Sports and activities

The Youth Hostel Ajdovščina is located in Pale Sport Park. Working hand in hand with different partners, the Youth Hostel provides its guests with a vast range of sport activities.


Basic preparations of sport clubs

For the basic preparations of sport clubs in the new competitive season we´ve developed an offer which includes lodging, meals and use of sport facilities. Youth hostel Ajdovščina offers additional benifits and discounts for sport clubs.

Attention: Offer of Youth hostel Ajdovscina for sport clubs.pdf




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Hiking – trekking – running
The Vipava valley offers many options for recreation, especially when it comes to hiking. The Trnovo plateau is covered with well organized and clearly marked mountain tracks. Furthermore, hiking paths crisscrossing Vipava hills are also maintained well.

Hiking packages:

Offer of Youth hostel Ajdovscina for hikers - Weekend package.pdf

Hiking trails:

Hiking trail - Caven.pdf

Hiking trail - Otlisko okno.pdf

Hiking trails - Ostri vrh.pdf

Hiking trails - Trail along the Rob edge.pdf

Hiking trails - Walk above Ajdovscina.pdf


The region of the municipality of Ajdovščina provides our Youth Hostel guests with various possibilities and opportunities for cycling, catering to different levels of personal ability or style: cycle paths suitable for families, paths a bit more demanding for recreational sportspeople, paths for mountain bikers and routes for those who are interested in adrenalin sports.

Cycling packages:

Offer of Youth hostel Ajdovscina for cyclists - Weekend package.pdf

Offer of Youth hostel Ajdovscina for cyclists - 4-7 days packages.pdf

Cycling trails:

Cycling trail - To The Sea.pdf

Cycling trail - To Gora.pdf

Cycling trail - The beauty of Trnovo forest.pdf

Cycling trail - To Nanos.pdf

Cycling trail - Along the Vipava Hills.pdf


Handball, football and basketball
Situated in the Youth Hostel’s immediate vicinity, Pale Sport Park has – among being equipped with other facilities – a basketball and a handball court, which can be used for basic training for an upcoming championship season, before matches start and fill up courts in Pale and Ajdovščina. The Youth Hostel, working within the Ajdovščina Institute of Sport, maintains major sport facilities in Ajdovščina: the Police complex with two sports halls (“The Big” and “The Small”), a football field with artificial grass, an outdoor multipurpose court with synthetic flooring, an outdoor swimming pool (opened during summer) and an indoor pool, saunas, an artificial climbing wall and a sport court for children.

The Youth Hostel Ajdovščina collaborates with numerous gyms in Ajdovščina, which are one of the most modern gym centers in Slovenia. Our Youth Hostel guests can work out using the most cutting edge equipment – everything from exercise machines, weightlifting equipment and cardio workout machines. Gyms are located in pleasant and relaxed surroundings, are air-conditioned and come with plenty of parking spaces.

Kovk is one of the first and the most popular launch pads for free-flaying glider pilots in Slovenia as well as all across Europe. Especially those who enjoy hang gliding are fond of Kovk, since they can drive up whit their hang glider loaded in their car almost all the way to the launching area, which does not occur very often. The Kovk launch pad is located on the fringes of the Gora plateau above the Vipava valley, 890 meters above sea level. Hostel guest have two options: tandem paragliding (adrenalin-filled adventure in air, gliding over the Vipava valley) and paragliding trek (two days of tandem paragliding above the Julian Alps under the watchful eye of top-notch glider pilots for two).

The Alpine Section of the Ajdovščina Mountaineering Club brings together all people who are fond of different types of climbing and mountaineering. Their goal is to conquer the useless parts of the world, and to do that safely. These activities are perfect for those Hostel guest who enjoy rock climbing, mountain skiing or those who want to perfect their mountaineering knowledge.

Caving is an activity which combines sport and one’s desire to uncover something new and exciting. That is why caving is such a dynamic activity, which is potentially interesting for the younger generation, as well as for the older.

Recreational fishing
Municipal waters of Ajdovščina offer our Youth Hostel guests a wide range of locations to choose from where they can go and fish.

In the Youth Hostel’s immediate vicinity, Pale Sport Park also provides its visitors with two full size tennis courts. Our Youth Hostel guests can decide to play a match even in the evening hours, since both courts are equipped with reflector lights.

Pale Skate Park
In the Youth Hostel’s immediate neighborhood, Pale Sport Park also offers an actual skating polygon – a skate park for skaters. It can just as well be use by those on rollerblades.

Situated in the Youth Hostel’s immediate vicinity, Pale Sport Park has an indoor boules court – in order to use it, arrangements must be made in advance. We can offer other boules courts in Ajdovščina and its surrounding area as well.