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Run up stone stairs or explore Istria on bike

Ljubljana, 5 October - Amateur runners will be able to take part this week in a competition taking them up stone stairs on the Kalvarija (Calvary) hill in Maribor, while cyclists will have the opportunity to explore the Slovenian Istria.

Slovenian Istria
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

The 7th Night Run to Kalvarija on Friday will see the participants running up the 455 stone stairs leading to the top of theis hill in the city of Maribor.

Runners, whose number is limited to 200, will be running up the stairs followed by the light of torches and lasers.

Cyclists will meanwhile be able to explore the Slovenian Istria on Saturday in guided tours as part of the Festival of Wine and Olives.

The participants will be able to enjoy cultural heritage sites, local dishes and the history of the region while cycling across beautiful landscapes at the coast.

© STA, 2016