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Three-day programme for active visitors
There are but a few locations in the world where you can slide down the rapids of one of the most beautiful European rivers, where you can climb up a tree in the adventure park by the Soča river and make a 300-metre descent on a wire rope, stretched across the Soča at the height of 40 m and providing you with a spectacular view of the Solkan bridge with the longest stone arch span in the world. It is a place where you can explore WWI trenches and caverns, visit the crypt of the last kings of France or take a ride on the biking trails. When you go out for dinner, you can treat yourself to wine tasting in a world-renowned wine region, and thus experience a day, weekend or holiday you will never forget.
Day one: SOLKAN-NOVA GORICA - GORIZIA
Adrenalin-pumping adventure in the Soča Fun Park with a 300-metre descent on a wire rope, stretched from the right to the left river bank, 40 metres above the Soča River. Lunch in the fun park or in a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, a guided bike tour of the attractions in the surrounding area (Solkan, the Solkan Bridge, Kromberg castle and museum, the crypt of the Bourbons in the Kostanjevica monastery, Gorizia Castle). After our return to Solkan, a tour of a typical cellar - hram - accompanied by salami and wine tasting. Dinner and accommodation at the Sabotin Hotel.
Day two: SOLKAN-SABOTIN - BRDA
After a hearty breakfast, we will hike to Mt. Sabotin. Our destination will be an old military watchtower on Mt. Sabotin, where a tasty local lunch will be served.
After lunch, a tour of Sabotin in World War I museum collection and memorial room Northern Primorska in 1991 Slovenian Independence War will be organized. This shall be followed by a tour of caverns, whereby you will hear the stories that shaped the history of this area.
After the tour, you will be taken by bus to Gonjače where you will visit the monument to victims of the World War II, the work of sculptor Janez Boljka, and climb up the 23-meter-high view tower. You will then head towards the medieval village of Šmartno, which is a part of the local cultural heritage. The next stop will be Gradno, a small village full of interesting details. Here you will visit the oldest olive grove in Brda. From there, you will continue the journey to the centre of Brda, the town of Dobrovo. The path will lead you past the largest Slovenian wine cellar Klet Brda and the Renaissance castle of Dobrovo. You will then continue through Medana to a typical Brda homestead, where you will visit the wine cellar. The winemaker will invite you to taste different samples of the typical local wines and olive oil. After the tasting, in the afternoon hours, you will say goodbye to Goriška brda and return to Solkan passing over the Italian part of Brda (Collio). Dinner and accommodation at the Sabotin Hotel.
Day three: SOLKAN-MOST NA SOČI - BOKA
Scenic train ride to the village of Most na Soči and a rafting trip from the Boka waterfall to the village of Trnovo ob Soči. Early morning departure from the Solkan railway station, a train ride through the mountainous countryside with beautiful views, arrival to Most na Soči. A bus will take us to our rafting entry point at waterfall Boka. There, we will put on our neoprene suits and all the necessary equipment. Our rafting guides will explain the details of our rafting trip and demonstrate basic paddling strokes. This is followed by a »safety briefing«. During our rafting trip, we shall play some fun games, such as pirates, beavers and sliding, and there will also be a quiz. At the exit point (Trnovo ob Soči), a bus with dry clothes will be waiting for us, together with a cook who shall comfort our empty stomachs. We shall depart from Trnovo ob Soči in the afternoon and head towards Most na Soči, where we will board the train and return to Solkan.
- welcome drink
- activities according to the programme:
- day 1: Soča Fun Park + tour of the border towns of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Gorizia (Italy)
- day 2: Mt. Sabotin peace park + Goriška brda winegrowing region
- day 3: rafting at the Soča river + picnic
- accommodation (2 half-boards at a 3* hotel in a double/twin room)
- wine tastings
- MTB bike + helmet rental
- professional guides
- entrance fees (approx. € 12 for all the listed attractions)
- drinks with meals
- tourist tax
- sportswear & sports shoes
- cycling equipment (gloves)