Welcome to this sunny and sweet part of the world, to a region of invigorating moments! Kick back and relax with a glass of lovely regional wine and get ready for a culinary extravaganza as you attend the traditional festivals, wander through romantic villages or roam amongst the vineyards, olive groves and orchards.

The best way to experience Brda?
A slow, multi-course meal on a terrace overlooking the vineyards.

Adrienne Jordan, CNN

TOP 5 experiences

The picture-book landscape invites visitors to discover it on foot or by bike. You’ll feel well at ease immediately as locals pamper you with homemade wines and delectable dishes.

Cycling Trips Around the Brda Region

Attractive in any season, this rural region is a cycling hotspot. Some 280 km of cycling routes wind all over this charmingly diverse landscape. Away from traffic-heavy roads, the routes serpentine through the narrow streets of closely-clustered villages. For easier, more comfortable uphill rides you can rent electric bikes.

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The Brda Stage of the Alpe Adria Trail

The Brda Stage of the Alpe Adria Trail

The Alpe Adria Trail leads from the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner, through the sunny Brda Region in Slovenia to the Gulf of Trieste in Italy. Roam the orchards, olive groves and vineyards lining the Alpe Adria Trail, and get to know the local culture, nature and hospitality. The trail takes you past one of the most impressive natural bridges and the region's steepest workable vineyard. Climb the viewing tower and stop for a break in the charming village of Šmartno. The local winemakers and eateries will help you get your strength back after a lovely trip around the hilly countryside. Stop at the local beekeepers and experience the many benefits of apitherapy.

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Geocaching

Geocaching

Find the treasures hidden throughout the region by going geocaching. The coordinates of the geocaches or treasures are available online. Enter the coordinates in your GPS device and navigate the hilly terrain of Brda to find and claim your booty.

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Safari Brda

Safari Brda

 Experience the countryside from a different perspective. Embark on an unusual and memorable adventure amongst vineyards, orchards and olive groves in an off-road vehicle. The route will take you far off the beaten track, over narrow tracks between hills to a terrain inaccessible by regular car.

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Sabotin – Peace Park

Sabotin – Peace Park

Retrace the Isonzo Front and walk through the many military passages and caverns carved out by the warring Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies, which were made up of soldiers from 22 nations. Nowadays, Mt Sabotin is the symbolic link between two nations and two countries. From the summit you’ll encounter a wonderful view of Gorizia, Italy, and Nova Gorica, Slovenia, all the way from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea and down to the emerald Soča river.

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Doors Wide Open

The cuisine of the Brda Region tells a remarkable story filled with experiences, memories and social gatherings, all topped off with a cosmopolitan flair. Experience an authentic culinary journey: delve deep down into the local wine cellars or head on over to the thick of an olive grove or orchard or to any of the local honey producers. Pamper your taste buds at tasting events and sample the very best offerings of fruit and fruit products, olive oil, honey, spirits and wine.

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Creative Juices are Flowing in Brda

Creative Juices are Flowing in Brda

Nature holds many precious gifts that skilled locals skilfully turn into amazing cosmetic products and culinary masterpieces.  Take part in their workshops and find out first-hand how to make olive oil and lavender products, and become initiated in the secrets of the regional cuisine.

Celebrating Local Traditions

Celebrating Local Traditions

The natural and cultural legacy of the region is kept well alive and is presented in a host of traditional events. The Cherry Festival offers sweet local cherries at the height of the season, and the Šmartno-based Brda and Wine Festival boasts a variety of excellent wines and culinary highlights. The Brda Spring Hiking Festival is a great way to explore the picturesque landscape. In autumn, you can toast the season’s new wine at celebrations that honour and celebrate Saint Martin, the patron saint of wine. 

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Cosy Local Farmsteads

Experience an authentic connection with both nature and the hospitable locals at the many agritourism farms that dot the region. The farms pamper with local food, and hosts proudly pour out their best wines. They also provide a great starting point for lovely hikes and cycling tours.

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The Power of Apitherapy

The Power of Apitherapy

The calming buzzing of local bees, the sweet scent of honey hanging in the air, the touch of warm beeswax and honey. Meditation. Enjoyment. A moment to stop, relax and let go. Give your wellbeing a boost and enjoy an apitherapy session amidst the beehives of the Brda Region.

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Fairy Tale Wedding

Fairy Tale Wedding

Say “yes” in the idyllic setting of Brda. The charming scenery of the manor houses and villas scattered throughout the region is perfect for making sure your wedding day really is the best day of your life. Crown your love story among the striking beauty of local cherry trees. The exquisite cuisine here combines traditional fare with a modern touch. The authentic flavours of local wines and the friendly atmosphere found amidst this lovely hill country will make your wedding a truly memorable affair.

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Green facts

Slovenia's green story is well in the making. Feel it wherever you go.

 Venture into the embrace of the region's green treasures on an electric bike or electric scooter.

In recent years, organic production of grapes, fruit and olives have been gaining traction in the area.

Traditional beekeeping and the production of natural honey have also been on the rise.

The region’s gastronomic tradition focuses heavily on incorporating local and seasonal ingredients. From garden to table is what it's all about.

Frittata (frtalja)

Frtalja is a signature regional dish, an omelette made from whisked eggs. Locals add their individual signature touches with an aromatic mix of fresh, finely chopped herbs such as lemon balm, chives, fennel shoots, feverfew and costmary.

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Feel the moment in Brda

Nestled midway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, the Brda Region holds a special charm. Experience the essence of the region that lies hidden in the genuine appreciation of its creative cuisine, inspiring wines and friendly folk.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Alma Vista

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Hotel Dvor

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Vino in turizem Šibav

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Turistična kmetija Kabaj Morel

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Turistična kmetija Klinec

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Hotel Kozana

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Hotel Venko

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Apartma in sobe Verderber

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Apartma Marinič

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Must-see destinations nearby

Following the emerald green Soča river upstream, you will reach the Soča Valley, which is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Board a train in the village of Most na Soči and head over to the alpine valley of Bohinj, situated in large part within the confines of Triglav National Park. Alternatively, you can go south: just 15 km from Brda lies Nova Gorica, poetically called the town of young people, from where you can venture over to another wine region, the Vipava Valley. Continue on toward the Karst region and marvel at the many wonders of nature both above and below ground.

Soča Valley

Escape on an active break in the picturesque world of the Julian Alps, the Triglav National Park and the emerald River Soča.

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

Bohinj

Bohinj

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Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley

The land of unique vines and first-rate cuisine between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea

Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley

Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley

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Karst

The world of underground wonders, stunning natural phenomena and unique tastes.

Karst

Karst

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Brda in detail

For more information please visit the Brda region website.

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