Natural wonders, excursions and promenades

Paths and promenades

The Crikvenica Riviera is a kilometres long promenade along the tame and green line on which you can see protected coves, parks, villas and gardens, and inland, there are paths and mountain hiking trails.

Crikvenica Riviera Promenade

Stretches 8km along the whole Riviera, from cape Kačjak in Dramalj to the bay Slano in Selce. The promenade can be divided into 3 sections:

  • From hotel Kaštel to hotel Omorika- from the centre of Crikvenica to Dramalj, along Crikvenica’s well known sandy beach, through Crikvenica’s green parks,
  • From hotel Omorika to the Kačjak peninsula in Dramalj – along a peaceful coastal part of Dramalj to Kačjak, rich medditeranean vegetation and natural pebbled and shady coves;
  • From hotel Kaštel to bay Slano in Selce – this section of the promenade is called the “health promenade” it stretches along tame coves, green gardens and parks and through the picturesque coastal town Selce;

The Love path

A marked path, built in the 1930s, it leads through a wood covered part of Crikvenica’s hinterland, from Vinokolska Street to the Badanj fort where wonderful views spread over the Vinodol valley. It is an ideal choice for nature lovers.

The walk takes about one hour. The path length is 2000m.

Jadranovo tourist track

Between Perčin and Havišće bays, traced through the pine wood and characteristic Mediterranean vegetation, connects the hidden beaches and coves. One of the tracks leads to Lokvišće bay, known for its healing mud and archaeological location.

Track length: 2500m

Walking time: 40 minutes

Drenin

The highest peak of the littoral ridge overlooking Crikvenica (380m) with traces of an Ilyric fort. The marked path starts from the stone bridge across the Dubračina River and over Benići, Šupera, Draga, Zorčići it continues through a pine wood and macchia. From its peak, a wonderful view spreads across the Vinodol valley, Vinodol channel, the Island of Krk and Učka.

Walking time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

The path to Kotor and Dolac (cultural/historic and archeological significance)

A marked path, built in the 1930s, it leads through a wood covered part of Crikvenica’s hinterland, from Vinokolska Street to the Badanj fort where wonderful views spread over the Vinodol valley. It is an ideal choice for nature lovers. The walk takes about one hour. The path length is 2000m. - between Perčin and Havišće bays, traced through the pine wood and characteristic Mediterranean vegetation, connects the hidden beaches and coves. One of the tracks leads to Lokvišće bay, known for its healing mud and archaeological location. Track length: 2500m Walking time: 40 minutes - the highest peak of the littoral ridge overlooking Crikvenica (380m) with traces of an Ilyric fort. The marked path starts from the stone bridge across the Dubračina River and over Benići, Šupera, Draga, Zorčići it continues through a pine wood and macchia. From its peak, a wonderful view spreads across the Vinodol valley, Vinodol channel, the Island of Krk and Učka. Walking time: 1 hour and 20 minutes (cultural/historic and archeological significance)

Excursions

A lot of attractions and one-day excursions are possible at the destination: aquarium, Adrenalin Park, archaeological locality “Igralište” and excursions to the Islands of Krk, Rab and Lošinj are possible.

Boat trips

Enjoy and experience the Crikvenica Riviera in a different way. There are daily excursions organised on tourist boats as well as a night boat trip “Riviera by night”. Excursions to the islands of Krk, Rab and Lošinj are possible.

We recommend a visit to Vrbnik- an old costal town on the Island of Krk that is situated on a steep cliff above the sea. You can visit one of the taverns and try a selection of fine native wines.

Excursions in the area

Because of its excellent geographical position, it offers great opportunities for different types of excursions. Nature trips, cultural and natural wonder sightseeing. Here are our recommendations:

Vinodol – learn about the rich Vinodol history and famous people who shaped the history and art. Vinodol was inhabited in the Stone Age. In the second century BC, the Romans named it “Vallis vineariae” and they built a road to Dalmatia and the fort Badanj. When the Croatians settled in Vinodol, they renamed it to its current name. Wine grape, especially the autochthonous wine sort Žlahtina is still grown in the region. In the centuries they ruled, Grand-Dukes Frankopan and Zrinski left a deep trace in Croatia’s, and especially Vinodol’s history. They built a number of forts, churches and monasteries. The Law codex of Vinodol was drawn up in this area as it was a former centre of church power. This is also the birth place of the “Michelangelo of Miniature Painting”, Juraj Julije Klović Croata, who was an El Greco teacher.

To accompany Vinodol’s food, game specialities and dishes made from plants grown in the wild, you can taste home made wine. The wine is produced in the Vinodol area. For your active holiday we offer: mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, horse riding, paragliding or fishing and hunting. (View) Learn of the rich cultural and history heritage of Vinodol and visit one of the concerts during the Vinodol Summer Nights, The Rose of Vinodol or carnival parties in winter.

Towns in Vinodol: BRIBIR, TRIBALJ, GRIŽANE, DRIVENIK

Excursions to the nearby National Parks

  • National Park North Velebit was designated a national park due to its richness of karsts phenomena, outstanding biodiversity and exquisitely beautiful nature on a relatively small area. Within the park, there is a strict reserve Hajdučki and Ledges Pits, a geomorphologic phenomenon. Until now, 150 pits have been discovered, out of which the best known is Luke’s Pit, discovered in 1999, it is one of the deepest pits in the world.
  • National Park Risnjak – just 2 hour drive from Crikvenica is Gorski Kotar, a forested region that we call “Croatia’s lungs” The national park was named after the lynx (lynx=ris), the biggest wild cat in Europe. The lynx lives on Velebit, Risnjak, and is a protected species. Apart from the varied animal life, Risnjak offers extraordinary beautiful natural phenomenon, Dinaric karst of specific hydrographics and shape, virgin forest and untouched mountain summits.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park – what to say about the lakes, when they have been described in countless different ways and languages, with words people use when they wish to express their wonder of this natural phenomena. A picture is worth a thousand words…
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