You can reach the top from either Nerezine or Osor, while those with more stamina can start in Ćunski and walk across the transversal. The view from the top of the whole archipelago, coast of Istria, Velebit mountain is beautiful, and in the distance you can see Gorski kotar, Triglav mountain, islands of Rab, Pag and Silba.
Don't forget to visit the little church of St. Nicholas (Mikula) where there is a holy service every year on St. Anne's day (26th July). Osoršćica is well-known for many caves and the most famous are St. Gaudentius' cave, located below the peak Televrina on the eastern side, and Vela Jama on the western side of Televrina. It is about 40 metres deep and remains of people were found here from about 10.000 years ago.
At the end of your tour of Osoršćica, have some refreshments in the mountain lodge. It is open every day in summer, at the weekends only for the rest of the year.
Osošćica is a true challenge for hikers, but also for all those who enjoy walking.
- walking on the more difficult paths requires wearing sports shoes or hiking shoes, and you are advised to carry water or juice, especially in summer.
- Watch the weather forecast. Osoršćica is a mountain and the weather conditions are variable.
- In case of emergency, dial 112.
- follow the signs. Do not go down the paths that have not been marked. Many sideways and paths are old and not suitable for walking.
There are no poisonous snakes on the archipelago. According to the legend, it was St. Gaudentius, a bishop from Osor, who blessed the islands and banished all snakes. While the scientists are still trying to figure this out, we believe in the legend.