TOP 5 ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY IN BRDA

13.07.2024

IN THE LAND OF JUICY FRUIT, CHERRIES AND REBULA WINE, EXCELLENT WORLD-AWARD WINNING WINES AND OLIVE OILS, AND HOME TO DELICIOUS BRDA FOOD WITH A PLAYFUL BLEND OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY, TIME SIMPLY STOPS.

 

The vineyards, orchards and olive groves reflect the love of the local farmer in every season, and radiate the harmony that has been forged between people and nature. You will surely find peace and invigorate among the Brda trellises, where every moment brings a new view of the peaceful rolling hills of Brda, topped by the glittering cluster of villages rich in an exceptional cultural heritage.

 

HERE'S A SELECTION OF TIPS ON HOW TO EXPERIENCE BRDA IN AN OUTDOOR AND ACTIVE WAY:

 

1. PUT ON YOUR HIKING SHOES AND AND TRY OUT THE NETWORK OF HIKING TRAILS

9 walking trails named after old Brda varieties, 2 stages of the Alpe Adria Trail, 2 stages of the Juliana Trail and the Brda Circle of Peace hiking trail on Sabotin. The choice is really diverse. Each trail brings you picturesque views of the Brda countryside, an insight into this terraced landscape, an intertwining of cultures that have written here the story of the coming together of worlds and people.

Ready for a hiking adventure? You can choose the route that suits you best here.

2. YOU PREFER PEDALLING? THEN BRDA IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU!

Many small hills with numerous winding roads are scattered across the Brda region, thus being the perfect location for all cycling fans. Cycling through the narrow, quiet and scenic villages of Brda is also a real experience. There are 3 marked trails in Brda: Khaki, Peach and Olive. Find out more about the trails here.

Take part in a cycling adventure that has already been experienced by the riders of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour of Slovenia!

Electric bikes are also available for rent at the Tourist Information Point in Šmartno to help you tackle the climbs in Brda without much effort and explore the green pearls of nature (E: tic@brda.si, T: 05 395 95 95).

3. BRDA ALSO IMPRESSES LOVERS OF CYCLING BUMPS

Is it possible to combine a love of cycling and getting over bumps when visiting Brda? Of course! The Vipolže Sports Park offers one of the most attractive asphalt pumptrack tracks in Slovenia, which was also the venue for the Pumpaj Slovenija - Telekom Slovenije National Cup last autumn.

Let us also mention that a new cycle path runs past the Vipolže Sports Park, connecting to the cycling link from Brda across Italy to Nova Gorica...

4. ENJOY THE MOMENT IN THE YELLOW WINDOWS

You can enjoy the peace, the pulse of Brda nature and, of course, the magical views at all times of the year and at all times of the day by stopping in the yellow lookout houses, the so-called Windows. Whether it's a short break on a hiking tour or a hill climb, or just a stop for a refreshment, or a photo snapshot of you surrounded by the hills of Brda, the Windows, which you can find at almost every point of interest in Brda, will surely conjure up a special and magical backdrop for your memories.

5. VISIT OPEN HOMESTEADS

Experience rural life in Brda with a visit to the Open Homesteads. You will meet the local people who shape this extraordinary terraced land beyond the emerald Soča, steeped in viticulture, fruit-growing, olive-growing and other crafts, and whose dedication to and harmony with the land of Brda give birth to products that have won high accolades around the world.

Experience wine, honey, olive tastings and other local seasonal delicacies! You will taste the temperament of this landscape, where Slavic, Romanic and Germanic influences are intertwined in a common poetry of tastes and experiences.

You can check which farmhouses you can visit on your holiday in Brda here.