The Giordano Cottur walking/cycling path
Opened in October 2010, part of the path traces the old Pola- Divača railway line, which connected the Trieste/Campo Marzio Station with the Erpelle Station from 1887 to 1959.
The section from San Giacomo to Altura is paved, while the stretch from Altura to Draga Sant'Elia is unpaved.
The path has numerous intersections, making it possible to start at various points. It offers the opportunity to admire beautiful views, bucolic landscapes, orchards, woods, cliffs and the Karst plateau in all of its forms.
After leaving the city, you arrive at the Strada di Fiume near Villa Sartorio, (entrance on Via Modiano 5) which you can visit to admire centuries-old trees like the Aleppo pines. Further ahead, following the ridge alongside Mount Stena, a view overlooking the Rosandra Valley opens to reveal its stunning wild beauty - the Comici memorial stone, the scree, the limestone slabs and the Church of Stena Maria in Siaris. The path continues to climb, skirting around Mount Stena, and arrives in Draga Sant'Elia, where there is a fountain on the paved road.
By taking the Salamandra trail, you can visit one of the numerous ice-houses (jazera) and ponds on the Karst plateau. If you turn to the right and follow the paved road at the end of the walking/cycling path, you come to Draga Station.
Finish: Hreplje in Slovenia
km: 16 one way
Type of track: asphalt, dirt roads, gentle rise
Treste by bike (pdf)