The Route of Health and Friendship is a cycle path that stretches along Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. It is a symbol of their cooperation. If we hadn’t had our van, we could have (very theoretically…) travelled the three countries by bike. But since we had our van, we only cycled from Piran to the ancient Sečovlje Saltworks. What a delightful trip!
You’ll see old, yet very pretty buildings along your path, you’ll have the sea beside you, people taking a swim and eating ice cream around you. This route knows how to create a relaxing atmosphere. Also, the path is mostly flat . Could it be any better?
Recently the cycling path had been renewed. PiNA, an NGO which empowers people to get involved in society, initiated the change when they invited young people on a bike ride on the old cycle path. While riding the bikes, the group came up with ideas to improve the route, submitted them to the government, and their ideas were implemented. That’s the power of participation!