Ideal climate, picturesque cycling and hiking
trails, diverse outskirts and Mediterranean flora, exquisite culinary offer –
come together into a rich mosaic of an active holiday offer. There is simply no
place more beautiful in Slovenia than the Riviera, offering countless
combinations for a diverse and active holiday. Are you an enthusiastic cyclist?
Then you definitely strive for ever new challenges, want to discover new
routes, set new goals. The Slovene Riviera will surprise you. It is littered
with countless cycling routes, those more and those less challenging, with
climbs and descents, with luxurious and picturesque backdrop. Nothing surpasses
the beauty of discovering nature and natural sights on two wheels. Open your
eyes and be amazed.
The routes across Slovene Istria:
course we mustn't forget about the hikers, runners, water sports enthusiasts,
walkers, that is every sports and activity aficionado. Personalize your holiday
according to your desires. Cyclists can take advantage of accommodations in
adapted and cyclist-friendly hotels. These include the Salinera Hotel
in Strunjan and the Histrion Hotel
in Portorož. Discover the Riviera along the blazed
cycling and hiking trails, particularly the famous »Parenzano trail
seaside vacation is not always about sunbathing lazily at the beach. The
beneficial microclimate at the Slovene Riviera offers so much more – in every
season, 365 days of the year.
is a sports and recreational activity suitable for all generations. Cyclists
most often ride along roads or mountain trails. Slovenia is known for its
cycling achievements and medals won in major competitions. Among the regions in
Slovenia, Slovene Istria is a highly
popular destination for preparations before major cycling competitions or
marathons, particularly due to its favourable climate. Physical preparations
can be undertaken regardless of the season, however late autumn and early
spring are considered the most suitable. Along the Slovene Riviera, the number of cyclists has been rising steadily
for the past few years, and there is a growing demand for cycling vacations.
Cycling is popular among recreational athletes, including families with
children, senior and young couples and organized groups. Cycling trails are
suitably blazed and indicated on cycling maps to facilitate planning.
Istria through the eyes of a hiker. Discover natural beauties, hidden
corners and fantastic Istrian villages in the outskirts. A walk above the
famous and highest Strunjan cliff, the descent to Moon bay, the route from
Strunjan to Piran – so many versatile trails, some more and others less challenging.
Indeed, something for everyone. On routes connecting the coastal towns of
Piran, Portorož, Lucija, Seča, Strunjan in Izola, discover an abundance of
natural sights and historic landmarks, such as the salt pans in Sečovlje, the
Natural Reserve and Nature Park Strunjan, Formaviva at Seča, remains of the
Roman pier in Izola and much more. Discovering these locations will undoubtedly
open your mind to new horizons and make you see this beautiful part of the
coastline, the pride of locals, the true Istrians, in an entirely new light.
is nothing more inspiring than discovering the coast from the sea with a paddle
in your hands. In a very short time period, the so-called “SUP” became a very
popular water activity. SUP is an abbreviation for Standup Paddleboarding. As a
rule, the SUP is paddled while standing, of course once having mastered simply
standing on the board. SUP is both a sports and a recreational activity that is
simple and accessible to everyone, much like cycling. Many sport centres along
the Slovene coast offer SUP courses and SUP renting.
of deep waters can scuba-dive and explore the Slovene Riviera and its seabed in
a diving suit regardless of the season. Worth pointing out are a number of
interesting and attractive sights, such as Cape Madona at the Bay of Piran and
the remains of a wrecked sports plane, the remains of a Roman pier in Izola, or
the still visible remains of a well-known sunken passenger ship Rex somewhere
between Izola and Koper. The Slovene Riviera also has a number of diving clubs
offering diving certification courses. One is located at the Bernardin Lagoon. This modern and
renovated diving centre boasts a PADI 5 Star Diving Center award. You will be
taken care of by trained instructors who will introduce you to the underwater
world. The diving centre also runs a diving school where you can take a
scuba-diving course compliant with the standards of the biggest diving school
in the world – PADI.
of you who love to play doubles, a tennis session is certainly the perfect
choice. Nearby Bernardin Grand Hotel, there are 4 clay courts and 2 hard
courts. Prior bookings are possible. If what you desire is an active vacation
composed of a combination of swinging a racquet and vigorous running after a
tiny yellow ball, visiting Bernardin is the perfect choice.
Want to experience the coast from a different
perspective? Unfurl the sails and voyage into new horizons. Bernardin Hotels
also offer a combination of hotel accommodations and sailing. This way, you
will experience a memorable vacation and sail the sea surrounded by the
pleasant Mediterranean climate from every vantage point. You will gain insight
and skill. And maybe, you will be reborn as a sailor. The Bernardin Marina
offers 6 fully type J24 equipped sailing boats. Rent a sailing boat during your
stay or book one in advance.