Mount Vojak

Mount Vojak is the highest peak on the Istrian peninsula

Mount Vojak is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.376m (4,514ft) above the sea level, located on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula, in western Croatia.

Can you drive to Mount Vojak?

The road to the summit is totally paved with some narrow parts near the end. It’s very steep, hitting a 21% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Vela Učka road, the ascent is 5.7 km (3.54 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 415 meters. The average gradient is 7.28%.

Is the road to Mount Vojak open now?

The route is recommended during all seasons. During winter time check the snow conditions. It is of a Croatian origin and supposedly comes from 'Vučka', meaning 'Wolf's mountain'. The speed is limited to 30km/h. One can drive up the mountain as far as you can go (at your own risk - there is a sign that indicates once you go past this spot then all bets are off-).

Is the road to Mount Vojak worth it?

Set high in the Dinaric mountain range, within the Učka Nature Park, at its top a tower was placed, and functions as an observation tower, TV mast, lookout point, and an observation deck equipped with telescopes offering magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes. The breathtaking views from the tower looks upon the islands Krk, Losinj and Cres, Gorski kotar and Istria peninsula, the Bay of Trieste, the Julian Alps and the Adriatic islands, right down to Dugi Otok and even the Alps and Italy. The stone tower (observation tower) on the top was built by mountain climbers and nature enthusiasts in 1911. During World War I, it served as an Austro-Hungarian military and naval lookout post. Inside the tower there is an information center and souvenir shop (neat stuff) managed by the Ucka Nature Park institution. On the roof of the tower there are telescopes installed in order to offer close up views of the surrounding panorama. Mount Vojak is Istria's highest peak and along the way there are incredible 360 degrees views as far as the Dolomites and Switzerland.

 

 

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