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Baške Oštarije, Apprach and Acommodation - guide
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Tagline

  • Baške Oštarije (or "Oštarije" only) is a village on the local road Gospić-Karlobag, 21 km far from Gospić and 19 km far from Karlobag. Its altitude is 924 m.
  • Oštarije is very important for mountaineers because its good accommodation facilities (mountaineering huts, hotel..) and easy approach to the particular summits of Central and Southern Velebit
  • Oštarijska Vrata (927 m) is a pass 2 km far from Oštarije with beautiful view toward island Pag and sourounding islands and Adriatic sea
  • Gospić is about 200 km far from Zagreb (exit Gospić on highway A1). Karlobag is 127 km far from Rijeka and 91 km far from Zadar on Adriatic touristic road
  • It is only 19 km far from the sea (Karlobag) and it is possible to combine hiking with the bathing in the sea together with accommodation on higher altitude (freshness!!)

Approach

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  • Oštarije village is on the bus route Gospić-Karlobag (or Zagreb-Karlobag). The bus stop is Baške Oštarije. Gospić is on railway Zagreb-Knin-Split and it is accessible by train.
  • In order to reach Stupačinovo it will be better to ask bus driver to stop at Hotel Velebno and for Prpa is better to leave the bus just on Oštarijska Vrata pass.
  • From the road to Stupačinovo village there is 3 km long paved branch that starts at the end of the village toward the sea, after hotel Velebno.

Accommodation

  • Mountain huts

  • Mountain hut "PRPA" (927 m)

Mountain hut Prpa is accessible from the road Gospić-Karlobag via branch that starts immediately before Oštarije pass (from continental side). The branch is about 400m long.

  • Information about other accommodations facilities can be found in references.

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