Hiking through 5 National Parks in Croatia; experiencing traditional Croatian cuisine and hospitality.
Activity code: CR-TR02
Difficulty: Easy hiking, mostly on National Park prepared paths.
Duration: 8 Days
Croatia - where the Mediterranean, the mountains and the Pannonian plains come together in a unique blend of natural beauty; within just a hundred kilometers you can experience a diverse range of landscapes. Although a small country, Croatia has a rich variety of beautiful landscapes and preserved natural areas from mountains to plains, from rivers to sea with a long and rich history. Croatia is alive with well-preserved old towns, castles, palaces, monuments and architecture. Together with the traditional folklore, art and music, Croatia is a unique and exotic place to discover including its eight main National Parks: NP Brijuni, NP Risnjak, NP Plitvice Lakes, NP North Velebit, NP Paklenica, NP Kornati Islands, NP Krka River and NP Mljet Island.
This trip provides an unforgettable hiking adventure in five of those National Parks for flexible, energetic people who like to be active, have an adventurous spirit and a positive attitude. The combination of hiking through national parks, scenery and cultural immersion makes this journey a unique experience of Croatia.
- Any date between May 15th and September 25th
- Preferably saturday start day
- Other dates upon request
Activities: Hiking, walking and sightseeing are included in the program as everyday activities and are suitable for people of all ages who live an active life. Croatia has pleasant temperatures in summer and the routes do not use dangerous paths or those which are too physically demanding. Although, while exploring the National Parks please make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes.
Activity level: Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. The daily schedule is a mixture of walking, swimming, sightseeing and exploring. The combination of activity, scenery and cultural immersion makes this journey a unique and unforgettable experience.
Group size: Min 4 – Max 16 persons per group.
Minimum child age: from 12 years, must be accompanied by an adult.
Accommodation: is arranged in small family-run hotels or private guest houses located outside the popular tourist areas. This will make your experience of Croatia even more complete. Accommodation is provided in the following places on this tour - in the Zeleni Kut hotel on the bank of the Mreznica River (days 1 & 2); by the families of Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley surrounding both sides of the river in Plitvice Lakes National Park (days 3, 4 & 5) and in Skradinski Buk hotel in Skradin (days 6 & 7).
Meals: The meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats, breads and pastries, pastas and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favourite protein snacks.
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.
NB. This itinerary can be subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our guides and tour leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for you without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations.