Day 1: Arrival in Opatija, meeting with guide and presentation of program. Dinner and overnight. Possibility to organise transfer from any airport/bus/train station to hotel.
Day 2: Natural Park Ucka. Due to its outstanding natural characteristics, Ucka mountain and a part of Cicarija massif, with a total area of 146 km2, were proclaimed a nature reserve park in 1999. The length of this mountain range is 20 kilometres, and between 4 – 9 kilometres in width. The eastern slopes of Ucka are mostly covered by forest and are descend sharply towards the sea. The western side along the main ridge with its height approximately 300 metres below the peak is unusually steep, after which the ground unfolds into raised terrace of the continental Istria. Breakfast, dinner and overnight in hotel 3* in Lovran. Difference in high: 1200 m. Hiking: 4-5 hours.
Day 3: National Park Risnjak. After breakfast 40 minutes transfer to mountain massif Risnjak, was proclaimed a national park in 1953. It offers walking tours through intact nature, along marked pathways away from civilisation where you have an opportunity for a pleasant and relaxing holiday. A great number of unique geographical, geological, biological and climatic phenomena are found in a comparatively small, easily accessible area. We should point out ten different wooded areas, fifty-one bird species, many mammals, a highly educational pathway Leska, Veliki Risnjak peak (1528 m) as one of the most beautiful Croatian gazebos. After hiking 1,5 hour transfer to next destination - Northern Velebit national park. Dinner and overnight in mountain hut Zavižan. Difference in high: 400 m. Hiking: 5-6 hours.
Day 4: National Park North Velebit. After breakfast we will hike the most famous and widely known is the Premužić's trail, named after its constructor, the BSc forestry Ante Premužić who built it in the late 1933. The Park covers the surface of 109 km2, and inside there is the Hajdučki & Rožanski Ledges Strict Reserve, famous for its geomorphological phenomena - the pits. Until now, there are more than 150 pits discovered, out of which the most famous is Luke's pit, discovered in 1992. Inside the reserve there is a widely known Velebit Botany Garden, founded by the pharmacology professor Fran Kušan in 1967. The path runs through the most beautiful and the most interesting parts of the park. After hike 1,5 hour transfer to Starigrad Paklenica. Dinner and overnight in hotel 3*. Difference in high: 336 m. Hiking: 5-6 hours.
Day 6: National Park Paklenica. Breakfast, hiking through Mala Paklenica Canyon, the dry riverbed, toward Njive Lekine and Grabove doline (the old villages of Jurline and Škiljići) up to Velika Paklenica. Mala Paklenica, a national park on the southern side of Velebit, the largest mountain massif of Croatia. Two impressive canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, vertically cut into the mountain from the sea to the peaks are the main attraction of the park; Dinner and overnight in mountain hut Paklenica. Difference in high: 650 m. Hiking: 5-6 hours.
Day 6: National Park Paklenica. After breakfast we will descent towards Starigrad. There are several unusual carstic forms, several caves, and extremely rich and varied flora and fauna; monumental steep rock Anica kuk is the most popular destination for Croatian alpinists training. In afternoon free time for relax on the beach. Dinner and overnight in hotel 3* in Starigrad Paklenica. Difference in high: 650 m. Hiking: 2-3 hours.
Day 7: National Park Plitvice Lakes. Breakfast, 1,5 hour trasnfer to next destination - Plitvice lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. The sixteen lakes, connected by waterfalls, cascade through the picturesque surrounding. Plitvice Lakes were declared a national park in 1949. A guided tour of the park lasts about 5 hours including panoramic train, boat and a hiking tour. Dinner and overnight in hotel 3* in Plitvice area.
Difference in high: 150 m. Hiking: 4 hours.
Day 8: Zagreb. After breakfast transfer to Zagreb. On the way we will stop in a water mill village Rastoke, wheregreen water of the Slunjčica river rushes steeply into Korana river over a number of travertine barriers and waterfalls. Afternoon we will spend in Zagreb, captial of Croatia, including the fortified Upper Town, the city's historical center, St. Mark's Church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theater and the University. Celebrating dinner will be organized in local tavern. Overnight in hotel 4* in Zagreb.
Day 9: Departure. After breakfast departure.
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