White rocks and Velebit Wilderness trails

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
PDF 1447893666 file pdf
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!