Lukovo Šugarje is a small village nestled between the Velebit mountain chain and the sea, located on the important Adriatic Highway ‘’Magistrala’’ connecting entire Croatian coastline, from Rijeka to Dubrovnik.
Just getting of the new highway at Gospić or Maslenica (depending from where you are coming) and driving this most curvy part of Adriatic Highway is a unique experience. No wonder it has been voted one of the most beautiful roads in the world and that thousands of bikers flock to Croatia every spring and through the summer just to experience this phenomenon of the road.
Nearest coastal towns are Karlobag (19 km) and Starigrad Paklenica (35 km). Ferry to island Pag is just half an hour drive (33 km) and to island Rab about 40 minutes (ca 45 km).
It’s just an hour drive south to Zadar, and an hour north to Gospić in central Lika, on the way to Zagreb.
In this part of North Adriatic we have Mediterranean climate so in September the weather is still pleasant and warm. The average daily temperature in summer is 28°C and the sea temperature in summer is around 25°C. There are plenty of sunny days even during winter.
The coastline is separated from the continent by Velebit Mountain chain. It makes a barrier and keeps cold fronts away from coast but this difference in temperature sometimes creates a powerful wind typical for Croatian coastline, especially for this part of it where it is often the strongest. It is cold ‘’Bura’’ and you just have to experience it. It is a powerful cold North-East wind that can blow over 200 km per hour but when it subsides there isn’t a cloud in the sky, the air is fresh and clear and the sea is even bluer and clearer than usual.
This part of Velebit Mountain is a Nature park with a lot of beautiful hiking tracks, and even if you are not a big hiker, you can experience mountain through lots of easier, scenic routes.
Turning from the mountain to the South, you will have a beautiful view of island Pag that is easy reachable by smaller boats and just 5 minutes’ drive by speedboat.
There you will find ancient town of Pag with its rich cultural heritage, most beautiful secluded pebble beaches and just a little bit to the north is famous Zrće beach.
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