Height difference: 548m
Terrain: path through a forest, from Trišnjica to Velika macadam, partly paved
Time required: 4.5h
We start from the car-park 1.3km from the church of St.Augustus in Velika (right after public swimming pools), the road diverts to the right towards the hut Lapjak. We ascent towards the hut and right before it we turn left at the marking which leads to Češljakovci Height. From the path you can see the nearby Papuk hills and a stone-pitt We move on to the crossroads of Češljakovci height and follow the marked path. The Height itself is a plateau with trees and there is not much of a view around. So you have to keep on going a few minutes towards south where there is a gazebo with a view over Papuk and the Golden Valley, there is also the spot to report yourself. The return is over the peak, you can mark your visit in the book as well. We go the same way down to the crossroads, then to the right towards Trišnjica. The way to the shelter is steep, but you can take a rest there. After that follow the road by Dubočanka and after about an hour you'll get to the starting point.
The path is well marked, with sign posts as there where necessary.
Map and height profile
Sign a tour!
After you have conquered the tour you can report yourself in two ways:
1. 1. on the road directly by using your mobile phone for the members. Approximate spot for reporting yourself is:
Lat: 45.4898139, Long: 17.72216111 ili
N 45°29'23.33", E 017°43'19.78"
2. by sending a photo with you in front of the gazebo at Češljakovci Height
Landmarks near you
Trišnjica Hut is a single-storey hut at the foot of a hill by Trišnjica brook and Češljakovci height 640 m above sea-level. The house is open to public and well supplied under guidance of the HPD (Croatian Mountaineering Association) Sokolovac Požega. There are ten beds in the loft and a water-spring nearby. The house was named after Trišnjica brook.
The hut is situated at 335 m above sea-level on the south-west slopes of the timbered Toplička glava. It is a single-storey building with a loft, a terrace and a parking space. There are catering facilities, a big communal room on the ground floor as well as a smaller one, the so-called stone suite with 18 beds. They have double rooms and bathrooms on the first floor, and in the loft there are collective beds. The cut has the electricity, is supplied with pluming and has the central heating. The location itself is unique because of the nearby thermal springs.
Medieval Town Kaptol
It is the landmark of Kaptol and one of the biggest and best preserved monuments left. The fortress was devastated, rebuilt and changed its aim in the past. The hexagonal fortress with round half-towers and a square entrance was built in a renaissance way and was surrounded by a ditch filled with water. The remains today are a part of the church property of St. Peter's Zborni Kaptol, and inside the fortress there was evidence of the former gothic church. Inside the northern wall, in the 18.century, a partly preserved baroque church of St. George with a bell-tower was built. In the 19. century after its owner had changed, the church was converted into granary. The fortress was conquered by the Ottomans, and was even the residence of the conqueror Dizdar-aga.
St.Augustus Church in Velika
Today's parish church of St. Augustus is one of the oldest and most important sacral monuments in this part of Slavonia. There was a church in Velika as early as in the 12. century. Today's church was built in the beginning of the 14. century, and there is a monastery mentioned in 1435. as well. During the Ottoman rule in Slavonia, Velika was the only place where it was allowed to practice the religious rituals and to ring bells. The monastery in Velika was the residence of the famous fra Luka Imbrišimović at that time, who fought from here for liberation from the Ottomans in Slavonia. In the first half of the18.century the medieval church was baroqued and a new monastery was put up. After the abolishion of the Franciscan monastery, the monastery wings were torn down, so that the original complex was left limbless. Today's church is a gothic-baroque rebuild church.
Since 1999. Geopark has been a protected national park because of its geo- and biodiversity, abundance and valuable heritage. It got its status as the first such park in Croatia in 2007. Geopark has therefore become a part of the European and world UNESCO web of geoparks whose purpose is to protect, educate and maintain a sustainable development.
The Educational Centre and the Visitor's Centre is situated in Velika and represents its main enterance. In the vicinity of the Centre there are many touristic and recreational buildings (thermal pools, educational path Lapjak, climber's paths, a paragliding take off, free-climbing rock Sokoline). The exibition covers the most interesting biological, geological and historical exibits from the Geopark area. Visitors have the opportunity to discover the geological heritage through various posters, geological samples and crystals.
A very rich collection of fossils has constantly been exibited. Biological remains, among other things, include the nests of many bird species and a collection of insects. Archeological exibits include the objects from the late Stone Age, early Iron Age, and many other glass products from the Glazier's manufacture from the 18. century. Visitors can see all the places with a story about the Planet Earth more than 600 million years old.
Sightseeing and tourism
Buffet „Čiča Mata“
„Čiča Mata“ is one of the most popular restaurants in Slavonia. This wonderful place offers a variety of traditional dishes of continental and mediterranean cuisine. It is worth mentioning the dishes on a spit and grill, under the lid, fish specialties, home-made bread and cakes. It is based on a healty home-made food prepared with fresh ingredients daily.
Wine lovers can enjoy high quality wines from the region.