Mens Sana in Corpore Sano

Kranjska Gora

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  • Theme: JULIAN ALPS (UNESCO BIOSPHERE) AND LOCAL INTANGIBLE HERITAGE (FOOD, DANCING,‚Ķ);
  • Place: Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Gora and Goren¬≠js¬≠ka Region;
  • When:
    • May ‚ÄĒ June ‚ÄĒ July;
  • Ser¬≠vices offered dur¬≠ing the itin¬≠er¬≠ary:
    • Mul¬≠ti¬≠lin¬≠gual trav¬≠el guides and ser¬≠vices can be arranged;
  • Tar¬≠get: Seniors lovers of nature, moun¬≠tains and phys¬≠i¬≠cal activ¬≠i¬≠ty; seniors will¬≠ing to improve their healthy con¬≠di¬≠tions; seniors lovers of food, hand¬≠i¬≠craft and oth¬≠er intan¬≠gi¬≠ble her¬≠itage expres¬≠sions;
  • Dif¬≠fi¬≠cul¬≠ty: Ful¬≠ly adapt¬≠able to the tar¬≠get group (very easy, easy, medi¬≠um, hard, very hard);
  • Par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar offers/services dur¬≠ing the itin¬≠er¬≠ary: 
    • Morn¬≠ing gym¬≠nas¬≠tic and func¬≠tion¬≠al move¬≠ments (nature or indoor);
    • Culinary/cultural/health-related/traditional work¬≠shops and sem¬≠i¬≠nars;
    • excur¬≠sions and walk¬≠ing in the nature of the Julian Alps (UNESCO Bios¬≠phere);
    • Vis¬≠its to cul¬≠tur¬≠al places ‚ÄĒ e.g muse¬≠ums, church¬≠es, tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al housing/farming;
    • Vis¬≠its to ljubl¬≠jana or to oth¬≠er sight¬≠see¬≠ings (e.g. Pre¬≠his¬≠toric Pile dwellings on Alps) can be organ¬≠ised

Description

Kran­js­ka Gora is a pic­turesque town locat­ed in the North­ern part of Slove­nia, close to the bor­ders with Italy and Aus­tria, dis­tant around 80km from Ljubl­jana. Char­ac­ter­ized by Alpine tra­di­tion­al archi­tec­ture, the town is a per­fect start­ing point for dis­cov­er­ing the Julian Alps and Kar­a­vanke Moun­tains.

In fact, it has a spe¬≠cial rela¬≠tion with the rich nat¬≠ur¬≠al envi¬≠ron¬≠ment in which is locat¬≠ed ‚Äď the Triglav Nation¬≠al Park ‚ÄĒ com¬≠posed by moun¬≠tains, hills, val¬≠leys, rivers, water¬≠fall, lakes and forests, (conif¬≠er¬≠ous trees, larch¬≠es and moun¬≠tain pines), where is pos¬≠si¬≠ble to find chamois, deer, rab¬≠bits, grouse, many birds and oth¬≠er ani¬≠mals. Among the most inter¬≠est¬≠ing nat¬≠ur¬≠al site-see¬≠ings, there is the Jasna‚Äôs lake (equipped for bathing pur¬≠pos¬≠es dur¬≠ing the Sum¬≠mer), the spring of the Sava riv¬≠er, a vari¬≠ety of water¬≠falls, rivers and small lakes. Par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar¬≠ly inter¬≠est¬≠ing is the Moun¬≠tain of Three Bor¬≠ders, which high¬≠lights the strate¬≠gic posi¬≠tion and the cos¬≠mopoli¬≠tan, inter¬≠cul¬≠tur¬≠al and inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al dimen¬≠sion of the town. Through a vari¬≠ety of infra¬≠struc¬≠tures, Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Gora offers a wide range of leisure oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties to enjoy the nature in every sea¬≠son: walk¬≠ing, hik¬≠ing, fish¬≠ing, cycling, watch-bird¬≠ing, moun¬≠taineer¬≠ing, climb¬≠ing and paraglid¬≠ing as well as a wide range of win¬≠ter activ¬≠i¬≠ties, includ¬≠ing Alpine and cross-coun¬≠try ski, ice-skat¬≠ing and sledg¬≠ing. Each activ¬≠i¬≠ty can be tai¬≠lored on the spe¬≠cif¬≠ic pro¬≠file of the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants: a wide range of qual¬≠i¬≠fied ser¬≠vice providers and expert pro¬≠fes¬≠sion¬≠als with deep knowl¬≠edge of ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry, hav¬≠ing all the legal cer¬≠ti¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠tions and speak¬≠ing dif¬≠fer¬≠ent lan¬≠guages is will¬≠ing to assist and to sup¬≠port every¬≠one in enjoy¬≠ing the activ¬≠i¬≠ties prop¬≠er¬≠ly, in safe¬≠ty, relaxed and com¬≠fort¬≠able way.

