Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran
Hrvatska

Length: 17 km
Category: medium
Surface: 100% gravel
Duration: up to 2 hours
Location: western slopes of Učka
Start: Mala Učka 988 m above sea level
Finish: Mala Učka 988 m above sea level
Difference in elevation: 200 m

An ideal trail for recreational bikers, beginners and whoever wishes to enjoy magnificent views of Istria and Kvarner while cycling.

The route starts from the village of Mala Učka and runs along the gravel road towards Vela Učka. After 500 m it turns left in the direction of Bodaj, offering breathtaking views of the landscapes of central Istria and the top of Učka. From the peak of Bodaj the trail then leads back the same way to Mala Učka.

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elevation (m a.s.l.) Km
Mala Učka 0
left 990 0,5
left 880 2,3
straight 850 6,7
straight 860 7,2
Bodaj 900 8,5
right 880 14,7
Road V. Učka – M. Učka right 990 16,5
Mala Učka 1000

17,0

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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