The area

What the region offers

A landscape mix of mediterranean and alps that offers marvellous views – uncountable wineries, many of them with international awards – 2 Michelin stared restaurants in the valley and numerous which offer advanced gourmet experiences – unspoiled nature – plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking – several climbing areas nearby – many small roads which are perfect for cycling – lovely historic villages like Vipavski Križ, Vipava, Štanjel, Goče – perfect for excursions within Slovenia to Ljubljana, Piran, the caves at Postojna and Škocjan, Goriška Brda, Soča Valley, Karst as well as to Italy (Triest, Grado, Aquileia, Udine, Venice)

What we love to
do around

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Mountain sports

Going for a short but tough workout to indulge in the marvellous view through Otliško okno down to the valley – taking a very short and extra cold refreshment in freezing Hubelj (only on the hottest summer day!) – giving proof of our physical strengths on a cycling or hiking tour up to Čaven – spotting the Mediterranean Sea from the Nano’s plateau – adventuring turquoise Soča waters

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Restaurants & bars

Dropping by at Mirjana’s bar in cosy Vipavski Križ for one of her fabulous glasses of Vipava wine – savouring the unique wine and food pairing experience at Matej’s and Nataša’s Majerija – taking a break at the bar Faladur

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Local products

Filling our wine stocks through a visit at one of our favourite family wineries in the valley – enjoying a local Pelicon craft beer after a cycling tour – passing by at Mlinotest supermarket for some of their buckwheat specialties – visiting Portorož’s salt fields and stocking up on salty souvenirs – stopping for a glass of Teran and some local Pršut in a Karst village

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Culture trips

Being enchanted by Hrastovlje’s frescos – escaping for a city tour to lovely Ljubljana – strolling through Izola’s alleys – approaching Triest by a spectaculous tram ride and immersing in its Italian flavoured k.u.k. history – discovering Goriška Brda, Slovenia’s small Tuscany – satisfying the yearning for Italy with a day-trip to Grado (or even Venice) – marvelling at Aquileia’s mosaics