When the bora wind blows right through you windsurfing in Portorož, it’s time to dress warmly and sprawl comfortably on the underground train of Postojna Cave.
Let graphic artist Lojze Spacal speak to your artistic feelings at the gallery in Štanjel, and architect Jože Plečnik at many locations in Ljubljana.
When you experience the sunset from the back of Slovenia’s white Lipizzaner horse, you will begin to believe in supernatural forces. You will find them above Cerknica Lake on Mount Slivnica, the dwelling place of witches.
Hide from the witches in Predjama Castle, carved into a cliff . . . or ward them off with a glass of noble Malvazija wine at an “osmica” along a Wine Road. Then head back to the coast, perhaps to one of the little cafés on Piran’s Tartini Square . . .
Gastronomy: Karst “pršut” (prosciutto) with Teran wine, seafood, “bobiči,” Malvazija and Refošk wine
Wellness: in thermal spas and health resorts along the Adriatic Sea in Koper, Strunjan, and Portorož
Casinos: try your luck among the white horses in Lipica or in the reflection of the moon on the sea in Portorož
Water: relax in the sea or the swimming pools in Koper, Izola, Strunjan, Portorož, Rakov Škocjan
Bicycling: along the coast and across Slovene Istria, Javorniki, Kras
Hiking: on the mountains of Nanos, Snežnik, Slavnik, and Slivnica, around Cerknica Lake . . .
Golfing: among Lipizzaner horses and oak groves in Lipica
Riding: in Lipica, at Prestranek Castle, in Plana, in the hills above Izola
Events: Koper Night, Primorska Summer Festival, Erazem Tournament of Knights, Ljubljana Summer Festival, Polharska noč (Dormice Night) at Snežnik Castle
Top experiences of the Wind Route
- hiking through the refreshing valley of the Dragonja River - attending the Tournament of Knights in Ljubljana Castle - exploring Ljubljana on foot or on a tourist train - discovering mysterious Cerknica Lake, which is sometimes there and sometimes isn’t . . . - fishermen’s “fešta” celebration in Izola - a stroll across the Sečovlje saltpans - a torchlight tour of Divaška jama cave - dancing on Rumena noč (“Yellow Night”) in Koper