The local cul¬≠tur¬≠al panora¬≠ma is also var¬≠ied, the cal¬≠en¬≠dar is ful¬≠ly-filled of events, includ¬≠ing elite win¬≠ter sport com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tions. Among the Sum¬≠mer, there are the Kekec‚Äôs days (cel¬≠e¬≠bra¬≠tion of a local fairy-tale), the Russ¬≠ian Week¬≠end (annu¬≠al cer¬≠e¬≠mo¬≠ny of Russ¬≠ian cul¬≠ture tak¬≠ing place in July, in mem¬≠o¬≠ry of the Russ¬≠ian sol¬≠diers died for the avalanche dur¬≠ing the con¬≠struc¬≠tion of the road through the Vrsic moun¬≠tain pass), peri¬≠od¬≠i¬≠cal local cul¬≠tur¬≠al fes¬≠ti¬≠vals and Sloven¬≠ian nights (where the local and nation¬≠al cul¬≠ture is pre¬≠sent¬≠ed and cel¬≠e¬≠brat¬≠ed, through var¬≠ied cul¬≠tur¬≠al events), many oth¬≠er sport, cul¬≠tur¬≠al and tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al events. Dur¬≠ing the Win¬≠ter, there is the Vitran‚Äôs Cup (world class male ski com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tion), the sky-jump and ski-fly com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tions in Plan¬≠i¬≠ca (world class com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠tions), Decem¬≠ber Mar¬≠kets, ‚ÄúLive Nativ¬≠i¬≠ty Scene in the ice king¬≠dom‚ÄĚ and many oth¬≠er ini¬≠tia¬≠tives. Among the cul¬≠tur¬≠al sites, there are the Rad¬≠man Galery, the Sloven¬≠ian Alpine Muse¬≠um, the Upper Sava Val¬≠ley Muse¬≠ums, the Kajznk and Lizn¬≠jek ethno¬≠graph¬≠ic hous¬≠es, the Russ¬≠ian Chapel, the Olympic Sport Cen¬≠tre ‚ÄúPlan¬≠i¬≠ca‚ÄĚ, the Psnak saw-mill and water-mill.

The Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Region is also recog¬≠nised for its rich culi¬≠nary her¬≠itage, includ¬≠ing many recog¬≠nised dish¬≠es, such as the Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Klobasa (typ¬≠i¬≠cal meat sausage), Pot¬≠i¬≠ca (nation¬≠al¬≠ly recog¬≠nised cake), Bovec Krafi (best known dessert in the Bovec area, it is a vari¬≠ety of ravi¬≠o¬≠li filled with dried pears) and a wide range of stews and var¬≠ied cheeses, includ¬≠ing the semi-hard Srjan cheese ‚ÄĒ pro¬≠duced at more than 1000 meters above the sea lev¬≠el -, it is made from raw milk from local cows. 

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Itinerary

ESSENTIAL DETAILS

Dates: May ‚ÄĒ June ‚ÄĒ July

Dura¬≠tion: 4 days, start¬≠ing on Mon¬≠day (min. 15 pax)

Accom¬≠mo¬≠da¬≠tion:  Half pen¬≠sion in Hotel Rute

Start/Finish: Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Gora

Day 1

Kran­js­ka Gora is a pic­turesque town locat­ed in the North­ern part of Slove­nia, close to the bor­ders with Italy and Aus­tria (how to reach). Char­ac­ter­ized by Alpine tra­di­tion­al archi­tec­ture and cli­mate, the town is a per­fect start­ing point for dis­cov­er­ing the Triglav Nation­al Park, the Julian Alps (UNESCO bios­phere) and Kar­a­vanke Moun­tains. The envi­ron­ment is com­posed by moun­tains, hills, val­leys, rivers, water­fall, gorges, lakes and forests, (conif­er­ous trees, larch­es and moun­tain pines), where is pos­si­ble to find chamois, deer, rab­bits, grouse, many birds and oth­er ani­mals.

The spe­cif­ic pro­gram of the itin­er­ary will be dis­cussed in advance: the par­tic­i­pants can choose the lev­el of dif­fi­cul­ties, the main focus on the excur­sions on cul­tur­al or nat­ur­al sites, the inte­gra­tion of meals, work­shops on healthy phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, nutri­tion, culi­nary or hand­i­craft (sight-see­ings).

The first evening will be com¬≠posed by a social event ‚ÄĒ a pic¬≠nic with Sloven¬≠ian food ‚ÄĒ and the intro¬≠duc¬≠tion on the pro¬≠gram. 

Day 2

10

After the break¬≠fast, the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will get famil¬≠iar with the top¬≠ic of healthy lifestyle for seniors through a the¬≠o¬≠ret¬≠i¬≠cal and prac¬≠ti¬≠cal ses¬≠sion of func¬≠tion¬≠al healthy work¬≠out (out¬≠door or indoor, accord¬≠ing to the weath¬≠er). The method¬≠ol¬≠o¬≠gy is tak¬≠en from the ‚ÄúABC train¬≠ing mod¬≠el‚ÄĚ, devel¬≠oped by the Sports Union of Slove¬≠nia and the Uni¬≠ver¬≠si¬≠ty of Ljubl¬≠jana: the mod¬≠el has been devel¬≠oped for phys¬≠i¬≠cal¬≠ly inac¬≠tive adults and seniors, it allows to improve health and fit¬≠ness through phys¬≠i¬≠cal activ¬≠i¬≠ty and basic exer¬≠cise.

