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TRAIL

Life on Mars is considered the most beautiful trail in Croatia, but also one of the most unique trails in the world. On one side, beaches and bays, among the most beautiful ones in Croatia, and on the other side, harsh nature, Martian terrain under your feet and enjoying the wonderful views of the sea, Velebit and the island of Pag.

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SPORT CLIMBING

Life on Mars Trail has been upgraded with the first Croatian Via Ferrata, which is 100 m long. It is accessed from Slana bay via a marked hiking trail, 2 km from Ručica beach in Metajna. The spectacular Stogaj rock rises above Beritnica beach, a favorite destination for climbers and adventurers.

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BEACHES AND LANDSCAPE

The pristine and harsh nature, together with beautiful bays and Ručica, Beritnica, Slana and Malin beaches, make the perfect choice for active holiday and recharging your batteries with friends or family. Also, have in mind that your furry friends are also welcome.

Pristine nature

All of those who decide to meet the Life on Mars Trail and feel its extraordinary beauty, when they come to the island, whether on a ferry from Prizna or from Posedarje, should head to Metajna, because that is the place where a memorable experience begins. The pristine and harsh nature, together with beautiful bays and beaches, make the perfect choice for active holiday and recharging your batteries with friends or family. Also, have in mind that your furry friends are also welcome.

LIFE ON MARS TRAIL, Pag Island trail/trekk

30.03.2024.

The first Life on Mars Trail was held in spring 2017. It is held once a year in March, and the racers of all generations can chose between three trails (Light 7 km, Active 15 km, Challenger 24 km), based on their fitness levels. It is one of the most beautiful trails in Croatia, which resembles the surface of Mars thanks to centennial bora and salt. During the race, the racers can enjoy fascinating landscapes and irresistible view of the Velebit, blue sea and bays which hide some of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

LIFE ON MARS TRAIL, Pag Island trail/trekk

25.03.2023.

The first Life on Mars Trail was held in spring 2017. It is held once a year in March, and the racers of all generations can chose between three trails (Light 7 km, Active 15 km, Challenger 24 km), based on their fitness levels. It is one of the most beautiful trails in Croatia, which resembles the surface of Mars thanks to centennial bora and salt. During the race, the racers can enjoy fascinating landscapes and irresistible view of the Velebit, blue sea and bays which hide some of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic Sea.

METAJNA WEATHER

News

Life on Mars Trail News

METAJNA OTOK PAG

THE ISLAND OF ENJOYMENT and exploration

OTOK UŽIVANJA I istraživanja


THE ISLAND OF ENJOYMENT
and exploration

OTOK UŽIVANJA i

istraživanja!

It was great. There was a record number of racers, including a larger number of foreign racers, that is, 350 applications from 18 countries. This Life on Mars Trail was so far the largest in terms of the number of racers. Thus we have become the biggest trail of the total of 190 official trail races in Croatia. Extraordinary cooperation with the local committee Metajna, the City of Novalja and the City of Novalja Tourist Board had an important role in all of this.
Šimun Cimerman , Promoter
Life on Mars Trail was a great experience and if you ask me, the best trail in Croatia! I ran the Active category twice and I was blown away by the beauty of the desolate side of the island overlooking Velebit, the Mars-like terrain, and the beautiful coves and beaches. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to all lovers of trails and undisturbed nature.
Goran Protega , Racer
I took part in Life on Mars Trail for the first time three years ago and instantly fell in love with it thanks to its beauty and diversity. Beautiful beaches, diverse terrain and “Mars” on the palm of your hand. Good organization and a large amount of good energy make a good reason to recommend the race and to come again this year.
Lidija Juravić , Racer
My husband and I applied to the race in 2022 and we took part in Light category. We were delighted by the trail and positive energy, and the unreal landscapes motivated us to continue the race and enjoy this wonderful adventure. Full of impressions and inspired by the landscape, we took photos so often that it didn't matter to us at all whether we would be among the first to reach the finish line.
Katica Jakovčić , Racer
I took part in the race for the first time in 2021 in Active category. The trail itself is special in its own cosmic way! The view of the sea from “Mars surface”, with Velebit rising in the background, takes your breath away and makes you just want to stop and enjoy the view. The race organization is great, which is felt on the party after the race, which lasts until the morning. PS Don’t replace the Infinity band!!!
Filip Koren , Racer
I took part in the race for the first time with my husband and friends in 2022 in Light category, 7 km. The trail was interesting and we saw a lot of beautiful nature. The organization was good and I am really sorry that we cannot come this year. We didn’t have any serious problems.
Višnja Šimatović Špehar , Racer
We have been spending our summers on Pag for the past ten years because it is really one of a kind. We took part in the race for the first time in 2019 and were positively surprised by the organization. The terrain is extremely diverse: we run on rocks, beach, road and stones.
Dominik Fužir, Anže Sajović, Boštjan Smogavec, Tadej Dolinar, Slovenia , Racers
I have been coming to the race for the last three years. I love Pag! Beautiful landscape, beaches, promenades and trails! The organization of the trail is great. A lot of positive energy, laughter, music both at the start and finish. Everything is great! During the year, I often come to Pag and enjoy outdoor activities.
Mihaela Ivanov , Racer
The Life on Mars Trail was one crazy journey for me, and I was surrounded with hundreds of positive and happy people. A good time and unforgettable trail, together with beautiful smile and lifetime memories. With a great team of runners, who adorn every such trip I make.
Tamara Radojević , Racer

What can you see on the trail

Sights on the Life on Mars Trail. The pristine and harsh nature, together with beautiful bays and beaches, make the perfect choice for active holiday and recharging your batteries

BEACHES

Beaches Ručica, Beritnica, Slana i Malin.

VIA FERRATA LIFE ON MARS

The first Via Ferrata over the sea in Croatia

STOGAJ

A place for trips and sport climbing

SPRING

Malin spring next to Malin beach

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