Hiking and walking - Sport and outdoor

Hiking and walking

In today's age, people are increasingly returning to the primeval sources of nature, so it is not surprising that more and more nature lovers choose Lika as a destination for engaging in various forms of activities in the mountains. In Lika, especially on Velebit, all disciplines are represented, so for your active vacation you can choose a one-day or multi-day movement on the mountain slopes or marked mountain trails, whether you want to engage in mountaineering and trekking or just want to walk along educational trails. In Lika, numerous hiking trails, mountain houses and shelters with special vegetation values await you, as well as the peaks of the most beautiful Croatian mountain - Velebit. The most famous hiking trails in Lika are the Tereziana and Premužić trails. The Tereziana trail includes three kilometers of the old Austro-Hungarian Tereziana road, which connected the former regimental center of Gospić with the port of Karlobag via Velebit. Teresijana was built in 1786 on the instructions of Emperor Joseph II, and was named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. The Premužić Trail is a hiking trail that passes through the peaks of northern and middle Velebit. The trail is 57 km long, and the first 16 km (8-9 hours of walking) pass through the Northern Velebit National Park. The usual direction of movement is from the north, from the Zavižan mountain hut (1594 m), over the Veliki Alan pass (1412 m) to Oštarijski vrata (927 m). The path was built in just four years, from 1930 to 1933, and due to the quality of the construction and its integration into the natural environment, this path represents the pearl of the construction of pedestrian paths in Croatia. It is named after forestry engineer Anta Premužić (1889 – 1979). He designed it, organized its construction and participated in it. The works were carried out by numerous workers from the villages of Velebit. The construction of the trail enabled access to the most inaccessible and most beautiful parts of Velebit, previously known only to a small number of residents. It was not built using concrete, cement and modern machines, but the dry stone construction technique was used, which was passed down from generation to generation by the inhabitants of the Velebit foothills.

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