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Trekking SLOVENIAN KARST TO ADRIATIC COAST

Duration

3 DAYS

Category

TREKKING

Fitness level

MEDIUM

Experience style

CLASSIC, SELF-GUIDED

Technical difficulty

LOW

Length & elevation

161,5 KM 1930M


There’s something very special about this tour. Karst (original name Kras) is commonly perceived to be the Slovenia Tuscany – something we’ve strongly thought about when putting together the many benefits of the Karst tour. It’s designed as a boutique journey. We’ve carefully inserted a decent portion of cycling to discover and feel the true nature of Karst at its best. That’s not all! We’ll also share what Karst has to offer in terms of gastronomy and enology. Eating at friendly family run farmhouse restaurants while staying at their accommodation rather than regular hotels is always a great recipe for an experience you’ll never forget.

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Itinerary

DAY 01

DIVAČA TO KOMEN

DistanceDistance: 45,2 km
DistanceElevation: 309 m

The journey begins in the small town of Divača. After a short cycling warm-up we’ll reach a local dried Karst ham production house which is simply impossible to avoid without stopping and tasting their fabulous Karst ham. After a quick tasting session we get back on the saddle as we still have most of the riding day ahead of us. Not much further on, we stop once again to discover the famous Lipica stud farm – the oldest European stud farm breeding a single breed of horse, the Lipizzaner. We complete our insightful day with a delicious meal at a farmhouse restaurant in Komen.


DAY 02

KOMEN TO RODIK

DistanceDistance: 60,5 km
DistanceElevation: 670 m

After a strong breakfast we head north-west to the village of Kostanjevica na Krasu before turning eastwards taking time to discover Štanjel – a charming village with strong cultural heritage. Later in the day, our ride leads us back to Divača where we started the tour the day before. In the village of Rodik just a few kilometres away, we’ll step inside for a treat at one of the best restaurants in the region.


DAY 03

TOWARD THE COAST-PIRAN

DistanceDistance: 56 km
DistanceElevation: 951 m

The third day pleasantly leads us to the coast – and we’re doing it in style. Initially, we ride over a hilly and picturesque landscape, before biting into a well-deserved lunch in Korte, another lovely spot with a delightful view. All that leaves us to do is head downhill to the coast and pick a spot on the Guiseppe Tartini piazza, sip a genuine Italian coffee and admire the city of Piran with a view of the Adriatic Sea.


Logistics

Our adventure starts in Divača and ends in Piran.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Divača is surrounded with 4 international airports in maximum two and a half hour distance (Ljubljana, Venice, Trieste, Klagenfurt). We can arrange airport shuttles from all 4 airports.

BY CAR

From Austria to Ljubljana you either take Loibl (Ljubelj) pass or Karavanke tunnel. Follow the signs to Ljubljana and when there, further to Koper. Do not continue all the way to Koper – pay attention to take on time the proper exit for Divača. It should take you around 2 h.

From Italy to Divača head toward Trieste and before arrivig there follow signs for Slovenia Cross the border and continue toward Sežana and then Divača. Ljubljana. It shouldn’t take you more than 2h from Venice airport.

From Ljubljana head toward Koper. Do not continue all the way to Koper – pay attention to take on time the proper exit for Divača. It should take you around 1 h.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The minimum number of people required to run the trip varies between 4 and 8 per trip, depending on the tour.
  • In a single group there’ll be a maximum of 10 people. But there can be more than 1 group.
  • We will form groups according to individuals desires, fitness and also bikes
  • Every evening there will be briefing session organized where guide(s) will present next day tour profile (altitude profile, length, difficulty…). There’s is always an option to avoid difficult route sections or change group if there will be more than one. There are many variations of each day tour.
  • Programs are typically suitable also for also e-bikers or they can be adjusted accordingly should that be in the interest of the group..
  • Meeting instructions and final trip arrangements will be sent to you two weeks prior to your tour start date.

 

BIKE RENTAL

We can organize bike rental. The price for a bike is from 25 EUR/day.

Dates

  • 29 - 30 May Experience level: CLASSIC
  • 03 - 04 June Experience level: CLASSIC
  • 23 - 24 September Experience level:
  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions
  • Continental meal with a local/typical touch
  • Fully qualified and experienced mountain bike guide for the duration of your trip
  • All group safety equipment
  • Accompanied driver following the group 24/7
  • Baggage transfer between stages
  • Transfer from route ending point to route starting point
  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotels/pensions
  • Continental meal with a local/typical touch
  • Baggage transfer between stages
  • Transfer from route ending point to route starting point

If you can’t find something that suits your needs, please contact us and we’ll do our best to provide you with a tailor-made offer.

E-mail: info@bike-goodplace.com

Price for SLOVENIAN KARST TO ADRIATIC COAST includes

  • 2 breakfasts and 3 5-course Karst dinners
  • 2 night accommodations in double bed room
  • 2 Karst ham and cheese tastings
  • Lipica Stud Farm tour

Price for SLOVENIAN KARST TO ADRIATIC COAST excludes

  • Travel and activity insurance
  • Lunches
  • Personal safety and cycling equipment
  • Bike rental
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
  • Supplement for single bed room
  • GPS track
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Any other items not mentioned as included

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