The 15 km long demanding trail runs from the youngest town in Istria, Raša, located in a narrow valley only 2 km away from the sea. Rasa was created deliberately, as a settlement for miners who have dedicated their lives to extraction of coal, and today is an example of a completely preserved urban entity. The trails starts at the central square which houses the church of St. Barbara, the patroness of miners, it passes through the town and rises on the old railway track which was used to transport coal. The hilly trail leads us up the hill and then steeply downhill, passing by the stream and then again uphill towards the village of Stepančići. It continues by passing through the villages of Perčići and Sveti Lovreč Labinski where, apart from the holiday houses, dominates the church of St. Lawrence and near to the village there are numerous archaeological finds dating from the ancient times. The trail continues further towards the village of Viškovići which can serve as a resting place before the next uphill to the Veliko Kolo, a beautiful clearing featuring a large pool that serves as a natural water source for animals. On the way to Veliko Kolo, there is a beautiful view of the Raša bay, the places surrounding it and the nearby islands of Cres and Lošinj. The trail further goes up next to the hill Brdo where is a small and only source of water that is believed to be healing and is collected in small rock formations, and is further connected to the path of St. Lucia, the patron saint of the Skitača village. The village is known for being surrounded by four hills, Goli, Oštri, Brdo and Orlić, which protect it from the sharp gusts of wind that are common in this area. Around the village grows healing sage, therefore the fields during the time of flowering in April and May, take on the purple-blue cloak, and the mountaineers and passers-by are rewarded with a healing scent. In the village there is a mountain refugee which over the weekend becomes a point of rest and refreshment for all nature lovers who find themselves here. The trail continues downhill, providing a breathtaking view of the sea and the islands surrounding the bay and descends to the Crna Punta, the cape and the lighthouse that carved in the rock above the Adriatic Sea and which today serves as a holiday villa. The trail continues along the sea passing by the church of St. John from 13th – 14th century and the quarry, and comes to the settlement of Koromačno which is located on the bay of the same name. The site is known for its cement plant for which it was built. Apart from the plant and the quarry that dominate this landscape, the bay is famous for the underwater amphora site from the 4th – 5th century that reveals the rich past of this region. The trail leads us further past the sea, through the woods and returns circularly to Tunarica, the campsite at the shore of the bay.
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