There are many reasons to visit Omiška Dinara - mountain. The world doesn’t usually offer so many beautiful things in such a small space, but this mountain may surprise you with so many beauties, challenges and destinations that are a wonderful world to visit and peek into. Omiška Dinara, is a unique combination of mountain, sea and river, a combination of stone, pine forest, beautiful views and rich cultural heritage. The nature here was generously creative, so the history of this area is extremely interesting.
Omiška Dinara, the coastal mountains of the Dinaric mountain range or Dinarides rises above Omiš. This small central Dalmatian mountain is 16 km long and 1 km wide, with the highest peak Kula 864 m. It stretches from Omiška to the mountain pass Dubci. It stretches from Omiš to the mountain pass Dubci. It is a natural continuation of the Poljička mountain divided by the river Cetina in the ancient geological past. While the northern and north-western part of the mountain is steep and surrounded by the Cetina canyon, which separates it from Mosor and Poljička mountain, the southern and south-western part gradually descends to the sea and connects with Biokovo. In addition to numerous hiking trails, the high rocks of the Cetina canyon are famous climbing areas with more than 50 routes of varying difficulty for free climbers.
Our meeting with this Dalmatian beauty begins with a walking tour from this small parking lot at the end of the asphalt road (by an abandoned truck), 300 m before the village of Čećuci. We reach the abandoned village of Čećuci on a wide macadam road in about ten minutes. At the entrance to the village there is a signpost on a wooden pillar, on which is written the name of the destination with walking times: Omiš 1 h., and the top of Kula 2 h. At the beginning, the beautifully built trail first passes by the ruined houses of an abandoned village, then through a tall pine forest, it continues along the pebbles along the old, still well-preserved dry-stone walls. On several occasions, a beautiful view of Omiš and Poljička mountain opens up.
We continue our walk with a gentle ascent along the right edge of the pine forest, all the way to Rašeljka - a smaller grassy plateau on which there is a mountain house, among mountaineers called the "Crazy House". The house is currently being repaired after it was accidentally burned in a fire. The mountain house is located 656 meters above sea level.
After 45 minutes of rest, we headed to the left of the mountain house in a south-easterly direction, following a well-marked trail, which soon leads us to the rocks through which we break through a slightly steeper ascent, and out onto a rocky plateau. We follow the path in a south-westerly direction in a semicircle that passes through rocky, macchia and low vegetation, and brings us below the summit ridge, from where we have about ten minutes of climbing larger boulders to the top.
Other than a beautiful and sunny day, reaching the top “Kula” gave us the most beautiful views that can be experienced in the central Dalmatian mountains. Unobstructed wide view extends to Biokovo mountain, Mosor mountain, Omiš, the mouth of the Cetina, Poljička mountain, the sea and the island of Brač. We stayed at the top for a long time to enjoy all the beauty that surrounded us for as long as possible. If you decide to hit the road, below you can see what are you getting into.
Duration: 02 h
Starting height: 300 m
Destination height: 863 m
Total length: 5 km
Average slope: 27%
Energy consumption: 2745 kcal
Difficulty of the trail: Dificult
Trail marking: Good
Seasons: Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer can be an option if you believe you can handle the hot weather, and there should be a high level of caution - because believe me, you don't want to disturb the snakes in Dalmatia as they soak up the sun ;)