White rocks and Velebit Wilderness in Croatia

Engage in this adventure and in one-weekend experience Top 3 most beautiful trails in Croatia: Vihoraški trail, Velebit - Zavižan trail and Premužić trail. Be ready to take real adventure, scramble white rocks, hike & trek for 3 days and experience remarkable beauties of Croatian nature!
Starting from Zagreb, this tour takes you into the wild deep mountains and trail leading through restricted reserve area of White and Samarske rocks. Legendary trail “Vihoraški put” by the mountaineers the most beautiful and challenging trail in Croatia! Next day visit bear refugee on our way and hike up National Park Nothern Velebit - hidden beauty of Croatian wilderness.
Hiking starts with an easy trail that gives you magnificent views on Croatian islands at the top. Unforgettable sunsets can be seen just in front of the Zavižan mountain hut where we stay overnight. Next day we go deeper in the mountain following famous Premužić trail to next mountain hut Alan. Full of impressions from our last 3 days we board our transport and head back to Zagreb.

Optional evening meeting in city centre. If you are available you can meet the team, and do the briefing for next 3 days.
Early start today 6:00, to catch all the sunlight for Vihoraški trail. Breakfast on our way while we transfer (2h) to the starting point of hike to wild strict natural reserve White rocks (hr. bijele stijene). Leave all the things that you do not need for next day and night in the car, and take only the necessary. Keep in mind to have backpack for carrying day food and water pack (or make a note for us to prepare it). We will carry  separatley sleeping bags and mats, food and drinks and camping equipment  for the night in shelter. Climb to top of white rocks (hr. Bijele Stijene) lasts around 1,5h. Scrambling to the top of the rocks and taking in the magnificent view from the top. After a short break, trekking the Vihoraški trail follows. Depending on the group condition and technical capabilities, level trekking the trail takes from 4 to 6 or 7 hours. Picnic lunch during the trekking, and snacks when we have low energy feeling. Vihoraški trail is the wildest and the most beautiful trail in Croatia. Trail goes between the rocks, through narrow passages in the rocks, and includes a lot of scrambling – climbing short distances on the rocky area.
When not on rocks, trail goes through magic green meadows and valleys with astonishing views on surrounding shining white rocks and blue sky. This is true wilderness, with a high chance to see a snake or some other wild animal, so please take care to where you put your feet, hands and where you sit! 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! (B, L, D)
After breakfast, 1-2h trekking back to our car, and 2,5h transfer to national park Northern Velebit. Transfer takes us about 2h and on our way we make a short stop in Bear refugee Kuterevo, to observe local bears rescued in the mounatins. Half hour more transfer to the starting point of the trail, and again here we leave our things in the car and take only necessary for next 2 days and 1 night in the mountain! We carry all the food, water for one day and sleeping equipment with us. Hiking arround 3-4h, easy to moderate.
Today we trek a trail that takes us to the Zavižan mountain hut. 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 lunch and 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. Optional trail visits around Zavižan to nearby mountaintops, and at the evening unforgettable sunset with sea view on Croatian islands.
An exceptional experience! (B, L, D)
Early start today again 6:00! Today we hike Premužić trail. Top rated and most beautiful trail in Croatia, 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.
Interesting fact about Premužić trail is that it is easy trail to walk; even an unexperienced person can do it! It is wide enough and does not have high elevation changes. Other special thing is that it gives you true wild mountain experience with unique views changing all the way! With all this, we take our trip that lasts between 6 and 8 hours to next mountain hut Alan. Here we have lunch, and rest. After rest transfer back to Zagreb (3h) (B, L) -- End of services --
  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 6
  • Availability: 1. May - 1. November
  • Duration: 3 days
  • From: Zagreb to Zagreb
  • Type: GUIDED hiking tour
  • Activity Level: 5 – Strenous.
DEPARTURES: 2.5.guaranteed, 1 space available
Every week, on demand
CODE WVW
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PRICE/person (FROM 2 persons) €479
STATUS Open
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INCLUDED
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 2 nights mountain shelter/hut
  • All transfers
  • All meals noted in program (B-breakfast, L–Lunch, D-dinner)
  • Snacks and water
  • Backpack and walking sticks (on request)
  • Camping equipment
  • National park entrance fees
  • Insurance
NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • Meals not stated in program
  • 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
  • Windproof jacket
  • Hat/Buff
  • Head lamp
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • Small packed personal hygiene set
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Small packable raincoat
  • Backpack (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”: 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. 2 nights sleeping in mountain shelter/hut, with no bathroom services. Keep your necessities to minimum, not to overload your backpack!

