- unforgettable first category climb to Predmeja
- a memorable ride through alpine villages of Trnovo Plateau
- a guided tour of Škraplje, a unique Karst phenomena
Ajdovščina is a great starting point for road cyclists who love the challenge of demanding mountain stages. You can tackle the climb to Gora from two directions of varying difficulty. The route is circular and you can choose which direction you wish to tackle it from. The climb to Predmeja is a real challenge even for experienced cyclists, while the climb to Col is longer, but gradual. No matter which route you chose, you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery on top of the Gora Plateau. The asphalt roads will lead us through flowery hamlets and old mountain villages. Quaint Gora’s countryside is also characterized by karst depressions and other natural phenomena among which we need to highlight Otlica natural Window and »Skraplje« near the village of Kovk.
The 9 kilometer hillclimb to the village of Predmeja with 800 elevation is one of the hardest ascents in the area, but your effort will be paid off even before your reach the top. The incredible road to Predmeja, which was designed by Josef Ressel (the inventor of the ship’s propeller) is carved through the rockface of Čaven mountain and offers stunning views of the Vipava Valley below.