Escape for a moment from the hustle and bustle of the modern world and spend a day in the unspoiled nature of the Dragonja Valley. The valley is well known for its natural attractions, forest covered hills, deep green pools, waterfalls, greenery and colourful flowers. Learn about flora and fauna of this beautiful region and become one with nature.
The valley, which was once full of mills, is now deserted and suitable for researchers and hikers. The intermittent River Dragonja, which near Sečovlje flows into the Adriatic Sea, is situated in the intact ecosystem. In its middle and upper stream the river is preserved in its natural state. During its way through the flysch Slovene Istria it creates interesting geomorphological phenomena, reshapes the flysch deposits and forms beautiful pools. The river and its tributaries are particularly breathtaking from autumn to spring when the sandstone river-beds are full of water which forms some of the most picturesque waterfalls of the Dragonja confluence. In the dry season the river and its tributaries often dry up.
The area around the River Dragonja was once full of mills, but today only their ruins can be found. Mazurin’s and Kodarin’s mills are the only exceptions as they have been restored. During our hiking trip we will visit some of the remains and mills in which farmers used to live. On a sunny day the area offers a nice view of the Julian Alps, Trieste, Koper and Croatia which repays all the effort.
We will end our trip by visiting a traditional Istrian village which through the history has remained untouched. We will then refresh ourselves by tasting traditional local wines and food.
Pickup location: Hotel, cruise terminal or any other location in Koper, Izola, Piran, Portorož, Ljubljana etc.
|PRICE||GROUP PRICE||PRIVATE TOUR PRICE||INCLUDES|
|60€||15% group discount for 4 and more participants||Request an offer via the form below||Guide, transportation, taste of wine and food|