Picnic weekend by the Savinja River on the Bukovje tourist farm

http://www.turisticnekmetije.si/en/vikend-s-piknikom-ob-savinji-na-kmetiji-bukovje   The Bukovje tourist farm, which has a long tradition, is located beside the regional road between Ljubno and Luče from where there is a beautiful view of Mt. Raduha. Ten years ago the 120-year old house, which stays pleasantly cool during the summer, was enhanced by adding guest accommodation. The farm offers lunches and dinners for special occasions and meetings, with an emphasis on dishes typical of the Upper Savinja region, whilst in the upper part of the house there are five well-appointed rooms with 13 beds and a group area with kitchen.   Programme Day One Arrival at the farm in the afternoon where the housewife, Alenka, will welcome you with homemade aronia brandy, apple juice and apple wine. You will stay in the farm’s well-appointed rooms. Take time to look around the farm before dinner. If you are interested in animals and farm work, you can also help the owner, Marko, “drive” the cows to the cowshed or gather clover for the pigs. After dinner, which is prepared using mainly ingredients produced on the farm, the family will make a short presentation about the farm and the programme for the coming two days.   Day Two For breakfast you will be offered aromatic white coffee, or tea made from herbs picked in the surroundings. There is a selection of homemade jam, honey, grbčevspread, mohot(a curd cheese spread) or cheese spread with chives, and you can sample some of the cured meat prepared by the owner Marko, such as traditional homemade pig’s stomach, sausages, salami, and pork neck. The Savinja river is in close proximity and is ideal for fly-fishing or just for taking a rest by the crystal clear water. At the farm you will receive a leaflet about the Savinja. If you are keen on water sports, you can go rafting to nearby Jakob or Prodnik. On hot summer days, swimming in the clear river is pleasant and refreshing. In the afternoon you could have a picnic by the river with a basket of homemade goodies: bread, Bukovjepig’s stomach, salami, baked ham and mohot, apple strudel, apple juice, or apple wine. In the evening Alenka will take care of her hungry and tired guests with a dinner cooked using home-produced seasonal ingredients. Later in the evening you can join the hosts around a campfire beside the river to roast new potatoes, chestnuts, or, in the autumn, corn, and sing and make merry to guitar accompaniment.   Day Three After breakfast you can go by car to see the source of the Savinja river in the Logar Valley and experience the might of the Rinka waterfall. In Ljubno ob Savinji, the cradle of timber rafting, annually on the first Sunday in August you can experience an unforgettable journey on a timber raft   Price of the three-day programme per person: 75 euros, tourist tax: 1 euro per person per day. Programme includes: –  2 x half board (accommodation in rooms of the four-applecategory rating) – socialising around a campfire –  presentation of the farm, activities on the farm   A picnic by the Savinja river with a basket of homemade goodies costs 10 euros for 2 people. Children up to the age of 5 stay free, from age 5–12 half the usual price is charged.

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