Krk Island Trail Coastal hiking in spring
© Trail Angels
Water in the form of snow and ice is a great thing. Skiing, ski touring, bobsledding, ice-skating – all activities we enjoy and probably many of you do. But water in the form of snow also has a requirement: cold temperatures. I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets tired of ice and snow during the winter. The massive snow in parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at some point reminds us that water not only exists in solid, but also in a fluid state. Fluid and salty – you got it right: the ocean, that’s where I wanna go! When I think of the warmth, blooming vegetation and the sun during the cold months of January, I can hardly wait for spring.
Spring awakening on the Krk Island Trail: on lonely paths, along gorgeous beaches surrounding the “Golden Island” © Trail Angels
To experience the spring revival a little earlier you don’t have to travel the long way to Mallorca, Sardinia or Madeira. The island of Krk in the Kvarner Bay in northern Croatia can be reached in a few hours by car from southern Germany and Austria. Even by train it is relatively easy to reach due to its short distance to the coastal town of Rijeka – and if you live far away: the international airport of Rijeka (RJK) is situated just on the northern tip of the island.
Ancient oak forests and olive groves alternate with barren karst landscapes – but you will never miss the fantastic sea views © Trail Angels
The Krk Island Trail – what a long distance hiking trail! Within seven day around the “golden Island” © Krk Tourismus
From time to time you pass mysterious places with ancient history – like here at Sv. Juraj © Trail Angels
We are extra proud of the Krk Island Trail as Croatia’s new coastal hiking trail because it was developed by ourselves. Our idea, our baby. And because I – who had the pleasure to work out the route in detail – increasingly come to the conclusion that this coastal hike is one of the best trails I have ever been allowed to work on (and I have seen a lot of this world). We are sure: hiking in Croatia and coastal hiking in general has got a new attraction with the Krk Island Trail. A highlight that is perfect for an Easter holiday with spring hikes in a blossoming nature! If you want to know more about the Krk Island Trail, its story and creation, check it out.
Born in Bavaria, he is a qualified environmental science expert and state-certified mountain and ski guide. He combines competence and passion for his great love, the mountains, in an ideal way. Approved mountain book author and first-time climber of bold routes in rock and ice.
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