When you want to feel, taste and explore authentic Istria in one day…
… it’s best to choose hiking around hidden corners of villages, filled with stories from the locals and witnesses to the rich culture and traditions of this area, with stop-offs so you can take time to try the local delicacies.
IstraTerra invites you to hike Around Istria with your backpack. Together we can discover the village of Padna, Nova vas or the valley of the Drnica stream. We can take a look Krkavče, built on three living rocks and look like three villages with a compact village centre. Take a walk along the slopes of the Dragonja valley or visit Lopar village, and we will have a peek in Bardinec’s house, where the ethnological collection (black kitchen, wine cellar and yard) tells the story of Istrian life in the past.
We love to show you all the hidden and charming corners of our Istrian playground, but we would be hard pressed to do this on our half day hiking trips. “That is why we have carefully prepared 6 different hiking tours, which vary in difficulty and places covered. Visitors are taken through the natural pearls of Istria, enriched with the cultural heritage of the villages visited and tasting authentic local Istrian cuisine” explained Jerneja Tratnik Lacovich, the creator of the hiking adventures.
At the top of the hill, we rest our eyes; we breathe in full lungs, laugh at the stories of the locals, taste Istrian prosciutto and home-made wine, and feel the sweetness and sharpness of the Istrian olive oil.
Do you need more reasons?
Spring in Istria is most beautiful when the cherries are ripening; when the forest covered slopes are a rainbow of vibrant green; when we can blow one and one dandelion heads as we walk through the meadows; when the air brings the smell of spring flowers; when the sun is so warm that it smells of summer but we don’t need to hide away in the shade before the midday heat of the late summer days. Choose one of the 6 hiking trails in Istria and join us.