Wine and Bike, 5 days
Within five days we will ride through one out of three Slovene wine-growing regions, divided to 14 wine-growing districts which are ranked among the best in the world with regard to quality. Due to the differences in soil, climate, and cellaring methods, each wine-growing region has its own selection of varieties. No less than 52 vine varieties grow in Slovenia. We start our tour between Goriška Brda and Vipava Valley and head first to Goriška Brda for the visit some of the most authentic vine cellars in the region, often called also small Tuscany. We continue to Vipava valley, for visit some of the oldest vine cellars in the region. Later we pedal to Karst, known by red wine Teran. Our finish is on Slovenian coastline, where great Refošk and fresh Malvazija are produced. On the sea side you will have the possibility to enjoy and take a rest on the beach for some more days.
Since we are cycling in a small group, we can afford to stay in small authentic Hotels and lovely guesthouses.
Day 1: Nova Gorica – Goriška Brda. Distance: 35 km.
Day 2: Goriška Brda
Day 3: Goriška Brda – Štanjel – Vipava. Distance: 45 km.
Day 4: Vipava – Sežana. Distance: 40 km.
Day 5: Sežana – Koper – Piran. Distance: 50 km.