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Cycling along the Karst Edge

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  • cycling along the Karst Edge with many lovely views of the sun-kissed Vipava Valley with a backdrop of the Alps, and slivers of the blue Adriatic Sea
  • local cuisine with wine tastings in the wine cellar of an osmica open doors
  • tour of three karst caves and caving snack in one

Not to be missed

  • savour the beauty of the Karst landscape and views of Vipava Valley
  • guided tour of karst caves
  • dinner at a typical osmica open doors plus wine tasting
  • cycling tours are adjusted to the guests’ capabilities
  • one-day trip

Osmica Leban lies in the idyllic village of Lipa and is where we start our cycling adventure with coffee and cake. Then we head on to explore the Karst Edge with scenic vistas of the Vipava Valley below, distant Alpine summits on one side and the glistening sea in the Gulf of Trieste on the other side. Well kept asphalt and part gravel roads take us over the Karst common.

We make a pit stop for two karst caves (Klobasje and Lojzova) that were used as shelter for Austrian soldiers in WW1. We continue toward Krompirjeva jama cave for an authentic caving snack: sausages grilled over open fire, tea and a glass of wine. The cycling adventure continues along the route of the former Austrian army railway line and past shepherd cottages. Visit to the mini museum in the Temnica Cave Club.

Next is the tough ascent to the highest peak in Karst, namely Mt Trstelj (643 m). Return to Lipa in the late afternoon and gourmet pampering session with typical Karst fare: prosciutto, pancetta, salami, pork neck, jota stew with sausage and štruklji. The gourmet session ends with a tasting of home made wine in the cellar with the merry sounds of an accordion.


  • price per person (group of 2 to 10 people) 30.00 €
  • price per person (group of min. 10 people) 27.00 €

Price includes: coffee and cake at first assembly in Osmica Leban, tour of the Walk of Peace and of the caves, caving snack in Krompirjeva jama cave, typical karst dinner with home-made specialties in Osmica Leban, tasting of home-made wines in the traditional wine cellar with the sounds of an accordion.


Osmica Leban
Lipa 3 a 
5296 Kostanjevica na Krasu

M: +386 (0)51 611 402