The Astronomical Centre Rijeka is one of the stations along the first section of the walking path, running from Plumbum to Trsat. Its terrace offering stunning view of the Kvarner Bay and the hinterland represents the most attractive spot along the first section of the pathway. Take a short break and you will be granted a manifold reward – you can watch a film in the planetarium, observe the stars or indulge in a coffee served on the upper, panoramic terrace. Or maybe you prefer to take a stroll through the Sv. Križ Park and pay a visit to a small early baroque church?
The first section of the walking path is 11.5 km long. It starts at Plumbum, and continues along the urban districts Donja and Gornja Vežica, Sveti križ and Strmica until it reaches the district of Trsat. The single sections of the walking path were named after famous autochthonous Mediterranean plants; pine tree and heather (Donja Vežica - Gornja Vežica), maple and mallow, (Gornja Vežica - Sveti Križ), ash and rosehip, (Sveti Križ - Sveta Ana), oak tree and sage (Sveta Ana - Strmica – Trsat).
The walking paths are mainly intended for leisure. However, they are also suitable for education, exploring flora or spatial orientation. As such, they add a valuable contribution to the local tourist offer.