The island of Pag has 14 biking trails that spread all across the island, as well as 3 marked hiking routes that will lead you to the top of St. Vid, the highest peak on the island. If you’re feeling adventurous and think you’re up for a challenge, take a look at some of the most exciting trails that will show you the hidden gems of this illustrious Dalmatian island.
Hiking trail ‘Šimuni – St. Vid’
One of the most popular hiking trails leading up to the peak of St. Vid is the one starting just across camp Šimuni. It will take you across long stretches of barren and rocky land that can be quite difficult to traverse, but the experience of reaching the chapel at the summit and writing your name in the book alongside others who reached the top is something you’ll never forget. The journey to the summit can take up to an hour and a half, so make sure you prepare for the trip.
Biking route ‘Šimuni – Girenica cove’
Regularly used as a shortcut leading to the small town of Madre, this 4,5 kilometer long biking route will take you from camp Šimuni all the way to the majestic Girenica cove which lies on the western end of the island. The entire trail is surrounded by monumental stone walls that will show you exactly why Pag is called one of the rockiest Croatian islands. When you reach the Girenica cove, you can rest, relax and sunbathe on the stunning pebbly beach, take a quick dip in the sea or grab a drink in the nearby restaurants.
Hiking trail ‘Kolan – St. Vid’
One of the easiest ways to reach St. Vid, the highest peak on the island of Pag, is by taking the marked route that starts outside the town of Kolan. This path will take you through the beautiful Kolan valley and across a lot of rocky terrain. You’ll know you’re close to the top when you see the outlines of a small church – the chapel of St. Vid.
Biking route ‘Stone pit’
If you’re feeling really adventurous, ‘Stone pit’ biking route is the one you have to explore. This 10,5 kilometer long trail starts on the outskirts of Stara Novalja and takes you on a journey across three stunning stone pits. You can also visit a lot of small Dalmatian towns that are situated along the main roads and meet the joyful people who are living there. This trail will also take you to one of the main attractions on the island of Pag, a mysterious UFO site located just outside of Žigljen. Who knows, you might even end up discovering intelligent alien lifeforms.
Hiking site ‘Stogaj’
In addition to being one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Pag, Ručica beach is a home to Stogaj, one of the most unique hiking and climbing sites in Dalmatia. This limestone pillar will enable you to test your climbing abilities and reward you with a magnificent view of the Pag bay when you reach the top.
Biking route ‘Salty’
Salty route will show you all the interesting peculiarities that the city of Pag has to offer, like its culture as well as enormous salt factories. This 7 kilometer long route starts in Pag’s Old town, where you can explore the tradition of the islanders, and continues on the road that leads to the towns of Vlašići and Povljana. Along the way, you’ll pass Pag’s salt pans and learn how some of the largest sea salt factories in Croatia work.
Now that you’ve seen where some of the most popular hiking and biking trails on the island of Pag can take you, what do you say, are you ready for an adventure? Check out all of the exciting activities we prepared for you and book your perfect vacation in Camping Village Šimuni.