– On day six, the walk continues through the Vrbnik Field on a 23.3-kilometre-long section from Vrbnik to Baška. The field is widely known as the place where precious vines have been grown for more than a hundred years now. The route will then take you to the source of Vela Rika and the nearby climbing sites of Portafortuna and Belove stene in the Baška Municipality, an area perfect for a wide range of outdoor activities. Nearby you will also find an impressive landscape with dry stone walls (’gromača’) leading to the so-called Moon Plateau. This otherworldly place is the most famous local site due to its barren landscape without any shade, resembling a rocky desert or the Moon’s surface. North of the Moon Plateau you will find Kuntrep Ornithological Reserve stretching from Cape Glavine to Mala Luka Cove – the oldest ornithological reserve in the world, where griffon vultures are taken care of.
The Moon Plateau is connected to Baška by the Path to the Moon. Its first section goes through the woods and takes you to the Church of St John the Baptist, patron saint of the parish and the Baška Municipality. The Path to the Moon continues downhill towards the centre of the village, boasting another three significant religious buildings: the Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of St Anthony of Padua, and St Mark’s Chapel, underneath which lie the remains of a monumental Early Christian basilica and a baptistery. Given that the Glagolitic script is one of the symbols of the Baška area, make sure to take the Baška Glagolitic Trail featuring 34 stone sculptures of the Glagolitic alphabet, erected on attractive sites in Baška, Jurandvor, Batomalj and Draga Bašćanska.
Section length: 23.3 km
Overall ascent length: 730 m
Overall descent length: -756 m
The highest elevation: 397 m
The lowest elevation: 13 m
The average walking time: 5:00 h – 6:00 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.