Day 27. 77km. Palmanova – Sežana

Posted: October 9, 2014 in Cycling, Italy, Slovenia
Tags: , , , ,

From busy Italian plains to quiet Slovenian hills. I was warned about the busy traffic near Trieste, so, I thought I would avoid it by cycling through Slovenia. It was lovely.

Vineyards in Slovenia

Vineyards in Slovenia

I am staying with Marko – an avid cycler in Sežana, in Slovenia just over the border from Trieste. With Slovenia as my destination today, I realised that Slovenia may be the solution to my traffic problems in Italy. I decided to go to Slovenia as quickly as possible – at Gorizia.

Border crossing, Slovenia

Border crossing, Slovenia

The road was pretty, following a nice valley through lots of vineyards, flanked by steep hills on both sides. It was rather cloudy, and the not good light conditions for photos, but a pleasant, and, more importantly, quiet.

Marko, my warm showers host, has been cycling everywhere on this planet. He gave me lots of tips for Slovenia, Croatia and Albania. I am quite excited at seeing some of these places. The next leg of my trip is gaining form! Yay!!

Me and Marko

Me and Marko

  1. Alessandro says:

    Bravo Matthew! Gorizia: my father was from there, so it has a special place in my hart.

  2. Michael says:

    I enjoy your daily posts. I really like the fact that you are flexible with your route. So often as we ride we realize that the locals do have a lot to offer when it comes to sites, routes, friends to stop at and places to see. Keep smiling!

    • Hey Michael.
      Thanks for your nice message. I have time and I want to see nice things. 🙂
      I’ll be seeing some nice caves I didn’t know existed tomorrow. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.