Active Croatia Adventure

Active Croatia Adventure

Custom - designed for E&J, the active travellers!

Active Croatia Adventure discovers Top 5 most beautiful nature spots in Croatia: Biokovo - Vošac trail, Paklenica climb, Velebit - Premužić trail, Bijele stijene - Vihoraški trail and Plitvice lakes hike. Be ready to take real adventure, kayak, trek, bike and climb for 11 days and experience remarkable beauties of Croatian nature! Starting from Dubrovnik, we kayak to discover the beauties of mysterious Lokrum Island, next day hike to magnificent mountain Biokovo is on the menu and most beautiful sunset over the islands. After this we discover Tučepi and move to northern city Zadar, magic for itself. Then we climb the rocks of Paklenica National Park and move to next National Park Nothern Velebit where we hike Premužić trail on the mountains, and with sea views! We finish with astonishing scenery deep in mountains, from white rocks over the Vihoraški trail hidden gem of Croatia! Next day visit to UNESCO protected National Park Plitvice lakes and transfer to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Hike to mountain, Medvednica in Zagreb and next day is goodbye.

Meeting your guide in small port Pile in Dubrovnik centre for kayaking tour (4,35mi, 3h). Kayaking to explore caves and beauties of mysterious Lokrum Island, also called 'The Island of love'. After paddling around the island, you will paddle across the bay until you reach hidden cave beach called Betina. Paddling under the impressive city walls and rocks on which they were built on you will enjoy breath-taking views of the Pearl of the Adriatic from a different perspective. Rest of the day free. NOTE: summer departures only, other dates exchanged with Adventure park visit! (S)
Pack your bags as today we hike to mountain shelter Vošac! Easy morning and transfer will pick you up in your accommodation around 10:00.  Transfer to Makar with stop for lunch on the way. Afternoon hike to Vošac (3-4h, 3,2mi, 3749ft climb), lodging in cute shelter on mountaintop with unforgettable sea view sunset!
Leave all the things that you do not need for the hike in the car, and take only the necessary. (L)
Morning wake-up, easy breakfast with the best view ever!
Return hike back down to Makar. Short transfer to delicious lunch and our accommodation in Villa Ban in Tučepi. Rest of the day free. (L)
After breakfast, we get ready for biking Biokovo.
First we do the hard climb to the close local hamlet old Tučepi, and then we bike around old stone houses in the hill foot of mountain, with the sea views on our side. Lunch, and rest of the day free in Tučepi. 4-5 hours biking on road and trails (L)
After breakfast, transfer to our apartment in Pridraga (cute Hamlet near the sea), settling in our apartment and biking tour to nearby old water mills trail. Lunch in local traditional restaurant. Afternoon transfer to beautiful city of Zadar. Walk around city, visit to “The greeting to the Sun” and “Sea organ”!  (L)
After breakfast, 45 min transfer to National Park Paklenica. Paklenica is famous for rock climbing, but also has magic on its own and gives possibilities for nice hikes after the climbing. We climb sport routes on great limestone rock. Lunch break when we are tired and dinner after the climbing. Weather permitting, perhaps choose to book an optional skydiving view of Zadar and islands arround (additional cost).(L)
Early start today and transfer to start of the trail at mountain hut Alan. Hike Premužić trail on Velebit, the most famous trail going through unreachable areas of the national park.
Built in 1930 using special local drywalls technique without any machines! It is a true natural heritage and represents a local knowledge and architecture incorporated in nature. Astonishing views on the trail take our breath and we have picnic break when needed. Optional climbs to nearby peaks and lodging to mountain hut Zavižan. Here famous Ante will greet us. Ante can offer us strong alcoholic brandy, homemade and local beer called the same as the mountain “Velebitsko pivo”. We prepare dinner. Zavižan mountain hut is in the same time weather station and Ante and his family is for generations working there for meteorological and hydrological service. We can observe the weather station and instruments. At the evening unforgettable sunset with sea view on Croatian islands. An exceptional experience! (D).
