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April 2021

7 Reasons to Visit the Paradise Valley

Discover uniqueness, put the Vipava Valley on your travelling list

The time to finally travel again is drawing near. Are you looking for a destination that offers relaxation, exciting experiences, and on top of it all something unique? Look no further! We've picked seven most convincing reasons to visit the beautiful Vipava Valley. Once you get to know it up close, you'll discover countless more. Wonderful nature reveals its charms and plethora of activities, while the locals pamper you with outstanding wines, excellent cuisine and genuine hospitality. By yourself, as a couple, with your friends or family, there's lots of ways to enjoy a heavenly and spirited vacation in the Vipava Valley.

1. Pristine, green and safe

The Vipava Valley and Goriška impress visitors with their unspoiled nature and genuine lifestyle. These values are precious to the locals, who are committed to their environment and clean water, keeping alive traditions and folk custom. The Vipava Valley is a green destination, part of the Green Scheme of Slovenian tourism and a holder of the Slovenia Green Destination seal. At a time when safety and health come first, our guests enjoy strict national standards Green&Safe, alongside international Safe Travels standards.

2. A culinary paradise

Tasting is in these parts one of the most satisfying experiences. Fantastic local ingredients straight from the garden and foods prepared in traditional as well as creative ways offer a mouthwatering mix. The Vipava Valley and Goriška boast Slovenia's greatest number of Michelin Stars and recognitions, and its place at the top of the country's dining experience is also affirmed by the culinary guide Gault&Millau. Prosciutto from the Vipava Valley, home dishes, fruits, chicory, asparagus and even rose petals on the local plates provide a unique touch, while masterpieces of the region's top chefs, alongside genuine foods in the restaurants and agritourism farms, simply impress.

3. Phenomenal Vipava Valley wines

The Vipava Valley, the single wine valley in Slovenia, delights wine lovers with rare, carefully preserved old varieties, including the indigenous Zelèn. With great success local winemakers pair centuries of winemaking tradition with contemporary perspectives, increasingly favouring natural winemaking methods. The valley's wine tastings are in a class of their own. Our wine experiences, with the winemakers inviting guests into their cellars to taste wines straight from the barrel, enjoy the highest marks nationwide on Tripadvisor, while the Lonely Planet has featured wine tastings in the Vipava Valley as part of its 6 reasons to visit Slovenia.

4. Heavens for outdoor activity, all year round

Gentle climate with mild winters, early spring and lots of sunny days offers perfect conditions for activities in the fresh air. Lively landscapes and clear waters provide for adrenaline experiences. Literally all year round, the valley offers cycling, hiking and cross-country running, free flight, climbing and riding. Between spring and autumn, you can unwind at a variety of adrenaline experiences and water sports. The Vipava Valley and Goriška regularly host major international cross-country running, cycling and free flying competitions. This year, the famous Giro d'Italia, too, is once again passing through Nova Gorica.

5. Natural and cultural landmarks

The landscape at the meeting point between the western edge of the Dinaric Karst and the Mediterranean impresses with its many curious karstic phenomena, picturesque river springs, winegrowing hills, rocky cliffs and unspoiled forests offering surprising biodiversity. The land has been a crossroad of cultures for millennia, boasting well preserved ancient Roman remnants, a variety of castles and mansions, treasuries of culture within the churches and monasteries, special architectural landmarks and the historical walk of peace. In the many museums and galleries, stories of the past and modern artistry reveal the spirit of the local people.

6. Top adventures

The beauties of the valley, its culinary-wine specialties and genuine stories are best discovered with our local guides. Choose one of our top adventures and head into the exploration of the most beautiful corners of the Vipava Valley and surrounding plateaus, tasting of fantastic local wines and dishes and the knowledge of their origin and tradition, in the company of warm and friendly folks who invite visitors into their hearts and homes. Are you looking for an active getaway, unforgettable adventure, perfect pampering or family experience? All this and more awaits on our top adventures.

7. Simplicity and hospitality

Travellers returning from the Vipava Valley and sharing their experience online have been overwhelmingly favourable with the hospitality and friendliness of the locals. Visit, stay a few days and see for yourself! Countryside accommodations, of the luxury or simple variety, will ease you into a calm mindfulness while the urban stays feature plenty of comfort. Excellent glamping, tidy campsites and pleasant agritourism farms cater perfectly to the explorers of local specialties. Of course, the hotels, rooms and apartments provide an oasis of refreshment on your travelling adventures across countryside and nature.

The paradise valley is real.

Browse our web portal and find many more reasons to visit the Vipava Valley and cross-border Goriška. Discover opportunities for exciting adventures, relaxing vacations or unforgettable company with the locals. Book your future trip today, and welcome to our paradise.