Almost 200 kilometers long mountain range of Karavanke begins far before Jesenice, but shows the most beautiful part right above the town, in the Alpine meadow Golica, and then it ascends to the highest peak, 2236 meters high Stol. Towns under Karavanke are birth places of many clever Slovenians, for example linguist Matija Čop in Žirovnica, beekeeper Anton Janša in Breznica, writer and priest Franc Saleški Finžgar in Doslovče and writer and priest Janez Jalen in Rodine.
In the direction towards hinterlands, we easily pass the slope of Črni Kal or Kozina by the new highway, and we arrive to Razdrto, where we turn left, if we want to go to the valley Vipavska dolina. For now, we can access it only by the old road, full of bumps, under the hill Nanos. The center of Vipavska valley is Vipava, the birthplace of a diplomat and historian Žiga Herberstein and protestant writer Sebastijan Krelj.
Severna (Northern) Primorska starts at Nova Gorica. This is divided and yet connected community of Gorizia and Nova Gorica, which used to have strong Slovenian minority on the Italian side, but after the World War I, most of them moved from there, as Gorizia was destroyed in war. Until recently, the only notable thing in Nova Gorica was the casino Hit, but recently, also the theater Primorsko dramsko gledališče and a private university ? Politehnika are becoming important. There are several notable castles in the surrounding countryside. Kostanjevica, Franciscan monastery with a vaulted tomb of Bourbons, is located on one
Most of Slovenian people immediately associate Gorenjska with Triglav, a majestic mountain with three heads. For us, Triglav is much higher than in reality. Something like that must have influenced Julius Kugy, who wrote these words: Triglav ist kein Berg, Triglav ist ein Reich. This magnificent mountain with 2864 meters of height above sea level and unique geographical position has big symbolic and also uniting meaning for Slovenians. It is also featured in Slovenian coat of arms.
We will start our march across large and especially long Primorska at the seaside, as the name of the region requires. With a short, 46 kilometers long coast, Slovenian region Primorska indents between infinitely longer coasts of the neighboring countries, Italy and Croatia, which are, despite its length, both disturbed by the Slovenian coast. For us, it?s a precious window to the world, also because of the fact, that the Adriatic Sea reaches its maximum length into a continent in Slovenia, so we will have to fight here in order to defend our belongings.