Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Vipava Valley - the land of sun, wine and sports activities

The Vipava Valley is a wine-growing region with fertile soil and has always attracted people to come and live here. Historians assume that the valley had already been inhabited before Christ, perhaps even in the Late Stone Age. Archeological sites show that it reached its full bloom under the Roman Empire. 

TIC Ajdovščina, www.tic-ajdovscina.si
The valley has a rich cultural legacy, reflected in the manors, castles, numerous churches, painted with great works of art and galleries. One of them is the Pilon Gallery, which contains artistic works of the great artist and the native of Ajdovščina, Veno Pilon. The legacy is also shown in the interesting architecture, the well-preserved fortress Castra and entire settlements, considered to be cultural monuments, such as the villages of Vipavski Križ, Šmarje, Šturje, etc.

Furthermore, visitors can attend many sports activities in this area. Theme paths will let you discover the beauties of nature, you can enjoy in cycling across the valley and if you love different sport activities, tennis, basketball, football or running, you have to visit our Sports Centre Ajdovščina, where you can practice your favourite sport in one of the sports halls or in the summer and winter swimming pool.

Moreover, you can take a look at Ajdovščina from the air and if you are brave enough you can drop from the air by parachute.


One of the distinctions of our country is our well-known natives and their tradition.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Vipava Wine Road, which boasts many wine cellars, tourist farms and few days in a year also traditional country feast “osmica”. You will be served traditional Vipava dishes and home made wine.

TIC Ajdovščina, www.tic-ajdovscina.si
You can visit Ajdovščina just for one day or you can even spend your holidays here. 

Where you can book a quality and affordable bed in Ajdovščina?
You will be warmly welcome in Hostel Ajdovščina, which is located on the fringes of town in Pale Sport Park. The Hostel is a fascinating architectural structure with numerous wooden and stone details and a gable roof, cov-ered with terracotta tiles, which instantly resembles a traditional Vipava house. The interior, in spite of a modern approach, is bright, warm and inviting as well, due to the fact that its furniture is mostly made of wooden materials. The hostel offer 50 beds, breakfast, free internet in all the rooms and in the web corner, at the info point  the information for tourist and entertainment events in Ajdovščina and its surroundings is at hand.

Youth Hostel Ajdovščina

Panoramic flight aranged by Aeroklub Josip Križaj
Address: Goriška cesta 50, 5270 Ajdovščina
Info and reservation: ++386 5 368 91 92, ++386 31 555 315, : ak-josip.krizaj@siol.net, www.aeroklub-jk-ajdovscina.si

Flights in Tandem 
Address: DJP Kovk, Slomškova 29, 5270 Ajdovščina
Info and reservation: Robert Bolko ++ 386 40 950 185

Wine tasting - A tour of one of the wine cellars is a must on your visit of the Vipava Valley!
Info and reservation: For organising wine tastings and visit to the selected wine cellar, please contact Tourist information centre Ajdovščina.

Info:
TIC Ajdovščina
Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 a
5270 Ajdovščina
+386 5 36 59 140

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