The Mostnica Gorge
The Mostnica Gorge is a stunning, natural wonder in the Bohinj valley and illustrates the incredible power of water to carve through solid rock. In places, the gorge is only 1 metre wide, with the bottom looking impossibly distant below.
The crystal-clear mountain water generates a refreshing breeze as it crashes down the gorge it has forged. It is a cooling haven on a hot summer’s day, and one of the most beautiful low level walks in the area.
How to get to the Mostnica Gorge
The gorge head starts in Stara Fužina at the east end of Lake Bohinj. There is parking in the village, or you can walk up from the lake. Between April and October there is an entrance fee (approximately €4 per adult & €2 per child). If you are thinking of visiting other tourist attractions in the area, then consider purchasing the Julian Alps Card or a Bohinj Package.
The walk takes about 1 hour each way. At the top of the gorge, lies the Koca na Vojah, a small mountain hut where you can get lunch, a drink or that motivational slice of cake….
For those wanting to extend the walk, you can follow the path beyond the hut to the Voje Valley and the Mostnica Waterfall (Slap Mostnica). Expect to find lush flower and butterfly-adorned pastures as you head up, as well as another mountain hut serving refreshments.
As you go through this enchanting gorge, look out for the rock formation, said to resemble the head and trunk of an elephant.
The hike is suitable for families, but we recommend staying close to small children. As you walk up the Mostnica Gorge there are no fences. It would be easy for a curious child to get close to the edge, and the drop is very high.