Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran
Hrvatska

Length: 52 km
Category: difficult
Surface: 40% asphalt, 60% gravel
Duration: 4.5 hours
Start: Lovran 0 m above sea level
Finish: Lovran 0 m above sea level
Difference in elevation: 1,019 m

This is a trail for cyclists willing to push themselves to the limit: on this route, you will first have to conquer the ascent from sea-level up to a height of 1,019 metres, and then the extreme descent down a gravel road. You start from Lovran and after a pleasant ride through typical Mediterranean landscape you reach Mošćenička Draga and Mošćenice, a medieval hilltop town whose history dates back to the time of the Liburnians. While ascending to the village of Sv. Jelena, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Opatija Riviera, Kvarner Bay and the islands. This panorama accompanies you all the way to the Bodaj pass, from which the entire Učka ridge can be seen. The route then leads to the village of Mala Učka, the highest rural settlement in Istria, then downhill to the Kvarner entrance to the Učka Tunnel and further towards Tuliševica. After reaching the Lovran–Lovranska Draga road, the route continues further on down to Lovran where, after 52 km, you come back to the starting point. You deserve all our congratulations and a pleasant rest in Lovran, the town of sweet chestnuts and cherries.

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elevation (m a.s.l.) km
Lovran (hotel Excelsior) 0 0
Medveja 0 3,0
Kraj 80 6,0
Mošćenička Draga right 10 8,0
Mošćenice 165 11,0
Sv. Jelena right 360 14,2
End of asphalt road 500 16,0
right 730 17,0
Hunting stand lijevo 680 20,2
Bodaj 900 21,7
right 880 27,7
right 990 29,0
Mala Učka ravno 1000 29,6
Mountain pass 1020 32,6
Učka Tunnel right 500 39,3
Asphalt road lijevo 550 44,0
Liganj ravno 310 48,0
Lovran 0 52,0

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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