In winter the beaches
on the Slovenian coast are quieter and caressed by the warm sun. During this
time of the year the beneficial effects of the sea air are even greater. The
minerals ease inflammations by expelling toxins out of the body. The air is
full of negatively charged ions and salt particles – iodine, which positively
affect the respiratory system, bronchi and lungs.
The coastal towns and
the hinterland hide many walking trails. The best known is the Parenzana, The
route of health and friendship, which will take you to the saltpans of Sečovlje
and Strunjan and many seaside gems all the way to the hinterland, where you’ll find
points of natural, cultural and historical importance.
a walk a day keeps the doctor away
The best three walking trails on the Slovenian coast for an
The path among olive
tree grooves: the marked path takes you from the beach in front of hotel
Salinera in Strunjan to the beach in Portorož. During the nature-immersed walk
past camping grounds and a short tunnel you’ll forget it’s winter.
The path of the
daffodils: the 9 km path takes you in Istria’s hinterland, where you’ll have
great views over the bay of Koper. The path starts in the village Rakitovec,
passes through the unspoiled nature of the Karst edge and takes you to the
Lipnik – Kavčič ridge, where you’ll be able to enjoy great views of the
Slavnik: starting in Podgorje
you’ll climb up to the top of Slavnik at 1028 m above sea level. You’ll be
amazed by the views, with green grassy plains on one side and the blue sea on
the other. In the hut at the top you can try the traditional jota, gnocchi or a
cup of hot tea. To recharge your batteries try the delicious desserts: homemade
pancakes or apple strudel.
Here you can find the map of other recommended walking trails.
Walks can be fun and
unforgettable. Don’t forget to bring along a kite, its fluttery dance in the wind
always brings a smile to children’s faces. When on the coast, you can also put
on a pair of rain boots and take a splashing walk on the beach during low tide,
which uncovers a new dimension of the world under the sea: you can find sea
shells, crab shells and lovely stones. After a colourful sunset, you can spend
a great evening in the warm embrace of your children and stimulate their
creativity: together you can make your own memory game with the collected
stones or sea shells and keep their grey cells busy. And there is always the animation team of Hoteli Bernardin for some extra fun.
When discovering the
historical treasures during a walk in Piran’s stone paved streets, you can
download the free app Nexto, which will take you through the town with the help
of enhanced reality. The app has six challenges with which you’ll discover the
most important points of interest in Piran. When you complete the challenges successfully,
there’s a small reward waiting for you at the Tourist information office in Piran.
For those who wish to
be extra active there is also a free outdoor fitness. You can find it at the
end of Camp Lucija or along the Parenzana trail in Izola. In Hoteli Bernardin
you can also find an indoor fitness if the outdoor option isn’t enough.
suggestions on how to spend your time in the winter idyll of the coast, check here.
If you’re up for a dip in the sea also in winter, you can take a swim in
the largest swimming pool complex with heated sea water on the Slovenian coast
– the Sea water park Termaris.
For more suggestions on a healthy and active lifestyle and interesting info on the Slovenian coast check our other blogs.