The par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will then dis¬≠cov¬≠er the nature of Gozd Mar¬≠tul¬≠jek and its sur¬≠round¬≠ings. Among the nat¬≠ur¬≠al sigh-see¬≠ings, there are the rivers Mar¬≠tul¬≠jek and Sava Dolin¬≠ka, water¬≠falls, nat¬≠ur¬≠al gorges and panoram¬≠ic points. Among the main cul¬≠tur¬≠al sight-see¬≠ings, in the  sur¬≠round¬≠ing areas there are the Sloven¬≠ian Alpine Muse¬≠um, the Pocar Home¬≠stead, the Psnak sawmill and water¬≠mill. A wide range of cycling and walk¬≠ing paths are avail¬≠able, as well as oth¬≠er activ¬≠i¬≠ties such as fish¬≠ing:. there¬≠fore, the itin¬≠er¬≠ary can be tai¬≠lored on the pro¬≠file of the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants.

Before or after the din¬≠ner, the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants can choose between hand¬≠i¬≠craft work¬≠shop or tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al danc¬≠ing evening. 

Day 3/4

12

After the break¬≠fast and the morn¬≠ing healthy work¬≠out, the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants will dis¬≠cov¬≠er Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Gora. Through a vari¬≠ety of infra¬≠struc¬≠tures, the town offers a wide range of leisure oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties to enjoy the nature in every sea¬≠son: walk¬≠ing, hik¬≠ing, fish¬≠ing, cycling, watch-bird¬≠ing, moun¬≠taineer¬≠ing, climb¬≠ing and paraglid¬≠ing as well as a wide range of win¬≠ter activ¬≠i¬≠ties. Each activ¬≠i¬≠ty can be tai¬≠lored on the spe¬≠cif¬≠ic pro¬≠file of the par¬≠tic¬≠i¬≠pants: a wide range of qual¬≠i¬≠fied ser¬≠vice providers and expert pro¬≠fes¬≠sion¬≠als with deep knowl¬≠edge of ter¬≠ri¬≠to¬≠ry, hav¬≠ing all the legal cer¬≠ti¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠tions and speak¬≠ing dif¬≠fer¬≠ent lan¬≠guages is will¬≠ing to assist and to sup¬≠port every¬≠one in enjoy¬≠ing the activ¬≠i¬≠ties prop¬≠er¬≠ly, in safe¬≠ty, relaxed and com¬≠fort¬≠able way.

Among the most inter¬≠est¬≠ing nat¬≠ur¬≠al site-see¬≠ings, there is the Jasna‚Äôs lake (equipped for bathing pur¬≠pos¬≠es dur¬≠ing the Sum¬≠mer), the nat¬≠ur¬≠al reserve of Zelen¬≠ci with the spring of the riv¬≠er Sava, the inter¬≠mit¬≠tent lake Ledine, a vari¬≠ety of water¬≠falls, rivers and small lakes. Par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar¬≠ly inter¬≠est¬≠ing is the Triple Bor¬≠ders path and moun¬≠tain, which 11high¬≠lights the strate¬≠gic posi¬≠tion and the cos¬≠mopoli¬≠tan, inter¬≠cul¬≠tur¬≠al and inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al dimen¬≠sion of the town. Among the most rel¬≠e¬≠vant sight-see¬≠ings there are also the cen¬≠ter of the town (with all the main ser¬≠vices avail¬≠able) with the Church of the Assump¬≠tion of Vir¬≠gin Mary,  the Olympic Sport Cen¬≠ter ‚ÄúPlan¬≠i¬≠ca‚ÄĚ, the pic¬≠turesque vil¬≠lages of Rate¬≠ce and Pod¬≠ko¬≠ren.

A work¬≠shop on nutri¬≠tion, culi¬≠nary or hand¬≠craft can be added to the pro¬≠gram, as alter¬≠na¬≠tive to have free time. The day will end with din¬≠ner and free evening. 

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Day 5

13The pro¬≠gram includes break¬≠fast, morn¬≠ing healthy work¬≠out and depar¬≠tures. Fur¬≠ther activ¬≠i¬≠ties, as excur¬≠sions or work¬≠shops, can be added.

Contact:

Place of legal estab­lish­ment:

Meplas d.o.o. Bez¬≠je 13, 4280 Kran¬≠js¬≠ka Gora

 

Web­site and tele­phone:

www.hotelrute.si

info@hotelrute.si

+386 (0)31 644 209

 

Con­tact per­son:

Moj­ca Koli­gar

mojca.koligar@kekec-mojca.si

+386 68 696 180