BRDA FOR HIKERS
Kojsko – Gonjače – Šmartno – Biljana – the “Goriška Brda” Wine Cella
This is the right trip for those who, apart from sightseeing and culinary delights, would like to spend their time in an active way. We’ll start our hike in Kojsko. The first mentioning of this village dates back to 1086. Above the village, there reigns St. Cross’s Church with a gothic altar from 1515. We’ll head for the church winding though the path with chapels decorated with paintings of the Stations of the Cross. Passing the vineyards and orchards, we’ll descend towards the lookout tower in Gonjače, where we will admire a wonderful view of all four parts of the sky. Afterwards, we’ll head Šmartno, a charming Mediaeval village surrounded by walls. We’ll walk through the narrow streets and visit the magnificent St. Martin’s Church which boasts of great paintings by Tone Kralj. Then we’ll also visit Brda’s House which hosts an architecture exhibition “Brda throughout ages.” Then it’s snack time. After the snack, the road will lead us to the village of Biljana, where St. Michael Church reigns. Last but not least, we’ll have to face our last hiking achievement of the day – the descent to Dobrovo, which is where we’ll visit the “Goriška Brda” Wine Cellar. The Cellar boasts of being the biggest wine cellar in Slovenia as well as of having a pluricentenary tradition of wine production. After the visit of the cellar, it’s time for the tasting of Brda wines which best accompany a characteristic Brda lunch.
09:00 am –10:30 am Kojsko
11:10 am – 11:40 am Gonjače, lookout tower
12:00 pm – 1:40 pm Šmartno, visits and a snack
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm Biljana
3:10 pm – 6:00 pm The “Goriška Brda” Wine Cellar, Dobrovo, tasting and lunch
Price: €49 per person, VAT included. The price includes all visits and entrance fees according to the programme, a snack, wine tasting, lunch, a trip guide and organisation.
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