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Cherry Route

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  • Cherry Trees Blooming By the Road
    / Cherry Trees Blooming By the Road
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Cyclist riding among vineyards and blossoming cherry trees
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Drinking fountain at the parking lot opposite the Klet Brda Winery
    Photo: Patricija Valentinčič, ZTKMŠ Brda
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A cycling trip through a wine country on both sides of the border. Explore Slovenian and Italian villages and towns, strewn across hills and plains.
moderate
30.4 km
2:18 h
316 m
316 m

The charming landscape in the embrace of the sun, covered with vineyards, orchards and olive groves. Brda’s many villages are a cycling paradise for all enthusiasts who love to discover the beautiful landscape in a peaceful environment. To overcome many hills without major efforts we offer the possibility to cycle around Brda with electrical bikes.

The Cherry Route crosses the border with Italy. It takes you on a trip through Slovenian Brda and Italian Collio, allowing you to enjoy the views of both wine countries.

The route starts in Dobrovo, which is famous for its castle housing a museum and a gallery and the Klet Brda winery, the biggest producer and exporter of Slovenian wines. The village of Fojana is interesting because of its church of the St. Spirit on the Lake.

The route winds its way through the villages of the Italian Collio and passes through the towns of Mossa (Moš) and Lucinico (Ločnik).

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Author
Erika Kovačič Marinič
Updated: October 13, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
176 m
Lowest point
47 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Some of the roads can be busy with traffic, so be careful.

Tips, hints and links

On this route, four drinking fountains can be found:

  • two in Dobrovo (one at the playground by the Dobrovo castle and one at the parking lot opposite the Klet Brda wine cellar),
  • one in Fojana (in front of the church)
  • one in Medana (in front of the church)

  

A trip through Brda is not complete without trying some of our delicious seasonal dishes and excellent products. Seize the opportunity and try some of our local wines, olive oil, honey and spirits!

Selected winemakers, olive oil, honey and spirits producers offer tastings of their products without prior arrangement, some of them also guided cellar tours. The producers will be more than happy to share with you interesting facts about the production and our territory. 

The list of selected producers and restaurants is updated every two months and can be found here (October and November).

Start

Dobrovo (126 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.997476, 13.527191
DMS
45°59'50.9"N 13°31'37.9"E
UTM
33T 385952 5094821
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Destination

Dobrovo

Turn-by-turn directions

The route starts and ends in Dobrovo. It runs along the Reka river on a gravel road and then passes through the village of Fojana, where it crosses the border with Italy and enters the village of Ruttars (Rutarji). It then winds its way across the Italian Collio, passing through the villages of Plessiva (Plešivo), Russis di Sopra (Gornji Rušč), the towns of Mossa (Moš) and Lucinico (Ločnik) and villages of Gradiscutta (Gradiškuta) and Giasbana (Jazbine). It crosses the border with Slovenia in Vipolže and then leads back to Dobrovo.

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Coordinates

DD
45.997476, 13.527191
DMS
45°59'50.9"N 13°31'37.9"E
UTM
33T 385952 5094821
w3w 
///residency.adjoined.dreary
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A map of the cycling routes around Brda can be picked up at the Tourist Information Centre in Šmartno or downloaded here.

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Equipment

  • suitable for mountain bike (surface: 60% asphalt, 40% macadam)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
30.4 km
Duration
2:18 h
Ascent
316 m
Descent
316 m
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