This program will show you diversity of Croatia. From continental part to the seaside you will walk from the asphalt street in Zagreb through green forest paths in Plitvice lakes and rocky roads in Starigrad Paklenica. At the end you will enjoy in another green paths in National park Krka and finish will be on a beautiful beaches in Biograd na moru. Stunning views, exquisite beaches combine with local tradition and customs mixed with great food and wine ( and a little grappa ) will make a holiday that you will never forget.
Location: Zagreb capital of Croatia, National Park Plitvicka jezera, National Park Paklenica, National Park Krka
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Number of days walking: 5
Level: moderate / self-guided
Average daily distance: 12 km / 7,5 miles
Terrain: medium altitude differences (up to 700m); trails passing green pine forests but also rocky limestone areas
Weather & seasonality
This tour takes you from the capital of Zagreb to the seaside through 3 National parks. 3 different climates will offer something for everyone. If you like green forest paths, or rocky mountains, beautiful beaches or walks in the big cities on this program you will find everything. Climate can be various but our tours are run in periods when the weather is usually stable, be sure to be ready for sun & rain. Warmer clothes for the Plitvice lakes and National Park Paklenica (depend on the date of traveling), but also a hat and sun glasses for the strong Adriatic sun.
Arrival to Zagreb. Accommodation in the hotel (bed & breakfast).
Morning free for visit of Zagreb. Bus to Plitvice lakes, during the day. Arrival to Plitvice lakes. Overnight in the family pension or in the hotel.
Full day visit of the NP Plitvice lakes (Upper and Lower Lakes). Overnight in the family pension or in the hotel.
A 3h walk to Medvjedzak mountain, ending near the Big Waterfall, at the end of the Lower lakes. Possibility to prolong the walk, according to client’s wishes (circular walk around Kozjak lake, for example). In late afternoon, PRIVATE transfer to Starigrad Paklenica (this is due to unreliable bus connections at Plitvice, especially for Starigrad Paklenica area). Accommodation in the family pension or in the hotel (bed & breakfast).
Circular walk Starigrad Paklenica – village Tomici – below Vidakov Kuk (at 715m) – Ramici – Jurline – Mocila – Starigrad Paklenica; this is a very nice walk, a bit long but not too difficult – it would suite the clients who are keen on walking; they have to do the climb to 715m, which can be hot during the warmer period but the scenery is nice and they pass 2 old villages.
Moderate / 13-14km / + 715m / 5-6h
Whole day visit of Velika Paklenica, the main canyon of the park. Start of the hike from Starigrad and ascent through the canyon, admiring the grand rocky limestone cliffs that rise over 300m (almost 1000 feet) above us.
On the way, possibility to do a 45min ascent to the entrance of Manita Cave, where we organize a guided tour through this beautiful example of the underground world of the Dinaric mountains.
Moderate / 5hrs walk + optional 1h30 for Manita Cave / +450m (or +700m in case of Manita cave) / 14Km
Late afternoon transfer to Biograd na Moru. Overnight in the family pension or in the hotel (bed & breakfast).
Local bus to Sibenik and continue to Skradin and National park of Krka. Visit of the national park. Optional: boat to island of Visovac and to the Roski Slap. In the afternoon, return to Biograd na moru. Accommodation in the family pension or in the hotel (bed & breakfast).
Public bus to Split/Zagreb and flight back.
Transfer time to Split is about 3h. Transfer time to Zagreb is about 4h.