Sutivan’s trail of the future. Tramuntana is a north wind whose refreshing gusts forecast agreeable and pleasant weather. This bearer of good news tells tales of future that belongs to those who believe in the beauty of this trail.
The trail starts from Sutivan center southward to St. Roko hill and votive church of the same name, built in 1635. Near the church we find the local cemetery and an interesting set of underground tombs called „Katakombe“ (catacombs), a rarity on the island.
Going forward, we come to Our Lady of Krtina church, on Krtina hill. You continue riding through the olive groves of the Krtina area to Vičja Luka, a cove with rich history and many archeological discoveries. In the adjacent bay lays a small place called Bobovišće at Sea where we find the house of the Nazor family and its most famous member, the great Croatian author Vladimir Nazor. Nazor built a monumental tower above Bobovišće at Sea called ‘Three Sisters’, dedicated to his sisters. At the bottom of the cove, there is a poet’s monument, made by sculptor Mirko Ostoja.
The trail further leads to picturesque villages of Bobovišće and Ložišća, places which have preserved their rural features to this day. Ložišća is a small, quiet place with steep pebble streets. A tall decorated belfry designed by famous sculptor Ivan Rendić, built in 1889, towers over the village.
At the top of Veliki Dolac gorge, not far from Ložišća, sits Franz Joseph’s bridge, as the villagers call it. Built during the Austrian rule, it is a nice place for a short visit. On a hill above the bridge there is an early Romanic church: Our Lady of Stomorica.
As soon as you climb up to the Smičja plateau you can enjoy a wonderful view of the northwest side of the island. From there we start an easy descend back to Sutivan. Before entering Sutivan you will pass by the old ‘pjover’, flat surface that was used for gathering rainfall.
Bike rest stop at Tatinja
This rest stop for cyclists along the existing seaside walking path between Sutivan and Mirca has been installed courtesy of funds from the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and the Split-Dalmatia County.