Hike and bike path
The hike and bike path connects Starigrad-Paklenica and Seline, the coast and its mountain backdrop, the past and the present.
If you start out from the centre of Starigrad-Paklenica, you can expect a gentle ride/walk through the streets of the old town. You can complement the experience with a walk along the Mirila educational mountain trail, letting you discover a unique part of Croatian cultural heritage – the stone memorials located along the trails of Velebit, which bear witness to the former way of life and death on the slopes of Velebit.
We recommend a visit to the small ethnographic museum and the Dalmatian tavern in the newly-renovated ethno-house in the hamlet of Marasovići. From here, you can head into Paklenica National Park or continue along the path that wends its way through the old, picturesque villages situated on the gentle mountain slopes, with idyllic views of the Velebit Channel.
You can reach the shore from any of the old villages on this path and treat yourself to refreshments in one of the quaint restaurants and cafés or even cool off in the crystal clear sea. You will be amazed by the sumptuous beauty of the natural beaches of Pisak and Kulina, and there, on its final cape, Večka Tower stands hiding the secret of King Pasoglav... There is also the old Croatian church of Saint Peter (10th century) nearby, which is certainly worth a visit.
Having seen and learnt so much about the life and customs of the people living at the foot of Velebit, you will return to Starigrad-Paklenica, where you began this short trip through history.
Trail length: Starigrad-Reljani 8km
Trail difficulty: easy, apart from the section from Matkovača to Mirila (900m, medium difficulty) and crossing the riverbed in the Mala Paklenica canyon (200m, medium difficulty)
Terrain: asphalt - macadam - earth - stone
Altitude difference: 100m
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