About Lovran

Named after a laurel, which abundantly grows on the slopes of Ucka Mountain, the town of Lovran boasts with its long history and celebrates more than a century of tradition in tourism. With preserved historical core and city planning typical for medieval times, it charms with the old bastions and defensive walls.

Together with neighboring Opatija resort, it is a trademark of Croatian tourist offer, with features including villas by Viennese architect Carl Seidel and the enchanted beach of Medea, a site where the renowned heroine of Greek Mythology supposedly had bathed. A settlement with many promenades, sport terrains and wellness centers, Lovran is perfect for providing an active holiday, while closeness of Ucka National Park, Brijuni Archipelago and Islands of Kvarner provides visitors with many destinations for one-day excursions. Lovran is also known as a prime locality for tasting Croatian gastronomy, whose restaurants are highly regarded by country’s culinary scene. Finally, Lovran is known for Brtosinka cherry, a local kind of fruit, celebrated so much that it even has its own festival in June.

Lovran

Cycling the Forests of Ucka

Croatian settlements often form cycling tracks in their vicinity, so people can enjoy the surrounding outdoors with their pedal-driven vehicles. But to some people, cozy driving paths are not enough. They want to experience rough surface and see things from different angle. With a good mountain bike, such off-course adventure provides unique pleasure. One lover of bicycles made the following footage of cycling through Istrian landscape. His route is situated in Ucka Nature Park, on the path of Lovran town. The massive mountain is actually a geological product of Tethys, an archaic ocean which covered the area over 100 million years ago. Today, thankfully, people can use bicycles, and not submarines, to thrill in wonderful setting. A visit to Forests…

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