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HR-B-06 Island of Krk

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  • Baščanska draga s Obzove
    / Baščanska draga s Obzove
    Photo: Iva Golob, Terra Dinarica
  • Baška s Obzove
    / Baška s Obzove
    Photo: Iva Golob, Terra Dinarica
  • Dobrinj
    / Dobrinj
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Jezero pod Diviškom
    / Jezero pod Diviškom
    Photo: Gordana Pavoković, Terra Dinarica
  • Kamenica u kršu pod Velim vrhom
    / Kamenica u kršu pod Velim vrhom
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Kolona planinara na Obzovu
    / Kolona planinara na Obzovu
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Krševit greben Obzove
    / Krševit greben Obzove
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Mali vrt ograđen suhozidom
    / Mali vrt ograđen suhozidom
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Na putu prema Velom vrhu
    / Na putu prema Velom vrhu
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Obzova na Krku
    / Obzova na Krku
    Photo: Jasna Žagar, Terra Dinarica
  • Područje oko Mjeseca, u blizini vrha Zakma
    / Područje oko Mjeseca, u blizini vrha Zakma
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Punatski zaljev s Velog vrha
    / Punatski zaljev s Velog vrha
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Suhozid na grebenu Obzove
    / Suhozid na grebenu Obzove
    Photo: Jasminka Radojčlć, Terra Dinarica
  • Špilja Biserujka
    / Špilja Biserujka
    Photo: Vlado Božić, Terra Dinarica
  • Vidik s podnožja Velog vrha prema Punatu i Krku
    / Vidik s podnožja Velog vrha prema Punatu i Krku
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
Map / HR-B-06 Island of Krk
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Numerous islands represent the most amazing feature of the Croatian coast. The archipelago of the Croatian Adriatic consists of 718 islands, 389 islets and 78 reefs. Their surface is approximately 3,300 square kilometers, representing 5 percent of the total surface of Croatia.
easy
30.4 km
3:00 h
403 m
462 m
Along the island of Cres, the island of Krk is the largest island of the Adriatic. This karst island occupies a central spot in the wide Kvarner Bay between the Istrian peninsula to the west and the area of the Croatian Littoral to the east. The northern part of the island is a plateau approximately 60 meters above sea level, with degraded vegetation and predominantly bare terrain due to limestone surface and frequent strong gusts of bora wind. The central and the southern parts of the island are generally more rich in vegetation, and more interesting overall. In the southern part of the island, the key features are two mountain ridges closing the wide field of Bašćansko polje in between. The highest peak of the island called Obzova rises from a ridge southwest of the field. On the northeastern ridge, below Diviška, we can see Target – the narrowest ravine in Croatia. Fields in between provide a strong contrast, given the green color of their vegetation. Particularly lush vegetation can be seen around the settlements of Bašćanska Draga and Jurandvor (site of the cultural monument Bašćanska ploča – the Baška Tablet).

In addition to Obzova as the highest peak, the island has many other interesting hiking destinations, and there are diverse hiking excursions on offer to visitors, both easy and hard. It is worth pointing out that the island of Krk, in addition to trails marked by standard hiking trail markings, also has some old trails that are marked by tourist markings and signposts in various colors (similarly to the so-called "Czech model"). The island of Krk is rich in cultural heritage, and thus an interesting destination of culture enthusiasts.

The Blue Line of Via Dinarica reaches the island of Krk across the bridge Krčki most – the longest bridge in Croatia. Proceeding southwards, the route follows the western coast of the island, passing through Malinska and Njivice. The route then continues by road to Valbiska – a ferry port with ferry lines to the island of Cres (port of Merag) and to the island of Rab (port of Lopar). Finally, the Via Dinarica route proceeds from the island of Krk to the island of Rab via the regular ferry line Valbiska - Lopar. There are also occasional excursion boat transfers between the islands of Krk and Rab in the summer months.

Hikers planning a tour of the island of Krk should take sufficient water supplies and good footwear. Hiking in windy weather should be avoided. Since the route predominantly follows the existing roads, the Krk section of Via Dinarica is best explored by bicycle.

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Author
Alan Čaplar
Updated: 2016-08-03

Difficulty
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Altitude
164 m
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Start

Krčki most (55 m)
Coordinates:
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45.251709 N 14.577632 E
UTM
33T 466856 5010999

Destination

Valbiska

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
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Distance
30.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
403 m
Descent
462 m
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