You will be picked up from your accommodation in Trieste
at 8.30 a.m. to start an active day out exploring
the lovely natural environment of the Carso plateau.
We will walk from Duino to Opicina along the old roads
and trails that used to link the ancient Carso villages
of Ceroglie, Malchina, Prepotto, San Pelagio, Ternova,
Samatorza, Sales, Sgonico, Rupingrande and finally
Opicina. We'll learn why the Carso (Karst), with its
surface and underground phenomena, its extraordinary
biodiversity and its unique landscape became the scientific
term for similar land formations around the world.
It's an easy-doing itinerary where you don't need
trekking clothes as it's a long walk through woods,
meadows dotted with red sumac, and enchanting karstic
pathways with panoramic views over the city, the seafront
of Istria and the lagoon of Grado. Frequent stops
along the way to visit the enchanting little villages
and sample local products are also included in this
wonderful tour that fills the eyes and warms the heart!