Via Adriatica – stage 1

About Via Adriatica stage 1

The opening stage of Croatia’s first long-distance hiking trail, Via Adriatica, takes hikers through the eastern coast of Istria. This is a stage marked by history. From dinosaur footsteps and Roman settlements to Austro-Hungarian viewpoints, this stage reflects the rich and varied history of the land it traverses. With fjords, river valleys, sea beaches, and the highest point of almost 1400 meters, all in 96 kilometers, there is plenty to see and experience.

Roads and trails on the way are suitable for hikers of all abilities. There are several villages and towns along the way where you can resupply with water and buy food, as well as rest overnight.

Učka is the first mountain on the route with the peak Vojak standing at 1394 meters above sea level. On clear days, the view is magnificent. Leaving Vojak, the next stop is Poklon (922 meters above sea level) where the first stage ends.

Technical info

Starting point

Kamenjak Cape

Finish point

Poklon mountain hut at Učka mountain

Places to rest / refill

Read detailed description of this stage here!