Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran
Hrvatska

Length: 25.7 km
Category: difficult
Surface: 85% gravel, 15% asphalt
Duration: up to 3 hours
Location: eastern slopes of Učka and Ćićarija
Start: Poklon mountain hut 925 m above sea level
Finish: Poklon mountain hut 925 m above sea level
Difference in elevation: 267 m

This route is intended for cyclists and enthusiasts with sufficient cycling skill and stamina for extreme ascents and descents. The trail leads through some of the most interesting parts of Ćićarija from the naturalist’s point of view. We recommend taking several short breaks and enjoying the beauty and richness of the surrounding landscape. You will be surrounded by typical mountain flora before entering a dense beech forest below the summits of Veli Planik and Mali Planik. Veli Planik is the highest peak of Ćićarija and offers magnificent views of the Alps, Mount Velebit and the mountains in the hinterland of Rijeka. After Veli Planik, the trail descends gently towards the Bončić house. From there, an extreme downhill stretch runs towards the Veprinac-Učka Tunnel asphalt road. A new ascent leads towards Poklon pass, the end of this demanding route. By the time you’ve finished it, you’ll have earned our congratulations.

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elevation (m a.s.l.) km
Poklon 925 0
Old poultry house right uphill on gravel road 925 0,2
Turning for Ravne staje left 940 0,6
Gospin dol right 940 3,6
Pod Gradac left 980 5,4
Senožet right 1000 6,5
Mountain pass 1200 7,8
Bončić house 1000 10,5
right 950 11,1
Arrival to the road right 900 12,7
Turning for Mahenac left 840 18,2
Turning for Vela Sapca straight 18,4
Brdo hunting lodge straight 825 19,3
Arrival to asphalt road right 720 22,1
Turning for the Hotel INA straight 900 24,7
Poklon 925 25,7

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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