Discover the Enchanting Piran Countryside: New Cycle Routes, Local Festivals and the Nexto Mobile App

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Discover the Enchanting Piran Countryside: New Cycle Routes, Local Festivals and the Nexto Mobile App

Explore the captivating Piran countryside this summer with exciting new cycle routes, festive local events like Wine and Garlic Festival, and the Nexto mobile app for Strunjan.

Discover the Enchanting Piran Countryside: New Cycle Routes, Local Festivals and the Nexto Mobile App

Escape the seaside bustle and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Istrian countryside, where you can uncover the hidden treasures of local traditions and savor delicious regional cuisine. The Portorož-Piran Tourist Board is thrilled to invite you to explore this charming part of the Istrian Peninsula with exciting new offerings for your visit.

Join the Wine and Garlic Festival in Nova Vas

On July 13 and 14, Nova Vas nad Dragonjo will be abuzz with the aromas of Istrian garlic and homemade wine at the annual Wine and Garlic Festival. Wander through picturesque courtyards to experience traditional crafts like garlic braiding, sample delicious local products including young garlic shoots and indulge in local wines. The festival also offers a glimpse into village life with engaging activities and lively evening entertainment featuring traditional music.

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Explore New Cycle Routes with the Latest Brochure

Get ready for adventure with the new cycle routes brochure. This brochure introduces three fantastic cycling routes: a scenic journey from Portorož to Tinjan (55 km round trip), a circular route from Padna to Marezige and back (45 km), and an expansive exploration of the Parenzana Trail from Portorož to Poreč (194 km round trip). Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, these routes offer stunning landscapes and the chance to discover the countryside at your own pace.

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Discover the Countryside with Local Buses

Look out for two buses featuring charming images of Istrian life. One bus showcases a boy and girl beneath an olive tree, while the other depicts Nona Marija from Nova Vas kneading bread. Both buses carry the invitation to "Let the Piran countryside seduce you" as they transport you to the heart of the Istrian landscape.

Explore Strunjan with the New Nexto Mobile App

Embark on an engaging journey through Strunjan Landscape Park with Nexto’s new free mobile app, Stories of Strunjan. Guided by Marino, the black-headed gull, this interactive app offers a fun and educational exploration of the park’s natural wonders and cultural heritage. With two routes to choose from—a shorter 1.5 km trail and a more extensive 5 km adventure—you’ll uncover fascinating stories about local salt panners, fishermen, and more through augmented reality experiences and interactive challenges.

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