length: 2,5 km hiking time: approx. 1 hour altitude difference: 65 m
This small hike tour takes you to the local mountain of Bale with the small chapel of San Michele. The 190 m heighted hill offers a magnificent 360° panoramic view from Pula in the south, across the Brijuni Islands, Rovinj and Bale to the Učka massif in the far north of Istria.
We recommend to start the tour at the cemetery of Bale. Immediately after crossing the road to Pula follow the second dirt track on the left. Lined with ancient walls this way takes you through a small wooded area up to a nice clearing, from which a small path on the right side leads uphill. At the top you reach a small plateau from which you can enjoy the views and make a short break. A few meters further up the hill, above the fire watchtower, are the remains of the small chapel of San Michele / Sv. Mihovila.
Theway back begins below the fire watchtower and leads initially in northerly direction until you reach the old water reservoir. Here you turn right on a path that takes you down to Bale.