Walking holidays Slovenia - With a view of the Adriatic sea
Slovenia is a small country since you only need a day to travel from north to south and from east to west. Another thing that is typical for Slovenia is that it stretches from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea. And when you can still find snow in the Alps, trees bloom at the coast. By that coast, a world of hidden and sparsely populated Karst plains exists that attract hikers and bicyclists through the whole year.
Walking holidays Slovenia - 'With a view of the Adriatic sea', offers you a trip through the vastness of Karst plains and villages. We will climb three Karst plains, Nanos, Slavnik and on to Lipnik, one of the peaks of Podgorski Karst. We will also visit a coastal town Piran, regional park Debeli Rtič, rocky cliffs and the underworld of Škocjan caves, which are enlisted in the Unesco since 1986 as a part of world heritage, due to their world renown largest discovered underworld canyon.
- appropriate clothing
- hiking shoes (high ankles, high profile boots)
- wind and rain resistant clothing
- water bottle
- headgear for protection against the sun
- a hat
- a backpack
- walking sticks
- toilet paper
- sneakers or sandals to wear in the mountain hut
- flashlight or a headlamp
- extra underwear, socks
- backpack cover
- personal hygiene accessories (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, moist tissues, a small towel …)
- bathing suit, towel
Nanos – Debeli rtič
On our first day we will climb Nanos, which is with an altitude of 1262 m above sea level, the highest plain in this part of Primorska and with its majestic size it guards the path to the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon we will descend to the regional Park Debeli rtič and observe the rocky cliffs and if the weather is nice you can enjoy a nice swim in the sea.
- Razdrto: 575 m
- Nanos: 1262
- Debeli rtič: 0
Škocjan caves - Slavnik
On the second day we will take a look at the world famous Škocjan Caves, known to be among the most beautiful caves in the world and are under Unesco’s protection. In Škocjan Caves, 144 m under the sea level, we will reach the lowest point on our 3-day trekking. We will conclude our afternoon with a hike on the grassy ridge of Slavnik from where a nice view of the Adriatic coast will open up.
- Škocjan Caves: - 144 m
- Kozina: 493 m
- Slavnik: 1028 m
Zazid - Lipnik - Piran
Day three of our trip is meant for those hiking enthusiasts, which enjoy silence, bird singing and flowers, untouched Karst meadows and forests. If you’re lucky you might be able to see a falcon, a rock pigeon or even a mountain eagle on our way through Podgorski Karst.
The end of the day will be a bit salty. We will take a walk through Piran, the most beautiful Slovenian coastal town and enjoy getting lost in the narrow medieval streets. A late afternoon lunch or a dinner composed of the best sea delicacies will be the highlight of our trip.
- Zazid: 387 m
- Lipnik: 804 m
- Piran: 0 m
- transport from Ljubljana and back
- accommodation: 2 nights (hostels/country guesthouses/private rooms)
- 2 x breakfast
- 1 x dinner
- entrance fee to Škocjan cave
General travelling conditions and travelling instructions are part of the programme.