– Day two of the pilgrimage includes a 22.9-kilometre long walk from the village of Brzac to Glavotok, still in the Šotovento area, before heading to Dubašnica. Passing through several authentic island villages, this part of the route ends in Malinska, the centre of the Malinska-Dubašnica Municipality. After leaving Brzac, the path heads towards Glavotok, a hamlet first mentioned as a summer residence (with a chapel) of the Frankopan Counts of Krk. In the 15th century the chapel was donated to the Franciscans, who built a monastery and later a church on the estate. The dense forests surrounding Glavotok lead to the Church of St Chrysogonus above Čavlena Cove, a true gem of the island’s Romanesque architecture. Later on, pilgrims will come across the island’s biggest and oldest oak tree.
A stroll by the sea and partly through the forest leads to the viewpoint in the Fumak area, followed by the village of Porat developed around the Franciscan monastery – a complex comprising a museum, an olive mill (called toš by the locals) and a collection of church artwork and exhibits testifying to the religious, cultural and economic heritage of the Third Order Franciscans in Porat. The monastery’s Glagolitic lapidarium houses copies of Croatia’s oldest and most important Glagolitic inscriptions. On the way through Dubašnica walkers will see the Old Cemetery of St Apollinaire with an impressive stone bell tower. The path further leads through several villages, from Sveti Anton and Milovčići to Kremenići with the Chapel of St Andrew, the oldest preserved chapel in the area. The Camino story’s second chapter ends in Malinska.
Section length: 22.9 km
Overall ascent length: 452 m
Overall descent length: – 585 m
The highest elevation: 137 m
The lowest elevation: 1 m
The average walking time: 6:00 h – 7:00 h
Type of terrain: asphalt, macadam road, forest path
The route is marked with signposts and you can also use a smartphone with a GPS file:
- First install Maps.Me application (for iPhone and Android)
- Then, on your smartphone open this web page and click on the link below. Download it and open it in the Maps.Me application.