Kvarner newsletter / no 9

Tour of the island on World Walking Day

To mark the occasion of World Walking Day, the Town of Krk Tourism Office is organising a tour of the island's sights on the 4th of October. One of the goals of this event is to make the representatives of tourist agencies more aware of the numerous hiking possibilities and programmes offered by the island, which in the near future may be combined with hiking tours on other Kvarner islands.

The 3-hour tour with professional guides includes visits to some of the islands most interesting locations, such as the panoramic point offering magnificent views of the islands of Plavnik, Cres and Rab, some natural areas abundant in sage, heather and other herbs used as spices or to make tea, or ancient olive groves that are now again used to produce high-quality extra virgin olive. The length of the path Krk – Valbiska is 8.5 km. At the other end of the path is the cove of Valbiska with a car-ferry landing that connects Krk with the neighbouring islands of Cres, Lošinj and Rab. Organisers announce that this will be the starting point of some future trans-island walking tours, because hiking tours lasting one or more days across the Kvarner islands could be the basis for creating a brand new tourist product.
Hikers who pay a 60 kuna participation fee (ca. 8.5 euros) will have a lunch organised in the two eating establishments at Valbiska.
It is worth mentioning that hikers should wear appropriate shoes and clothes, take a bottle of water and, of course, a camera to make pictures of the island's beautiful landscape. With regard to its difficulty, path quality and points of interest, this tour is appropriate for all age groups.