At the transition from Gorski kotar into Lika, at the foot of the mountain Klek, lies a picturesque town of Ogulin. Its interesting position on the geographical map gives this town a versatility of a number of entertainment options.
The peaks of Klek have been mounted by the hikers and climbers for years, and its slopes visited by the botanists, travel writers and all nature lovers. The 1181 m high miraculously shaped mountain has a special mystical appearance, which is supported by many myths and legends surrounding its steep hills.
Nearby there are Bjelolasica and Bijele and Samarske stijene which are an interesting destination for skiers, alpinists and hikers. On the other side of Ogulin and Klek you can take a one hour drive to the worldwide famous national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The rivers Mrežnica and the Dobra flow through Ogulin and the Dobra becomes an underground stream at the abyss Đulin ponor, which together with the cave Medvedica forms the Croatia’s longest speleological educational path. In addition to explorers and speleologists, Ogulin is visited by fishermen and rowers thanks to its rivers. It is a favourite destination for many recreationists – swimmers, hikers and cyclists. Sabljaci Lake was artificially created from the flow of the Mrežnica River and it is the eleventh largest lake in Croatia, as well as the host of rowing regattas.
Natural features which include clear rivers, green surfaces and fresh mountain air are not the only thing that distinguishes this town from other Croatian urban centres. Natural resources are combined here with an extremely rich cultural and historical heritage.