The Drywall Trail starts in Tinjan, municipality know for pršut or Istrian dry-cured ham. You can get ready for the trail at the Prefect’s Table (Županov stol) in the centre of Tinjan and then set out on it following the asphalt road, which runs eastwards. After some 50 meters, you’ll be leaving the civilisation and taking the right turn onto a field path you need to follow for another 150 meters until reaching a crossroads, where you continue straight along a single-track path, which, in combination with the forest road, eventually leads to the asphalt road. There the trail turns right and ascends the asphalt road for some 200 meters uphill until the first curve where you turn right onto the first gravel road that you see. At the junction, the trail descends slowly into the valley and continues southwards through the fertile valley of Draga, where the hard-working people have tilled the soil for centuries. After 5.4 kilometres the trail starts to climb up to the village of Kringa along a path which is a combination of gravel and asphalt. The climb is worthwhile in any case, because on every street corner in Kringa you’ll hear stories of the vampire Jure Grando . According to the legend, the vampire Jure Grando lived in the 17th century and used to terrorize the local population until they eventually beheaded him.
If the local legends scared you out of your wits, proceed straight and calm through the centre until you leave the place behind. Outside the village you will be welcomed by a magnificent European nettle tree. There, the trail turns right and continues along the gravel road for the next 2.8 kilometres up to the village of Pajci. The trail then turns left and runs along the asphalt road and, taking you back to the centre of Tinjan through several small villages.
This medium difficulty trail connects Kringa and Tinjan, two interesting villages with a long history and tradition. The route mostly comprises field paths, gravel roads and partly single-track paths and asphalt roads.
The best times to enjoy the Drywall Trail are dry spring, summer and autumn days when the trail is complemented by bright colours of seasonal vegetation.