The picturesque Dalmatian village and the accompanying Sovlje are located in the heart of the Šibenik-Knin county. The advantage of Tribunj is its geographic position and the fact that it is divided into urban, mainland part and the peninsular historical core which now houses the municipal buildings, the Tourist Board office, post, rectory, cultural centre and a few hospitality establishments. The authentic image of compact houses and narrow streets is completed by a beautiful view of the two islands of the Tribunj archipelago - Lukovnjak and Logorun.
Although it has focused on tourism in the last few decades, Tribunj is still recognized for fishing and olive growing, two main industry branches that have always been the local population's means of income. According to the census from 2011, Tribunj has 578 households and 1526 permanent residents.
The Tribunj hinterland with field and cycling paths and trails cutting across typical Dalmatian olive groves and plantations of vines and thus leading visitors to panoramic sites on the Križine hill serve as an invitation to all cyclists, mountaineers and walkers to experience the magic of this region and get a complete and picturesque overview of Tribunj.
The geographic position of Tribunj allows its visitors to enjoy various activities. You can take a light stroll or a bike ride to tour the picturesque Tribunj hinterland and Olive Paths that will take you through vineyards and olive groves encircled with drystone walls and traditional farmer's houses called bunje. The fields are interwoven with special cycling trails of various degrees of difficulty that will give you a better insight in the local farmers culture. Steep mountain trails will lead you to beautiful panoramic sites boasting views of the entire region.
We point out the St Rok trail and the Kugina stop, which are accessed above the new Tribunj cemetery. The summer experience will be best completed by adrenaline-charged services of the local sports clubs and associations.
1. Lokva-Plana trail
The shortest and the easiest trail. Start at T-0, on the parking lot in the centre of Tribunj. The 2.3 km long asphalt leg of the trail leads behind the chapel and opposite Lokve on T-1, where you take a right, and on 3.1 km (T-2) you turn left on the macadam road (bicycle trail board). The macadam road leads through olive groves and vineyards to point T-3, where it turns left, and then straight until it reaches the asphalt road. The same road leads back to Tribunj.
2. Sovlje-Dvije bunje trail
Start at T-0 for Sovlje. On T-4 turn left on the main road. On T-1 turn right, and on T-2 left on the macadam, same as for the TRIBUNJ-LOKVA trail. On T-3 turn right and ride to the Krapljanova and Štampalinova bunja. From then ride without any turns until you reach asphalt again. The same road through Sovlje leads back to Tribunj.
3. Kozara – Okit – Vodice trail
Medium difficult trail with an ascent to Pišćet. Start at T-0, make a right on T-1 and ride straight from T-2, all on asphalt. From there ride up to Pišćet; possibility of visiting the Pišćet puddle. After the underpass of the Jadranska highway by T-5 make a right on the macadam road towards the Bušnjak hill and on T-6 make a right again along the Kozara hill. 7 km to the left you can see a Turkish fort. On point T-7 you will access asphalt and on T-8 you can turn to the Okit hill with the Lady of Karmel church. Ride to Vodice and then head back to Tribunj.
4. Pišćet – Dubrava trail
Medium difficult trail with a 110 m ascent to Pišćet. Start at T-0, make a right on T-1 and ride straight from T-2, all on asphalt. After the underpass of the Jadranska highway by T-5 make a right on the macadam road towards the Bušnjak hill and on T-6 make a left and then a left again on T-9. The trail leads through olive groves and on 9th km you can visit the Buska pond. At T-5 follow the same trail back to Tribunj.
5. Sopalj- Sv. Ivan- Roman cistern
The longest and the most difficult trail with an ascent to Pišćet and Sopalj. Start at T-0 and ride do T-6, the same as with the previous trails. From T-6 to T-9 ride straight ahead. Next you will ride up the Sopalj bridge, make a right at T-10 and reach Three wells with the possibility of climbing the Turkish fort on foot, and then you will reach the St Ivan church. From T-11 ride ahead until you reach the Roman cistern on take a right to Vodice and Tribunj. For those in shape we recommend you take a left at T-10 and at T-12 until you reach the Kovča pond. At T-13 you can make a right and access the asphalt road until T-11 or take a left until T-14 and then take a right until you reach the Mrdakovica archaeological locality (Arauzona). At T-15 you can take a left to the Roman cistern or a right to T-11 and that way return to Tribunj through Vodice.
Greetings from Tribunj