Arrival in Istria, meeting with guide and presentation of program. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
2.DAY - GROŽNJAN-OPRTALJ
Breakfast, transfer to Grožnjan - pitoresque medieval town where we will start ourr 4 hours easy walk across soft hills and through light forest to Oprtalj. On the way we will stop in village Gržiici for refreshment and picnic. Return transfer, dinner and overnight.
The hike is 3-4 hours long with 150m of elevation gain.
3. DAY - GRACIŠCE - PATH OF ST. SIMEON
A minibus will take us to the picturesque city of Gracisce where the pathway starts and runs down. The village of Florincici is home to one of the highest Istrian waterfalls – Sopot, ca. 30 meters high, reminiscent of places found only in films, forms a small green lake at its bottom. Most visitors but view the waterfall from its upper side. However, those more adventurous can climb down to the lake itself (we climbed down to the bottom of the waterfall and the scene there was really fantastic).Coming next after the Sopot waterfall is walking up a hill to a small church of Saint Maria Magdalena, which is situated on top of the hill. The place offers a magnificent view on Gracisce and the surrounding. We proceeded toward the point at which we took off. After 11 km walking our mission is to find old tavern where we will have istrian lunch. Return transfer, dinner and overnight.
The hike is 4 hours long with 350m of elevation gain.
4.DAY - NATURE PARK UCKA
Due to its outstanding natural characteristics, Ucka mountain and a part of Cicarija massif, with a total area of 146 km2, were proclaimed a nature reserve park in 1999. The length of this mountain range is 20 kilometres, and between 4 – 9 kilometres in width. The eastern slopes of Ucka are mostly covered by forest and are descend sharply towards the sea. The western side along the main ridge with its height approximately 300 metres below the peak is unusually steep, after which the ground unfolds into raised terrace of the continental Istria. Breakfast, dinner and overnight
The hike is 5-6 hours long with 1200m of elevation gain.
5.DAY - KORITA-PLANIK
After breaKfast transfer to Brgudac where we will start our hiking tour. Before the climb towards Korita, you should fill your bottles with the spring water which will come in very handy later in the day. The Korita Peak is situated on Cicarija, under the Brajko Peak (1092 m), and above the village of Brgudac. In Brgudac, near the trail leading uphill, you will notice seven water troughs, always filled to the brim from a pure, allegedly miraculous, spring water source. The hiking trail towards Korita starts in this very spot. After approximately forty minutes of leisurely walk, including the occasional rests, you will reach the peak from which you can marvel in the enchanting view of central Istria. After short break we proceed our hike towards highest peak of Cicarija, Planik (1272m). After hiking we drive to Hum – the smallest town in the world. Lunch and refreshment in istrian tavern "Humska konoba" - where you will have opportunity to taste home made pasta with truffles. Return transfer, dinner and overnight.
The hike is 5 hours long with 550m of elevation gain.
6.DAY - SKITACA-LABIN
Breakfast, transfer to Labin where we will start our last hiking trip in Istria.
On the said trail you will enjoy the beauty and the diversity of the magical land of Istria – the forests, meadows, hills and mounts, villages and small towns… When you, pleasantly tired, find yourselves at the top of Skitaca, the view of the Kvarner bay and the island of Cres will not leave you indifferent. Short drive to small village Trget for a lunch in fisherman's tavern where you will have opportunity to taste Octopus prepared under a baking lid (cripnja).Return transfer, dinner and overnight.
The walk is 4-5 hours long with 180m of elevation gain.
7.DAY - RELAX
Breakfast, Day for relax. Dinner and overnight.
8.DAY - DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure.
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