For road and mountain bikers, there are several roads with low traffic as well as cart tracks that offer a wide selection of MTB trails
with different difficulty levels
in the immediate vicinity of Gabrovica
. For families and amateur cyclists, we would particularly recommend the numerous marked cycling paths.
The most popular one is the 120 km long Parenzana
, which follows the path of the former railway between Trieste (Italy) and Poreč (Croatia). The well-marked cycle path with signs in blue with the numerical indication D8 enters Slovenia above the Škofije border crossing, and leads you to Croatia at the Sečovlje border crossing. We recommend starting your cycling tour in Muggia (Italy) right before the outfall of the Osp River into the sea, where the cycling route is also marked by a sign (9 km from Gabrovica). After a short ascent, the cycling route soon crosses the state border and gradually descends towards the Rižana River Valley on the other side. Between Koper and Izola, the route runs alongside the sea right by the former main road, which is now closed for all motor vehicles. 36 km after entering Slovenia, the road will lead you through Portorož towards the Sečovlje border crossing, where the asphalt portion of the road comes to it's