- a guided tour of Paradana cave and a typical cold hollow Smrekova draga
- stunning views on your descent into Vipava Valley
- company of friendly guide on your trip through Trnovo Forest
Cycling through the unspoilt nature of Trnovo forest while breathing fresh mountain air is an unforgetable experience that charms on every turn. In early morning hours, when sun casts it rays on Vipava Hills, you’ll start your journey to Predmeja following a scenic Resljeva road. From here we turn left on a dirt road leading us to the heart of majestic Trnovo Forest. Slowly ascending to Mala Lazna the birch forest slowly gives way to pine trees, which will cast a deep shade keeping you cool while riding the foot of Golaki mountain.
We’ll make a stop here and walk down a wide, deep sinkhole to the entrance of the Big Ice Cave at Paradana, where they used to cut big blocks of ice exporting them all the way to Egipt. The next part of the route will lead you through a dense birch and fir forest to Smrekova Draga, a typical example of a cold hollow with temperature and vegetation inversion harbouring many endemic plants. After reaching the edge of Gora Plateau, we start a descent back to the Vipava Valley. You will definitely enjoy the breath-taking views streching all the way to Karst and Adriatic Sea!