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TREKKING

We have distanced ourselves so much from nature that walking has become a recreational activity. Walking enables us to strengthen our muscles that have relaxed due to long office hours, car use or time spent on the sofa. Get back to yourself through walking on footpaths that lead across stunning areas. Choose the ideal footpath by the sea, across scented lavender fields, olive groves, orchards, grasslands, rocks, in the shade or take the full trekking equipment on demanding paths. Trekking is divided into various difficulty levels to suit different groups of people.




LOCATIONS:

BELI - Cres

BELI - SREDNJI - NISKA - JAMA ČAMPARI - BELI
- 6 hours /medium difficulty / min. 2 persons

Duration: 6 hours - includes expert guide 8 € Tour TRAMUNTANA forest:
Preferred activities for most visitors of the island. By walking and trekking on this island we get a sense of physical and mental rest. Mediterranean vegetation with its rich scent and light breeze by the sea will relax you from all tensions. We recommend the following route: The magical forest Tramuntana – the starting point is Beli and you walk towards the forest. In Tramuntana you follow the educational ecological footpath - the Red path – where you can encounter The exhibition of history and art comprised of 21 sculptures -work of the academic sculptor Ljubo de Karina, carved verses and philosophical thoughts of the poet Andre Vido Mihacic and the word “Tramuntana” written in Glagolitic script. Various deserted villages can be found in the forest which resemble ethnological museums in the open air and can be used as venues for various activities. There are also 7 labyrinths along the way - 4 hours / level: easy 9 € Labirinth in TRAMUNTANA
Parts of the path Tramuntana were made so that contact between man and nature can be made. The walk through the labyrinth is a meditation in movement that brings back the balance and tranquillity of the mind. Before entering the labyrinth it is advisable to dedicate the walk to a topic, a question or a situation about which you would like to get more information. The labyrinth, metaphors of the paths of life, special places where you can encounter yourself and the other creatures of nature. Deep in the nature, the labyrinths get a new context. In the woods there are seven of them, each of them carrying its name and symbolic.

Tara Labirinth
Tara, in Tibetan means a star which releases.

Rusalka Labirinth
Dedicated to the water fairies Rusalkas who, according to the old Croatian mythology, in the nights of the new moon, dance on the glades of the forests.

Ishtar Labirinth
Dedicated to the goddess of love and fertility in the times of the Babylonian and Assyrian peoples. Ishtar, according to Hopi Indians is the symbol of Mother Earth.

Oziriso Labirinth
Najmanji labirint, namijenjen djeci, posvećen staroegipatskom bogu prirode.

Vesna Labyrinth
Enlarged replica of the labyrinth of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres in France. It is dedicated to the old Croatian goddess of spring Vesna, who balances the heart, the mind and kindness.

LUBENICE
Beneath the town of Lubenice there is the well known beach with turquoise sea, ranked 8th of the 50 most beautiful beaches in the world. The magnificent view from the steep cliffs discovers the wonderful white gravel beach which you can reach by discending a steep footpath. This path is very popular, and of moderate intensity. The reward is priceless: swimming in the christalline waters of the Adriatic Sea. For the descent you will need approximately 40 minutes, and for the return 1 hr and 15 to 20 minutes - 5 hours (2 hours walking + swimming and sunbathing) / moderate intensity

PULA - Walk through the forest park Sijana

The park forest Sijana is situated only two kilometres from Pula’s city centre. The narrow winding paths are ideal for walking and trekking enthusiasts. The Sijana park forest covers an area of 152 square metres and it is characteristic for its examples of deciduous trees and conifers. There is a legend that is connected with the Sijana park. On Good Friday of 1271, members of the wealthy Castropola family of Pula were killed by the conspirators. The loyal servant only managed to save the son of the family and hide him in the Franciscan monastery where he was brought up. Later, to show his gratitude, the grown up son gave the park Sijana to the monastery. At the beginning of 20th century it was named Kaiserwald (The Imperial Forest), and used as leisure and recreation grounds of the Austro-Hungarian gentry and army - Expert guide (minimum 25 pax) Price: 7 € (children up to 15 years of age 3 €)

