Krk Island Trail

12. Apr. 2020

Homer already described it in his book Ilias, and the Romans even called it the "Golden Island" because of its natural wealth. Known today for its seaside tourism, Krk provides an enchanting possibility to circle the golden island of Croatia in one week.

© Tourist Information Silo

Krk in the Kvarner Bay: Homer already described it in his book Ilias, and the Romans even called it the “Golden Island” because of its natural wealth. Known today for its seaside tourism, Krk provides an enchanting possibility to circle the golden island of Croatia in one week.

Panoramaweg Südalpen Panorama am Hochplateau

The Krk Island Trail – what a hiking trip! A seven-day hike around the “Golden Island” and discover its quiet sensations, such as the small fishing village of Glavotok. © Krk Tourismus

Some trail projects are created by a coincidence. And that’s a good thing! During a vacation two years ago, I was resting in a beautiful, remote bay north of the busy Baska in the cooling shade of a mighty pine tree. The waves of the crystal-clear Adriatic gently clapped on the white pebble beach and, despite this idyll, on the third day of my holiday I felt a growing restlessness. A signpost and markings led from the beach into the heart of the island, which aroused my curiosity. I followed the path, scrambled through a picturesque gorge and climbed a windswept karst hill with a breathtaking view of the Kvarner bay. The symbiosis of the rich green of the oak forests, the dazzling white of the karst rocks and the azure blue of the Adriatic Sea captivated me. And the idea of designing a circular hiking trail around the island never let go of me.

This was followed by further stays on Krk, not only by myself but by almost the entire team, with the aim of making the “Krk Island Trail” a reality. The outcome is not only a result to be proud of, it is a true dream for island hiking.

Panoramaweg Südalpen Panorama am Hochplateau

Along the first stages of the Krk Island Trails © Trail Angels

The Krk Island Trail enchants with its variety and charming contrasts! While the north of Krk is more dominated by lush vegetation with shady pine and oak forests, the south fascinates with its barrenness and moon-like plateaus. In between you hike through lonely bays, which invite you to a foot bath or a jump into the cooling water, depending on season and temperature. And after some lonely hours of hiking, the stage towns, all idyllically situated on the coast, invite you to enjoy a convivial break in the restaurants and Konobas. The capital Krk with its historic old town, the picturesque winegrowing village of Vrbnik on a cliff, the small, dreamy fishing village of Silo or the lively Baska with its endless promenade, to name just a few.

If you are looking for a fascinating hiking experience that includes mountains and the sea, then the Krk Island Trail is for you! The new trail has a number of special features that make it stand out from the other hiking trails in Croatia and the entire Adriatic region.

 

Panoramaweg Südalpen Panorama am Hochplateau

Along the last stages of the Krk Island Trails © Trail Angels

  • A varied and well thought-out route in the form of a circular hiking trail opens up all the natural and cultural features of the island of Krk, Croatia.
  • The freedom to discover: the trail is marked throughout, but not signposted as “Krk Island Trail”. Instead, we provide detailed route descriptions and GPX data for optimal orientation during the hike.
  • The freedom to discover: the trail is marked throughout, but not signposted as “Krk Island Trail”. Instead, we provide detailed route descriptions and GPX data for optimal orientation during the hike

Delicious food is guaranteed © TZ Silo Dobrinje

If we could enthuse you with this blog for the Krk Island Trail, then you should also know: The bookyourtrail service, including hiking with luggage transport, the practical return transfer and the trail hotline, in case something should go wrong, make the long-distance hike around Krk a relaxing experience!

More information about the Krk Island Trail and the many unexpected possibilities of individual travel palnning.

 

Author

Günter Mussnig

The graduate geographer is one of the founders and managing directors of Trail Angels, which is responsible for the web platform Bookyourtrail.com. As a trekking & outdoor freak, he is one of the fathers of the Alpe-Adria Trail and has been exploring the Nepalese Himalayas for more than 25 years.

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