Are you looking for the best hikes on Pag Island? Well, you have come to the right place because here I have found you all the best places to hike on Pag Island. There are easy to difficult routes here that you can try out for yourself. No matter which one you pick you will have beautiful scenery and maybe even run into some sheep. Be sure to bring along something to capture these views there are really cool travel cameras!
There are so many things to do on Pag Island that sometimes you just need to take a nice relaxing walk to clear your mind. So after you check out all the best hiking spots on Pag Island, maybe go and jump in the water at one of the many beaches on the island. Here is a Pag island guide to all the best hikes.
The Top Hikes on Pag Island That you Do Not Want to Miss
Life of Mars Trail on Pag Island
One of the most popular hikes on Pag Island and Novalja is the Life of Mars Trail. This is also known as the moon-like trail on the island because the landscape is barren and looks like you are walking on the moon. Once you reach the sign that you see in the photo below you know that you are at the right place.
During this beautiful hike, you will find 2 beautiful beaches. And since it is a trek to get there, you will most likely be there with very few people. Make sure to wear the right type of shoes and bring plenty of water it is a moderate hike but is so much fun.
The address to the Life on Mars Trail is here. The parking lot to the hike is behind an old boat repair shop and there are lots of sheep around. This trail is about 4 km long and took us 4 hours to complete and is an out-and-back trail.
Sveti Vid Hike
There are two ways to get to the top of Sveti Vid Hike on Pag Island, which happens to be the highest point on the island. The first way to get to the top is much easier and will take you about an hour. The second way is much harder and should take you about 45 minutes, but it took us about 2 hours.
When you get to the top you can see a bird’s eye view of the whole island. It is such a lovely place to relax after your hike. Be sure to bring a snack and water so you have enough energy to make your way back down.
The address to Sveti Vid is here. We only took the hard way, and it was very steep and hard but so worth it. If you are looking for an easy hike on Pag Island then you should take the easier route.
Utvrda Svetojanj is one of the most beautiful hikes on Pag Island, but it is also one of the most difficult. It is 20 km long and has a 400m incline. This is also a fun trail on Pag Island to rent a bike and ride because there is a paved path the entire way.
The start of one of the longest hikes on Pag Island is at Novalja Feild then it loops around to a small village in Stara Novalja. Up next is the Zaglave region which is famous for its barren landscape and moon-like rocks. Next, you will reach the viewpoint in the photo below you will also see a Ballainca from the 6th century; although, it is mostly in ruins today it is still incredible to see.
Be sure to be on the lookout for a small lake before the viewpoint. It has been around for centuries and has only run dry once over 100 years ago. Then the trail ends exactly where it starts back in the Novalja field.
The address to Novalja Feild is right here. Once you get there you can find plenty of signs pointing you in the right direction to the hiking spots. Make sure to bring yourself lots of snacks and water it can be very warm in the summer. Also, be sure to watch out for snakes.
The Pag Triangle hike will take you on an easy stroll down to the crystal clear waters. There is an interesting history of the Pag Triangle hike. Back in 1999, they found a UFO-type triangle formation in the rocks. After the rocks were tested with UV rays that showed that they were exposed to heat over 12,000 years ago.
This could suggest that these rocks were once around volcanic activity, which was never present on the island of Pag. There have been countless studies and theories about how these rocks came to be in a perfect triangle, but no definite answers.
This is an out-and-back trail that is 3.6 KM (5 miles) in total. The address to the Pag Triangle hike is here. Go and check out one of the most mysterious things to do on Pag Island.
The Other Side of the Moon Hike
When you arrive at the Other Side of the Moon Trail on Pag Island you can have your pick of 3 different trails to take. Each one is special on its own, but the one that takes you down to this little church named the Church of St. Nicholas, as seen below, is extra special. Like almost everywhere on Pag Island there is a lot of history at this church and it was built in the 14th century.
It is said that the harbor was a haven from the harsh bora winds that blow. There are a few sunken ships in the waters in front of St. Nicholas church, from the 16th century, 19th century, and WWII.
The start of The Other Side of the Moon Trail is right here. This is one of the easy hikes on Pag Island. It is only 3.5 km (5 miles) long and there is not much incline at all.
Kozje Berdo Hike on Pag Island
Up next is one of the most interesting hikes on Pag Island. When you hike down the Kozje Berdo trail you will pass through the Bauxite Mines and the magical waters of the Podvelebit Channel and the bays of Vela Luka. After that, you will reach the small village of Zubovici. This is a circular trail that is about 7 km long. Be sure to bring along plenty of water and snacks.
This is one of the longer hikes on Pag Island and it should take you about 2 hours to complete. Here is the address to the Kozje Berdo hiking trail.