PLITVICE LAKES National Park - trekking

Programme - visit A
Starts at the northern entrance to the Park (entrance no.1). The circular sightseeing includes the Great cascade (Veliki slap)– the biggest cascade of the Plitvice lakes and the biggest one in Croatia, Supljara cave, and from the view on the eastern and western sight of the kanyon of the Lower lakes (Donja jezera) you can see the lakes Novakovica brod, Kaluderovac, Gavanovac and Milanovac. The farthest point of the programme is the motel/restaurant Kozjacka draga on the lakeshore of Kozjak, where is the gathering point for the return - 2-3 hours / walking

Programme visit - B
It starts in the northern entrance to the Park (entrance nr 1). The circular sightseeing includes the walk through the limestone of Donja jezera canyon, trip by electric boat on the biggest lake – the Kozjak lake, ride by the panoramic train and a walk from the top of the easern side of the canyon to the starting point at the entrance no 1. The programme includes the visit to the impressive Big cascade (Veliki slap) and Sastavke, beautiful teal coloured lakes Novakovica brod, Kaluderovac, Gavanovac and Milanovac as well as the vastness of the Kozjak lake - 3-4 hours / walk, electric boat, panoramic train

Programme visit - C
It starts at the northern entrance to the Park (entrance no 1). The circular sightseeing includes the area of the Lower and Upper Lakes (Donja i Gornja jezera). The programme combines walk, ride on an electric boat and ends with a return by the panoramic train. Enjoy in the beauty of the most beautiful cascades (Veliki slap, Veliki and Mali prstavac), as well as in the numerous smaller cascades and the lakes. - 4-6 hours / walk, electric boat, panoramic train

Programme - visit E
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). The circular sightseeing includes the area of the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera). The programme includes a walk and a short trip by the boat across the Kozjak lake and the return on the panoramic train. Experience the idyllic beauty of the vast and calm Upper lakes, forest shores and the most attractive cascades – Veliki and Mali prstavci, as well as numerous smaller cascades - 2-3 hours / walk, electric boat, panoramic train

Programme - visit F
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). After a short walk, the circular sightseeing continues with a ride across the Kozjak lake on an electric boat, and then follows a walk along the limestone Donja jezera canyon to Veliki slap (The Big Cascade). From Veliki slap to the train station there is a steep serpentine that leads to the eastern part of the canyon from where you have numerous unforgettable views on the crystalline teal coloured lakes and high nearby cliffs. The return to the starting point is by the panoramic train. - 3-4 hours / walk, electric boat, panoramic train

Programme - visit H
It starts at the southern entrance to the Park (entrance no 2). The short walk is followed by a ride on a panoramic train. The circular sightseeing continues with a walk along the Gornja jezera (Upper lakes), ride on an electric boat across the Kozjak lake, walk down the Donja jezera canyon, to the Big cascade (Veliki slap), walk along the eastern side of the canyon and a repeated ride on a panoramic train. This programme offers you to enjoy the beauty of the whole lake region of the Park. - 4-6 hours / walk, electric boat, panoramic train

Programme - visit K1
It starts at the northern entrance (entrance no 1) and enables the tour of the whole area of the Park. The programme includes the visit to the Great cascade (Veliki slap), walk on top of the western side of the canyon and the western side of the Kozjak lake, and then the path ascends to the plain Stubica where from Tomiceva pogledala you will have a most beautiful view on Ciginovac and the vastness of the Proscansko lake. Upon return you will enjoy walking along the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera) and the eastern lakeshore of Kozjak which you will reach in a short boat trip. The programme continues with a short walk on the top of the eastern side of Donja jezera canyon, till you reach the starting point at the entrance no 1. - 6-8 hours / walk

Program obilaska K2
It starts at the southern entrance (entrance no 2) and includes the visit to the whole lakeside area of the Park on foot. The programme consists of a walk on the eastern side of the lakeshore of the Kozjak lake; it then ascends to the top of the eastern slope of the Donja jezera canyon all the way to the Big cascade (Veliki slap). Upon return you will enjoy the tour of the top western slope of the canyon along the western shore of the Kozjak lake, and then follow the footpath to the elevated plain of Stubica where from Tomiceva pogledala you can have a most wonderful view on Ciganovac and the vastness of the Proscansko lake. While descending from Stubica, the walk continues along the Upper lakes (Gornja jezera) and then follows the short boat trip across the Kozjak lake, and arrival to the starting point (entrance no 2). - 6-8 hours / walk Ticket prices:
adult: 01. 11. - 31. 03. - 11 €
adult: 01. 04. - 31. 10. - 15 €
children 7 - 18 yrs: 01. 11. - 31. 03. - 5 €
children 7 - 18 yrs: 01. 04. - 31. 10. - 7 €

PAKLENICA National Park - Hiking / Mountaineering

Hiking – Mountaineering - is the only way to really get to know Paklenica. The Park area contains approximately 150-200 km of trails and roads - from tourism trails which lead from the Velika Paklenica Canyon to the Manita Pec cave, the Lugarnica forestry house and the mountain huts, to the real mountaineering trails that lead to the highest peaks of Velebit.

