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  1. Croatia
  2. Zadar County
  3. Zadar
  4. Velebit

From Zadar: Hike Velebit Mountain and Zrmanja Canyon

Product ID: 228067
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Get away from the bustle of the city and explore the untouched nature of Velebit mountain nature park in this half day tour. Hike to the peak and enjoy the view from over 3600 feet. Discover emerald green Zrmanja river and its rocky canyon.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike to the top of Velebit mountain and enjoy breathtaking view of Zadar hinterland and archipelago
  • Take outstanding photos of unique limestone landscape and its rough beauty
  • Experience off-road ride by macadam road from 1832 which took 11 years to built trough rough mountain terrain
  • Discover magnificent Zrmanja River and its deep Canyon
Full description
Depart from Zadar and after a 40-minute ride, arrive at your first stop, the viewpoint plateau above Zrmanja Canyon. Zrmanja River flows through the wild and rocky landscape and creates a magnificent canyon.

After a short stop, continue on an off-road ride along a macadam road from the 19th century, nowadays protected Croatian cultural good. This was the first road that connected continental and coastal Croatia region. It is 41 kilometers long and leads to the foothills of Velebit mountain top called Tulo's Rafters. Tulo's Rafters (or Tulove Grede in Croatian) are white limestone cliffs looking like crown rising from the body of a massive mountain peak. From the foothills of Tulo's Rafters, you will start a 1.5-hour hike to the top of the peak.

After reaching the top of Velebit mountain you will have some free time to take in the breathtaking view from more than 3600 feet. If you are feeling adventurous you can climb to the very top of the rocky peak and discover a completely new sight of this mystic mountain and Zadar Country. Later follows a 40 minute descend towards foothills of the peak. From there, depart back towards Zadar to end your tour.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced hiking guide
  • Velebit Nature Park admission
  • Insurance for consequences from injuries
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

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Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Cash
  • Charged Smartphone
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for children under 12
• This tour is not recommended for people with back problems and limited mobility
• Difficulty: moderate (medium demanding)
• Distance climbing: 4921 feet (1500 meters)
• Effective climbing time: 1:20 hours
• Distance descending: 4921 feet (1500 meters)
• Effective descending time: 40 minutes
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Magic Croatia trips and tours

Product ID: 228067