Bellavista Trail

Rabac - Kosi - Standar - Rabac

Prepare for the beautiful views, experience the beauty of nature and feel the spirit of antiquity and release the stress of everyday life... Welcome to Bellavista Trail in Rabac that leads you over the seafront, St. Andrea peninsula and the village Ripenda Kosi to 474 m high Standar, offering a unique view from the plateau with several archeological sites. Placing stone on stone, throughout history people have learned to raise hill forts used for housing and defense, and tumuli (mounds of earth and stones from the prehistoric era that were raised over the graves).

The awe-inspiring old dry stone walls stand as history guardians wanting to tell a long-told story. They were constructed at a time when man began to cultivate the land and fence it using stone from the earth, and served to delimit areas. Placing stones in rows without any mortar is the oldest way of building in the entire Mediterranean area, as well as in Istria.

Stunning views on one side spread over the blue sea and the neighboring islands of Cres and Lošinj, and in good weather all the way to mount Velebit, while looking on the other side you’ll discover the mysticism of the bell towers in old medieval towns (Labin, Pićan, Gračišće).

Allured by the view and magical scents of Mediterranean herbs you descend through the village Ripenda Vicani to Gornji Rabac and Rabac.

Trail length 15.7 km
Duration 4 - 5 h