Activities on Losinj
Island of Losinj is ideal place for all the year activities as a trekking, biking, griffon and birds watching, diving, sailing, gastronomic tasting, spa, wellness. Enjoy the mild mediterranean clima of Losinj and beneficial effects on health from pine forest alround.
WALKING AND TREKKING
Active holiday seekers, all year round, are able to use the 250 km long laid-out pathways, which stretch over no less than five islands. According to how demanding they are the promenades and footpaths are divided into 2 groups: sea-promenades and easy and more difficult footpaths. The sea-promenades are suitable for the widest circle of walkers.They lead along the island’s shores, bays and coves and through hundred-year-old pine forests.A walk along Čikat Cove, where Lošinj’s ladies used to wait for their seamen to return home, past beautiful villas of Austrian nobility, will remind you strongly of the past. On the other side of the island a sea-promenade connects Mali and Veli Lošinj. The pathways and promenades wend their way through diverse and sweet-smelling tracts of nature and can lead you to hidden hamlets and picturesque places Belej, Ustrine, Lubenice, Valun, Punta Križa, Nerezine, Sv. Jakov, Ćunski, Artatore...
Hiking trail Osorščica leads along the northern part of the island of Lošinj and stretches for about 10 kilometres. The highest peak is Televrin with 588 m.Osoršćica was the first island mountain that attracted the attention of tourists, among them the Austrian-Hungarian heir-to-the-throne Rudolph of Habsburg, who mounted it as far back as 1887. One can set out to the top from two directions, Osor and Nerezine. And when you reach the top, you will be rewarded by a wonderful view of the whole Lošinj archipelago, the coast of Istria, Mount Velebit, even the region of Gorski kotar, Mount Triglav and the islands of Rab, Pag and Silba. Do not leave out a visit to the chapel of St. Nicholas and the cave of St. Gaudentius. You can refresh yourself in the mountain hut.
The more adventurous explorers will go diving into the depths full of caves and reefs. Apoxyomenos, bathed in its waters, slumbered for 2000 years know for sure, that the waters around here are clean and crystal-clear. The original of Apoxyomenos you will find in the local museum and his copy you can see when you dive in bay Čikat. The playful dolphins certainly noticed this and here you can learn more about them.
The beginnings of sailboat racing on the island of Lošinj are closely related to the naval and shipbuilding tradition and organized tourism. In the second half of the 19th century the island of Lošinj was one of the major naval and shipbuilding centers of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy with a fleet of over 100 ocean cruising sailboats and many smaller vessels. Rich families of ship-owners, captains and shipbuilders with their ships and skills could measure up to the owners of luxurious yachts and wooden boats from Vienna, Trieste and Venice who used to visit Lošinj or had villas or weekend houses here, and compete with them in organized regattas. To win a sailboat race, same as today, was a matter of honor and social prestige.
Also you can find here every levels of sailing and surfing courses.