Not very far away from the Slovenian capital that you will fall in love with, one can find a picturesque gorge that is just perfect for a day trip in nature. There you will be surrounded by fresh air, green woods and a river with crystal blue water. I am talking about the Iška Gorge or Iški vintgar, which got its name after the river Iška running through it. Here, you will experience an exciting adventure while discovering the untouched nature of this beautiful green area.
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So much to discover
Walking through the Iška Gorge, you will find and see many unique animal and plant species, as well as interesting rocks, that is perfect for all the fans of geology. It is a great place for those, who like to enjoy the peace while listening to the sounds of nature and also for those, who enjoy spending their day more actively, as there are many hiking paths leading to different hills and mountains nearby. There are also many large areas covered in grass, appropriate for various sports activities and recreation. You can even rent a picnic place, where you can cook your own food and relax right by the river. In the warm summer days, you can go fishing or swimming in the refreshing water. For all of the fans of adrenaline, there is a rock-climbing area nearby waiting to be used.
Climbing area Iški vintgar, SloveniaIška 27, 1292 Ig, Slovenia
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About an hour of walk through the marked pathes in the woods, and you will reach one of the first partisan hospitals with a long and relentless history, called bolnica Krvavice. It was built in 1942 and restored ten years later. There, you will truly feel the spirit of the past and get a chance to see the remains of the World War II.
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After a long day of hiking, climbing or just walking in nature, there is nothing better than having a delicious meal. A restaurant called Gostišče Iški Vintgar offers various types of food, from grilled meat to hot stews and they even provide an option of packing your meal, so you can have a picnic in the heart of nature.
Gostišče Iški Vintgar, SloveniaPot ob reki Iški »Okljuk«, Iška 44-45, 1292 Ig, Slovenia
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A trip to the Iška Gorge is undoubtedly recommended for all of the lovers of nature, who would like to experience Slovenia in a relaxing and active way, away from the city. Beautiful untouched nature will make you forget all of your worries and offer you a unique adventure consisting of stunning sceneries, interesting history, fresh air and delicious food. Just a short drive away from Slovenia’s capital – Ljubljana, you can begin discovering the beautiful sights of the Iška Gorge.
Iška Gorge, SloveniaPot ob reki Iški »Okljuk«, Iška 44-45, 1292 Ig, Slovenia
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