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
27.4.|11.5.|25.5.|8.6.|7.9.|21.9.|5.10.|19.10.
CODE ACA
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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!

Zagreb and Plitvice Adventure City Break

Visit Zagreb and experience so much more! Starting with a good glass of Croatian wine, next day we experience how is it to be a local mountaineer or “Planinar”. As cuisine is so important to Croatians, to keep feeling as locals, you have a morning coffee, a walk to the marketplace Dolac and learn how to cook classic Croatian mean. Our next active challenge is visiting UNESCO protected National Park Plitvice lakes, where you walk the trail, take unforgettable photos and memories of park and enjoy traditional meal of the area. Next day is goodbye!

Single airport transfer is provided. Depending on the arrival time, there is option to do city tour. Evening meeting with your guide in the centre for glass of wine and snack. (Snack)
Today you will experience how local mountaineers hike in Zagreb, you will be “Planinar” (Mountaineer) for a day!
9:00 morning your guide will pick you up at hotel. You will be experiencing the drive with a Zagreb blue tram to the start of the trail, and walking through only Zagreb pedestrian tunnel. Trail leads up to mountain lodge Puntijarka, where delicious lunch awaits! Hike lasts around 2 hours uphill and the same time downhill, so be prepared for a good walk! Return time to the city is around 17:00. (B, L)
Today you will have a classic local day. People from Zagreb are called Zagrepčanci or Purgeri, so you will try to be Purger.
Purgeri usually start their day with nice espresso in their favourite cafe bar. We will do that, at 9:00 we go to the centre, search for suitable nice cafe and have a chat, try to read Croatian newspapers and relax before heading to market. We will visit famous Zagreb market Dolac, meet the traditional Croatian vegetables, and learn about other offer available on the market (you will meet kumice and sir i vrhnje!).
You have to go and do your obligation of a day – cook a lunch! Cooking lesson will teach you a classic Croatian meal, which we cook and dine with a nice glass of wine. Cooking lesson finishes around 15:00. Rest of the day free! (B, L)
At 9:00 your guide will pick you up at hotel; there is 2 hours transfer to National Park Plitvice. A walk on Plitvice lakes takes you to the magnificent waterfall, proceeding by the lake and to the small boat. Additional walk goes to the upper lakes, and a small train takes you back to starting point. Here your transfer waits to take you to local house for a traditional delicious lunch! After lunch transfer to Zagreb and free evening. Plitvice walk is around 3 hours, easy hike. (B, L)
Single airport transfer is provided. There is an option for organized city tour depending on departure time. (B)
  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 7
  • Availability: All-year
  • Duration: 5 days
  • From: Zagreb
  • Type: GUIDED walking tour
  • Activity Level: 2 – Easy to Moderate.
DEPARTURES Every day 
CODE MCPZG
PDF 1447893666 file pdf
PRICE FROM (FROM 2 persons) €749
STATUS Open
BOOK NOW 
INCLUDED
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 4 nights in 4* hotel
  • All transfers noted in program
  • All meals noted in program (B-breakfast, L–Lunch, D-dinner)
  • Backpack (on request)
  • Walking sticks (on request)
  • Insurance (optional)
  • First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED
  • NP Plitvice entrance ticket
  • Optional Zagreb city tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
OBLIGATORY EQUIPMENT
  • Walking shoes
  • Long hiking pants
  • Comfortable walking clothes
  • Hat/Buff
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Small packable raincoat
  • Backpack
  • Photo camera - for your memories!
WATER PURIFICATION INFO
  • Keep in mind during your travel
  • tour in pdf