CROATIA

9 Days & 8 Nights

HIKES AND PEAKS OF CROATIA

Day 1. Zagreb

Rising above city like a guardian is Nature Park Medvednica Mountain (Bear Mountain), the most popular hiking destination for citizens of Zagreb. We’ll hike up to its peak Sljeme (1035m) and visit 13th century castle Medvedgrad on the way. In the late afternoon cultural guide will take us for a tour in old core of Zagreb.

Transfer: Bus

Excursion: hiking on Sljeme, cultural afternoon in Zagreb

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zagreb Meals: B, D

Day 2. Zagreb – NP Risnjak – Delnice

After early breakfast we are leaving hotel and heading west in one of the oldest National Parks in Croatia – Risnjak. It’s a part of a mountain region called Gorski Kotar rich with forest, plant and animal life. Our rout will take us through high beech and silver fir trees up to more than 1500m and one of the most beautiful mountain huts in the area – Schlosser Hut. We’ll spend the night in a hotel in small town Delnice just at the entrance of the Park.

Transfer: Bus

Excursion: hiking in NP Risnjak

Accommodation: 3* hotel Risnjak in Delnice Meals: B, L, D

Day 3. Delnice – Mrežnica – Delnice

One hour drive from Delnice is Donji Zvečaj near Duga Resa where we will prepare for rafting the 15 km long route down Mrežnica river. After lunch you will be able to use opportunity to try yourself in archery or boat sprint race, or just enjoy and rest in a beautiful nature. Return and overnight in Delnice.

Transfer: bus

Excursion: rafting on Mrežnica river

Accommodation: 3* hotel Risnjak in Delnice Meals: B, L, D

Day 4. Delnice – NP Sjeverni Velebit – Zadar

Very early start and drive to the north part of Velebit Mountain. We’ll go on a long hike alongside its ridge on Premužić trail, unique construction allowing visitors to enjoy stunning views of carst formations and vegetation on one side and Adriatic Sea on the other. The trail was designed almost 80 years ago at an average 1500m and it’s considered the most attractive mountaineering destination in Croatia. Drive to Zadar and overnight in a hotel.

Transfer: bus

Excursion: hiking in NP Sjeverni Velebit

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zadar Meals: B, D

Day 5. Zadar – NP Kornati – Zadar

Day activity starts from the hotel beach – we’ll go on a longer boat drive to the hearth of National Park Kornati Islands. It’s a formation of 150 islands with very little vegetation, high cliffs looking towards the open sea and no permanent settlement. Highest point of 250 m doesn’t sound demanding but sharp rocks, sun and no shade will make it challenging enough. We’ll have traditional fish lunch on the boat. After return we’ll visit old town Zadar with history going back more than 2000 years in time of Illyrians and Romans.

Transfer: boat

Excursion: boat drive and hiking on the island

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zadar Meals: B, D

Day 6. Zadar – NP Paklenica – Zadar

Just a half an hour drive from Zadar is National Park Paklenica on the south slopes of Velebit Mountain. Entrance of the park is marked with high limestone cliffs going up to 800m and is the most popular climbing destination in Croatia. Our hike will take us through the canyon to the higher parts of Paklenica which are less visited with tourists. Overnight in Zadar.

Transfer: bus

Excursion: hiking in NP Paklenica

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zadar Meals: B, D

Day 7. Zadar – NP Krka – Zadar

Easy day with morning walk from Skradin to biggest waterfall cascades in Croatia – Skradinski Buk. Its formations ware used to build second hydro plant in the world in 1895, just a few days after hydro plant on Niagara Falls. Beauty and historical richness of Krka River and its area make it “the place to visit” for every guest. Optional visit to old town Šibenik. Return and overnight in Zadar.

Transfer: bus

Excursion: easy hiking in NP Krka

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zadar Meals: B, D

Day 8. Zadar – NP Plitvice – Zagreb

Early morning start and drive north to National Park Plitvice Lakes, the most popular national park of Croatia and one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. Rich green vegetation, crystal blue and green colure of water, numerous waterfalls and sixteen lakes will give this trip spectacular closure which it deserves. Late afternoon – evening arrival in Zagreb

Transfer: bus

Excursion: hiking/walking in NP Plitvice

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zagreb Meals: B, D

Day 9. Zagreb -homeland

After the breakfast bus will transfer you to the airport

Transfer: bus

Excursion: NO

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Zagreb Meals: B

CATEGORY: Easy

 With this program are valid “Explore Serbia” association tour execution rules and general terms of travel. The tour is being organized in cooperation with travel agency “Perzepolis” Zagreb, February 2016.
The organizer reserves the right to the change program – schedule due to objective circumstances.
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