Visiting Ravna Gora in Gorski Kotar
An hour drive off the Croatian Coast, in the very centre of Gorski kotar, just above Kvarner Gulf, surrounded by mountains, small town Ravna Gora offers active holidays for mountaineering enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers and nature lovers.
At an average altitude of 800 m, the palace is surrounded by areas of untouched nature, fresh air and spring water. Ravna Gora is surrounded by the mountain Bjelolasica and the hills Višnjevac and Suhi vrh on one side, and the hills Javorova kosa, Kosica and a number of smaller hills on the other where one can try various Ravna Gora mountain paths.
Walkers and hikers can enjoy in the mountain path that leads through the wider area surrounding the town. The tour begins at the chasm Kosice, 970 metres above sea level and ends on the highest peak of Gorski kotar – Bjelolasica. It includes Kicljeve jame caves, one of the largest cave systems in Croatia, as well as surrounding hills and mountains – Javorova kosa, Vijenac, Turmin, Višnjevica and Bjelolasica.
The tour also includes rest stops along the way on platforms, lookout-spots and excursion destinations, where visitors can enjoy in the natural and cultural sights. It takes around 24 hours to walk the entire tour on foot depending on the will and stamina.
Completely developed cycling trails and a completely new and bowling alley are new facilities. It also features winter sports facilities, offering, just like many other neighbouring towns, paths for Nordic disciplines – Nordic running and skiing, as well as ski slopes, sledge slopes and areas for children.
In Šije, a town in near vicinity, there is a small ski lift where skiers can ski day and night.
Home-made food and mountain fruits are on offer in Ravna Gora restaurants, while mountain lodges offer the a unique accommodation options.
The hunting area ‘Višnjevica’ offers recreational hunting and photography tours. For more info visit Ravna Gora Tourist Board www.tz-ravnagora.hr