have always viewed the gorge with awe and respect. It was discovered in 1891 by Mr Jakob Žumer, the mayor of Gorje, and Mr Benedikt Lergetporer, a cartographer and photographer from Bled. Both were amazed by the beauty and the mysterious character of this natural attraction. In 1893 the gorge was opened to the public. The Vintgar Gorge is the 1600 meters long and up to 250 meters deep gorge on the Eastern part of the Triglav National Park, 4 kilometres Northwest from the centre of Bled.
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One of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Slovenia is certainly the valley of the river Radovna, into which two valleys, Kot and Krma, converge. The mentioned area is spread in the Triglav National Park, which partially limits the development of mass tourism. Due to its beauty, it is mostly visited by those who want peace and clean air. Driving thru the valley on bike is a great adventure.
Pokljuka is a forested high karst plateau in the Julian Alps. It is the largest rounded forest area in the Triglav National Park. It is 20 kilometres long and almost as wide. In the forests that cover the plateau, spruce predominates. The most famous mountain pastures are: Klek, Lipanca, Praprotnica, Zajamniki, Jelje, Uskovnica, Javornik, Kranjska valley, Konjska valley, Velika raven, Belska, Grajska, Rečiška pastures, Rudno polje and Repečnikov rovt. Some of them still graze livestock from June to September and you can buy milk, cottage cheese and cheese from the shepherds. Mountain huts: Bled hut on Lipanca (1633 m), where you can also spend the night; Planinka Hut (1288 m) on Goreljek.
Bled is only a few kilometres away from the Sun House and can also be reached by bus. A walk around the lake is a pleasant recreation, and for the most romantic, a visit to the island with a traditional boat called “pletna” is a must. Bled castle is also an attraction you cannot miss.
Bohinj lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and includes the Nomenjska basin, the Lower and Upper Bohinj valley, the lake basin, the Pokljuka and Jelovica plateaus and the high mountains. The most recognizable natural beauty is Lake Bohinj, the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia. Twenty-four settlements lined up in and above the valley hide the wonderful richness of the past, the joy of the present, and the mystery of the future. Bohinj is an exclusive quarter of the ancient city, a well-kept boutique gallery of the selected and priceless.
Bohinj leži v osrčju julijskih Alp in obsega Nomenjsko kotlino, Spodnjo in Zgornjo Bohinjsko dolino, jezersko kotlino, planoti Pokljuka in Jelovica ter visokogorje. Najbolj prepoznavna naravna lepota je bohinjsko jezero, največje naravno stalno jezero v Sloveniji. Štiriindvajset naselij, nanizanih v dolini in nad njo, skriva čudovito bogastvo preteklosti, radoživost sedanjosti in skrivnost prihodnosti. Bohinj je ekskluzivna četrt starodavnega mesta, urejena butična galerija izbranega in neprecenljivega.
Kranj, the capital of Gorenjska region, is located between two rivers below the Alps. It is the hometown of the greatest Slovenian poet, dr. France Prešer. Architectural sights, boutique shops and interesting events invite you to visit the city. The surrounding area also offers many activities, from visiting the Kokra canyon to visiting the Brdo park.
The capital of Slovenia. A small town with a big soul. Ljubljana will impress you with its architecture, city pulse and many culinary tastes and interesting events. Take your time and visit our green city of Ljubljana. The centre of Ljubljana is 75 kilometres away from the Sun House.
Most na Soči
The trip to Most na Soči is certainly interesting, as you drive from the Sun House across Pokljuka to Bohinjska Bistrica, and there by car to the car train, with the final stop in Most na Soči. Most na Soči is a place where Soča river, an emerald beauty, rests for a moment on its way from Trenta to the sea. Along Most na Soči, there is an artificial, accumulation lake on the Soča River, for which the place is best known today.
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