Kayaking in Mreznica Canyon

Paddle through the Gorge

About Kayaking in Mreznica Canyon

Summary

Mreznica Canyon Kayaking takes you through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters it for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects.

Activity code: PT1120

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: River kayaking
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration of Activity: 3-4 hours
Location: Central Croatia - Upper canyon of Mreznica River
Season: April to October

Paddle your way through a beautiful gorge!

To reach the upper canyon of Mreznica between Primislje and Trzic, the most beautiful part of the river right in the wilderness, you need a little more effort. Mreznica Canyon Kayaking takes you through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters it for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. You will pass cliffs of carved white rocks, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, strong freshwater springs and pools of water which are great for swimming in summer. The second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m) is a magical place ideal for swimming and a picnic.

No previous kayaking experience is needed and even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate. Two-person sit-on-top kayaks are used which are easy and safe to navigate. You will get a life jacket, a helmet and a paddle, plus long neoprene suit and a rain jacket in case of cold weather. Waterproof containers are available for personal items (camera, drinks, etc.). Don’t forget to bring shorts or a bathing suit, a T-shirt, water shoes, a  towel, spare clothes, sun cream, picnic and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.

DATES of OPERATION:

  • 20 April – 14 June (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • 15 June – 14 September (every day)
  • 15 September – 15 October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Other dates on request.

Weather: the summers are typically warm and sunny.  From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Group size: Min 4 – Max 16 people per group.
Note: if the group has less than 4 people signed up and you still wish to do the trip rather than cancel, a supplement is applicable.

Cancellation: In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the activity will be rescheduled for a day or two after the date booked, if possible. If  rescheduling is not possible, payment will be refunded in full.

What's Included: guide, use of necessary equipment, insurance, secure parking for personal cars at the start point, return transfer from end point back to your personal vehicle.

Additional Transfers: on request

Itinerary

  • SHORT ITINERARY

    09:30 - arrival at meeting point – Grabovac campsite
    10:00 - transfer to the starting point
    10:30 - preparing for the trip; safety instructions provided by trip leader
    11:00 - start adventure
    13:00 - picnic break at big waterfall
    13:30 - continue down the river
    15:00 - finish your day's activity
    15:30 - transfer back to Grabovac campsite and optional refreshments
    16:00 - end of excursion

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