Awakening beauty between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea

Below the high Karst plateaus lies the Vipava Valley, the beauty caught between the Alpine, Karst and the Mediterranean world, which basks in the sun. This is where the fine tastes of special wines mature, where the luscious smell of the maturing fruit spreads and where picturesque villages shimmer among the green hills. When the bora wind blows in the valley, it is wise to find shelter in one of the numerous wine cellars and taste the delicacies produced by the Vipava soil. And when the sun caresses the landscape again, it is time to wander – on foot or by bicycle, any time of the year. This Slovenian Aurora which is awakening in all its beauty was noticed by the world-established travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet, which placed it on the list of top ten destinations in Europe which it recommends to visitors this year.

Vipava Valley – Uniquely Different. Any Time of the Year.

The Vipava Valley, shaped by the sun and the bora wind. Experience its homeliness and hospitality. Choose your favourite activities in nature, taste the traditional cuisine. Any Time of the Year.

The wealth of wine varieties

The Vipava Valley has always been known as a wine-growing region. For centuries wine growing has been deep-rooted in this tiny piece of Slovenia and based on tradition, new innovative wine stories emerge which are very successful at international competitions. You will be thrilled about the wealth of the Vipava Valley wine varieties. In addition to numerous well-known wine varieties, you will also encounter special wine varieties – the indigenous Zelen, which is very popular among the locals, Pinela, an old wine variety, which can only be found in the Vipava Valley, Klarnica, a “boutique” wine variety, which has been revived again, and other wine varieties. Visit one of the many wine cellars, wine shops and osmica events in the Vipava Valley and experience the quality of the Vipava wines, enriched by the sun and the bora wind.

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... and since this well-known Slovenian saying implies that one needs to eat something (tasty), it is suggested that while exploring the cultural and natural peculiarities of the Vipava Valley, you should visit the kind locals, tourist farms or selected restaurants, where you will be offered some of the characteristic Vipava Valley dishes and treats. These dishes most certainly include the authentic Vipava Valley jota, the dry-cured Vipava Valley prosciutto and those with a sweet-tooth are in for a treat with the delicious štruklji (rolled dumplings) and sweet strudels made of flavoursome fruits from the Vipava Valley. If you are looking for a real culinary experience, you can visit the selected restaurants of the Vipava Valley.

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The Vipava Valley as seen by visitors

The green Vipava Valley will take your breath away in all seasons. The landscape, covered in vineyards and orchards, with views from high karst plateaus, and pleasant little Vipava Valley villages and towns offers countless motifs that will make their way into your heart. The images of the Vipava Valley caught on camera also find their way to social media. See what the Vipava Valley looks like through the eyes of visitors and browse the selection of the best Instagram posts.

 

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Outdoor activities – all year round

All year round, the Vipava Valley and its plateaus in the hinterland invite hikers. As also recommended by the Lonely Planet, it is well-worth experiencing on a bike on guided tours with pit stops, where you can taste the Vipava Valley’s culinary treasures. Even if you have adrenaline cravings, you will find satisfaction here, both in the air as well as on firm ground. For more relaxed moments, you can cast a fishing line in the Vipava River and its tributaries. 

Cycling paradise for anyone

Mountain biking or road cycling? Alone or with your family? No matter how and with whom, you will always be able to find the most picturesque trails for cycling delights along the Vipava Valley. Sooner or later, each of the trails will bring you to a tourist farm, where you will be able to regain your strength with local delicacies.

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Hiking all year round

Hiking all year round

Which way would you take? Climb up the high plateaus in the east and the north of the Vipava Valley and enjoy the views all the way to the sea. Surrender to the dreamy image of the Vipava Valley hills, scattered with vineyards, orchards, meadows and appealing villages. Join hikers on organised hikes.

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Free fly over the landscape

Free fly over the landscape

Outstanding thermal conditions at the Vipava Valley attract numerous paragliders and hang-gliders. Fly from one of the popular and registered take-off points – Kovk and Lijak. If you are a little less bold, you can fly in a tandem.

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Climbing experiences

Climbing experiences

Even when other climbing routes are covered in snow, you can put on your climbing shoes and your climbing harness and climb up the steep walls above the valley. In addition to the popular natural climbing routes, you can also climb the artificial walls and numerous erratic blocks. Some climbing sites lie in shady areas and they are a pleasantly cool haven. 

