Škocjan cave – Škocjan regional park – River Reka canyon – Matavun Village – Vremščica hill – Teran wine and prosciutto tasting
ABOUT SLOVENIAN KARST
Karst is a mysterious limestone region in Slovenia, in between coast and Ljubljana, and it is where you can find more than 12000 caves. The underground of Karst is an endless labyrinth of abysses, tunnels, canyons, halls, rows and stalactites and stalagmites. It is a region where you can find transmittant lakes and underground rivers. But the surface it is not by far less interesting. You can wander along countless vineyards, laid back stony villages, meadows, pastures, and forest slopes. This environment is distinguished by an exceptionally rich flora. It is where Lipizzaner horses come from and it is where delicious prosciutto and Teran wine come from. It is where you will find typical Karst architecture –traditional houses are made out of stone and friendly locals.
PRICE: 125 EUR / PERSON (at 3 or more people in the group)
Price not includes:
- entrance fee to the cave
- personal expenses
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR
We will start a tour with a visit to a cave. The most visited cave is Postojna cave, but a real nature lover will prefer to enter a wilder Škocjan cave, also protected by UNESCO. A guided visit of the cave it’s a 2 hours walk through the magical underground canyon of river Reka.
After the tour is done we continue where most people finish, we explore Karst even more, not only underground, but also the surface. A guide will take you from Matavun village on 402 m through the amazing canyon of river Reka up to Vremščica hill (1027 m), from where you will have a beautiful view of the region, the Adriatic Sea and the even Julian Alps. You will do a circle tour in Škocjan regional park and beyond and stop on the way to taste authentic red Karst wine Teran and Karst prosciutto in a local restaurant.
- Time: 5-6 hrs
- Altitude difference: 630 m
- Difficulty: easy