The “Goriški” Kras by bike: stunning views and seductive cuisine 

on demand

CYCLING

UNSPOILED NATURE

LOCAL CUISINE

In the extreme west of the Karst, the high Karst plateau covers the Friuli lowlands, while in the south it descends all the way to the Adriatic Sea. Both are perfect planes. That is why the views from the Karst, otherwise not very high hills, reach astonishingly far.

On a one-day circular cycling trip, you will get to know some of the most beautiful vantage points, walk through the history of the area from the Bronze Age to World War I and beyond and enjoy exceptional local Mediterranean cuisine, enriched with the flavors of the spring fruits and vegetables.

In one day you will climb to the highest peak of the Karst, cross the charming, stone-built villages of Temnica, Lokvica, Opatje selo, Nova vas, Sela na Krasu and Vojščica, get to know their attractions, and above all enjoy excellent food and stunning beauty of the spring landscape, dressed in lush green headgear.

Duration:1 day
Total distance: 33 Km
Avg. distance:
Total height:740 m
Bicycle type:trekking, gravel or MTB, e-support recommended
Countries:Slovenia
Begin/End:Temnica or on demand
Price (guided / self-guided):45 €

The trips are planned very carefully, but we cannot predict unforeseen events or road works, so minor deviations or adjustments of routes are also possible.

Highlights:

  • the old religious sanctuary of Gulaka, the hillfort of Sv. Ambrož, peak of Trstelj, Monument to the Defenders of the Slovene Land in Cerje, Vrh Drage well and pond (lokev) in Lokvica, Museum of the First World War and House of the Tradition of Opatje Selo, Kremenjak, hillfort Tabor in Vojščica, the Rogelja herbal farm

Price of guided tour includes:

  • morning snack
  • lunch
  • farewell snack
  • entrance fees to attractions according to the program
  • travel management and guidance

Tour description:

We gather at the Old School in Temnica at Temnica 10. The spring of June offers other colors and flavors, but it is still generous – before leaving, we will refresh ourselves with some of her gifts. First, we will cycle to the ancient religious shrine of Gulaka, not far from the village of Temnica, and there we will get to know the energies that direct migratory birds during seasonal migrations, but also have a strong impact on our lives. We will continue to the next energy point – the former hillfort and archeological site with a rich history – st.  Ambrož. The ruins of the church that “covered” the holy point of the Old Believers are still present…

The ascent to Trstelj, the highest peak of the Karst follows, where we will admire beautiful views of the sea and mountains in the north. The views will accompany us all the way to the Cerje hill, where the imposing building of the Monument to the Defenders of Slovenian Land is located. It has a Tourist Information Center, exhibition venues and a beautiful vantage point, as well as an excellent bar with snacks and drinks. From Cerje we will descend to the village of Lokvica, where a delicious lunch will be waiting for us in the local rural tourism. Before that, we will visit the local attractions – the well “Vrh Drage” and the pond “kal”..

After lunch, we continue towards Opatje Selo – a village with a lot of tradition. The locals united it into the House of Opajska Traditions, and joined the remnants of the First World War, which also fatally shaped the life of these places. Close to the state border, we will continue to the next lookout hill with an equally breathtaking view and complete the vantage points on the cliff with a view to the the Adriatic Sea.

From the last vantage points, we return to the interior of the Karst, to the village Vojščica, where the last hillfort is on the hill and below it in the village herbal farm, where we will enjoy the intoxicating smells, which are processed into all possible products. On the way back to the starting point in Temnica, we stop along the way in a beautiful stalactite cave, which during the First World War hosted hundreds of soldiers, but today just some great concert…

At the end of our journey, we say goodbye followed by something good and sweet…

Overall Tour Level:

Mostly flat terrain, only shorter lower hills are possible.
Slightly hilly terrain, ascents and descents are shorter and technically and undemanding for those who are not fit enough.
Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can also be longer and steeper-
Hilly terrain, ascents and descents can be very long and technically demanding.
Mountainous terrain, very demanding ascents and descents on single tracks, tows or otherwise demanding trails that require a high level of fitness and technical skills.

 EASY: Relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and families who want cycling experiences. There is a lot of time and opportunities on the way to stop and relax, and the terrain is undemanding in terms of altitude – mostly flat or with gentle slopes. The road surfaces are also undemanding – asphalt or well-paved and smooth gravel. As a rule, the lengths of daily sections do not exceed 35 kilometers.
MEDIUM EASY: Suitable for cyclists with an active lifestyle who cycle regularly. The cycling sections are longer and more demanding in terms of fitness. Medium-demanding terrain can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily sections of mostly road-cycling tours are on average between 45 and 75 kilometers, and touring-cycling tours more than 30 kilometers.
MEDIUM DEMANDING: Suitable for occasional cyclists – mostly undemanding cycling, but some days can also contain longer easy ascents or descents or shorter ascents that are more demanding or descents. The lengths of the daily sections are on average between 25 and 55 kilometers per day.
DEMANDING: Suitable for very active and well-prepared cyclists who want cycling challenges that are more demanding. Medium to very demanding terrains can also contain longer and steeper ascents and descents. The lengths of daily road and cycling sections are on average between 65 and 85 kilometers, while touring cycling sections are correspondingly shorter, but at least more than 40 km.
VERY DEMANDING: The most demanding cycling challenges. Suitable for excellent cyclists with high fitness level for longer cycling tours. These can be either typical road-cycling tours with daily sections longer than 85 kilometers or cycling tours on demanding terrains where the daily sections are shorter, but in any case longer than 50 kilometers and demanding in both height gain and surfaces.


DATE

on demand


PRICE 

(at least 6 people)

Deadline for applicationsa::

at least a week before the planned date of travel

Are you a larger closed group or a group of friends?

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