Čavle

Grobnik cheese and polenta path

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Čavle – Grad Grobnik - Lukeži – izvor Rječine – Jelenje – Dražice – aerodrom - Čavle

Legends and battles have alternated in Grobnik and Grobnišćina over the centuries, serving as the meeting point of various travellers and passers-by. The Frankopan castle, as the best-preserved witness of those ancient times, still defies all adversity and keeps a vigilant eye on any happenings below. And what can you say or write about Grobnik cheese or potato polenta? The best thing is to sit on your bike and set off on this loop route intended for recreationists and true gourmets alike, and reward your palate with these delicious delicacies.

This route first takes you from the centre of Čavle to the town of Grobnik and the castle that has seen most of its years in the possession of the Frankopan counts. Take a peek inside this proud guardian of the whole of Grobnišćina, discover its secrets and gaze from its walls into the distant past and present of the Grobnik field thanks to the archaeological stereoscope, a device you can use to see the former appearance of the Roman “Claustra” defence system, situated above Jelenje. After this, descend to the chapel of the Holy Cross and enjoy the view of the Rječina canyon, the Kvarner Bay, the islands and Učka on one side and the town of Grobnik and the Grobnik Alps on the other. The descent then leads towards Lukeži, and then to Martinovo Selo where you can still see and hear the last preserved mill on the Rječina. Next, a level path along the Rječina river leads to its source and back to Dražice, where you can find inspiration by tapping into the energy of the Grobnik labyrinths. The route then takes you along the the Grobnik Circuit and past the Grobnik Airport and returns to the start, in Čavle.

length
36.7 km
total ascent
470 m
lowest point
250 m
highest point
460 m
physical difficulty
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technical difficulty
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surface
Asphalt: 60%
Gravel: 40%
Forest track: 0%