Postojna to Trieste, Slovenia
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | £569 per person
Walking Tour Highlights
• Guided walk through non-touristy part of Postojna caves (optional).
• Delicious gastronomy – dried Karst ham and fruity Teran wine.
• Horse-drawn carriage ride to the Lipica Stud Farm.
• Ride with 100 years old city -car & fantastic view of Trieste Bay and the Northern Adriatic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: ARRIVAL in Postojna. **** hotel.
This is the hometown of the famous Postojna Caves. The limestone caves can be visited in two ways: either on the day of arrival or on the second day of the trip by joining the regular daily tour, or on day two by a specially arranged visit that follows the non commercial part of the caves. This underground walk has to be pre-booked together with the tour.
Day 2: POSTOJNA – HUDIČEVEC AGRITOURISMO (21km). ** country guesthouse.
Today it’s on to the impenetrable fortress of Predjama castle, sitting dominantly halfway up a 123m cliff-face. Follow the guide who will regale you with tales of a daring knight who held an army at bay by utilising the secret of the Predjama Caves, and who met his untimely demise in less than poetic circumstance; he was literally caught with his pants down.
From here it’s a gentle stroll towards the strikingly beautiful Nanos Mountain, ending your day with delightful home-cooking and sumptuous local wine.
Day 3: HUDIČEVEC AGRITOURISM – SLAP PRI VIPAVI (17km). ** farm guesthouse.
You start at the village of Razdrto, sitting in the shadow of Nanos mountain. You can hike to the top and enjoy a splendid view of SW Slovenia and the Friulian plains, or follow the trail along the hillside to the wine valley Vipava. As you continue walking past vineyard-laden hills, there are many interesting medieval castles to visit along the way.
Day 4: SLAP PRI VIPAVI – ŠTANJEL (12km). ** guesthouse in old village.
Today is a walk filled with panoramic views. You visit the home of the first ever wine and fruit growing school in Slovenia, the historic little village of Slap pri Vipavi. The region’s soil is known as Terra Rosa, and from it the ruby red Teran and Refošk wines are produced; rarely exported, so sampling one in the heart of the Karst is a rare treat. Overnight in Štanjel, a traditional karst village.
Day 5: ŠTANJEL – TOMAJ – ŠTORJE (20km). ** farm guesthouse.
Today you head southwards to a quaint little village particularly famous for its perfect climatic conditions. Kopriva is ideal for preparing and air-drying the famous karst ham (Pršut). In the limestone village of Kodrovi you’ll find an interesting row of unique Mediterranean-style houses with entrances into barrel – vaulted cellars.
In the town friary there is a precious library containing books in thirty-seven different languages, some dating from the 1600s. Next you walk along local forest roads and trails. The soil around Tomaj is especially suitable for growing the Refošk grape, which is used to produce the excellent Teran and Refošk wines. Here you can take a guided tour and learn all about the process of making the special karst ham, as world famous as Prosciutto.
Day 6: ŠTORJE – LIPICA – TRIESTE *** (13km & 10km by a horse-drawn carriage). City hotel.
For your final day you’ll be treated like royalty and brought by horse and carriage to the start of the walking path in Lipica. First is the famous stud farm of Lipica, where you can visit beautiful thoroughbred horses whose glistening white coats and gentle, graceful dancing have earned them a worldwide reputation. Your walk ends at a “million dollar” viewpoint, just above the habsburg port of Trieste. From Villa Opicina you can descend to Trieste by ancient tram or city bus.
Day 7. Departure after breakfast.
This walking holiday is a wonderful combination encompassing the best that Western Slovenia has to offer. Fine food and wine are supplemented with breathtaking scenery (even underground), natural and cultural monuments. Suitable for hikers of average fitness.
Tour Route Map
This walking holiday is a wonderful combination encompassing the best that Western Slovenia has to offer. Fine food and wine are supplemented with breathtaking scenery (even underground), natural and cultural monuments.
Suitable for hikers of average fitness.
- Six nights accommodation in above mentioned hotels in a double room with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis.
– Transfer by car on day three.
– Transfer with horse-drawn carriage on day six.
– Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person, max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR, payable on spot.
– Information pack including detailed route description (in the form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per booking).
– Welcome meeting upon arrival.
– Backup service (hotline) during the walk.
Postojna to Trieste, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a two bed room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.
Category Accommodation in hotels in a double room with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis.
2018 Walking Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 15.04 – 14.10.2018
Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £569 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board Upgrade: £119
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £569
Single Supplement: £119
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