Učka trek over and out

Tuesday 2011/10/25

Last Saturday, Učka Nature Park was a host to 184 trekkers from all over Croatia and near regions. "Everyone reached the goal before sunset, and even made it to see the 7:15 cartoon... we were first to get to lunch, but last to get to the showing of the film on Patagonia!" - a quote from one of the Gelenderovac.

Učka trek over and out

This year Učka had 2 lengths to offer, 30 km for the mountain category and 43 km for the ultra category. This was somewhat longer than your usual trekking races, but still the shortest race ever for trekkers in the ultra category. At least that meant our friends from Ad natura, who organized this race, didn't have to spend the night looking for lost trekkers :). The Lovranska draga tavern, which has served us as a finish line for three years now, was the best place to be hanging out after the race, telling tall tales, feasting on beans stew, and enjoying the film on a race in Patagonia... long into the night. This race traditionally takes place during the marunada, a festival of chestnuts in Lovran, so everything is chestnut themed. Therefore, in case your race result is not the most important thing to you, and if you happen to find yourself in this area, make sure you bring a carry bag along :) They are all over the place! On the whole, Učka has enchanted us with its amazing beauty once again, covered in autumn colours and some new paths and trails. We can't wait for the next year...

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