Hiking – Natural wonders of Croatia

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300
Duration 8 days
Availability : Jul - September
Zagreb
Zagreb
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details
  • Medieval city of Zagreb
  • NP Plitvice Lakes
  • NP Paklenica
  • NP Krka

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

Departure & Return Location

Zagreb International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 7 nights, bed & breakfast
  • Day 4 Plitvice Lakes – Starigrad Paklenica
  • Day 6 Starigrad Paklenica – Biograd na moru

Price Excludes

  • all given prices are informative, not contractual, since they are paid to local providers directly
  • Flights to/from Croatia
  • Zagreb airport – Zagreb accommodation. Public bus 6,00 €, taxi 35,00 €.
  • Entrance to the National Park Plitvicka jezera from 14,00 € – 24,00 € depend on the dates of visiting
  • Entrance to the National Park Paklenica from 5,50 € per person to 6,50 € per person depend on the dates of visiting
  • Entrance to the National Park Paklenica from 5,50 € – 6,50 € per person depend on the dates of visiting
  • Optional entrance to Manita cave – 2,60 € per person
  • Entrance to the National Park Krka – from 14,00 € – 24,00 € depend on the dates of visiting from Biograd na Moru to Sibenik town – 5,00 €, one way (DRIVES EVERY DAY)
  • Public bus from Sibenik to Skradin town (at the entrance to the NP Krka) – 3,50 € one way
  • Optional Taxi Biograd na Moru – Skradin – Biograd na Moru, with 5-6h of waiting = 120,00 €
  • All meals and other service not mentioned in the PRICE INCLUDE chapter
  • Travel Insurance.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zagreb, Croatia

Arrival to Zagreb. Accommodation in the hotel (bed & breakfast).

Day 2Zagreb - Plitvicka jezera

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.

Day 3Plitvice lakes

Full day visit of the NP Plitvice lakes (Upper and Lower Lakes). Overnight in the family pension or in the hotel.

Day 4Plitvice lakes - Starigrad Paklenica

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).

Day 5Starigrad Paklenica

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

Day 6Starigrad Paklenica - Biograd na moru

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).

Day 7National park Krka - Biograd na moru

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).

Day 8Departure

Public bus to Split/Zagreb and flight back.
Transfer time to Split is about 3h. Transfer time to Zagreb is about 4h.

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