Trail 1.
VELIKA PAKLENICA - ANIĆ LUKA - LUGARNICA - Mountain Hut PAKLENICA
Paklenica Mountain Hut Points of interest: Paklenica mills, Velika Paklenica canyon, karst formations, flora and fauna of the karst area, waterfalls, boulders and cliffs like Anica kuk, Lugarnica forestry house, mountain hut at the foot of Paklenica, mountain villages Parici and Ramići.
- difficulty: 1.5 / 5 / duration: 2 hours’ walk / altitude difference: 400 m

Trail 2.
VELIKA PAKLENICA - ANIĆ LUKA - MANITA PEĆ
Points of interest: panoramic views on the cliff Anica kuk, Juras head and Manita pec (The Tooth of Manita Pec), Manita Pec Cave.
- difficulty: 2/5 / duration: 1,5 sati / altitude difference: 450 m

Trail 3.
MANITA PEĆ - ZORIN KUK - VIDAKOV KUK TOMIĆI - STARIGRAD
Points of interest: karst rock formations, panoramic views, karst flora and fauna.
- difficulty: 4/5 / duration: 3 hours’ walk / altitude difference: 300 m

Trail 4.
Circle walk: entrance V. PAKLENICA – ANIĆA LUKA - GRABOVE DOLINE - NJIVE LEKINE - MALA PAKLENICA - SELINE (or the other way around) Points of interest: Velika Paklenica Canyon, European black pine and common beech forests, Vodarica cave, Kapljarka cave, karst formations, Mala Paklenica canyon. - difficulty: 4/5 / duration: 6 hours’ walk / altitude difference: 650 m
Price upon request

RISNJAK National Park / walking – hiking

Suggestion: Leska educational path
It starts at the very entrance a few minutes’ walk to the west of the main administrative building of the Park, an easy access from Crni Lug. It is ideal for all visitors who would like an easy walk across the forest. Its plan is carried out in such a way that it enables each individual visitor to cover the whole trail on his/her own. The sequence of 23 information boards along a 4.2 km long trail provide a real chance for getting to know the natural and cultural heritage of this national park.

Prijedlog staze: posjet izvoru rijeke Kupe
The source of the river Kupa is one of the unresolved mysteries of this karst area, as it is one of the deepest Croatian wellspring. At the altitude of 321 m above the sea level, the water formed a stunning turquoise lake. The upper flow of the Kupa river is rich in flora and fauna and is named the Wonderful valley of butterflies. This tour is made as a physically less demanding one.

The visit to the source of the Kupa river can be done from two different directions:
a) from the Razloge village where a windy footpath takes you in just 30 minutes to the source of the river. One will need twice as much time to return
b) From Hrvatsko village, across Kupara where the footpath leads next to the river up to the source. This route also takes aprox. 30 minutes. On the way back you can take the right side of the river shore.

Suggestion: The Big Risnjak (1528m)
To mountaineers whose aim is to reach the peaks and enjoy the wonderful views from 1528m at the Bay of Kvarner, Istra and Julian Alps in Slovenia, this will definitely remain a memorable trip. There are several mountain paths, and the closest access is from the entrance Vilje in Gornje Jelenje. There is a partly asphalted road that takes to the area Medvjeda vrata across the southern Mali Risnjak from which there is a stunning view on the whole mountain range of Risnjak as well as the mountain hut.

