Bit of a chilly start this morning in Austria, but as soon as our Canadian friends hit the tiny little backroads of Slovenia, spring was very clearly in the air!
And what a countryside it is! Tourguide Wim's favourite country in Europe showed all its splendour once again. A place you visit to find peace and quiet, and Slovenia lived up to the expectations!
Oh right, well, for those who want to find the place by themselves: we stop where the whole world seems to be all green
After a free lunch (yes, you read that right, FREE for the whole group, because the restaurant owner had his birthday today... Slovenian hospitality, that is!!) the group went on to visit the magical Predjamski Castle. A place of legends built straight into the mountain...
Castle? Legends? Mountain? Yeah sure, said Stephen, but icecream first! The man has got his priorities...
And one truly wonderful afternoon ride (and a pretty nasty rainy haily thunderstorm) later, our magnificent seven ended up in the magnificent landscapes of the Istrian peninsula. A brand new stopover on Adriatic Rollercoaster, but a truly special place to arrive: the ancient old town (or Stari Grad in Croatian) of Buzet.
Sit under a tree, have a beer or two, hear the bikes ticking after a long riding day... holiday bliss, that is!