In the late afternoon I reach the wine region Brda! From a lookout tower there is a panoramic view of this beautiful landscape. Between the vineyards it shines white and pink: the cherry blossom! After a tasting with a view in Šmartno, the route goes directly to the guesthouse in the Vipava Valley. This valley is also known for its wine and fruit! Now I have arrived on the Emerald Route.
The route continues to Divača through romantic villages. A highlight is certainly Lipicia – home of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses! The next stop is Muggia. This small Italian town is just across from Trieste (excursions possible by boat!).
An ice cream to go and it is already time to say goodbye to Italy. I cycle back to Slovenia along the coast. The coast of the Slovenian Riviera is not quite 50km long – but sea is sea after all!
Unfortunately, my time in Slovenia is almost over. Before I take the train home from Ljublijana, I fortunately have time for a small tour of the Slovenian capital! It is a spring-like day and the city is busy, it’s hard to get a table in one of the cafes and restaurants on the Ljubljanica river. The cityscape with the castle remind me a little of Salzburg…but maybe that’s only because it’s time to go home!
Slovenia is definitely worth a visit! A small and manageable, but absolutely varied country. You will find friendly people everywhere, who have a good awareness of the environment and quality food!