- Duration: 6 days
- Location: Paklenica National Park, North Velebit National Park,Zadar
- Activity level: Moderate
- Activities: Hikking, Caving
Day 1, Saturday:
Arrival, transfer to our hotel or pension in Paklenica region. Welcome drink, dinner.
Day 2, Sunday: 6 to 7 hours hiking, up 800 m.
We head to Paklenica NP and enter it through its "main entrance", the Velika Paklenica creek. It begins with a fantastic rocky canyon and while going up along the torrent we will see the vegetation changes. Progressively, the Mediterranean one gives more space to pine and beech forests.
Passing the hamlet of Jurline and its hive we will continue towards Velika Mocila and Brezimenjaca to finally get in the hamlet of Ramici where our hosts will be waiting for us for dinner. We will lodge there in an old typical shepherd house. It is also possible to chose a more strenuous hiking by entering though the Mala Paklenica creek.
Day 3, Monday: 5 to 6 hours hiking, up 400 m.
On the second day, many itineraries are possible, we will agree together and chose the one that suits us the most. At the end of the day, we will drive to North Velebit National Park region, dinner and lodging in hotel or pension.
Day 4, Tuesday: 7 hours hiking, up 400 m.
As a start for our hiking day, we will first have a little loop in the Balinovac botanical reserve, it is famous for its outstanding collection of species of the mountain flora. We will continue on the Premuzic trail. the path runs through the most beautiful and interesting part of the park such as Haducki and Rozanski ledges strict reserve. Threading through them is only allowed passing the Premuzic trail. The peaks surrounding the trail offer magnificent views of the Adriatic and the islands. At the end of the day, dinner and lodging in the Careva Kuca mountain house.
Day 5, Wednesday: 5 to 6 hours hiking, down 1350 m.
On that day, we will go from the beautiful Lubenovac basin through the valley to Alan pass from where we will go all the way down to the sea and Zavratnica Bay, the most beautiful along the coast of Velebit mountain. The bay is 1 km long with sides up to 200 meters high. It was declared a geomorphological monument of nature. At the end of the day, we will drive back to our lodging in Paklenica region.
Day 6, Thursday:
After breakfast and before going to the millennial city of Zadar, we will stop for a "cave adventure" in the 830 meters long Modric cave: Our speleo guide will lead us through secret labyrinths and narrow passages to spectacular halls where strange host await us: pipe organs, cuttlefishes, crabs, fairies... The list of surprises nature and imagination can provide under the light of carbide lamps is practically unlimited. After those fascinating 2 hours we'll continue towards Zadar where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will be free to visit the old town or simply go to the beach. At the end of the day, transfer to the airport for those who are leaving.
Prices on request.
The price includes:
All meals from dinner of day 1 to lunch of day 6. Transportation in air conditioned vehicle. 3 nights in hotel or pension, 2 nights in mountain houses. National parks entrance fees. Caving and needed equipment and guide. Hiking leader. Insurance in case of injury. Zadar or Split airport transfers.
The price does not include:
Transportation to Croatia, drinks, tips and personal expenses such as souvenirs, etc.