Kvarner newsletter / no 11

Municipality of Lokve Tourism Office
New promotional DVD

The new DVD issued by the Municipality of Lokve Tourism Office is aimed at presenting all the amenities of the Lokve region, known for its wonderful landscape offering ideal opportunities for an eventful, action-packed holiday.

The Municipality of Lokve Tourism Office has issued a new promotional DVD with information about natural, tourist and cultural attractions of the region. Located in the hinterland of the town of Rijeka, in the western part of Gorski kotar, Lokve is recognisable for its picturesque ambience, sometimes called “the green heart of Croatia”. The area is dominated by the Lokve Lake, an artificial lake which nevertheless wonderfully merges with its natural surroundings. A special attraction of this wooded area is Golubinjak forest park. Surrounded by the mountain peaks of Risnjak and Snježnik on the one side, and Bitoraj and Bjelolasica on the other, all of them offering magnificent views, Lokve and its environs offer ideal possibilities for activity holidays. In addition to climbing and various sports and recreational activities on the lake, which hosted the 1st World Championship in Underwater Orienteering and a series of international rowing regattas, the area of Lokve offers various possibilities for adrenaline sports – alpine biking, rafting, paragliding and much more. For as long as thirty years, each year in August the Lokve Lake hosts the traditional meeting of mountain climbers and bicyclists entitled POJ i BOJ – Around the lake on foot or by bike. Around the lake there are approximately fifteen kilometres of marked bicycle trails, which give the visitors the possibility to learn more about the attractions of the area. But there is more: the Lokve region is home to the Cave of Lokvarka, and the town of Lokve also hosts the Frog Museum, unique of its kind in Europe, and the attractive event Frog Nights. This all makes Lokve the ideal venue for relaxation both in summer and in winter. Accommodation can be found in attractive holiday houses, where you can rest assured be to be most warmly welcomed by your hosts.