Themed trips

RISNJAK NATIONAL PARK
Unique flora and fauna on a small stretch of land, on 6,400 ha of exquisite forest-covered area with more than thirty specific plant communities, ten diverse forest associations and sub-associations, an educational path in the length of 4,200 m, a mountaineer lodge, a restaurant meeting the taste of the most demanding gourmets, and visitor accommodation facilities. The air distance from the highest summit of the national park, namely Veliki Risnjak (1,528) to the sea is 15 km, and the distance to the source of the Kupa River is 8 km. Hence, there are extreme climatic differences on an air distance of only 23 km. These differences are what makes Risnjak, a mountain higher than all other areas between the land and the sea belonging to the national park on which the sharp Alpine air, the tame Adriatic region, the continental features of the Panonnian Valley and the mountain coolness of the Dinarides intersect, so special. Everyone should visit the quiet and picturesque valley of Leska, Suha Rječina, the interesting Viljska ponikva sinkhole, the Lazac meadow, Mali Risnjak, the thick and vast spruce forest-covered spaces – Smrekovac and Bijele stijene (White Cliffs) - a wealth of rocky arches… There are numerous entrances to the park but the only right way for exploring this national park is the one leading from the Administration Building, where professional help, guides and topographic charts will help you choose exactly what you wish to see.

More information is available at:
www.risnjak.hr


LUJZIJANA ROAD
The Lujzijana Road (Lujzijanska cesta) dates from the beginning of the 19th century. It was built in the period between 1803 and 1809 and is named after Napoleon’s wife Maria Louisa. The road used to represent the shortest connection between Rijeka and Karlovac and one of the most modern roads in the entire Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, It today represents an important element of Croatian road traffic heritage which is still in use, although with reduced traffic load after the Zagreb-Rijeka highway was put in operation. The Lujzijana Road is in itself a tourist attraction, which includes a range of tourist features related to its construction or use, and, together with the surrounding attractions, it creates a palette of tourist experiences to be enjoyed while moving along or stopping alongside it. We can also call it the romantic road of Gorski kotar. As a sign of appreciation of the Lujzijana Road, each year in September a festivity called Summer on the Lujzijana Road (Ljeto na Lujzijani) is organized. It is a reminder of the historic events associated with the construction and significance of this road accompanied by a palette of cultural and entertainment programs.

Info:  099 234 81 55

Fruits of the Mountains Route

‘Fruits of the Mountains’ is a series of events which aims to bring together local producers, manufacturers of local souvenirs, handiwork and other handcraft items typical of Gorski kotar, local eating establishments and accommodation providers, and the natural and cultural landmarks of the region.
In addition to visiting famous natural attractions and sites of interest, Fruits of the Mountains programmes give tourist agencies from Croatia and abroad the opportunity to create new, original tours in the Gorski kotar region.


Fruits of the Mountains programmes are based on the local landscape, traditions and family values, and are closely related to the Fruits of the Mountains Route. The Fruits of the Mountains Route connects farms and local producers of produce made from the fruit, berries and medicinal herbs that grow in the area of Gorski kotar.
We would like to give our visitors the chance to meet individuals and family-run companies that produce local products and also to learn more about the healing properties and benefits of wild and organic fruits and medicinal herbs. Moreover, our guests can participate in farm work and also learn more about traditional handicrafts, bees and apiculture. We would like our younger guests and their parents to experience the nature and animals first-hand, and to give them an understanding of the local cultural and natural heritage. In addition to visiting family-run farms, the programme can also include hiking and biking tours, visiting natural and cultural attractions in the area, sampling homemade food and enjoying a break in the pleasant surroundings of Gorski kotar.

Products on the Fruits of the Mountains Route:
- aperitifs, digestifs, dessert beverages, bitters
- pears and pear produce
- apples and apple produce
- berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants)
- berry produce
- medicinal herbs,  medicinal herb products
- liqueurs, homemade syrups and jams
- mountain lavender seedlings
- mountain lavender products (essential oils, lotions, macerates, soaps, scented bags, teas, liqueurs, brandies)
- homemade liqueurs: honey liqueurs, herb liqueurs, raspberry liqueur, blueberry liqueur
- homemade cow's milk cheeses
- local produce from Gorski kotar, decorative ceramic items and local souvenirs


Info:

www.plodovigorja-gk.hr

mob: 098 260 209





 

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