The world renowned climbing area at Osp and kilometers of singletrack infuse Slovenia’s last valley before the sea with a spirit of adventure that shines brightest in spring and autumn.
The first road climb leads us up along the border between Slovenia and Italy to the ancient castle of Socerb that reigns atop a cliff overlooking the bay of Trieste. Socerb’s rock is part of the Karst Edge, a 20 km long limestone cliff with trails running both ways along the top and bottom. After we take in the view, a winding trail through pine groves brings us down to the picturesque village of Osp.
An hour’s pedal up a forest road takes us to the top of the near by hill and the starting point of our second descent. The trail starts in the middle of a lovely village atop the 380 m hill and takes us down a fun and very diverse bit of singletrack. After returning to the village of Osp, we sit down for a hearty meal at a homely local restaurant. The day usually ends with a soak of our tired legs in the Adriatic Sea and a cold pint at the Debeli Rtič peninsula.