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An excellent combination of Land, River and Sea activities.

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From price based upon

  • 2 sharing a double/twin room, Half Board
  • Airport transfers and all equipment as described
  • Flights from London Gatwick
  • May departure

This is ideal for energetic people who enjoy being active and have a spirit of adventure.
This schedule is VERY weather dependent and we do recommend previous kayaking experience although this is not required.
If you get tired cycling, you can always hop in the support van.

Activities Rafting, Sea Kayaking, Trekking, Hiking & Cycling
Activity Level Moderate
Location Split and environs
Season 20 May –  30 September
Duration 7 nights – 8 days
Transfers To and from Split Airport or Zadar Airport
Group Size Minimum of 4 to a maximum of 16, singles available
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel Skradinski Buk (or similar)
Meals Breakfast and Dinner (Half Board)

ITINERARY

SkradinDay 1 – Arrival

Arrive into Split and transfer to Skradin, to your room at the 3 star Skradinski Buk Hotel. This is a picturesque town, named after the famous waterfall on the river Krka. It is the oldest Croatian settlement to have town status. Meet in the hotel lobby for dinner, get to know your fellow adventurers, and enjoy a presentation of your programme. Then we’d suggest a walk around this historic town – sample one of the many bars and coffee shops. The hotel itself is totally refurbished and all rooms have air con, mini bar, satellite TV and ensuite bathroom.

Van drive from Split Airport – 60 mins and from Zadar Airport 55 mins.

Day 2 – Sea Kayaking

After breakfast, leave for a day of sea kayaking starting at Zablace, a little village near Sibenik. After a  short introduction to kayaking, we paddle over to the island of Zlarin before going onto the town of the same name. Stop here for a picnic break – before paddling along the coastline where you will see the fortress entry to the town. After a day of paddling you will have the option to take a tour of Sibenik town and to visit famous cathedral.

Kayaking 4 – 5 hours,

Krk_waterfallsDay 3 – Cycling

Following breakfast, take the bikes from Skradin to the famous Skradinski Buk waterfall in Krka National Park. This is the place where the second hydro plant in the world was built. Not that you would know it in the haven of tranquillity. Stop for a swim and a picnic near the waterfall. Then continue cycling to explore the national Park.  On reaching Visovac Lake you change bikes for a boat to take you to Visovac Island to visit the Franciscan Monastery and museum. The boat returns us to the main land and after a short break, it is time to hop back on the bikes for the downhill ride all the way home with a great view over to the Prokljan Lake .

Paklenica Cave

Cycling – 4 – 5 hours – moderate – with van support if required

Day 4 – River Kayaking
An early start today driving towards the little village of Kastel Zegarski to begin the expedition down the magnificent canyons of the Zrmanj and Krupa rivers. Your vessel will be either raft, canoe or sit-on-top kayak, dependent upon river and weather conditions.

Then we depart for an afternoon on the clear warm green rivers, waterfalls, easy rapids, hidden swimming pools and deep sided canyons. Adventure really doesn’t get better than this.

Van drive 45 minutes – kayak/rafting class I/III rapids – 4 – 5 hours

Day 5 – A Day RelaxingPaklenica

This is your ‘lazy day’ where you can choose what you would prefer to do – snooze by the river, swim, play beach volleyball, or join another organised hiking canyoning or climbing trip. Any optional trips will incur an additional local charge of approx euro 50 per person.

Day 6 – Trekking

We suggest an early start for this day – arrive at the Paklenica National Park which is the most famous for trekking and rock climbing.

A relatively small area, is has an abundance of flora and fauna which beautiful views and undisturbed nature.

Hiking is the only way to really get to know Paklenica which was, historically, populated by nomadic mountain shepherds. At the end of this spectacular day, visit Zadar Town which is a walled city complete with central Stradun, being similar in layout to the more famous Dubrovnik.

Van drive 75 mins , Trekking – 3 -4 hours – Sightseeing Zadar – 2 hours

Day 7 – River RaftingRafting

Driving South, come to a small village near to the town of Omis, south of Split. Here we meet the Cetina River with its clear green water, jungle like forests, caves and waterfalls. Cetina is a great river, easy enough for families and absolute beginners. The trip downriver will end at Radman Mills, a traditional restaurant specialising in Dalmatian cuisine. After this (optional and payable locally) lunch, we head towards Split to walk the Riva, the palm tree promenade and have a guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 4th century. Alternatively, visit Trogir, again a UNESCO site, an old town with quaint cobbled winding streets and stone houses of ancient times. (Split or Trogir? Its the choice of the Group !)

Van Drive 90 minutes, Rafting, class II/III 3 hours

Day 8 – Departure

Take leave of Skradin for transfer to Split airport for your trip home, or for transfer to your onward accommodation if you are staying on for longer.

The itinerary is subject to change to make allowance for the Groups overall abilities, preferences, weather, water levels, etc.

Price includes:-

  • Return airport transfers
  • Overnight accommodation on a half board basis (Breakfast and Dinner) Lunch is NOT included
  • In double or twin accommodation with ensuite bathroom
  • Use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, bikes, helmets and all appropriate gear. Neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • 5 days of organised activity
  • All park entrance fees
  • Local Tax
  • Insurance
  • Minimum Age – 8 years
  • Single rooms available on request
  • Meals – food does tend to be heavily focused towards meats, sausages, breads, pastries, pastas and dumplings. Should you have a specific dietary requirement, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be catered for however, we do recommend you bring along your preferred high protein snacks.
  • Return airport transfers
  • accommodation and meals as stated
  • Return direct flight from London Gatwick. Regional flights are available, please ask.

Not included:-

  • Any alcoholic drinks, lunches or picnics during the day.
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional gratuity to your Guide.

Departure dates 2017

20 May – 30 September

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