Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

p3021211The beauty of the mountains of Učka and Ćićarija has always attracted plenty of attention from day-trippers and visitors for whom these green oases of peace represent a refuge to escape the bustle and crowds of the city. Being well located near so many major urban centres, Mount Učka has always been a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

After Mount Učka and part of the Ćićarija mountain range were declared the Učka Nature Park, preconditions were established for better and more organised development of tourism in the area. However, there is one very specific thing to bear in mind when speaking about tourism in protected areas: visiting these areas must not in any way degrade the natural or human-made features for which the protection was declared in the first place.

Setting up tables at the entrances to the park, brown signs on the roads, signposts at the crossings of the main hiking routes, and boards explaining the rules of behaviour, were the first steps to creating the necessary tourist infrastructure and organising a system for visitors. This was an indispensable priority for a systematic and well-organised development of the park. Many efforts have been made to provide a better infrastructure, essential for creating a more compelling tourism offer aimed at presenting the beautiful nature of the area at its best and making each visit to Učka and Ćićarija an unforgettable experience.

Did you know?

The griffon vulture feeding site

…that griffon vultures, endangered in Croatia, are often flying over Učka in search for food? Once they were nesting here, but today their northern-Adriatic population is decreasing and in order to help in their preservation, a feeding site was build in Učka Nature Park, popularly called 'griffon vulture restaurants'.

The „Two towers“ trail

…that in 2018 a trail named „Two towers“ was established, which connects the town tower in Lovran with the Vojak tower on Učka? The trail goes through the existing hiking trail, and alongside there are educational boards that inform visitors on the flora and fauna of Učka.

The Roman cheese

…that it is traditional on Učka to produce the „molded“ sheep cheese of distinctive taste since the Roman Empire time? Its production was standardized due to its use in the nutrition of the Roman legions, while today's cheese made on Učka doesn't differ much from its antique ancestor.

Slavic mythology

…that the Mošćenička Draga's canyon used to be the scenery of sacred beliefs for the first Slavic settlers on the Kvarner area? The local toponyms like Perun, Babin grob and Voloski kuk witness about the old Slavic cult of Perun.
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