Mountains

Bjelolasica (1534 m)

Bjelolasica is the highest elevation in Gorski kotar. It is almost 6 kilometres long and stands above Mrkopalj and Jasenak shaped like a long crest.

The highest peak is Kula, 1534 metres high. The mountain is a favourite destination in proximity to the sea, visited by mountain climbers, cyclists and skiers in wintertime. The Olympic Centre Bjelolasica has been developed in the immediate vicinity of the highest peaks, with numerous possibilities for recreation and sports training – skiers and sledge drivers in winter and numerous other sports in other periods of the year.

The massif Risnjak

The massif Risnjak – where the National park is located - consists of several mountain peaks and ranks among the most beautiful Croatian mountains. The highest peaks are Veliki Risnjak (1528 m), Snježnik (1506 m), Sjeverni Mali Risnjak (1434 m) and Južni Mali Risnjak (1448 m). The massif extends to the north-western part of Gorski Kotar and with its southern slopes it leans on the massif Mala Kapela.

Burni Bitoraj (1,385 m)

The peak of Mount Bitoraj is a group of rocks rising above the forest vegetation that covers the entire mountain. This peak is also the only vantage point on Bitoraj. Because of the frequent gusts of the strong bura wind, this mountain is also called Burni ("Windy") Bitoraj. Beneath the peak, there is the simple mountain refuge of Bitorajka.

Bijele i Samarske stijene

Na području oko gradića Mrkoplja najpoznatiju atrakciju čine dva prirodna fenomena - Bijele i Samarske stijene; strogi rezervat biljnog i životinjskog svijeta. Na prostoru Bijelih stijena (1335 m) nalaze se brojni geomorfološki prirodni rariteti a snijeg se može vidjeti i za najtoplijih dana. Prostor Samarskih stijena (1302 m) nešto je teže pristupačan, no zato je prirodno još atraktivniji. Inače, riječ je o prirodnom staništu brojnog zaštićenog bilja - runolista, srčanika, dragušca kao i životinja - medvjeda, lasica, puhova i kuna.

Gorski kotar Info desk
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