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HIKING AND TASTING AROUN PIRAN

Have you already discovered the charm of our urban coastal settlements:

Piran, Portorož, Seča, Lucija, Strunjan and Fiesa?

Now you can experience the Piran footpaths with tastings too!

Grab a unique opportunity,
at sea you can experience much more than you were accustomed to.

       Authentic boutique experiences await you:

  • a company of a local guide, interpreter, animator..:)
  • discovering the picturesque Piran-Portorož area
  • relaxing hikes with attractive views
  • views of the exceptional natural and cultural landscape
  • admiring the lush Mediterranean vegetation
  • taking beautiful photos (selfie, panoramas, details)
  • establishing contacts with the local population
  • the authenticity and hospitality of local providers
  • new acquaintances among hikers that can last
  • personalized excursions, each is different and unique
  • getting to know local legends and stories of the surroundings
  • interpretation of natural and cultural heritage
  • tasting delicious local delicacies
  • diverse entertainment themed animation
DAY OF THE WEEK NAME OF PACKAGE MEETING POINT AND DURATION REFRESH STOP LOCAL FOOD
TASTING
Column 6
Monday PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MEDIEVAL PIRAN TIC PIRAN
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
RESTAURANT PIRAT
PIRAN
FISH SPREAD OF COD AND 2x SCALLOPS
2dcl OF WINE
Column 6 Value
Tuesday EMBRACE ŠENTJANE OVER LOOKING PORTOROŽ TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
BUBOLA FARM ŠENTJANE AND RESTAURANT BOEM
BELI KRIŽ
1dcl WINE REFOŠK
1dcl WINE MALVAZIJA
BOBIČI-TIPICAL ISTRIAN MINESTRONE
Column 6 Value 2
Wednesday SECRECTS OF SEČA AND SALT PANS TPC LUCIJA
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
GRAMONA FARM SEČA FLAVOURED OLIVE OILS, PICKLED OLIVES, OLIVE SPREAD, MOZZARELA, TOMATOES,
2dcl OF WINE
Column 6 Value 3
Thursday THE FOOTPATH ABOVE LUCIJA TO LUCAN TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
MEADOW IN OLIVE GROVE ON LUCAN ISTRIAN BREAKFAST (BREAD, SALAMI, PANCETTA, COW CHEESE, COTTAGE CHEESE, JAM, HONEY, DRIED FRUIT, SEASONAL VEGETABLES, AND HERBAL TEA).
+ 5 LOCAL EXPERIENCES
Column 6 Value 4
Friday NATURE OF THE PARK STRUNJAN BS STRUNJAN
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
GIASSI FARM
STRUNJAN
ISTRIAN PASTA-FUŽI WITH TRUFFLES, 2dcl OF WINE Column 6 Value 5
Saturday BETWEEN THE BAYS TO THE LAKE FIESA TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
KNEZ FARM STRUNJAN HOME-MADE COLD CUT, PERSIMMON SMOOTHIES, PERSIMMON CROSTATA OR GOODIES FROM ARTICHOKES, 2dcl OF WINE Column 6 Value 6

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • local guiding and the organization
  • animation- exploring nature with all senses
  • companionship with other trekkers
  • getting to know the green surroundings
  • stories of sustainable tourism
  • use of hiking sticks
  • tasting food in two authentic local restaurants
  • tasting local harvests on surrounding farmsteads
  • the possibility of shopping
  • hikes are free for children under the age of 6
  • for children between the age of 6 and 14 the hikes are on half price
  • every trip will have a prize game: you can win a free trip
  • professional photos of your experience

tasting 1: SEA FOOD, WINE
tasting 2: WINE, BOBIČI – ISTRIAN MINESTRONE
tasting 3: OLIVE DELICACIES, WINE
tasting 4: FOOD PACKAGE – ISTRIAN BREAKFAST
tasting 5: ISTRIAN FUŽI (PASTA) WITH TRUFFLES, WINE
tasting 6: COLD CUTS, PERSIMMON OR ARTICHOKE, WINE

animation 1: DANCING GAMES ON ISTRIAN MUSIC
animation 2: A PUZZLE OF FLAVOURS WITH THE CULINARY IN THE DARK
animation 3: SALTPANS WORKERS FOR ONE DAY
animation 4: CULINARY QUIZ ABOUT THE ISTRIAN GASTRONOMY
animation 5: INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREPARATION OF MEALS
animation 6: ENERGY MEDITATIONS BY THE SEA

Because I know that your vacation means a lot to you and you want to spice it up with new experiences,
I suggest you to book an exclusive series of six
PIRAN FOOTPATHS WITH TASTING
gastronomic treasures of Istria
with breathtaking panoramic views.
I guarantee you can create your best vacation ever.

