A few kilometres from Lake Bled, near the village of Stara Fuzina, you will find the hidden Mostnica gorge, where a small elephant hides. The 2 km long Slovenian gorge is preceded only by the Vintgar and Tolmin gorges. You will find Mostnica in the alpine Voje Valley, formed by the same name stream. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sights in the Lake Bohinj area.
The gorge is narrow in some sections, some less than 1 m wide. The trail will lead you along the edge of the rocks or a bit further from the edges - in the forest. You can walk on both sides of the gorge.
|Slovene name||Korita Mostnice|
|Address||Korita Mostnice, Mostnica, Stara Fužina, Slovenia|
|Distance from Bled||0.5 hours / 29 km|
|Distance from Lake Bohinj||15 mins / 6 km|
|Opening hours||Closed on winter, open every day in summer|
|Admission||3 - 5 Euros|
It is shallow and wide in some parts of the creek bed and narrow and deep in others. In the deepest sections, the gap reaches a depth of up to 15 meters. Here, the water created extraordinary rock formations, basins and ditches.
In the wider and shallower part, you could even swim in the river, but the water is too cold for this even in summer.
Where is Mostnica Gorge?
Address, distance, parking, approach, map, entrance
The gorge is less than 15 minutes from Lake Bohinj, which is one of the most popular area in Slovenia. By car, you will need to head to Stara Fuzina. You will find the creek at the end of the picturesque Voje Valley. The area is part of the Triglav National Park.
- Address: Korita Mostnice, Mostnica, Stara Fužina, Slovenia
- Distance from Ljubljana: 1 hour 10 minutes / 92 km
- Distance from Bled: 30 minutes / 29 km
- Distance to Lake Bohinj: 15 minutes / 6.5 km
Arriving from Ribčev Laz at Lake Bohinj, drive towards Stara Fužina. In the centre of the village, shortly after the supermarket, the main road turns right and crosses the bridge over the river Mostnica.
A narrow road leads straight up to the left with the bridge. Follow this road and follow the road that appears to be the main route. After about 700 meters, the car park will be on the right. You will need to pay for the parking during the summer season.
- Parking fee: 3 - 5 euros
Hiking in the Mostnica gorge
It takes about 3 hours to walk around the gorge (1.5 hour one way). The level difference is 250 meters. The route is easy to follow and well signposted.
- Duration: 3 hours (2 x 1.5 hours)
- Level difference: 250 m
- Length of the gorge: 2 km
- Child friendly? Yes
- Dog friendly? Yes
- Barrier-free? No
The water is wedged between narrow vertical walls, 20 meters below us. On the right bank of the Mostnica, the trail will go up to a display board and go straight along the gorges until the second bridge where the entrance fee is collected during the summer months.
From here, until the end of the gorges, a path runs on both sides of the Mostnica. The road itself is not difficult, but be careful and cautious - especially if you are hiking with kids. Do not go too close to the edge of the gorge due to the risk of slipping!
#1 Little elephant rock ?
Not only the unique colour of the gorge attracts visitors, but also its special rock formations. Its most beautiful part is a rock, which resembles a small elephant. The main image of the article also shows this "Little Elephant". It got its name from the fact that from a certain angle it looks like a drinking elephant.
#2 Devil's bridge
It reaches the greatest depth of the canyon under the legendary Devil's Bridge, where the river roars 20 meters deep. According to legend, the Devil himself built the bridge, in return demanding the first crossing soul. Evading the evil, the original builder of the bridge sent a dog across the bridge with an insidious pull.
The less exciting truth is that the bridge was built in 1777 by Baron Ziga Zois to make it easier to transport coal and iron. The bridge is also interesting from an engineering point of view, as it is made up of a single arch.
#3 Voje waterfall
At the end of the gorge, it is possible to climb the Voje waterfall - also known as the Mostnica waterfall.
The gorge is closed in winter. During season, it is open every day.
Admission and prices
In the gorge they take a ticket in the summer. Admission ranges from 3 to 5 euros. Admission is free for children under 6 years old.
Yes, the gorge is a suer program with kids. Even the smaller ones can enjoy the easy path, and the wild view.
No, unfortunately the gorge is not suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
Yes, you can take your loved one with you. Have a leash with you.