The walk from Buzet to Hum and return is a loop trail or one way if you start from Hum. From the river, the track winds its way through forest and over a dry river bed before passing waterfalls and lakes. The gently sloping trail leads to Kotli, and its natural springs and an old watermill.
From here the trail follows the riverbed, via Bencici, an abandoned village with very old traditional Istrian stone houses. From Bencici you’ll see Hum and its recognizable church tower in the distance. When you get to Hum, take a walk around the town and you’ll quickly understand why it’s the smallest town in the world. In Hum, you can eat in a local “konoba” (meaning restaurant) with only traditional Istrian dishes. The return hike returns via the “Way of Mistletoe”, a further 3 hours of hiking back to Buzet.
Walking: Moderate / 12km or 24.5km/ 3 to 7.5 hrs
Elevation: +343 / -333m
Accommodation: Buzet in an ensuite room