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Catch your moment of happiness

Catch your moment of happiness

The Vipava River and its tributaries are considered one of the most beautiful places for fishing. The clear waters host many species of fish, from the Soča trout to the pike. Obtain a fishing permit and enjoy the fishing in the wonderful green nature.

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Images of the Vipava Valley

Learn about the interesting towns and places in the Vipava Valley which convey the diversity of its cultural worlds and landscape.

Ajdovščina

A town that developed among the remains of an ancient ring-wall with an impulsive and creative spirit.

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Vipava

A scenic town extending along the delta-shaped source of the Vipava River interlaced with numerous bridges.

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Nova Gorica

A young town at the junction of two cultures and two landscapes, a town of diversity and roses.

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Vipavski Križ

This small medieval town is one of the most impressive cultural heritage monuments in Slovenia.

Vipavski Križ

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Goče

One of the most beautiful villages of the Vipava Valley, a stony architectural gem, which is a living museum dedicated to the viticulture of the Vipava Valley region.

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Šempeter pri Gorici

A pleasant small town with the reputation of the finest garden is also an excellent starting point for hikers and cyclists.

Šempeter pri Gorici

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Book your experience

Spend your vacation in Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia. Set out to explore the landscape and its tastes and enjoy the gentle Mediterranean climate all year round. Choose and book your holiday today!

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Stay & Play Golf Package (Bled & Portorož)

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From 170,00 € Truffle hunting in the Slovenian Istria

Truffle hunting in the Slovenian Istria

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Discover one of the best truffles in the world, which grows in Slovenia. After a brief introduction,

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From 115,00 € A historical bike ride

A historical bike ride

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Due to its location and dynamic terrain, the Goriška region is an attractive location for biking exp

Sabotin Hotel Solkan
From 371,52 € Cycling and hiking amongst the vineyards of Vipava

Cycling and hiking amongst the vineyards of Vipava

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Cycling amongst the vineyards of Vipava and a hike on the edge of the Trnovo Plateau, including a wi

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From 380,00 € Active sports break in the Goriška region

Active sports break in the Goriška region

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Conquer the peaks of the Goriška region, which will reward you with picturesque views. Stop and list

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From 124,00 € Active break in Pliskovica

Active break in Pliskovica

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Pliskovica is a small Karst village with many sites of cultural and natural heritage. Local provider

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The centre of Izola will become a place of fantasy full of visual stories. See the transformed dimen

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“Get away”

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Holidays in the green valley

Has the Vipava Valley enthralled you? Would you like to take some more time to explore it? Find the accommodation that suits you best and treat yourself to a holiday break in the wonderful green valley. 

The Vipava Valley

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Avtokamp Ajdovščina

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Hotel Gold Club

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Kamp Vrhpolje

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Kmetija z namestitvijo Pri Rebkovih

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Kmetija z nastanitvijo Jagruše

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Prenočišča pri Bogatajevih

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Turistična kmetija Abram

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Turistična kmetija Na hribu

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Youth hostel Ajdovščina

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A hint for a trip

While exploring the Vipava Valley, you can also visit neighbouring Brda or the Karst and only a few kilometres away you will reach the sea or you can follow the Soča River upstream to find the Alpine mountain tops rising above the Soča Valley. Visit the stunning Postojna Cave or hang around with the elegant white Lipizzaner horses in Lipica.

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

Enjoy the warmth of the seaside sun caressing your skin or descend to the mysterious world of underground caves.

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

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Brda

Sun-Kissed Wine Country between the Alps and the Mediterranean

Brda

Brda

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Karst

Nature’s hidden gem

Karst

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Summer dreams at the Slovenian coast

Spend your holiday on the Slovenian coast!

Summer dreams at the Slovenian coast

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Discover the beauty of the inland areas of Slovenian Istria

The inland areas of Slovenian Istria will enchant you with their mix of the Mediterranean and the Karst and with picturesque villages hiding numerous cultural treasures.

Discover the beauty of the inland areas of Slovenian Istria

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Soča Valley

Soča, the emerald river of a thousand special features

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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Postojna cave

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle are world-class attractions!

Postojna cave

Postojna cave

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Lipica

Lipica is an important cradle of Lipizzaner horses on a Europe-wide level.

Lipica

Lipica

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