Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

Attendance

The bridge through which you arrive to the reception KPSS at Lera is in extremely bad condition, so please groups who come on a guided tour, do not cross the bridge by bus. Bus can park at the nearby gravel parking lot and the KPSS proceed on foot.
On the basis of regulations stipulated by the national law on nature conservation, entrance fee is charged for each visit of Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. By buying a ticket, you become a park visitor and are covered by personal accident insurance. The Park may be visited individually or in groups. For organised groups (min. 15 persons), guided tours are provided which, however, must be announced in advance. 

Guided tours through the Park are intended for the visitors who wish to get to know a little more about Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and its salt-making tradition, apart from having a pleasant walk through it.

A guided tour through Lera lasts for at least one hour and a half, with the tour including some two kilometres long walk from the Entrance at Lera to the Visitor Centre, and back. During the walk, the guide (nature conservation supervisor) presents Sečovlje Salina Nature Park (flora, fauna, cultural heritage) and the salt-making procedure to the visitors. In the Visitor Centre, a short film is envisaged to be shown to the visitors, as well as presentation of the water regime with an interactive scale model of the salt-pans. From the scenic viewpoint platform, a panoramic view of the wider area of the salina is also possible, while in the nearby restaurant "Fioret" (The Flower of Salt) drinks are served, as well as food on a preliminary agreement. At Lera, the shop »Lera« is located, where salt and other products associated with it can be purchased. Above the shop is a gallery, where art works by acknowledged as well as less known artists are exhibited.

The saltpan adventure “Saltpan worker for a day” is dedicated to all visitors, who are eager to learn about work in the saltpans and try their selves traditional saltpan work with traditional saltpan tools in the unique environment of the Sečovlje saltpans. The group is welcomed by the supervisor for the protection of the environment at the main entrance in Lera, who introduces the Regional Park of the Sečovlje saltpans. A guided tour to the crystallization fields follows, where the guide – supervisor for the protection of the environment, explains the process of salt extraction. The guide leads you to the fields for salt collecting. A practical part follows, with the help of a saltpan worker. You can wear a saltpans-hat for sun-protection. The saltpan worker gives you the necessary tools and you can start work. You can rest in the shadow in front of the shop and get some cold drinks from the machine. After your “work day” and after having put your part of the collected take-away salt in bags, we can serve you a real saltpan snack if you wish and pay a little supplement.    

The price of the saltpan experience “Saltpan worker for a day”, available only in July, August and September and only with good weather conditions, is € 25 per person!

The Museum of Salt-making is located at Fontanigge along the Giassi Channel, where one of the four restored salt-pan houses with a museal collection and a salt-field with the appertaining inflow channel with seawater is located. The Museum of Salt-making offers a guided tour to the visitors as well! The trail along the Dragonja River from the entrance gate to the Museum is about 2.5 km long (one way). The Museum can also be visited by »Solinarka« boat, by bike, by foot and (exceptionally) by bus.

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