Kvarner newsletter / no 20

Become acquainted with the island of Krk by bike or on foot

The beginning of September in the town of Krk, on the island of the same name, was marked by the tastes of dishes made with figs offered in local restaurants. The second half of the month will be dedicated to sports and recreational events that guarantee enjoyment of nature, but do not exclude the delicious specialities of the island.

Although specialities made with fresh or dried figs, a sweet and healthy Mediterranean fruit, can be found throughout the year, September is the best time to taste them, particularly during the Fig Festival that was held on the island of Krk in the period from the 4th to the 6th of September. Many restaurants, taverns, pizzerias and cafés took part in this festival.

Shortly after that, the Town of Krk Tourism Office in collaboration with the Lovran mountain bike club is organising the second Bodul Bike, a recreational bike tour on the trails around the town of Krk. This recreational bike ride is aimed at all those who like being in motion, care for a healthy life, and enjoy beautiful natural surroundings. Participants can choose between the short, 14-km, and the long, 29-km tour. First hundred to register (participation is free) will receive T-shirts as a gift; after the tour, all participants and other visitors are invited to enjoy the entertainment programme. Members of the Krk mountain bike club are preparing a special attraction: bike jumps into the sea.

To mark the occasion of the European Mobility Week and the World Walking Day, the Town of Krk Tourism Office invites all visitors and inhabitants of the island to the walking tour on the 19th of September. Accompanied by a guide, the walkers will start on a 6-km tour. The first part of the tour takes approximately one hour and leads through the plains of Kimpi and Kašteli, through an area known as "Krk's Provence". The return is equally attractive: the path will lead you through Krk's olive groves, offering panoramic views of the island. But recreation doesn't end here – after the walking tour, you can continue dancing. If you don't have the needed sporting or walking equipment, you can buy it on the three-day Autumn Fair, which will also include a demonstration of Nordic Walking. But whether you are a fan of walking or not, one part of the fair will definitely arouse your interest: Krk's sheep's milk cheese, olive oil, quality wines, ecological honey, juices made of wild fruits and numerous other produces are really hard to resist. But why should you anyway?!