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We believe that being a traveller in our current times means slowing down, catching our breath and taking time to listen to what the world around has to tell us.
Experiences and Trails
SLOVENIA SHORT BREAK:
Exploring Kobarid on foot
Cozy Kobarid is the most iconic town in the entire Soča Valley. White houses and terracotta roofs give it an almost Mediterranean feel with alleys and courtyards filled with pots of flowers in summer. All around tower 2000m-high Alpine peaks from which marvelous views range from the Dolomites to the Alps to the Adriatic. These heights were the scene of the greatest mountain battles in history, the evidence of which is collected in the town’s not-to-be-missed museum. In addition to the considerable historical interest, there are many natural and cultural attractions that the Kobarid area offers the visitor. The Soča, the most beautiful river in Europe, frames magnificent hikes leading to waterfalls, alpine valleys, and ancient pastures where the art of dairy farming still follows ancient traditions. At the end of the day, the trattorias and small restaurants still know how to give the flavors of yesteryear including the štruklji that all Kobarid grandmothers know how to prepare for dessert.
WALK OF PEACE:
Kobarid and the mountain battles of the Isonzo Front
Between 1915 and 1917, some of the greatest mountain battles in human history were fought in the Upper Soča Valley. The focal point of these events was the town of Kobarid, which has gone down in history books all over the world. On the surrounding plateaus, well-preserved remains from the Great War (trenches, caves, small churches and chapels, memorials, military cemeteries) represent an internationally-significant historical and cultural heritage, managed today by the Walk of Peace foundation.
TRIESTE AND THE KARST REGION:
Soft hiking in the borderlands
Trieste has always been a borderland and a meeting place for peoples. Historical vicissitudes and unique natural phenomena have endowed these places with a distinctive character that fascinates every visitor. To discover the soul of the city, however, you must travel at a slow pace and immerse yourself in the atmosphere imbued with Central European and Mediterranean flavours. To get to know its beauties, on the other hand, you need to go further and explore its surroundings which hide great little treasures of international renown. This program will introduce you to one of the most fascinating and mysterious cities in Europe!
Lipica Walking Experience
An excursion in the open air to discover the famous equestrian park in Lipica, home to the thoroughbred white Lipizzaner horses. Leave the world of city life behind you and go where beauty is tinged with green, where roads turn into footpaths, and squares make way for fragrant woods.
HIKING IN THE TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
2024 – COMING SOON
This backpacking hiking trip will let us discover the best of the Triglav National Park – the only national park in all of Slovenia. An exciting week strolling in the heart of the Julian Alps in an area considered among the greenest in all of Europe, between valleys and rivers, mountains and huts, lakes and forests!
walk the path of lakes
From Jesenice to Bohinjska Bistrica
Discover postcard Slovenia, following some of the most beautiful sections of the Juliana Trail. Walking from Jesenice to Bohinjska Bistrica over five stages and 85 km, you will discover the treasures of the sunny Alpine valleys at the foot of Mt Triglav at your own pace.
Experience another side of Trieste
Soak up the essence of the city with fresh coffee, a walk through the Karst area, local delicacies and a dip in the sea. Experience Trieste and the Miramare Castle with a half-day walking tour.
Hiking along the invisible border:
the best of the classic Karst plateau
A galvanising hike, abounding with constantly changing landscapes, along the now inexistent border between East and West. A low-impact, nomadic experience accompanied by the rhythm of our footfall. Sustainable, not only for the environment, but also for the free-spirited traveller who wishes to inhabit places as well as visit them.
CIRCULAR TRAIL OF FRIULIAN DOLOMITES
Enjoy five high-altitude days in the wildest parts of the Friulian Dolomites, exploring the breathtaking valleys of the Pramaggiore, Monfalconi, Spalti di Toro and Cridola mountain groups. Leave the crowds behind and discover an unspoilt region where you can admire rich flora and enjoy frequent encounters with local wildlife. A hut-to-hut trek for experienced hikers in which you’ll lose track of time and enjoy a real authentic mountain experience!
Sea, nature and culture:
from Piran to Ljubljana
Imagine exploring the coastline of Slovenian Istria, overlooking the Mediterranean and losing yourself among the alleyways of the historic seaside towns of Piran and Izola. Discovering the mysteries of salt at the Sečovlje Salt Pans, and watching the red sun as it sets into the sea before continuing on to Ljubljana, the jewel of the Adriatic.