DAY OF THE WEEK NAME OF PACKAGE MEETING POINT AND DURATION REFRESH STOP LOCAL FOOD
TASTING
Monday PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MEDIEVAL PIRAN TIC PIRAN
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
RESTAURANT PIRAT
PIRAN
FISH SPREAD OF COD AND
2x SCALLOPS
2dcl OF WINE
Tuesday EMBRACE ŠENTJANE
OVERLOOKING PORTOROŽ
TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
BUBOLA FARM
ŠENTJANE
AND RESTAURANT BOEM
BELI KRIŽ
1dcl WINE REFOŠK
1dcl WINE MALVAZIJA
BOBIČI-TIPICAL ISTRIAN MINESTRONE
Wednesday SECRECTS OF SEČA AND SALT PANS TPC LUCIJA
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
GRAMONA FARM SEČA FLAVOURED OLIVE OILS, PICKLED OLIVES, OLIVE SPREAD, MOZZARELA, TOMATOES,
2dcl OF WINE
Thursday THE FOOTPATH ABOVE LUCIJA
TO LUCAN
TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
MEADOW IN OLIVE GROVE ON LUCAN ISTRIAN BREAKFAST (BREAD, SALAMI, PANCETTA, COW CHEESE, COTTAGE CHEESE, JAM, HONEY, DRIED FRUIT, SEASONAL VEGETABLES, AND HERBAL TEA).
+ 5 LOCAL EXPERIENCES
Friday NATURE OF THE PARK STRUNJAN BS STRUNJAN
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
GIASSI FARM
STRUNJAN
ISTRIAN PASTA-FUŽI WITH TRUFFLES, 2dcl OF WINE
Saturday BETWEEN THE BAYS TO THE LAKE FIESA TIC PORTOROŽ
4 – 4,5 H
10AM-2PM
KNEZ FARM STRUNJAN HOME-MADE COLD CUT, PERSIMMON SMOOTHIES, PERSIMMON CROSTATA OR GOODIES FROM ARTICHOKES, 2dcl OF WINE

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • local guiding and the organization
  • animation- exploring nature with all senses
  • companionship with other trekkers
  • getting to know the green surroundings
  • stories of sustainable tourism
  • use of hiking sticks
  • tasting food in two authentic local restaurants
  • tasting local harvests on surrounding farmsteads
  • the possibility of shopping
  • hikes are free for children under the age of 6
  • for children between the age of 6 and 14 the hikes are on half price
  • every trip will have a prize game: you can win a free trip
  • professional photos of your experience

tasting 1: SEA FOOD, WINE
tasting 2: WINE, BOBIČI – ISTRIAN MINESTRONE
tasting 3: OLIVE DELICACIES, WINE
tasting 4: FOOD PACKAGE – ISTRIAN BREAKFAST
tasting 5: ISTRIAN FUŽI (PASTA) WITH TRUFFLES, WINE
tasting 6: COLD CUTS, PERSIMMON OR ARTICHOKE, WINE

animation 1: DANCING GAMES ON ISTRIAN MUSIC
animation 2: A PUZZLE OF FLAVOURS WITH THE CULINARY IN THE DARK
animation 3: SALTPANS WORKERS FOR ONE DAY
animation 4: CULINARY QUIZ ABOUT THE ISTRIAN GASTRONOMY
animation 5: INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREPARATION OF MEALS
animation 6: ENERGY MEDITATIONS BY THE SEA

Because I know that your vacation means a lot to you and you want to spice it up with new experiences,
I suggest you to book an exclusive series of six
PIRAN FOOTPATHS WITH TASTING
gastronomic treasures of Istria
with breathtaking panoramic views.
I guarantee you can create your best vacation ever.

PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MEDIEVAL PIRAN

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
MONDAYS; FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM

I will present Piran in a completely different light. We embrace the town as it was once surrounded by walls. We admire the pearl of the Mediterranean from different perspectives than mass visitors, we ascend to the viewpoints that the classic Piran hides from many.

It is very photogenic when we look up. Near the walls, we descend along the road to Fiesa to the lake, right by the sea where we take a short break. We return to Piran along a path by the sea, then at the church of St. Jurij we enjoy the view of Tartini Square and the view of three countries at once, then we descend to Punta to the lighthouse, visit the 1st of May Square and the mysterious Jewish Square and then through the narrow streets we reach the central Tartini Square.

