– On day four, the pilgrimage section follows a 21.4-kilometre-long, northernmost route from the centre of Omišalj to Čižići. It starts from the viewpoint of Dubec Park, Omišalj’s green oasis, with a nearby single-nave Romanesque church dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. A pleasant walk to the northern tip of the island continues near a scattered village and the coast, i.e. the coves of Večja, Martinj and Lučica. Passing along the southern edge of Omišalj Campsite, the route reaches the intersection for Rijeka Airport and climbs up through sparse vegetation to the Krk Bridge, very close to the barren islet of Sveti Marko.
At this point, the pilgrimage route descends to Voz Cove and the Vošćica peninsula where you can see the foundations of an ancient building and the Maltempo Fort, built by the Venetians to control maritime traffic in the channel of Tihi kanal. In an elevated area known as Kapelica, located between the coves of Voz and Peškera, i.e. Cape Bejavec and Tihi kanal, walkers will find a watchtower and the remains of a long building with a side entrance. Close by is also an eco-friendly immortelle field. A long walk along the rocky north-eastern coast by the Vinodol Channel will take you to Slivanjska Cove, boasting one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island. Biserujka Cave, situated right in between the cove and the village of Rudine, is known for a vast array of cave decorations – calcite speleothems, especially columns and stalactites. In the Municipality of Dobrinj, the pilgrimage route passes through Rudine and a woody area in the direction of Čižići. The last section of day four will bring you to the remains of St Peter’s Church.
Section length: 21 km
Overall ascent length: 343 m
Overall descent length: – 419 m
The highest elevation: 103 m
The lowest elevation: 0 m
The average walking time: 5:00 h – 6:00 h
Type of terrain: asphalt, macadam road, forest path, sandy beach
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.