Suggestion: Snježnik (1.506 m)
This is a more demanding mountaineering path. They say that the view from this peak at 1506m is one of the most beautiful ones in Croatia. You need approximately one hour to reach to Snjeznik from the direction of Platak. The easiest way is from the footpath that takes you from Greben to the top. Upon return, you can choose the route through Grlo which descends to the west of the peak of Snjeznik. Price upon request

National Park NORTHERN VELEBIT - trekking / mountaineering

Premuzic's path
Mountain path is the path that crosses the highest peaks of the northern and central Velebit. It is 57km long. To cover the its first 16 kms takes approximately 8 to 9 hours walk and covers the area of Northern Velebit National Park. The usual direction of the walk is to start from the north towards the central part, from Zavizan mountain hut (1594 m), across the Veliki Alan pass (1412 m) to Ostarijska vrata (927m). Premuzic path got the highest score in the book 50 most beautiful mountain trips in Croatia by Zeljko Poljak. The path is very well marked and provides a relaxing walk. As it doesn’t have steep ascents, it is suitable for people who are not accustomed to regular mountaineering. However, it is worth mentioning that one needs to take appropriate equipment when doing this route.

Trekking tura na KALNIK

The highest peak is Vranilac (643 m). The mountain is approximately 40 km long, and it extends from east to the west. It is 10 km wide. It is widely forested by deciduous trees, whereas the characteristics of its central part are the barren cliffs – the target for a large number of mountaineers, climbers and holiday makers. Educational path – 7 teeth (7 zubi), Kalnicka greda, Vratno, stream Hruskovec. Price upon request

SUGGESTION: ISTRIA - 4 days

ISTRIA - fascinating landscapes, medieval towns which surge in the foggy mornings as if by magic, views on the dormant valleys, intertwined with white footpaths, tales, fables, legends, a rich history and irresistalbe delicacies are all a guarantee of intense pleasure for all senses.
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Four days of Istria will stimulate all your senses. Choose a package and activities by your own preferences and create your unique holiday.
from 378 €

SUGGESTION: CRES - 4 days

CRES je otočki biser Jadrana, pomalo divlji, još uvijek nedovoljno otkriven i prepoznat. Uz otok Krk, najveći je otok Jadrana. Iako otok, na njegovom sjevernom dijelu rastu hrast, kesten i trešnja. Otok krase brojni maslinici i kadulja te oko 1.400 ostalih vrsta biljaka. Ekocentar Caput Insulae udomio je i od izumiranja čuva bjeloglave supove. Na Cresu se gnijezde suri orao (Aquila chrysaetos), škanjac osaš (Pernis apivorus) i slavuj. Ovdje zrak ispunjava šarenilo krila nježnih letača, preko 100 vrsta leptira. Iako na otoku borave čak 23 vrste gmazova (gušteri, zmije i kornjače), nema otrovnih. Cres će vam pružiti puno više od očekivanog. Iznenadit će vas i oduzeti vam dah svojim prirodnim ljepotama. Cres pruža mogućnosti za nova iskustva i spoznaje putem tjelesnih, duhovnih i misaonih puteva. Ovo je idealno mjesto za novu dimenziju odmora. od 2.100 kn

SUGGESTION: ZAGREB, PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK AND LIKA REGION - 4 days

There is a legend about the origin of the name of the town, in which a governor in the ancient times orders the girl Manda to bring some water from the well. He says: “Manda, honey, scoop up!( zagrabi)
And thus Zagreb and Mandusevac were created...

PLITVICE LAKES - The most prominent and visited of the eight national parks in Croatia. It represents a special hydro-geological phenomenon which is breathtaking. Plitvice is a forested mountain region where there are 16 smaller and bigger lakes of crystalline teal colour. The lakes collect water from numerous rivers and streams and are interconnected by cascades and waterfalls. Tuff barriers created 10 000 years ago is the distinctive feature of the Park. Locally known as Plitivce, the Park has become the unavoidable stop for the tourists who come to spend their holidays in Croatia, and it is very often one of the main reasons for coming to Croatia. Mother nature has played its role here in the most fabulous and beautiful way... from 422 €

SUGGESTION: ZADAR AND ŠIBENIK - 4 days

TELAŠĆICA – or Tilagus as it was called in the Middle age, got its name from three lakes conected together making a stunning view. od 303 €

SUGGESTION: ZAGREB - ZAGORJE REGION - 3 days

Holiday on the fields ofZAGORJE, the hills and pastures that are intertwined with the experience of the old, slow way of life. It is nature-oriented, the contact with the animals which you care about and feed, and the cultivation of plants. from 270 €


Locations: Cres, Pula, N. P. Plitvice lakes, N. P. Paklenica, N. P. Risnjak, N. P. Velebit, Kalnik


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