Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

POKLON – VOJAK – POUČNA STAZA PLAS – POKLONMeeting point: Poklon pass

Description: The tour leads from the Poklon pass through littoral beech forest to the vantage point on Učka’s highest peak – Vojak (1,400 metres above sea-level), where visitors can use telescopes to admire the attractive panoramic view. In clear weather, one can see the Kvarner islands, the mountains in the Gorski kotar area, the Velebit massif, the Istrian peninsula, the Alps, Venice in Italy, and more. In addition to the numerous hikers and day-trippers, Vojak has recently become a very popular spot for paragliders and hang-gliders. Along the path that leads to the peak, visitors can see some typical karst features, such as sinkholes and ponors, refresh themselves with spring water, and learn more about the features of the Vojak summit area, which, together with the peaks of Plas, Suhi vrh and Argun belongs to the most environmentally sensitive parts of Učka Nature Park. The reason for this is the large number of rare habitat types with a series of rare, endangered, relict and protected plant and animal species.

The way back leads along the Plas educational trail, which passes over the peak ridge of Učka through a dense beech forest. Interpretation boards along the path inform visitors about the plant and animal life of Učka Nature Park.

Duration of the trekking tour: ca. 4:00 h

Difficulty: medium

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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