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Explore Kras, the land of prosciutto and teran2019-03-25T23:01:42+00:00

Project Description

Explore Kras, the land of prosciutto and teran

Kras (or Karst) is a mysterious small world in itself, caught in the gusts of bora in the winter, blanketed in freshness and flower scents in the spring, caressed by sunlight in the summer, and gleaming in warm colors in the fall. An exceptional interlacement of the subterranean and aboveground Karst created an idyllic environment for maturing the Karst prosciutto and cultivating vineyards that give shelter to the famous teran. Behind the stone walls, the mystical world hides friendly, warm and hospitable people who cohabit with the landscape in their unique way, taking care of the culinary variety. The rugged countryside is a maze of secluded paths that snake between the stone walls and vineyards, and it’s a pleasant and exciting part of the world for cyclists as well.

English and German speaking guide.

Explore beautiful nature and local food.

Trip duration:  6 h total

Season: April – October

Explore Kras, the land of prosciutto and teran.

Price p.p. from

95 €

Is this bike trip right for me?

Fitnes level: Level 2

Route data:

Distance: 33 km

Elevation: 600 m

Highest point: 380 m

Highlights: 

In addition to relaxing cycling and enjoying unspoiled nature, there are other special moments you can look forward to:

 A walk through Štanjel and a visit of the Ferrari garden

 Visiting a boutique prosciutto shop

 Cycling among the vineyards

 A lunch and Teran tasting at a real homestead

Tipical vineyards.

Beautiful village Komen.

Stone houses in the village Štanjel.

Itinerary of the bike tour:

Explore: Map of our route.

10.00 am – Pick up: The tour starts at your accommodation, from where we will take you to Štanjel, a lovely little village in Kras that will serve as our starting point of the cycling part of the journey.

11.00 am – Route start: We will start the cycling exploration of the landscape on the edges of Kras, taking the pleasant paths by the marvelous stone walls. Neat villages with their typical stone houses give a special atmosphere to the rocky wine-growing region, that is why we will spend the second half of the trip discovering them. Not only is the region full of hidden natural and architectural gems, but it is also culinarily rich. Before we wrap up the tour, we will try the local prosciutto and Teran that are the epitomes of Kras cuisine.

4.30 pm – Route finish: We will finish the tour back in Štanjel, which is one of the oldest villages in Kras and boasts with an astonishing town center and a fantastic view over the entire Kras region.

7.00 pm – Drop off: The all-day trip will be concluded with a drive back to your accommodation.

Tour profile: Height & Distance

Time passes slowly in the Karst Region. Therefore, regional dishes are cooked slowly. The recipes pass down from one generation to the next and the housewives never cease improving on them. You should not leave Karst without tasting the delicious local food.

What is included?

Included:

  • Professional guide.
  • Bike equipment – Electric mountain bike and bike helmet.
  • Exciting 6 hours long bike tour (time from pick up to drop off).
  • A ride from pick up location to the starting point of the trip, and a ride back after the tour is concluded.
  • Full support from our team. In case any technical issues occur, we’ll make sure everything is fixed.
  • Photo memories.

Not included:

  • Upgrade to full suspension mountain bike.
  • Private guide.

Optional:

Explore Kras, the land of prosciutto and teran.

Price p.p. from

95 €

Mountain ebike tour we took with 4 coworkers was simply perfect. Organization, knowledge, food, flow of the tour, quality of bikes, route planned, culinary surprises. Everything was beyond our expectations and even though we are Slovenian we discovered so many amazing places we saw for the first time!

Ursa, Ljubljana, Slovenia

It was a really nice tour and we had a lot of fun. The guides are really nice and friendly. The mountain bike tour was really beautiful, we drove true the forest and we also past some nice towns with a lot of vineyard.

Ralph, Netherland

Frequently asked questions:

How many people will be in the group?2018-04-16T20:01:01+00:00

Since we believe smaller groups mean better experiences, we usually travel in groups of five to ten people. The minimal number of people for an individual group tour is four.

We are also offering private tours. For more info please contact us info@greenhills.si.

Who will be guiding us?2018-04-16T19:33:21+00:00

The tours are led by experienced cycling guides who know the tour locations like the back of their hands. They will be there for you with their experience and skills any time you’ll need them. They’ll try to make every tour more exciting with the right stories.

What about food?2019-02-26T13:31:12+00:00

All of our tours are planed with stops, where we can find local culinary specialties.

I’m not a PRO cyclist. Can I join?2018-04-16T19:41:05+00:00

Our cycling tours are suitable both for those who cycle regularly and those who take a cycling trip occasionally. We use electric bikes on our tours to turn even the most difficult trips into an enjoyable journey for those with less stamina or technical skills. Plus, we adjust every tour to your skills and abilities.

What should I bring on a tour?2018-04-20T08:29:05+00:00

Most importantly, you should wear comfortable sports clothes. Please bring bottle of water and sun protection in summer months.

We provide all the cycling gear (bikes, helmets, service first aid, …). Any additional gear or clothes can be stored in a van.

Can we bring kids with us?2018-04-16T19:42:09+00:00

Kids are also welcome, as long as they can cycle independently and can ride for at least 20 kilometers. Please notify us about any children joining when you book a tour. That way we can adjust the difficulty of the tour to them.

What about the bad weather?2018-04-16T19:37:09+00:00

Unfortunately, the weather is not up to us, so even the good plans might be ruined due to bad weather. We’ll make sure the tours happen even in less ideal weather, but we need to put your safety first. In case your tour gets cancelled due to bad weather, we’ll fully reimburse you.

What should I wear?2018-04-16T19:37:53+00:00

Wear comfortable sports clothes. You should also know some of the tours take place in the mountains where temperatures can change rapidly even during the summer. We suggest you bring warm clothes. You should also consider a waterproof jacket in case of bad weather.

Guest requirements:

Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children. If you bring a guest that’s under 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate.

Flexible cancellation policy:

In case the guest cancels the tour order within 24 hours of purchase, full refund is issued. See cancellation policy.

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