Lara Černicki and Stašo Forenbaher have already proven themselves as experts on Croatia’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage by coauthoring books titled Kratke šetnje u prošlost, Starim cestama preko Velebita, and Starim cestama do mora.
They are also dedicated explorers who have uncovered a number of long-forgotten cultural monuments, and skilled authors whose works arouse genuine passion for exploring the often overlooked corners of our country.
This time, the duo focused on the Kvarner Archipelago. Kvarnerski otoci pješice i biciklom (Kvarner Islands on Foot and by Bike) is their latest book. For two years, they explored these islands by walking around and bicycling from cove to cove, over forest paths and rocky plateaus, all the while encountering mainly sheep. They ventured down abandoned paths, coming across empty shepherds’ huts, crumbling churches without bell towers, large stone-walled watering holes and threshing floors, hidden coves with no swimmers, and stone piles left behind by the island’s early inhabitants. Then, they went and put it all in a book, on some 300-odd pages.
Baška’s stunning karst landscapes are ideal for different outdoor activities, and the existing walking and bicycling trails are some of the most beautiful ones in Kvarner and the surrounding area.