Walk between two towers
Walking at Lim bay and through Kotija forest would be relaxing day trip outside of busy coastal towns. Lim bay also known as channel or fjord is located between Rovinj and Vrsar. Bay is long approx 11 km but there are another 25 km called Lim Cove which goes all over to Pazin so in total Lim bay and Lim cove made 35 km of dry and sunken valley.Since 1964, it has been a legally protected geomorphologic and hydro geological site as important landscape.
Kontija forest area has been a part of the eponymous forest reserve since 1964. However, it came into existence and was cultivated much earlier – starting from the period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The forest vegetation on this area has been well-known since the Middle Ages and Modern Period. The Kontija forest is home to the best-preserved Oriental hornbeam (Carpinum orientalis) vegetation surface in its typical form.
On the walking through Lim bay and Kontija we will pass next to abbey building. The Benedictine Abbey of St Michael above Lim was founded at the beginning of the 11th century. St Romuald, the founder of the Camaldolese order, also resided in it for some time. which dates to the 11th century, when the church was built. The abbey complex is situated on the old Croatian cemetery destroyed by its construction. The abbey titulary – St Michael the Archangel – is the symbol of the victory of Christianity over paganism, and suggests missionary work of the newly arrived Benedictine monks among the Slavic population.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Poreč area or other places on request|
|HIKING DISTANCE||10 km|
|ELEVATION GAIN||approx +220 m / -300 m|
||4 h of walking|
|VIEW INTERACTIVE ROUTE
9:00-9:30 Transfer to start point
9:30 Start of the tour
12:00-13:00 Walk next to bay
13:30-14:00 Transfer back
The price for this tour is available on request.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
English speaking guide
Oyster tasting after tour
|NOT INCLUDED||Snacks and drinks during walk
|WHAT TO BRING||Hiking shoes and clothes
Water and snacks
PRIVATE and TAILOR MADE TRIPS available on request. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.