In Brda You can do it all (Bike, Wine, Art, Gastronomy)
Embark on a journey through endless vineyards and spectacular landscapes. E-biking is a great way to experience hilly Brda wine region and to explore more of terrain. We combined our personal best activities you can do in gorgeous Goriska Brda wine area, Slovenian Tuscany. Bike between the vineyards and under canopy of cherry trees, sample Slovenian world class wines and extra virgin olive oils, spoil your taste buds with excellent local gastronomy and find your artistic soul in a creative home of a local artist.
Day 1: Meet your guide in Goriska brda Wine area (optional pick up in Ljubljana).
For an introduction to Slovenian most famous wine area we first climb up Gonjace viewing tower where we learn more about its history and geography. We continue with a walk through charming medieval town of Smartno where we also visit local olive oil producer. Did you know that Slovenia is the Northern most place in Europe where ancient olive trees grow? And this is what gives such a special taste and fragrance to our oils. We also visit producer of local cosmetics that will reveal us more about healing plants and its benefits. We promise you will look rejuvenated after our tour.
After quick refreshment we hop on our e-bikes and start our journeys through hilly area bordering Italy. Our bike ride will take you on a quiet roads, passing old settlements and hilltop villages. E-bikes make ascents as easy (or challenging) as you prefer. Enjoy exhilarating descents and breathtaking vistas, and cover more ground than you might otherwise be able to on your own!
We stop for lunch at local agritourismo, where every product has its story behind and where owners follow 0 miles and farm to table philosophy. We sample some of their local wines Rebula and Chardonnay to get a taste of the area. Slovenia is also homeland of beekeeping this is why we have a sweet surprise for you. When it comes to beekeeping, sloenian exoerts are regarded as world pioneers in innovations such as the increasingly popular apitherapy. We make a detour to visit local family for genuine hospitality. We try different flavors of local honey and experience their apitherapy that includes resting in the apiary with bee buzz from the distance and inhalation of bee aerosols.
After relaxing gathering with friendly locals there is only a gentle descent to our home away from home. We spend 2 nights in boutique hotel Gredič combining rich history and modern influences dating back to 16th century. You can relax and have a dip in their outdoors pool just before gourmet dinner. Do not miss their fascinating cellar and champagne room. Gastronomy always played and important role in Goriska Brda and Gredic. We are happy to share with you that their chef and restaurant was listed among very best in latest Michellin guide book in 2020.
Day 2: Art & Wine Safari
You wake up in a beautiful morning in the middle of vineyards followed by delicious breakfast. As wine and art go hand in hand we would like to invite you to join our unique Wanderlux art experience. Only short walk away from your hotel you reach charming Medana village where each year international festival Art Circle also takes place. We visit local artist in his studio that will describe his feelings about Brda through his palette of colors. You will also be able to bring on your artistic soul during short workshop. After this colorful experience you will meet your guide that will take you on a Wine Safari through Brda in a 4×4 Jeep. Wine makers will be happy to share with their genuine connection between history, fertile land and people from these places. You are going to visit 2 wine producers and learn about their life stories. At the end of this tour you will return back to your charming hotel and get a chance to pamper yourself like nobility.
Dinner on your own. We will help you with booking and recommendations.
Day 3: End of tour
You can spend additional day in Brda wine area or prolong your Slovenian Journeys by adding another tour in the Alps or elsewhere in Slovenia.
On our e-biking trips, we provide true mountain bikes with electric pedal assist, fitted to you. With e-bikes you can enjoy riding together with friends and family of different ability levels. Your uphill rides can be just as relaxed as your downhill ones!
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- 2 nights with breakfast in heritage boutique hotel Gredič 4*
- Private guided bike tour (3-4hrs)
- E-Bike rental with helmet
- Private Wine tasting at 3 different world class wineries
- Olive oil tasting
- Visiting Natural Cosmetic workshop
- Private honey tasting and apitherapy inhaling bee aerosols (1hr)
- Visiting local artist and workshop (2hrs)
- 5 course gourmet dinner prepared from local ingredients on Day 1 (Michelin Plate)
- 1 lunch at agrotoursimo
- One of a kind Wine safari with wine tasting and picnic in the vineyards
- Support & organization
- Transfer to and from Goriska Brda (can be arranged)
- Extra meals, snacks and drinks if not mentioned above
- Alcoholic drinks at meals (if not mentioned in itinerary)
- Extra activities (additional wine tastings)
- Price is based on double occupancy (Single supplement 100 EUR)
PRICE (per person in EUR):
*Please contact us for custom itinerary.
Please feel free to contact us for extra pre or post nights, additional transfers or extra activities (cooking class,…)
*Itineraries are subject to change as we depend on local providers and our friends but no matter what we will provide you with unforgettable experience and do our very best in order to exceed your expectations.
Your Home Away from Home – Heritage Boutique Hotel Gredic 4*
*Trip price is based on Gredic Large Double room. Please contact us for an upgrade.
Photo credits: Wanderlux Journeys, Mitja Kamplet, Slovenia.info, Hotel Gredič, Edi Simcic winery