Today we start very early, and after breakfast, we head to Bijele stijene (White rocks). Here we leave the car, take our bikes and drive part of the path in mountain dirt road. Climb to white rocks lasts around 1,5h. Scrambling to the top of the rocks (available cable and wedge to help the climb), and taking in the magnificent view from the top. After a short break, follows trekking Vihoraški trail. Trekking the trail takes from 4 to 6 hours. Picnic lunch during the trekking, and snacks when we have low energy feeling. Vihoraški trail is the most beautiful, special and astonishing trail in Croatia. Trail goes between the rocks, through narrow passages in the rocks, in and out of magical valleys and over the shining white rocks. Most amazing part is called Shell – Ljuska, and if you are lucky, you can see Runolist flower growing here! When not on rocks, trail goes through magic green meadows and valleys with astonishing views on surrounding shining white rocks and blue sky. Final destination of this magic wild trek is romantic shelter located in the rock, very special and unique. Here we will rest and cook our dinner. No bathroom facilities available here, mobile signal is rare, and no electricity. Water is available from a rain collected water tank. Use it sparingly! (-).
After breakfast we move to our car and transfer to National Park Plitvice Lakes. After a beautiful hike through this UNESCO protected area of green lakes and waterfalls, we have a local lunch and transfer to Zagreb. Lodging to local apartment, free evening to explore Zagreb. (-).
After breakfast, transfer to start of the hiking trail to local mountain hut. Today we hike the trail that local hikers traditionally do every weekend. At the mountain hut we have delicious local lunch and after rest we head back to Zagreb. Rest of the day free to explore Zagreb. (L).
Today is a free day in Zagreb, with possibility to arrange optional tours or airport transfer.(-)
  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 7
  • Availability: 1. May - 10. June
  • 1. September - 1. November
  • Duration: 11 days
  • From: Dubrovnik to Zagreb
  • Type: GUIDED multi activity tour
  • Activity Level: 5 – Strenous.
  • Meals not included are self-catering with no restaurant options in mountains for days 2, 7 and 8. We cook together, with food from common basket bought in local store/market.
  • Luggage limit - please 1 mid-size bag only.
DEPARTURES 2017
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CODE ACA
PDF 1447893666 file pdf
PRICE (min 2 persons) 1669€
STATUS Open
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INCLUDED
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Accommodation (except Dubrovnik): Mountain shelter/hut &Private apartments (3*)
  • All transfers
  • All meals noted in program (B-breakfast, L–Lunch, D-dinner)
  • Snacks in the mountain
  • Water
  • Backpack (on request)
  • Walking sticks (on request)
  • ALL EQUIPMENT FOR ACTIVITIES (kayaking, biking, climbing, hiking)
  • Accident Insurance
NOT INCLUDED
  • Accommodation on 1st day in Dubrovnik
  • Flights
  • National park entrance fees
  • Meals not stated in program
  • Special dietary requests
  • Drinks
  • Optional tours
  • Transfers not stated in the program
  • Gratuities (optional)

Unless noted otherwise all photos are property of Natural Croatia

 

OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT
  • High trekking shoes
  • Long hiking pants
  • Comfortable walking clothes
  • Small packable raincoat
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hat/Buff
  • Fleece for warmth in mountains
  • Headlamp
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • Small packed personal hygiene set
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit (summer tours)
  • Backpack (available on request)
  • Sleeping bag &mat (available on request)
  • Photo camera - for your memories!
WATER PURIFICATION INFO
  • Keep in mind during your travel
  • tour in pdf

IMPORTANT
This tour is “backpacking style”: on some trails we carry all needed food and water together with sleeping bags and mat with us. Water for personal hygiene is available from the water tank. 3 nights sleeping in mountain shelter/hut, with no bathroom services. Keep your necessities to minimum, not to overload your backpack!