The Mountain of Ucka
Croatia is a beautiful country which has everything you would need for a holiday. Gorgeous beaches, the bluest of blue waters, delicious food and spectacular panoramic landscapes. Sun worshippers, avid sailors, history buffs and nature lovers all descend on Istria every summer to lap up all that Croatia has to offer. There are many places to stay here and whether you choose a villa by the coast or find a rural spot where there are many apartments in Istria to choose from, you can be sure you will have lots of places to visit during your holiday.
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The mountain range of Ucka is one of the places that nature lovers from all over the world come to visit every year. These mountains ranges, although coastal are forested with sweet chestnut trees and lush vegetation covering much of the area especially around Lovran. With so much vegetation there are many wild animals here and today it has been designated a National Park. It is here in the mountains of Ucka the brown bear of Croatia is found along with a rich bird population including rare Griffon Vultures and Golden Eagles. The mountains of Ucka are one of the last habitats in the world for the Griffon. There are many endemic plants and flowers such as the Uckarski Bellflower.
The picturesque towns at the foot of Ucka are the starting points for many of the trails that lead up into the mountains. Finding a lovely apartment in Istria is no problem in this areaand with the trails close by, it is a great idea to stay in this superb part ofthe country. The highest peak is Vojak at 1401 meters. When you reach the summit you find a lookout which resembles a medieval tower. The views from this vantage point are spectacular, looking over the peninsula of Istria, the bay of Kvarner, the city of Rijeka and the mountain ranges of the Italian Alps among others. The apartments of Istria in the coastal zone and over the mountain ridges enjoy views of a vegetation is that is diverse and abundant. On the eastern side from the highest point, the mountains start their gentle descent to the lush meadows of the valleys below. This area is wonderful during the spring with wild flowers that scent the air with their wonderful perfumes. It is a hikers dream to climb up these trails and see the amazing vistas from vantage points that look over this lovely land of Croatia.
There are many caves in the Mountains of Ucka with lots of fossils, minerals and wonderful speleological features with geological formations that are out of this world. You can hike through the mountain range or use a mountain bike through some trails and many paragliding enthusiasts come to the rocks of Vela Draga Canyon to enjoy one of the best places toto practice their sport..