Active adventures in Dolenjska
When? Spring 2019
When? Spring 2019
Day 1: Novo mesto and its countryside
After arriving in Novo mesto, we suggest a walk through the old city centre. You will be able to see the renovated Main Square with beautiful arcade corridors, old city hall Rotovž, Breg, Dolenjska museum with an outstanding archaeological exhibition, St. Nikolai church with the famous picture by Tintoretto, crypt and much more. After that, we suggest healthy lunch made from local ingredients in a well-known restaurant in Novo mesto. In the afternoon, you will be welcomed at 150 years old Matjaž Homestead, where the family will welcome you dressed in traditional folk costumes. There you will hear "The Story of a Cviček" and have a tasting of cviček – traditional wine in the area, with excellent homemade bread and cheese. Here you will also have homemade dinner. You will be accommodated in a traditional vineyard cottage, where locals usually keep wine in the basement. Above the cellar, there are comfortable apartments for visitors. Overnight.
Day 2: Cycling tour
In the morning, you will get breakfast in the basket. After that, you can get on a bicycle tour. We suggest a route that will lead you to Šentjernej, known for vineyards and traditional horse races. Then you can continue your journey to Pleterje. There you will see the Carthusian monastery and the outdoor museum, with authentic wooden structures from the past. Before returning to the vineyard, stop at Kostanjevica na Krki, with option of visiting the Kostanjevica cave and the gallery of Božidar Jakac in the former monastery (additional). In the afternoon, you can relax in the thermal spas of Krka, where you can enjoy swimming pools, saunas, massages and other services. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Hike to the highest peak of Dolenjska
After the breakfast, we suggest that you go to the Gorjanci, a plateau in the south-eastern part of Slovenia. The highest point is 1178 meters high Trdinov vrh. Tip: If you wash your face in the Gospodična spring, you will stay forever young. At the top, you will get one of the most beautiful view of the valley. In nearby hut you can take refreshment and here you will also have lunch: a casserole in the delicious bread. You can spend your afternoon exploring exploring Dolenjska and or relaxing in nature. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Departure
Breakfast. If you plan your return home in the late afternoon or evening, we can organize you a nice and relaxing day at the Wellness Krka (additional surcharge).
Price: 246 EUR / person, minimum 2 people
The price includes: 3 overnight stays in vineyards cottages with breakfast, 2 x dinners, tasting and dinner at Matjaž homestead, lunch on day 3, all-day bicycle rental, entrance fee to the museum in Pleterje, half-day swimming in Spa Krka, organization and VAT.