KARST - CYCLING PACKAGE

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KARST - CYCLING PACKAGE

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

2 nights / 3 days

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Tour description

Should you prefer to cycle at your own rythm rather than following a guide who points you in the right direction, then this self guided option is perfect for you. Spend a few days in quite Slovenian Karst village named Vremski Britof, where Apartments Jankovi are located and enjoy in this fascinating region.

Our location enables our guests to be able to visit and enjoy the coastal as well as the continental locations. We are located only a thirty minute drive from the Slovenian as well as the Italian coast with Trieste as the centre of the Italian region that borders Slovenia. As a result, our guests can easily reach the coast with its beaches as well as its historical centres, despite not being lodged right next to it, but in a much more tranquil hinterland.

Like the coast, the region Karst is also near the Apartments Jankovi. Karst, with its small villages, is one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions in Slovenia. Only 13 km away from our house you can also find the famous Stud-farm Lipica, one of the most important stud-farms in central Europe, established more than 400 years ago. Similarly, the continental part of Slovenia is as near to the Apartments Jankovi as the coast and Karst. The continental ‘capital’, the town Postojna, is also well worth a look, and one can not forget about tourist attractions such as the Cave of Postojna and the Predjama castle, the most visited and probably the most beautiful castle in Slovenia.

Right next to Vremski Britof there is the regional natural park Škocjanske jame. There the Caves of Škocjan are located, which are one of the largest and most exciting cave networks to see in all of Europe. Apart from the visit to the caves, the natural park offers endless possibilities for walks in and on the top of the canyon Školj, made more beautiful by the romantic setting of the ruins of the Castle Školj. In Vremski Britof itself, there are many possibilities for walks. The nearby river Reka and fields enable our guests to find the most aesthetic and scenic places to spend their time.

For those who enjoy cycling, the Vreme valley offers endless opportunities. On the plateau Brkini to the south and on the mountain Vremščica to the north one can find many kilometres of local roads, which allow cyclists to try out numerous tours that vary in difficulty and length. Similarly, there is a lot to offer for people keen on mountains. The nearest mountain is Vremščica, which can be reached by foot from Vremski Britof. From the summit one has an awe-inspiring view to the mountain of Snežnik on the east and to the bay of Trieste to the south-west. Other, slightly more distant mountains are Nanos, Slavnik and Snežnik, with altitudes ranging from 1000 to 1600 metres.

We have prepared a few attractive day cyling tours that you can choose from. We can also prepare or suggest other cycling or walking tours, based on your interest and wishes.

You can choose from being accomodated in Apartments Jankovi in Vremski Britof or in Hotel Malovec in Divača. Welcome to the Paradise on Earth!

Package price (accomodation in Apartments Jankovi, Vremski Britof):
Apartment Jankovi for two persons; 155 €.
Apartment Jankovi for four persons: 215 €.
Apartment Jankovi for six persons: 260 €.

*Price is per apartment (not per person) for two nights.

Package price includes:
– two overnights in chosen apartment
– gps files for three chosen cycling day tours
– preparation of tracks and VAT

Optional supplements:
– bike rent 54 € (classic treking bike Scott Sub 30 plus cycle pannier)
– electric bike rent 114 € (Scott E-Sub Active plus cycle pannier)
– helmet 6 €
– gps advice 24 €
* rent price is for the whole duration (3 days)

Package price does not include: tourist tax (2 € per person per night), food, drink, entrance fee’s and all other personal expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description.

Package price (accomodation in Malovec Hotel 3*, Divača):
For two persons sharing a double room 220 €.

Package price includes:
– two overnights with breakfast in a double room with en suite facilities
– gps files for three chosen cycling day tours
– preparation of tracks and VAT

Optional supplements:
– bike rent 54 € (classic treking bike Scott Sub 30 plus cycle pannier)
– electric bike rent 114 € (Scott E-Sub Active plus cycle pannier)
– helmet 6 €
– gps advice 24 €
* rent price is for the whole duration (3 days)

Package price does not include: tourist tax (2 € per person per night), lunch’s, dinners, drinks, entrance fee’s and all other personal expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description.

TOUR COURSE

Tour A

Brkini - cycling among green hill's (approx. 52 km and 800 elevation m).

Brkini biking route is really interesting and diverse. You will ride along the river Reka, climb to the old Brkini village Ostrožno Brdo, and discover other charming Brkini villages on your route. Yes, Brkini is a hilly region, but with rewarding beautiful views to the surrounding landscape. Once you reach the center of Brkini - Tatra, you can relax a bit. Do not forget to look at the main characteristic of the village (linden tree), under which you will find "škrla" (stone table), the pride of the village. Every two years the Tatra Festival organizes the Holiday of Brkini Apples, which is becoming an increasingly popular event (the first weekend in October). From here a slow downhill will lead you to the end of the today's cycling itinerary.
Tour B

Karst Day (approx. 30 km and 380 elevation m).

Cycling in Karst in an unforgetable cycling experience. Only a few countries can boast of the natural phenomenon of exceptional global value. Today you can cycle to the beautiful Škocjan Caves, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1986. If you wish, you can tour these spectacular and amazing caves before continuing on cycling around the colourful landscape. The villages of Karst are true »food« for the eyes. Full of historical sights and specialties. On the way are many authentic local inns, where the food is prepared on the basis of centuries-old recipes and a rich restaurant tradition. A perfect stop for a lunch break. The way back to Divača continues with cycling through the enchanting Karst settlements, past original and old stone Karst houses and over lush fields on grey side-roads.
Tour C

To Trieste by bike (approx. 51 km and 684 elevation m)

Doesn’t that sound inviting? Why not avoid road traffic, expensive and always overcrowded car parks and easily access fascinating Trieste by bike. On this charming cycling trip to Trieste, you can visit the beautiful, very interesting Divaška cave, which is, so often, compared to the beauty of the Škocjan caves. En-route to Trieste enjoy a meandering ride through the colorful Karst landscape all the way to the Italian Bazovica (Basovizza). All coffee lovers will love it here. Treat yourselves to a delicious cup of Italian coffee and some »dolce« which will aid the next few kilometers on the bike. Trieste is, at that point just a few kilometers away. From Trieste back to Divača, the cycle trail takes you along the old Kozina – Trieste railway. You will cycle over the beautiful & scenic Valley of Glinščica (Italian Rosandra). Locals once called this route »The Way of All Saints« as it linked the railway stations all of which were named after saints.
Tour D

Mountain Vremščica - MTB cycling (approx. 30 km and 800 elevation m).

Vremščica is a mountain ridge (1.027 m) and it enables beautiful mountain cycling. With it's well preserved and vast pastures is a genuine treasure of karst biotic diversity. Vremščica is also known for Sheep Farm, well it is actually an infrastructure center, owned by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, which provides research, education and ecological production. Their ecologically-produced cheese has become a true concept for many cheese lovers and experts in terms of quality and taste. You can buy some and taste it yourself as they are selling it just below Vremščica peak. Once on top, you get to enjoy amazing views on surrounding mountains Nanos and Snežnik, the neighbouring Brkini and all the way to the Adriatic sea.