The Karst is excellently located in Central Europe.
It is where the Mediterranean comes closest to the Julian Alps and boasts truly excellent transport connections with the world.
Fly over to the Karst for a weekend!
Just ½ hr by car from Trieste Airport, 1 hr from Ljubljana Airport and just 1.5 hr from Venice Airport. A perfect getaway, an unforgettable break in the Karst.
Become seduced by the Karst sights, take in the range of experiences waiting for you in the Karst.
Fly over, your Karst break awaits.
The Karst embraces you with its authenticity, pleases with its diversity and amazes with its hospitality.
Stay in the Karst while in Slovenia!
The unique sights and experiences making Slovenia one of the most attractive travel destinations in the world are quite close by should you decide to stay in the Karst. Just 1 hr drive at most from your bed in the Karst and you can easily reach loads of special places across Slovenia. After a relaxed drive ‘home’, you can again enjoy a glass of Karst Teran wine in the evening ...
Intermittent lakes and bear watching
The mystical phenomena of the Karst and its huge intact forests always amaze lovers of nature. Check out Lake Cerknica, Europe’s largest intermittent lake, and observe how bears live deep in the protected forests.
Different flavours of Vipava Valley
The Vipava Valley is a land of wine and a magnet for gourmets. Come to a land that retains most of the old local grapevine varieties and where world famous chefs may well greet you in one of Slovenia’s top-rated restaurants.
Adrenaline and beauty: Soča River valley
Explore the charming valley and emerald waters of the Soča River, one of the most beautiful Alpine rivers, flowing south of the Julian Alps. Breath-taking views are found any season of the year and, in summer, a raft or kayak trip is on everyone’s ‘bucket list’.
Jewels of the Slovenian coast
Slovenia only has a small piece of Adriatic coast, but it is one filled with many ‘jewels’ worth visiting. The ancient town of Piran enchants with its architecture and culture, the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Portorož has a lively pulse, whereas the old saltpans recount the true story of the sea ...
You can completely relax in the Karst.
You can enjoy yourself in its safe and green environment, while the locals are always happy to offer advice or whatever else you might need.
Slovenia: a very safe country
In 2018, in the Global Peace Index, the annual list of the world’s safest countries by the international Institute for Economics and Peace, Slovenia is ranked in a respectable 11th place, and in 7th place among European countries.
Slovenia: a green country
The international Green Destinations foundation declared Slovenia the greenest destination in the world in 2016. As many as 100 criteria were applied, with Slovenia earning 96 percent of all possible points. What does that mean in the Karst? Water is drinkable and excellent in quality everywhere, we separate waste and promote responsible waste management, we manage all our nature sustainably and pay attention to preserving our natural assets.
Take care of personal safety.
Despite the high level of safety in the country, always act responsibly and ensure your own safety. If anything should go wrong or an accident occurs, ring:
With a new bus service for bikers, you can take a journey from Koper right into the heart of the Karst.
Every weekend during the summer season, from 19 May to 22 September, bikers can use the free bus service running along the circular route Koper–Kozina–Škocjan Caves–Divača–Štanjel–Sežana–Lipica–Kozina–Koper.
Excellent bus link to go cycling across the Karst
As part of the international Medcycletour project, the Karst now benefits from a new link with Slovenian Istria via the ‘KoloBus’ – a special bus equipped with a trailer for bicycles. This free bus operates on a circular route that starts in Koper and winds through the best-known tourist spots of the Karst, offering interesting visits and culinary experiences while also making ideal starting points for cycling across the Karst. The bus will make a round journey 3 times a day. The KoloBus departs from the main bus station in Koper at 8.00, 13.00 and 18.00. Reservations are not required.
Discover picturesque cycle trails of the Karst!
The cycle trails in the Karst will surprise you with their magnificent views and indulge your senses with all the pristine nature, breath-taking karst phenomena and cultural sights – each speaking of life in the Karst in their own way. Anyone, whether bikers up for a real challenge or those who are more of a recreational biker, not to mention families, can set off on a memorable cycle across the Karst.