Rivers and Canyons – kayaking, hiking, cycling & swimming in Croatia's national parks and Adriatic islands.
START / FINISH - Split or Zadar.
Activity code: CRHK08
Difficulty: Activity level: moderate
(average level of fitness).
Duration: 8 Days
This fun-packed holiday is a "Best of Dalmatia" multi-activity week and will take you along the Croatian coast and into the country's beautiful national parks (Krka & Paklenica). You will explore some unique areas on foot, by bicycle, from a kayak and from a raft. Our guides will seize every opportunity to steer you away from the busy everyday life ensuring a truly memorable experience which you will cherish for many years to come.
This activity holiday is a well-balanced mixture of activities. It includes rafting on the Cetina River, kayaking down the Zrmanja River, hiking in the Paklenica National Park and cycling in the Krka River National Park. Whilst hiking and cycling you will pass through the most beautiful scenery, including fabulous karst formations; as will kayaking down the rapids of exotic river canyons and rafting through jungle-like forests. This great Croatia active holiday is based in a small picturesque town of Skradin, a unique town on the very edge of the Krka River National Park. The town is famous for its turbulent past and is one of the oldest Croatian towns, with a written history since the time of the Illyrians but received its name during the Roman rule – Scardona. After the Roman Scardona had been ruined and robbed to the very foundations, the Croats rebuilt the town and named it Skradin. Skradin is an attractive town with an authentic stone-built centre. In the immediate vicinity there are numerous attractive places such as the Skradinski and Roski waterfalls, the small island of Visovac with its Franciscan monastery and in the greater Central Dalmatia region many long beaches and pine forests.
- Alternate saturdays in May, June, September; weekly in July & August.
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 program is a combination of kayaking, walking, rafting, swimming, cycling and sightseeing. Previous kayaking experience is recommended, but not required.
Minimum age: 8 years. Discounts for 8 to 12 years (one child only if accompanied by parent in same room; two children can have own room).
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.
Group size: Min 4 – Max 16 per group; larger groups are on request.
Accommodation: The 3* hotel Skradinski Buk is located in Skradin, only 300 meters away from the coast. Skradin is the official river entrance to the Krka River National Park. It is perfectly situated for exploring nearby sites of interest in Sibenik-Knin County. You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and bathroom.
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.