Walking Croatia: Opatija to Lovran (and back again)

by gigigriffis
Opatija coast

Looking for a hike along the coast?

For a long(ish) coastal walk from Opatija, walk to the waterfront and follow the promenade south, winding your way down to where the path ends in Lovran. This is what you should expect:


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Want to experience the walk for yourself? Here are some relevant details: 

Directions

The promenade skirts the water from Volosko quite far down the coast to Lovran. I started this section in Opatija and walked south to Lovran. The walk is easy to follow; just stay beside the water.

Walking times 

Your hiking time will vary depending on where on the promenade you begin and how often you stop for a swim or a photo, but my walk took about four hours round-trip.

Dogs on trails

Dogs are welcome (and we crossed paths with quite a few).

Is the trail crowded?

Parts of the walk were popular, but it never felt shoulder-to-shoulder with other walkers. I did this walk in September and expect that there are more crowds in the summertime.

What to bring

As always with walking, wear good shoes (these are the ones I use) and weather-appropriate clothing. You can do this walk in sandals or non-hiking footwear, but always more comfortable to wear something made for walking. 

Bring your own water (there are no fountains on the trail). For the dog, I typically carry a small carrier backpack just in case she needs a ride (which she did on the way home). And because I love taking photos, you won’t find me on a trail without my camera. (All the photos above were taken with my Sony a6000.)

Happy hiking!

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