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Experience Brda by bike

Gonjače – Šmartno – Kozana – Vipolže – Medana – Dobrovo

A local tour guide will await the group in Solkan next to Nova Gorica and together they will head for Brda taking the Osimo road. The Brda region is one of the most picturesque landscapes with a rich cultural and natural heritage. The road will lead us through the villages of Podsabotin, Hum, Kojsko to Gonjače, where we will have our first rest at an lookout tower. The 23-metre tower offers us a magnificent view on a spectacular countryside, extending from the sea to the Alps. Without any rush, we set off on foot for Šmartno, a charming Mediaeval village surrounded by walls. We’ll take a walk through the narrow streets and visit the magnificent St. Martin’s Church which boasts of great paintings by Tone Kralj. We’ll then visit also Brda’s House which hosts an architecture exhibition “Brda throughout ages.” From here on, we drive by electric bike passing through Kozana, a village with a bell tower on St. Jerome’s Church. The rough sketch was drawn by a renowned Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. Afterwards, we’ll head for the nearby village of Vipolže, which will seduce us due to its antique castle from 11 century. It used to be a representative mansion and a hunter’s mansion of the Gorica counts, while today it is a newly renovated Villa Vipolže, equipped with a congress centre, wine shop and a coffee room. We’ll then pass through Plešivo and ascend to Medana, which is the birthplace of Alojz Gradnik. On request, members of the group could also opt for a visit to our poet’s memorial room. Next, it comes a rest at an inn where you’ll be offered to eat home-made jota. Passing Kozlink, we’ll arrive in Dobrovo where we’ll visit the biggest wine cellar in Slovenia. The heroes of the vineyards will take us to the world of wines. We’ll visit the “Goriška Brda” Wine Cellar and taste Brda wines together with some snacks. We’ll return the bikes near the Dobro Castle and have a late lunch afterwards.

Suggested itinerary:

09:00 am                          Solkan
09:20am – 09:50 am      Gonjače, lookout tower
10:10am –  11:10 am        Šmartno, a visit and rent-a-bike
11:10 am – 12:30 pm        Kozana – Vipolže – Plešivo – Medana (cycling)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm         Snack
1:30 pm  –  2:00 pm         Medana – Kozlink – Štaloni – Dobrovo (cycling)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm         The “Goriška Brda” Wine Cellar, Dobrovo, visit and tasting
3:50 pm                              Late lunch at a tourist farm in Brda

Price: 79 € per person VAT included. The price includes all visits and entrance fees according to the programme, bike rental, a snack, wine tasting, lunch, a trip guide and organisation.

All the prices are informational and calculated for a group of 20 people. Minimal number of participants for the trip is 10.

Every trip can also be adapted to your special wishes.

If you wish to make an inquiry or need any additional information, contact us using the contact information below.

Boris Leskovar
Head of tourist services

Tel: +386 5 33 10 144

M: +386(0)40 540 895
E-mail: boris.leskovar@klet-brda.si


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