Hike to Ecological Farm
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This tour is designed as an active approach to the less known, but pristine parts of Slovenia.
Right from there some of the best groceries are coming to our markets.
In this area of Slovenia you will be amazed of the simplicity of living. Simplicity, related with endurance and pride.
This shows up in the careful maintenance of the land and in the awareness and counscious about self sufficiency.
Hence the guided hike is really interesting and it reveals the secrets of the past and traditions on every step.
A great look to the farming life in geographically rugged areas of Slovenia with a hike and a gastronomic award for it. At the end. :)
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Program (10 hours)
Baska grapa is one of the most remote, pleasant and tranquille areas of Slovenia, where we first have a nutritious snack with the locals.
Snack is INCLUDED in the price.
After this reinforcement we go to hike the thematic trail of the movie "Na svoji zemlji" - On our own land.
Theme hiking trail rappresents the seven most important sections of this well known Yugoslavian movie.
Sure now we deserve a nice meal.
We walk directly to the farm we get a view to the everyday life if the local farmers who are deeply connected with their land and enjoy the lunch made out of local ingredients.
Meal is INCLUDED in the price.
GRAHOVO OB BACI
Grahovo ob Baci is a village in remote valley of Baska grapa where the hiking trail begins.
At a cozy, tranquille environment, surrounded by hill tops we will enjoy a delightful 'kilometer zero' lunch.
What is included in this tour?
- Nutritious snack
- Hiking guided tour
- Lunch at ecologic farm
- Professional tour guiding
- Travelling in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water on the way
He helped us decide on the trip destinations and we had another wonderful day seeing the must see tourist spots and then the real Croatia in the small hilltop villages! He took us to a great cafe for our morning coffee and a fantastic local restaurant for truffles and pasta etc. for lunch!
Bart gave lots of insight into Croatia its history and the way they live! We loved the day!
When we were there it was rainy but we still had a great time.
Jernej goes out of his way to ensure that you enjoy the tour and tells you about all the local places and has good suggestions of places to see to experience Slovenia as a 'local'.
We did the west loop and as we only had one day in Slovenia, it is a full day tour, but it certainly is worth the money spent, and I certainly want to return to Slovenia to see the east loop as it is such a beautiful natural country
Do not wonder about booking any of these tours when visiting, book it immediately as it is more than worth it!
By email exchange from Australia with Jernej, who was to be our guide
and driver, we put together a private multi day custom tour of eastern
Collecting us (2 people) from our hotel in Zagreb we were driven to Ljubljana , then to Lake Bled via Vintgar Gorge. Our tour took in the Vrsic mountain pass, Soca River, Brda wine region ( staying in Smarto), Kobarid War Museum, Predjama Castle, Skocjan Caves Lipica Stud Farm ( staying in Piran) and finally transferring to Rovinj via Istrian hill towns.
In all our travels, Jernej selected routes that showcased the wonderful landscapes and small villages in Slovenia. Most of the roads were through the rural farming areas with little road traffic. This enhanced our experience and appreciation of Slovenia.
Jernej, with his many connections gave us some wonderful insights into everday life in Slovenia that a tourist is rarely afforded.His extensive knowledge and experience stimulated many interesting discussions. In addition we were treated to an improptu lunch and wine tasting in the wonderful Jelenic Winery, another lunch and farm tour with one of his cousins (Viljem) and his family, and even a brief visit to his mother's 80th birthday party. And we can't help but mention our off road forest experience. This was a real bonus!
The multi day tour arrangements went seamlessly .Both the transport and accommodation were excellent.The tour was very well organized and efficient.
Jernej's personal approach was very engaging and stimulating throughout our tour exhibiting his extensive knowledge and experience of Slovenia and his great sense of humor.
For us this delivered a wonderful and memorable experience of Slovenia.
We would highly recommend this company led by the remarkable manager Jernej Zakelj.
Many, many thanks to Jernej for the fantastic tour yesterday.
We arranged for a private tour, and we hoped to see my grandparents’ hometowns.
No only did Jernej find the hometowns, he found their baptismal records, my grandpa’s twin brother’s grave, and even some long lost cousins that I’ve heard about but never met! We not only met them, but had dinner with them, and their families!
Again, thank you, Jernej! Your went over and above our expectations.