Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran


This tour starts at the Poklon pass with a short explanation of some of the basic facts about Mount Učka, the reasons for protecting this area, and a brief introduction to Učka Nature Park and its basic features. The excursion then continues to the village of Vela Učka and the Water of Joseph II fountain, a heritage item of Austro-Hungarian road architecture from the 18th century.

Next stop is the canyon of Vela draga – a geomorphological nature monument. The Vela draga educational trail leads right to the edge of the canyon with a vantage point and rest area. Interpretation boards along the trail inform visitors about the origins of Mount Učka, the history of climbing in the canyon of Vela draga, fossils found in the area and other interesting facts.

The tour can be continued following the educational trail into the canyon.

Durationca. 1:30 h – without descending into the canyon 

ca. 3:00h – including descending into the canyon

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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