Regions » Vipava Valley
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Hikes or biking tours with detailed descriptions
Abram (Nanos) from Vrhpolje (22.9 km, Δ=830 m)
Biking to Čaven Mountain Hut (14 km, Δ=370 m)
Čaven (1242 m)
Čaven is a Karst plateau (as well as one of the peaks in that plateau) high above Vipava valley north-west of Ajdovščina.
Its steep slopes presented a formidable challenge to local farmers, who created a web of footpaths, dirt trails, and narrow dirt roads to reach high-lying meadows and forests. You can walk along those paths to get to Koča na Čavnu (Čaven mountain hut) from Predmeja, Vrtovin, Stomaž, Kamnje, or Lokavec.
Čaven from Kamnje (1242 m, Δ=990 m, 5 hours)
Farmers from Kamnje, a tiny village high above Vipava valley, had to walk two hours to reach the meadows where they were preparing hay for the winter.
The local mountaineering team decided to preserve that tradition and created a theme path leading from Kamnje to Mala Gora.
Exploring the Ressel Trail (20 km, Δ=730 m)
Kovk above Col (961 m)
Kovk from Col (961 m, Δ=320 m, 2 hours)
Kovk from Vipava Valley (961 m, Δ=550 m, 3 hours)
Mala Lazna (13.8 km, Δ=420 m)
Multipitch Climbing in Gradiška Tura (500 m, Δ=250 m, 3 hours)
Nanos (Pleša) from Abram (1262 m, Δ=560 m, 4.5 hours)
The hike across sunny Nanos meadows from Abram (a 500-year old farm situated 800m above the Vipava valley) is my favorite way to reach Pleša, the most prominent Nanos peak.
We love taking the hike in May and June, enjoying the wildflowers, or doing it in late autumn or early spring when the soil is still frozen.
Orlovca (860 m, Δ=320 m, 2 hours)
Otlica's Natural Window (820 m, Δ=580 m, 3 hours)
Plaz above Vipava (529 m, Δ=270 m, 1.5 hour)
Saint Nicholas above Vipava Valley (445 m, Δ=210 m, 2 hours)
Saint Paul above Vrtovin (498 m, Δ=360 m, 2 hours)
Škavnica (734 m, Δ=490 m, 3 hours)
Smrečje and Smrekova Lazna (28 km, Δ=720 m)
Sončnica (867 m, Δ=450 m, 2 hours)
Southern Slopes of Nanos (17.6 km, Δ=600 m)
Sports Climbing above Vipava (400 m)
Stara Baba above Ajdovščina (350 m, Δ=120 m, 1 hour)
Veliki Rob from Gojače/Zasod (1236 m, Δ=1050 m, 6 hours)
Vipava Old Castle (240 m, Δ=140 m, 1 hour)
Vipavska Bela (250 m)
Vipavska Brda (Vipava Hills) from Podnanos (17.3 km, Δ=560 m)
Other hikes in this region
- Čaven from Lokavec near Ajdovščina (1242 m, Δ=1080 m, 5 hours)
- Čaven from Predmeja (1242 m, Δ=580 m, 3 hours)
- Čaven from Stomaž (1242 m, Δ=950 m, 4 hours)
- Dolski maj (912 m, Δ=250 m, 2 hours)
- Gradiška Tura (793 m, Δ=500 m, 3.5 hours)
- Kucelj from Predmeja (1237 m, Δ=570 m, 3.5 hours)
- Kucelj from Vrtovin (1237 m, Δ=1100 m, 6.5 hours)
- Kucelj via Saint Paul's školj (1237 m, Δ=900 m, 5 hours)
- Mala gora (1034 m, Δ=200 m, 2 hours)
- Nanos from Razdrto (1262 m, Δ=640 m, 3.5 hours)
- Nanos from Strane (1262 m, Δ=610 m, 4 hours)