The first stage of the exploratory cycling route offers enough time to discover the many secrets of the Karst and the Brkini. From Kozina, the way leads to Rodik with its mythical landscape, where the Mythical Park presents wondrous legacy and folklore. Not too far onward, visiting the Škocjan Caves and their UNESCO heritage featuring one of the world's largest underground canyons is simply a must. From the village Matavun in the Škocjan Caves Park, cycling continues along the karstic landscape to the village Lipica whose name graces the white Lipizzan horse. For over 400 years, a stud farm has been operating here, now the biggest Lipizzan stud farm in the world. The village offers accommodations to wrap up the first cycling stage.