We stop at the hospitable restaurant Pirat Piran, where the “PIRATES” serve us delicacies from the sea: a delicious fish spread of cod and two excellent scallops. There is also a glass of good wine. Then we listen Istrian music and dance to its rhythm. We organise a dance animation with a fun game and a prize game for the next experience.

EMBRACE ŠENTJANE OVERLOOKING PORTOROŽ

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
TUESDAYS; FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM

First we enjoy a soothing walk of Portorož by the sea, then we climb between the gardens to Beli Križ, from where we turn to Šentjane. The proximity of the sea and the view far to the Croatian coast gives this route a special charm.

We embrace Šentjane and from the top we observe the diverse cultural landscapes that surround us. From the top we admire the lively Portorož beach on one side and the calm green Strunjan valley on the other. The ascent rewards us with special views.

We stop for a wine break at the Bubola farm, in a small family wine cellar with our eyes covered we try local Istrian wines, the most famous Refošk and Malvasia. According to the taste and smell, we can determine which wine we like best.

In the Boem restaurant on Beli Križ, with a beautiful view of Fiesa, another guess of smells and tastes follows, this time the ingredients of a typical Istrian minestrone – Bobiči. The one who finds all the ingredients is given a prize for the next experience. We return to Portorož along Stara cesta (The old Road).

SECRECTS OF SEČA AND SALT PANS

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAYS, FROM 10 AM TO 2PM

The usually lively path along the Portorož marina across the Lucija camp takes us to the Cape Seča. We visit the private exhibition “Graššič” with more than 1600 cactuses.

The stairs lead us to Forma Viva, where we admire an international exhibition of outdoor stone sculptures. We take a short break in the pleasant park.

We feel serenity, a view of Portorož from the other side, a fairy tale called the salt pans, a unique “bridgehead” of the channel of St. Jernej with old wooden vessels. We retreat to a different world and embrace the green piece of Portorož, the Seča peninsula, with views of the sea and salt pans.

When we reach the “top” of Seča, an interesting animation awaits us: Salt worker for one day, where we test ourselves as a team in saltworks. We put on a salt hat and salt shoes, so called taperine. We also draw a prize for the next experience.

The next stop is at Gramona Farm, where we listen to the host Nina, who vividly presents the story of the farm. We learn about the processes of harvesting and processing liquid gold. At the guided olive tasting we pamper ourselves with flavoured olive oils with orange and lemon. There is also bread with homemade olive spread. The bread is soaked in home-made olive oil, along with pickled olives, mozzarella and tomatoes, and a glass of good wine. Occasional accompanying activities are olive picking or observation of olive pruning.

THE FOOTPATH ABOVE LUCIJA TO LUCAN

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
THURSDAYS; FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM

First we enjoy a soothing walk of Portorož by the sea to the tennis courts. We see yachts in the Portorož marina and the boats of the locals in Fazan. We take the path past the blocks through the largest settlement in the municipality of Piran, Lucija, then ascend to Lucan near the Lucija school. We discover that the immediate surroundings of Lucija are very colourful and attractive.

We will look around the olive groves that adorn the Lucan hill, our view will also reach across the Seča peninsula with the Sečovlje salt pans in the background and the settlement of Lucija, camp Lucija, marina Portorož. On the other side of Lucan, we are surprised by the green Strunjan in all its beauties, salt pans, lagoons, landscapes. On this footpath, the Lucija area connects with the Strunjan area, and the views are phenomenal.

On the Strunjan side of Lucan, we relax on a meadow in an olive grove and eat an excellent “Istrian Breakfast”, which contains Istrian bread, Istrian salami, Istrian pancetta, cow cheese, cottage cheese, jam, honey, dried fruit, seasonal vegetables, and herbal tea.

In addition to the excellent food, we also get coupons for five local experiences in the interior of Istria. Along with culinary pleasures, we listen to the “local Šavrinka”, who came from Pomjan to tell us stories. From Lucan we descend to Strunjan and then through the tunnel of the former narrow-gauge railway Trieste-Poreč, we come from the calm green Strunjan back to the lively and always sunny Portorož.

Today, Parenzana is a pleasant cycling path of health and friendship. After arriving from the tunnel, a mini quiz on Istrian cuisine awaits you. Whoever answers most of the questions correctly, deserves a reward for the next experience. We descend past the Auditorium to the starting point in front of TIC Portorož.

