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Croatia: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Duration: 8 days
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Croatia is home to some of the most beautiful national parks, waterfalls and mountains in Europe.

Many of its most stunning natural features can be found in and around Paklenica National Park, so this is the perfect spot for an eight-day active adventure. Get your heart pumping as you hike, bike and kayak among some of the country’s most gorgeous surrounds, including Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Velebit Mountain Range. There’s also plenty of time to enjoy fresh, local cuisine, see the sights and enjoy some down time along the sparking Adriatic Sea.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Ride into the heart of Paklenica National Park – a place where the mountains meet the sea, where deep gorges, lush forests and lost villages wait to be explored.
  • Hike through the Velebit Mountain Range, right to the edge of the Velika Paklenica Canyon for some of the most magnificent views of the park. The lush landscape is a result of the pure spring water that flows through the area.
  • Sea kayak on the silken blue waters of the Adriatic with dramatic mountains as your backdrop. With expert guides, you’ll follow the coast to the fishing hamlet of Vinjerac, stopping along the way for scenic photo ops, lunch and a couple of swims.
  • Stroll through the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice Lakes National Park – home to numerous lakes and waterfalls that look almost unreal.
  • Enjoy a free day to take on your favourite activity – maybe head out on a canoe safari or a whitewater rafting adventure, taking you from Kastel Zegarski to waterfalls, narrow valleys and steep-sided canyons to Obrovac.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.
Start
Zadar
Finish
Starigrad Paklenica
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
Min 1, Max 12
Activity
Cycle & Bike, Hiking & Trekking, Kayaking, Mixed Activity
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Saturday

15 June 2024

To

Saturday

22 June 2024

From

Saturday

21 September 2024

To

Saturday

28 September 2024

From

Saturday

10 May 2025

To

Saturday

17 May 2025

From

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14 June 2025

To

Saturday

21 June 2025

From

Saturday

26 July 2025

To

Saturday

2 August 2025

From

Saturday

9 August 2025

To

Saturday

16 August 2025

From

Saturday

6 September 2025

To

Saturday

13 September 2025

From

Saturday

20 September 2025

To

Saturday

27 September 2025

From

Saturday

9 May 2026

To

Saturday

16 May 2026

From

Saturday

13 June 2026

To

Saturday

20 June 2026

From

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25 July 2026

To

Saturday

1 August 2026

From

Saturday

8 August 2026

To

Saturday

15 August 2026

From

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5 September 2026

To

Saturday

12 September 2026

From

Saturday

19 September 2026

To

Saturday

26 September 2026

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

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What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinners and 0 lunches
  • Hostel (1 night), Local apartments (6 nights)
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Bicycle , Kayak , On foot
  • Guided Hike in Paklenica National Park
  • Mountain Biking in or around Paklenica National Park
  • Plitvice Lakes – National Park Visit
  • Sea Kayaking Excursion on Paklenica Bay

Trip notes

Price

From £1485 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Hostel (1 night), Local apartments (6 nights)

Accommodation notes

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we’re arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn’t always possible which means we won’t be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
The style of accommodation indicated is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

TWIN SHARE BASIS
Accommodation on this trip is on a twin share basis.

CHECK-IN TIME
On your arrival day rooms should be ready for you at 2pm.

PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
If you’ve purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.

FACILITIES
Your accommodation is in local apartments and all the rooms have their own bathrooms , but do not have air-conditioning.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 dinners and 0 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

While travelling with us you’ll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There’s no obligation to do this though.

VEGETARIANS
Vegetarians might find the menu selection in Europe less varied than they would see at home. Vegetarianism is not as common in this region and generally the choices are basic, involving vegetables, soups, salads, bread, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, eggs etc. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets. Wherever possible we will cater for dietary needs for any included meals, but there may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own.

BREAKFASTS
There are some continental breakfasts included on this trip which may simply include bread/toast or pastries, butter, jam, coffee/tea/juice (or similar).

Who is this trip for?

Is this trip right for you

This is an active trip packed with activities such as cycling, kayaking and trekking. To fully enjoy it, you’ll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the water-based experiences, you’ll need to be a confident swimmer.

Because the itinerary is packed with lots of exciting activities this trip involves some early starts and long days.

Starigrad Paklenica, the base for this trip from Day 2, is located approximately 150 km north-west of Split, and 50 km north of Zadar. Arrival transfers to the starting location in Zadar are available for purchase from the airports of both cities.

You’ll be staying in local apartments in Starigrad Paklenica, all of which have private facilities.

Transport notes

ARRIVAL TRANSFER
Arrival transfers to the starting location in Zadar are available for purchase from the airports of both Split and Zadar Airports.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Starigrad Paklenica, the base for this trip from day 2, is located approximately 150 kilometres north-west of Split, and 50 kilometres north of Zadar. A departure transfer is not included in the trip price, but can be booked at an additional cost.

Additional notes

Covid-19

Health related to Covid-19. This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you and be aware that the note below was relevant at the time of writing but may have changed. Thanks!

Is this trip right for you

This is an active trip packed with activities such as cycling, kayaking and trekking. To fully enjoy it, you’ll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the water-based experiences, you’ll need to be a confident swimmer.

Because the itinerary is packed with lots of exciting activities this trip involves some early starts and long days.

Starigrad Paklenica, the base for this trip from Day 2, is located approximately 150 km north-west of Split, and 50 km north of Zadar. Arrival transfers to the starting location in Zadar are available for purchase from the airports of both cities.

You’ll be staying in local apartments in Starigrad Paklenica, all of which have private facilities.

Health

GENERAL HEALTH
All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. For the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others, if you are unwell prior to travelling, please stay at home and contact us to make alternative arrangements.

When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the assessment of our group leader or local representative a traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements in their original packaging as they may not easily be obtained while travelling. If you are carrying medication, ensure you check your government’s foreign travel advice for any local restrictions or requirements. 

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
The beauty of our style of travel is that it caters to travellers who are travelling solo and who want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

On our trips rooming is organised on a twin-share basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports.

As a responsible tour operator, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. In the case that your gender identity differs from what is indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you.

We also have an optional single supplement available on most trips for travellers who prefer to have their own room. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will be on a single room basis.

On a small selection of itineraries some accommodations are booked on an open gender, multi-share basis (for example on a felucca in Egypt or an overnight train in Vietnam). In those instances it will clearly be stated in our Essential Trip Information prior to booking and travelling.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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