Veprinac

Veprinac, Rijeka: Address, Phone Number, Veprinac Reviews: 4.5/5

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Kep70
By Kep70
Church and small village
Jul 2019
If you are staying as we were in the Palace Hotel then you are near to the start of this walk/hike up into the hills. There are 2 ways to get to the start either up behind the hotel past the bus station and turn left and there is a small hidden path way on the right or the more easier route is past the Boutique restaurant on the main road and the path begins on the left hand side. The route is either to Veprinac or Carmen Sylva trail, sign posts are situated throughout the park area and then you get to the road where you follow this trail through a small tunnel and then you are up into the wooded area, you now follow the trail via either wooden signposts, marked signposts or the bullet markers in red and white. Some signs are hidden by overgrown trees/bushes so do keep at look out at all junctions. The path splits into 2 around a 20 minute walk where one direction is for Veprinac and the other up the stairs is to Carmen Sylva. Do be aware that when you come to the main carriageway the signs have been moved slightly but follw the main road around and pass under the road taking care as there is no footpath and continue to follow. Some of the areas are very steep and hard going so do take plenty of fluids especially if it is a hot day and so wear suitable footware. When you arrive at the village it is a small hike up the winding road past the school and its garden and keep on the path heading up towards the church. You will come to a building that houses the old prison cell pass through here and continue up the steps to the church. The views from the top are very good and worth the climb but you do need a clear day. There are a few water fountians along the route to replenish water bottles. You can come down 2 ways but we stuck to our route as the other way looked like it was descending through peoples back gardens and we were unsure of this route. Do allow plenty of time for your walk and if you enjoy the countryside and walking/hiking this is for you.

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scoutdocco
102 contributions
Jul 2019
I was there twice, the first time by car on the trip to Vojak peak, second time rode my MTB to try myself, if I can do it. Started from Medveja early in the morning and made it without breaks. The most interrest part is the old part of the village, the capelle from 1442 -unfortunately closed, but there are windows, you can look inside. There is also a big church - at that time closed. It was 7:30 in the morning, but real hot. The castle was closed, too - don't go there soon in the morning.
Written August 18, 2019
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Kep70
Brigg, UK451 contributions
Jul 2019
If you are staying as we were in the Palace Hotel then you are near to the start of this walk/hike up into the hills. There are 2 ways to get to the start either up behind the hotel past the bus station and turn left and there is a small hidden path way on the right or the more easier route is past the Boutique restaurant on the main road and the path begins on the left hand side. The route is either to Veprinac or Carmen Sylva trail, sign posts are situated throughout the park area and then you get to the road where you follow this trail through a small tunnel and then you are up into the wooded area, you now follow the trail via either wooden signposts, marked signposts or the bullet markers in red and white. Some signs are hidden by overgrown trees/bushes so do keep at look out at all junctions. The path splits into 2 around a 20 minute walk where one direction is for Veprinac and the other up the stairs is to Carmen Sylva. Do be aware that when you come to the main carriageway the signs have been moved slightly but follw the main road around and pass under the road taking care as there is no footpath and continue to follow. Some of the areas are very steep and hard going so do take plenty of fluids especially if it is a hot day and so wear suitable footware. When you arrive at the village it is a small hike up the winding road past the school and its garden and keep on the path heading up towards the church. You will come to a building that houses the old prison cell pass through here and continue up the steps to the church. The views from the top are very good and worth the climb but you do need a clear day. There are a few water fountians along the route to replenish water bottles. You can come down 2 ways but we stuck to our route as the other way looked like it was descending through peoples back gardens and we were unsure of this route. Do allow plenty of time for your walk and if you enjoy the countryside and walking/hiking this is for you.
Written August 16, 2019
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Roger P
Bagshot, UK143 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Depending where you start in Opatija, there are various signposted ways to access the pathway to Veprinac. Most converge to pass under the Nova Cesta (main road) through a small tunnel at the top of Velog Joze (the road between the bus station and Remisens Grand Hotel). The Veprinac Path and the Carmen Sylva Trail converge here for a while so look out for the Red and White bulls-eyes that mark the Veprinac trail. This is an ancient (paved and stepped) pathway, rough under foot and very steep in parts so good trainers or light walking boots are essential. Keep alert for the trail signs; it is well marked but still easy to go wrong. When you reach the E751 Highway near Koloavici you must fork right and use the new underpass, then go left towards Veprinac. We lost the trail after passing through a small farm and onto a tarmac track (should have turned left somewhere) but the track brought us to the Zatak road east of Veprinac and we just followed it up to the village. The church, the dwellings around it and the view are well worth the additional climb. The trail back down (if you missed it) starts from the village school) but buses 32 or 34 from the bus stop in front of the small shop and bar will take you back to Opatija. We took the 34 bus via Icici.
Written September 29, 2018
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Play W
139 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
One of the most beautifull views in area. Walking to that, you will have to pass old town. Once you are there you can get to mountain Ucka and visit another nice viewing place.
The Učka is a mountain range in northwestern Croatia. It rises behind the Opatija riviera, on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula. It forms a single morphological unit together with the Ćićarija range which stretches from the Bay of Trieste to Rijeka.
Written March 3, 2018
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andrej k
Ljubljana, Slovenia1,274 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Veprinac is behind Opatija not Rijeka. It's 1,5 hours from Opatija center by foot. You can go in sneakers. Go when it is not too hot. On the top behind the church you will get stunning view on Opatija, Rijeka, island Cres....
Written October 31, 2017
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pul_luk
Rijeka, Croatia258 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you ever visit Rijeka or places around it would be shame if you wouldn't take a day and visit the top of Ucka mountain. Along the way to the top of the mountain you arrive at this place. I suggest you to make a stop, you won't regret it. It takes just a few minutes off the road to arrive to the viewpoint. And the view from that point is truly amazing. If the weather is nice as it was while we were there you can see whole Rijeka, Krk and other island, see and mountains. It is wonderful.
If you history there are some old buildings there too along with the church.
Written September 9, 2016
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dmedved
Rijeka, Croatia7 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Veprinac is one of those places that is immediately drawn to man under the skin. The view is breathtaking - the entire Kvarner Bay is in your palm, and when you sat on the lookout in front of the local church one can truly feel the flow of positive energy.
Written August 23, 2016
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Maja
Rijeka, Croatia119 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
By traveling to Istra, we always take this route back home that leads us to Veprinac! We love to stop by and enjoy the view. They have a small restaurant and hotel that serves amazing cakes so it's double the fun!
Written August 3, 2016
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Andrei R
Moscow, Russia50 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We've walked our way up there and back. It took us about 2 hours to go up, and ~1h40min to get back down.

There are several marked Opatia-Veprinaс paths which are easy to follow. Have in mind that the paths and (especially) stairs are really old and barely existant in some parts, so choose your footwear wisely. Also, going upstairs on a hot day can be hard. All the paths lead through the Ucka mountain woods, which are good to see, but the best thing about the trip is the view from the top. Not much to do there (especially if you miss the working hours of the local museum). If you enjoy hiking and walking - go for it!
Written July 6, 2016
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Dora M
2 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
It was great,it's beautiful.Me and my wife had a lovely day in the mountains.We saw Ucka which is super place to smoke one puf and let the dog play and run on the perfect medows.Great day.
Written February 8, 2016
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