NOTRANJSKA, Mini Holiday
5 x Half board
Check-in at the hotel or pension, followed by a day of exploration of Notranjska. A visit to the landscape park of Rak Škocjan. A two-hour walk along the discovery path down the valley of River Rak, during which you can observe the many Karstic phenomena: the Small and the Large Natural Bridge, the Kotliči Karst spring, etc., as well as a variety of endemic species of animals and plants. Option of stopping at the Rakov Škocjan Hotel.
Return to the hotel/pension for dinner. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, a visit to Cross Cave. The cave guide gives you a lantern and a pair of boots at the entrance, after which you all set off exploring the dry part of this Karstic beauty. As the temperature inside the cave is 9 degrees C, warm clothes are recommended even in the summer. The guide gives an interesting presentation on the cave world. A boat ride over the first underground lake, which marks the final point of your potholing experience. A walk to Lož Valley, where you can recover your strength with a snack at a local inn. A ride to Snežnik Castle, which is surrounded by the idyllic forests of Snežnik. A tour of the manor interiors accompanied by a guide, followed by a walk through the castle park. At the end of the day, a visit to Babno Polje, the place with the lowest recorded winter temperature in Slovenia. Return to the hotel/pension for dinner. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, a visit to Lake Cerknica. If you wish, you can also stop at the Lake Cerknica Museum and see their model of the lake, which is shown every season. You can get to know Lake Cerknica by foot, by bike or by canoe. Bikes and canoes can be rented in the village of Dolenje Jezero. In the afternoon, a visit to Cerknica, the administrative capital of Notranjska. Dinner at the hotel/pension, overnight stay.
After breakfast, a trip to Planina Plain where you can visit Planina Cave and Ravbarjev stolp accompanied by potholers. The tour is followed by a ride down the winding road to Postojna, where you can visit the Proteus Cave with the Vivarium. Lunch at one of the local inns. An afternoon visit to the Predjama Castle. Dinner at the hotel/pension.
After breakfast, a ride to Pivka, where you can take a stroll along the lakes and visit the Seasonal Lake Museum. Break for lunch or a snack. In the afternoon, we recommend a visit to the Park of Military History in Pivka, followed by a ride home over Mašun where you can stop for a stroll, then continue on the forest road to Kozarišče and on to the pension/hotel for dinner. Overnight stay.
Check-out after breakfast. We recommend a ride through Begunje and Bloke Plain, where you can stop to see Lake Bloke, visit the Bloke Skiing Museum in Nova vas, go for a stroll through the scenic canyon of River Iška, and continue your ride home towards Ljubljana through Žlebič.