A self-guided hike through little-known Istria (northern Croatia) starting in Motovun and working its way from hilltop village to hilltop village (Sovinjak, Hum, and Roc), before cresting Mount Ucka and reaching the Adriatic at the fishing port of Mošćenička Draga.
A journey to the Adriatic Sea
Istria lies in the very north of Croatia. A land of hills, meadows, vineyards and woods, of churches with medieval frescoes, and of the ancient Glagolitic script. You start in fashionable Motovun (of film festival fame), and wander through unspoilt hill country, staying at tiny pensions in two further hilltop villages and one hunters' lodge, before turning south to a gentle assault of Mount Ucka. Over the far side of the mountain, walk down to the sea to spend two nights at pretty Mošćenička Draga, where the fish is fresh, the beaches uncrowded and the water sparkling and warm. If flying via Pula, consider spending a night or more in a boutique hotel in Fažana, a small fishing town just 12 km away from the airport. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Mary, Debbie & Fi
Maximum party size 8, only one twin room in Hum.
Notes: Standard option (as per "Itinerary"): 6 nights, though an extra day at the seaside might appeal. Shorter options: 5-night miss night 1 (Motovun)
See Kate and Paul's photos from their 2012 holiday here.