Hiker’s paradies Krk


The island of Krk is located in Kvarner Bay, in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the largest Adriatic islands and connected to mainland Europe by a bridge.

On the southwest coast of the island of Krk lie the villages of Punat and Stara Baška, from where pastoral trails lead to the highest mountain peaks of the island of Krk: Veli Hlam (482 m), Zmina (537 m), Veli Vrh (541 m), Brestovica (558 m) und Obzovo (568 m).


along the footpaths we find endless rows of dry stone walls, gardens, vineyards and paths bordered by dry stone walls, shepherds’ shelters, rainwater reservoirs and sheep enclosures of dry stone walls, karstic hollows, crags and mountain pastures with sheep herds.
Maybe a deer, rabbit or fox will come across us.
Also here are many species of birds at home, of which the griffon vulture is under protection. Apart from grasshoppers, numerous butterflies, lizards and frogs, even a snake can cross our path.


In Punat we have 3 starting points: Prgon (on the bypass road under the water reservoir), Ricomp (at the inn „K’Ribaru“ or at the cemetery), Za Rimon (on the street near the hunting lodge), as well as two so-called walking paths: Prgon-Kanajt (over the harbor), Punta debij-Camp „Konobe“ (near the sea).
In Stara Baška are 3 starting points: one to Punat and two to Batomalj. In Draga Bašćanska we have a starting point at the chapel next to the road, one in Jurandvor and Batomalj and one from the Treskavac hill.


At the starting points are boards with information about the direction and duration of the hiking time appropriate. Along the trails there are markings in the rocks in the form of small flags in the size of 15 x 10 cm and in the colors red-white (predominantly), blue-white and green-white. The markings are mounted at intervals of 20 to 50 m. In the case of forked paths, the different directions of movement are carved in a stone.


For a hike to the lower plateaus (250 – 350 m above sea level), it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour, while for the higher plateaus (350 – 500 m above the M.) 1 hour to 2 hours.
The mountain paths and plateaus are rocky; but you also come across grass or earthy soil. Also on top of the peaks are the paths of stone or boulders. Right at the beginning of the ascent and then from the plateaus, one has a view of the lower villages and the sea, while from the mountain peaks one has a view of most of the island of Krk, the Kvarner islands and the mainland. The marked mountain trails are connected with the villages of Punat, Draga Bašćanska, Stara Baska, Batomalj, Jurandvor and Baška.


Footwear: Stable and with a thick sole (but at least firm tennis shoes), thick knee socks. Dress:
a) in summer: Light and bright, as a head protection a sun hat, avoid the hottest time of the day;
b) spring-autumn: jacket or thick sweater;
c) Winter: anorak, raincoat.


Backpack, plastic bottle to take something to drink, plaster, bandage, penknife.
How much fluid should we consume: approx. 0.25 l per hour of water in the form of water, tea and the like. In summer, one calculates per hour of walking with 0.5 l of liquid.


Bus connection Rijeka-Baška-Rijeka, daily from 6 to 21 o’clock. Bus stops are in Punat, Draga Bašćamska, Jurandvor and Baška. The bus runs on average every one and a half hours. If you want to get off at the Treskavac Hill, you must let the driver know.


Do not chase after sheep, do not damage drywall or jump over them, but go through the designated passageways. Carefully open and close the gates on the passageways. If the clouds are low, it means that a thunderstorm can raise.
In winter, late autumn and spring blows a sharp northeast wind (Bura), which can overturn a person due to its large wind force. In the spring, summer and early autumn, and especially in the morning and evening hours, it can happen that one encounters a poisonous snakes. A limb snake bite is not fatal, but you should see a doctor as soon as possible. People with heart problems and asthmatics should avoid steep climbs