Start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart to the eastern part of Slovenia and discover lower Savinja river valley, area marked by the rolling hills that surround seemingly endless fields of hops or the green gold as the locals like to call it.
Visit a hops farm and learn all about the hops-growing traditions in Savinja region. A vital ingredient to any beer, hops grows as a vine-like climber. The flowers on female plants are what the hops growers are after and those bloom from spring to autumn. The most renowned local hops in this region is the Styrian savinjski golding.
Continue to a small town named alec and enjoy an exquisite beer tasting at the first beer fountain in Europe, which holds 6 different beers from Slovenia. You will return to Ljubljana with your own beer mug, made by renowned designer Oskar Kogoj which you can keep as a souvenir. In alec you will also visit the Eco-Museum of Hop-Growing and Brewing Industry of Slovenia and discover the story of Simon Kukec, a alec brewer and owner of the alec brewery.After a well spend day, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.