The walking and hiking routes of Pazin are marked by hiking marks (white dots with red edge) and signs that mark alternative routes.
The routes are arranged by the members of the hiking society "Pazinka" from Pazin on the occasion of 125th anniversary of organized hiking in Pazin and Istria.
|Educational walking path Pazin Cave|
|The Cave of Pazin is the most picturesque example of natural forces at work on the karst Istrian terrain. Under the walls of a thousand year old Pazin Castle, right on the border of the ''grey'' and ''red'' Istria, the biggest Istrian stream Pazinčica makes its flow through the underground all the way to the valley of the river Raša. Perhaps it continues its flow even to reach the gulf of Lim, as once wrote the famous novelist Jules Verne in his ''Matijaš Sandorf''. Such remarkable scenery has inspired many other writers (Nazor, Dante, Yriarte…), so You definitely won't be let uninspired
The educational walking path long 1300 m starts on Bridge Vršić nearby the Castle and leads you through the beautiful natural canyon until you reach the banks of Pazinčica where you start a gentle winding climb up to ''Piramida''(Pyramid) lookout and on to the terrace of the Hotel Lovac, where you can admire the stunning panorama. The sightseeing is individual, without the guide, which is why there are notice boards in different foreign languages along the path where you can learn more on rain phenomenon, hydrography, the flora of the abyss, legends, researches and brave explorers.The underground sightseeing is included in the route but, in case of favourable weather conditions along with a timely notification, it can be organized with the necessary guide of the local cavers. In order to have one You need to contact Speleološko društvo Istra (The association of Istrian cavers) www.sdi.hr
TICKET PRICE: 30 KN NOTE: It is strictly forbidden and also dangerous to walk over the marked paths as well as to go down to the streambed and the abyss hatch
MONDAY free entry. Winter months free entry.
Find more on www.pazinska-jama.com
|Valley of Wattermills|
Details will soon be published!
|Walking path of St. Simeon - Gračišće|
11,5 km long round path
Attraction on the path:
A town from Middle Age, Gračišće, panorama, church st. Simeon (on the path), remains from a water-mill in Žlepčari village, waterfall Sopot, church of St.Steven, church of St. Magdalena
Konoba "Marino", Gračišće 75, tel 687 081, vl. Marino Buljan
Farm restaurant "Stari kostanj", Gržići 134, tel 687 037, vl. Petar Grubišić
Konobe u Gračišću
|Walking path Grdoselo - Zelengrad|
||16 km long round path|
Start: Pazin (parkingplace)
Attractions on the path:
Panorama of Pazin valley, Učka mountain, Ćićarija, panorama of Grdoselo & Butoniga lake, Grdoselo, Zelengrad - forgotten village, canyon of Butoniga river, picturesque waterfalls of Butoniga
Konoba "Bani", Bani 73, Pazin; tel: 052/621 762
Farm restaurant "Dušani", Dušani 75; tel: 052/621 638
Finish: Pazin, (parkingplace) or Dušani
||ZELENGRAD was first mentioned in 1102. The castle that is almost completely ruined today, was once trapezoidal in plan, placed on a hill under which the Stream of Grdoselo flows into the Stream of Butoniga. It was also mentioned in "Istarski razvod", a well-known Glagolitic legal document from the beginning of the 14th century. |
|St. Rochus Path|
|New walking path starting from Pićan, and leading to Sopot waterfall. Details will be published soon!|
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