ALPE ADRIA TRAIL:
from the Karst paths to the sea
From Gradisca d’Isonzo to Muggia
Follow the Alpe Adria Trail for over a hundred beautiful kilometres through the most breathtaking sections of the karstic plateau, all the way to the shores of the Adriatic Sea. This awe-inspiring journey begins with the trenches and tunnels of Gorizia’s Karst region, and leads travellers to the Gulf of Trieste’s most scenic paths. Along the way, you will pass by many points of interest, such as the famous Lipica Equestrian Park, the Rosandra Valley Nature Reserve and the seaside town of Muggia.
Slow travel between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
Explore one of Slovenia’s most popular regions at your own pace over seven captivating days, discovering Lake Bled, the natural beauty of Triglav National Park, and Lake Bohinj. A self-guided trip which combines adventure and relaxation, trekking and the pleasure of visiting new places. The unforgettable journey on the lakes will make you fall in love with these unique and spectacular natural places. The most beautiful section of the Juliana Trail will take you up to the Pokljuka plateau where you will be lulled to sleep by the silence of Triglav National Park’s largest forests.
All the colours of Slovenia:
and the magic of Ljubljana
A fairy-tale trip in which you will be transported to Lipica’s dreamlike, verdant meadows, the mysterious Škocjan Caves and Slovenia’s enchanting capital, Ljubljana. Travelling on foot and by train, we will take you on an awe-inspiring adventure to discover the area’s unique natural phenomena and the charm of a bijou European capital.
ALPE ADRIA TRAIL:
walking through wine country
From Cividale to Gradisca d’Isonzo
Discover the Alpe Adria Trail, walking over the rolling hills of the Friulano and Slovenian Collio. This four-stage itinerary begins in Cividale del Friuli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and takes you through two different countries. Along the way, you will explore a magical hilly landscape dotted with vineyards, cherry trees and ancient rural villages.
An unexpected journey to Bled
An extraordinary journey from the Adriatic to the Alps. Leaving the typical topography of the Karst plateau behind, an evocative train ride will take you through the Soča Valley to Lake Bled. A full but relaxed itinerary, taking you on an unforgettable tour of Slovenia’s most beautiful side.
A trip through the Karst
and the Grotta Gigante
In the heart of the plateau to experience the Karst from top to bottom. A topsy-turvy experience among limitless views and the Grotta Gigante – record-breaking cave with a leap back in time to the fortified church of the Sanctuary in Monrupino.
ALPE ADRIA TRAIL:
the Three-Nation Loop
Discover Italy, Austria and Slovenia on foot
Feel the path under your feet and go: this is the Alpe Adria Trail 3 nation loop – the most iconic adventure! A borderless journey to the verdant heart of Europe, through Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Step by step, you will get back to Nature, passing thorough landscapes that change seamlessly between different scenery, different cultures, and different traditions.
Soaking up the flavours
of the Karst plateau through
slow food and slow travel
Savour the flavours of this frontier land on foot, embarking on an experience that combines nature with food and wine, outdoor activity and quality dishes. Discover the rustic Karst plateau and its indefinable heritage, the hidden ingredients of its flavours and aromas.
ALPE ADRIA TRAIL:
Triglav National Park
and the Soča Valley
From Kranjska Gora to Cividale del Friuli
Seven stages along the most unspoilt section of the Alpe Adria Trail, following an unforgettable route that encompasses the most iconic attractions of the Julian Alps. A journey through emerald green and bright blue, from the high peaks of Triglav National Park down to the valley of the Soča river, the most beautiful river in Europe, and ending in the historic city of Cividale del Friuli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
WALK OF PEACE: historical routes in the Gorizia region
Nicknamed the ‘Habsburg Nice’ due to its architectural treasures and historical atmosphere, at the end of the 19th century Gorizia was a popular holiday destination for the aristocracy. However, in 1915 everything changed. The city suddenly found itself at the centre of the Isonzo Front, and the surrounding mountains of Sabotin, Calvario and San Michele became the sites of bloody battles. One hundred years later, the paths that criss-cross these heights are still a tragic testimony to suffering, heroic deeds and resistance. Nevertheless, they also stand for peace, hope and the coexistence of peoples across borders. The paths and monuments are managed today by the Walk of Peace foundation.
We had a fantastic trip on the alpe Adria trail. The maps were easy to follow, all of the stays were fantastic, and the area was gorgeous. Would definitely recommend! Maroways made it super easy for us to travel and was one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences we’ve had on a trip. Loved all of it
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David, Belfast, UK
MaroWays will make your life better. Martina is an intelligent, informed and enthusiastic guide who led a wonderful hike through Trieste to Miramare Castle, packed with stories and a delicious picnic to boot. If you get the chance to travel with MaroWays, do it!