Mountains of Croatia -
Istria- HPO 10 |
Opatijska planinarska obilaznica
These tours allow you will be able to hike the Opatijska planinarska obilaznica (Opatija Mountain Bypass), a circular hiking path that explores the Adriatic facing peaks of the Učka and the Ćićarija massives.
The 45 Km route was created and is maintained by P.D. "Opatija" (Mountaineering Club Opatija) who produce a guidebook come logbook in which the stamps of 15 control points (KT) can be printed. Taking an estimated 15.5 hours to walk, the club suggests splitting the journey over two days, perhaps staying overnight in the Poklon mountain hut (open at weekends and public holidays). Indeed it doesn't really matter if the route is split further and walked in either direction. But beware, whilst some sections of the OPO follow roads and forestry tracks, there are other stretches without a real path, particularly between Majkovac and Zvoncev vrh. Here one must look ahead to the next waymarking. In the Banine canyon other dangers may be faced, for in places the stream has to be crossed and high water levels may make the route impassable.
The control points can be found at ...
- Opatija, on the path to Veprinac (197 m)
- Veprinac, St Mark's Church (517 m)
- Orjak (706 m)
- Majkovac (853 m)
- Zvončev Vrh (972 m)
- Budišinac (948 m)
- Lovačka kuća Brdo (825 m)
- Brložnik (1093 m)
- Orlove Stijene (1072 m)
- Crkveni Vrh (1101 m)
- Planinarski dom Poklon (922 m)
- Vojak (1401 m)
- Slap Rečina (637 m)
- Pećnik (641 m)
- Poljane, on the path to Opatija (189 m)