Rafting on Zrmanja River

Excursion from Zadar

About Rafting on Zrmanja River

Summary

The Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear, warm water, spectacular canyons with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginners but their scenery makes them very exciting

Activity code: PT1122

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: Rafting, swimming
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration of Activity: 4-5 hours
Location: North Dalmatia, Kastel Zegarski
Season: April to October

Paddle your way along a beautiful river!

The Zrmanja and Krupa are among the most beautiful rivers in Europe: perfectly clear, warm water, spectacular canyons with magnificent waterfalls. They are easy and safe enough for beginners. You will see many fish and birds and explore typical karst phenomenon – living travertine waterfalls. The trip begins in Kastel Zegarski, only an hour's drive from Zadar. You will quickly learn how to paddle as you slowly enter the canyon. After the first hour of paddling down easy rapids you will – if time and weather permit – visit the beautiful Krupa waterfalls and swim under them. More waterfalls and rapids await as you continue down the Zrmanja towards Muskovci where the trip ends. At the end of the trip you can enjoy refreshments at a nearby restaurant (optional) or take a picnic of your own.

No previous rafting experience is needed so even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate. You will use professional SOTAR rafting boats, which take a maximum of 8 people, with a trained guide in each boat. You will get a life jacket, a paddle and a helmet, plus long neoprene suits and rain jackets 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, T-shirt, spare socks and sandals (or sport shoes), a towel, sun cream and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.

DATES of OPERATION:

  • April, May & October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • June – September (every day)

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 2 – Max 30 people per group.

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, national park entry fees, 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

    09:45 - arrival at destination – Kastel Zegarski village
    09:50 - preparation for the trip and safety instructions
    10:00 - begin your journey
    12:00 - picnic break at the big Krupa waterfall
    12:30 - continue down the river Zrmanja
    15:00 - finish the trip at Muskovci village
    15:30 - departure to starting point

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