With a coastline of 1778km and 1185 offshore islands in the Adriatic, Croatia has some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the Mediterranean. The stunning island of Krk is one of the highlights and is a great place to explore on foot. By comparison, the mountainous areas of mainland Croatia are less well-known, but a fantastic network of challenging trails and mountain huts awaits. We spend time in the national parks of Velebit and Paklenica, famous for its spectacular gorges and rock climbing routes. It is hard to imagine a region where you can experience such diverse scenery during a week of walking. The trip finishes in the lovely coastal town of Trogir, where we stay in the fascinating old walled town.
Day 1: Start Zagreb. Three hour transfer to island of Krk.
Day 2: Walk from Punat to Obzova peak on island of Krk, with superb coastal views.
Day 3: From the pretty town of Banska we walk through the stunning 'Moon Plateau' to the peak of Hlam (461m).
Day 4: Free morning. Transfer to Oltari Pass on mainland. Walk in North Velebit N.P. ascending to Zavizan mountain hut where we overnight.
Day 5: Walk famous Premuziceva Trail from Zavizan to Alan mountain hut. Transfer to Baske Ostarije.
Day 6: Circular walk via the three valleys of Crni Dabar, Ravni Dabar and Dosen Dabar. Drive to Starigrad Paklenica.
Day 7: Velika Paklenica N.P. gorge walk via the Mirila graves and Tomici Village. Transfer to Trogir in time to explore this lovely UNESCO town before dinner.
Day 8: Tour ends in Trogir.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Tour cost for 2011:
* May, 22 - 29 and September 25 - October 02: $1230 p/p
* June 26 - July 03 and September, 04 - 11: $1330 p/p
- Optional Single Supplement from $189.60.
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