For most non climbers this particular part of web page would stay unclicked or clicked for reasons such as “ooohh theres probably some info about places where you can easily chill out in shade or drink your favourite bevanda on the beach!”.
But we all know true climbers rest day can be a very active and interesting thing to do instead of sleeping in your tent, camper van, trailer or on the back seats of your super comfy car.
On this point we have to warn you, there’s a great possibility you will prolong your rest day to rest dayS just after you will find out the wide range of fun and interesting stuff you can do beside climbing. Plenty of -ing ahead! Biking, treking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, diving, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, paraglading, hang gliding, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, kiteing, caving, partying, fooling around, searching for natural treasure or exploring history of the region.
If you‘re looking for fun, visit a bigger city – Koper and Trieste are close enough with clubbing, swimming pools, cinemas, museums, galleries and such. Or you can try to find a local „šagra“ in the summer or some other festivals.
The land under the Karst edge, a tampon zone between peaceful stony Karst and the hustle of the coast, is one of the most pleasant and interesting natural and architectural areas of Slovenia, perfect for exploring with a car, bike or on foot. While smelling the lavender, rosemary and the sea breeze you can stroll between little, grouped, stone villages with rich history, new and ruined houses and ocassional local restaurant – konoba, nestled in plantations of olives, wine and citruses. Places like and similar are connected with wine roads and walking paths with a few hidden gems
History culture: Socerb, Hrastovlje, Kubed, Lopar, Tinjan, Plavje, Pomjan, Ocizla, church of st. Valentine, Benko‘s old house dated to 1489 in Črni Kal; a Danse macabre fresco in st. Trinity church in Hrastovlje;
Natural attractions: Škocjan caves, Škocjan bay at Koper and saltpan at Sečovlje with Seča peninsula, beautiful vistas in unspoilt nature over Podgorje, Tinjan and on Ratitovec.
Minutes after Slovenian border with Italy lays Trieste, a city of a quiet seaside atmosphere with lots of pubs and caffes where you can try famous brand of Trieste originated coffee Illy and enjoy delicious pastries and ice cream.
History culture: famous square Piazza Unità d’Italia, from where you can start exploring typical medival architectured city streets of charming old center of the city. For the castle lovers, there is an amazing Miramare castle that was built for Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg in 1860s together with a beautiful flourishing park.
Natural attractions: you can take a hike or go jogging in natural park Val Rosandra or go to take a look at the stunning 107 m high cavern of Grotta Gigante.
Croatia has the biggest part of Istria. It is characterized by beautiful seaside full of islands, lonely gulfes, sandy beaches,…
History culture: try visiting the heart of Istria – the medieval Dvigrad or famous Arena in Pulj.
Natural attractions: Limski kanal, peninsula Kamenjak, national park Učka with amazing Vela draga or you can go skiing on Platak having view on the seaside of beautiful Kvarner bay.
Fun: If you like having fun on water, maybe you shoud try visiting Fun park Istralandia.
The rest is up to your discovery – the best way to learn about the countryside.
IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER visit:
Plus climbing Koper, Ljubljanska cesta 2b, 6000 Koper
If it rains and you don’t feel to climb outside, if the temperatures are too low and there is no sun or even you feel abscence of pure power training why not to visit Luka Fonda’s climbing wall in Koper. Open every day from 16.00 – 22:00!
Plus climbing Sežana, Partizanska cesta 43, 6210 Sežana
A smaller variation of climbing wall also done by Luka Fonda can be found in Sežana. More cosy and frienldy atmosphere guaranteed. Open every day from 17.00 – 22:00!