Wild Mountain Adventure in Croatia

Walk & trek tours

Wild Mountain Adventure in Croatia

Wild mountain adventure discovers Top 3 most beautiful trails in Croatia: Vihoraški trail, Plitvice Lakes trail and Premužić trail. Be ready to take real adventure, hike &trek for 5 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!
After 2 days deep in the mountain and sleeping in mountain shelter situated in the rocks we come back closer to civilisation for a day and visit the most beautiful lakes and waterfalls in Croatia. UNESCO protected Plitvice lakes. Next day early start takes us back into the green mountains, to Northern Velebit National Park. 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. After one more night in mountain hut, our transport is waiting for us and taking us to Zadar, magic city on the coast, where we have all day for city tour or just a relaxation. Zadar is famous for its most beautiful sunset in the world, a Sea Organ and Greeting to the sun. Late evening we go more south on the coast to the small city Tučepi, where we relax for one more day. Last day is goodbye in Split, with a possibility to do a city tour and visit UNESCO protected Diocletian palace.

Evening meeting in city centre. Meeting the team, and briefing for tomorrow and next 7 days.
Early start today 6:30, 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 2 days in the car, and take only the necessary. Sleeping bags and mats, food and drinks are distributed at this moment, so keep in mind to have backpack for carrying all of this (or make a note for us to prepare it). Climb to white rocks 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 Plitvice. National park Plitvice is Croatian most famous UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. It consists of several lakes connected with waterfalls. Plitvice hike includes breath-taking views on the park, astonishing photos under the waterfall and walk near the lakes. Total walking is around 4-5 hours. Here we enjoy also tasty and rich local food!
Accommodation is in classic local guesthouse in rooms or apartments, bathroom facilities included. (B, L, D)
After delicious breakfast, we head to next national park Northern Velebit. Transfer takes us about 2h to the starting point of the trail, and again here we leave our things in the car and take only necessary for next 2 nights in the mountain! The same rule applies; we carry all the food, water for one day and sleeping equipment with us. Option - before leaving on the trail - visit a bear refugee in Kuterevo.
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! 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 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 prepare dinner and have a rest. (B, L, D)
Today is a rest day, needed after few days of intensive hiking. After breakfast, 2,5h transfer to Zadar, where we have free time until the evening. Recommended is a walking tour of Zadar.
Do not miss visiting “The greeting to the Sun”, “Sea organ” and the sunset from that place! After the beautiful sunset in Zadar, we have 2h transfer to small village Tučepi. (B)
We have relaxed day in magnificent Villa Ban near the sea. To recover our energy we enjoy the view from the terrace or optionally take a walk in the village centre. (B).
After breakfast we prepare to leave this magic place and have a 1h transfer to Split city centre. Optional transfer to airport or optional city tour in Split. (B)
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  • Min No of persons: 2
  • Max No of persons: 6
  • Availability: 1. May - 10. June
  • 1. September - 1. November
  • Duration: 8 days
  • From: Zagreb to Split
  • Type: GUIDED trekkign tour
  • Activity Level: 5 – Strenous.
DEPARTURES Every week
CODE ZBVTS
PDF 1447893666 file pdf
PRICE (FROM 2 persons) €1129
STATUS Open
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INCLUDED
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 3 nights mountain shelter/hut
  • 4 nights 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)
  • Insurance
NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • National park entrance fees (cca 20€ total)
  • 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
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
  • Headlamp
  • Small packed personal hygiene set
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Small packable raincoat
  • Bathing suit (summer tours)
  • 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. 3 nights sleeping in mountain shelter/hut, with no bathroom services. Keep your necessities to minimum, not to overload your backpack!