NATURE OF THE PARK STRUNJAN

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
FRIDAYS, FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM

Strunjan, charming nature that enchants. We head across the Strunjan salt pans, the northernmost on the Adriatic Sea, visit the saltworks house, where we get to know the saltworks accessories and interpret the interactive exhibition of the Strunjan Landscape Park. We walk between the beach and Stjuža, the only sea lagoon in Slovenia and climb above the Krka health resort. We are accompanied by a view of the sea and of the city of Piran. The footpath runs along the edge of one of the highest cliffs in the Adriatic Sea. Then we follow the information boards to the Strunjan cross with a view of Mesečev zaliv, the most beautiful beach on the Slovenian coast. The panoramic view extends all the way to Triglav. A short break at the energy points at the cross, or a coffee break in a nearby bar or a visit to the Church of the Apparition of Mary, the most important pilgrimage point in Slovenian Istria.

The next ascent rewards us with a view towards the Strunjan valley and higher up to Izola. When you reach the top of Ronek, you can enjoy the view towards Piran and a little lower the view of Strunjan with all the sights.

At this vantage point, we are received by a local guide Mladen from Strunjan, who takes us along hidden paths past his olive groves to his homestead. We experience the highlight at the Knez farm, where we join a cooking workshop of home-made fuži and learn the preparation procedures. We do not eat our products but only evaluate them and whoever is the most creative gets the prize, the next experience. Istrian pasta-fuži with truffles is served by housewife Mirjana with a glass of wine and the story of truffles is presented, we find out how they ended up on our table.Truffles are usually sought after by dogs that are trained to do so. We are about to return while admiring the mighty pine alley.

BEETWEEN THE BAYS TO THE LAKE FIESA

AUTUMN 2021: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
SATURDAYS, FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM

First, we enjoy a soothing walk of Portorož by the sea, then we climb between the gardens to Beli Križ, from where we descend along a goat path, which leads us through unspoiled nature and thicket to Lake Fiesa, right by the sea. While listening to the waves of the sea, we indulge in energetic meditation to awake all the senses. Following the paved path, we ascend towards Pacug and continue along the forest path, where we are accompanied by beautiful panoramas of mussel farms, Strunjan salt pans, and the Stjuže sea lagoon. We descend to Strunjan to the Salinera Resort, an ideal location for continuing meditation and relaxation in the park with energy points or a possible coffee break.

We continue past the Strunjan camp to the Giassi farm. The owner Franco shows us plantations of persimmons and artichokes and offers a variety of dishes and drinks made from them. He greets us with a welcome drink. His wife Marija also brings us an excellent home-made cold cut, with a glass of good wine. She  treats us with delicious persimmon desserts, crostata and smoothies. In the spring, however, we eat healthy fresh artichokes.

Through the tunnel of the former narrow-gauge railway Trieste-Poreč, we come from the quiet green saltworks Strunjan back to the fashionable lively sunny Portorož. Today, Parenzana is a pleasant cycling path of health and friendship. We descend past the Auditorium to the starting point in front of TIC Portorož.

Just the thought of walking by the magnificent cliffs, going through beautiful olive groves and enjoying incredible scenic views from above is very appealing to all of us.

But this is not just a fantasy anymore, these footpaths really do exist and they are waiting to be discovered by you! Take a breath of fresh sea air while exploring the hidden gems of Mediterranean spinneys.

You can experience all of this through our organised and guided Piran’s walking tours with tasting local food. We show to active and curious hikers many beautiful views and the green surroundings of the most touristy Slovenian municipality.

I list some “conditions for participation”, I will be happy for your reservations IF:

  • you want to spend an active vacation
  • you love an active lifestyle
  • you are a hiker and love to move around in nature
  • you do something good for your health, well-being, and body
  • you adore the beautiful green views
  • you like to take beautiful pictures (and share them on social networks)
  • you like to be in a pleasant company and make new social contacts
  • You are curious and love to learn new things
  • relax (sometimes laugh) with a pinch of animation
  • you like to taste local food at home locations
  • you are fans and supporters of sustainable / green tourism

The palette of PIRAN PATHS WITH TASTINGS is a great opportunity and the right choice that will undoubtedly leave you with special memories and unforgettable experiences of stories created by nature in spring and autumn.

If you want a phone consultation before you go on a trip,
feel free to call me at (+386) (0)40 42 52 62