Trekking in Krupa Canyon

includes visits to farm and monastery.

About Trekking in Krupa Canyon

Summary

The Zrmanja and Krupa rivers have carved a spectacular canyon and built magnificent waterfalls in what is now the Velebit Mountain Nature Park.

Activity code: PT1106

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: Trekking & sightseeing
Activity Level: Easy / Moderate
Duration of Activity: 3-4 hours
Location: North Dalmatia - Golubici village
Season: April to October

In the heart of Croatian wilderness
Through millennia the Zrmanja and Krupa rivers have carved a spectacular canyon and built magnificent waterfalls in what is now the Velebit Mountain Nature Park. These are two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe with green banks and perfectly clear water. The day will begin with a drive to a little village called Golubic where very few people live nowadays. One of Croatia’s prettiest rivers is probably the tiny Krupa. Located just under the steep slopes of Velebit, this beautiful river stretches from its source all the way through a deep canyon where it meets Zrmanja – another beautiful karst river. After arriving at Golubic village, you'll visit a local sheep and goat farm and after tasting local cheese and drinks, you'll  take a short walk down the hill to Kuda’s Bridge – one of the nicest places in the hinterland of Zadar. Actually, the place is called Deveterci (or Niners) because of 9 small cascades that make the place so magical. Kuda's Bridge was built at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century. Legend says that a young guy called Kuda wanted to be closer to his loved one who lived on the other bank of the river so he built the bridge with 12 arches out of travertine blocks and just as many pillars. The last two arches are now damaged but Kuda's Bridge still stands despite time and high waters in the winter.

No previous experience is needed and even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate. Don’t forget to bring your sun cream, picnic and water. In case of colder weather you'll need to take a long-sleeved shirt. This activity program is a well-balanced mixture of activity, nature and culture: after the trek there will be a stop to visit an Orthodox monastery on the bank of the Krupa.

A peaceful day with the only accompaniment being the sounds of the river and the birds!

DATES of OPERATION:

  • 20 April – 14 June (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • 15 June – 31 August (every day)
  • 01 September – 23 September (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, insurance, local food tasting, 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

    10:00 - arrival at destination – Kastel Zegarski
    10:05 - prepariation for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader
    10:30 - visit to a local sheep and goat farm
    11:30 - trekking along Krupa River and Kuda’s Bridge
    14:00 - visit of an Orthodox monastery
    15:30 - finish the day's adventure back in Kastel Zegarski
    16:00 - departure

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