Mali Lošinj/island of Lošinj
There are over 130 km of cultivated and marked hiking and mountaineering trails on the island of Lošinj. The Lungomare promenades are easy hiking trails right next to the seaboard, along which you can tour the entire island of Lošinj. The trails near the town and hotels are paved. They are joined with less demanding mountaineering trails on the south of the island which lead to isolated beaches.
The are numerous side paths towards the viewpoint of Monte Baston and peak of Sveti Ivan.
The Monte Baston viewpoint in Mali Lošinj. The trails are easy, situated in Čikat park forest and connected with the Lungomare promenade. There is a view of the town, harbour, and neighbouring islands of Susak and Sakrane.
Mount Sv Ivan. The trails are medium to difficult, with a few less demanding climbs (from Veli Lošinj and Krivica Bay). It offers the ideal view of Veli Lošinj and the islands of Ilovik, Male Orjule and Vele Orjule.
Mount Osoršćica and Televrin peak (589 m). This is the highest point on Lošinj. The trails are ideal for demanding and experienced mountain climbers, and also for beginners yearning for some real mountaineering experience. From the peak, you can see the entire Lošinj archipelago, the neighbouring islands (Rab and Pag) and Istria.
General advice. The more difficult footpaths require strong sports shoes or climbing boots. It is necessary to take water or fruit juice, particularly in the summer. The hundred-year-old stone walls should never be pulled down. Should a stone fall down, put it back in place. The wooden latticed gates should always be closed behind you. When you come across an animal, behave naturally, stay calm and watch. Follow the signs and do not use paths without them.
There are many unused footpaths on the island that are not suitable to follow.
Note. On the islands of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago, there are no poisonous snakes. According to legend these islands were blessed by St. Gaudentius, Bishop of Osor, and poisonous snakes were banished forever. As long as scientists do not provide an explanation, let us believe in the legend.