Through milleniums Zrmanja and Krupa rivers in the Velebit Mountain Nature Park have carved a spectacular canyon and built magnificent waterfalls. These are two of the most beautiful rivers in Europe with green banks and perfectly clear water.
We start our day with a van drive to a little village called Golubici where very few people live nowadays. One of Croatia’s prettiest rivers is probably exactly tiny Krupa. Located just under the steep slopes of Velebit, this beautiful river stretches from the lovely spring all the way through a deep canyon where it meets Zrmanja – another beautiful karst river.
Arriving to Golubic village we visit a local sheep and goat farm. After tasting local cheese and drinks we take a short walk down the hill to Kudin most – or The Bridge of Kuda – is one of the nicest places in the hinterland of Zadar. Actually, the place is call Deveterci for the 9 small cascades that make the place so magical. Kudin bridge has been built at the turn of the 18th to 19th century. Legend says that a young guy called Kuda wanted to be closer to his loved one at the other bank of the river. So he built the bridge from 12 arches out of travertine blocks, and just as many pillars. The last two arches are now damaged but Kudin bridge still stands despite time and high waters in the winter. After the hike we will stop and visit the Orthodox monastery on the Krupa river bank. Only the sound of river and birds. Magical!
No previous experience is needed and even children from 6 years old accompanied by parents can participate. Don’t forget to bring your sun cream, picnic and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt. This activity program is a well balanced mixture of activity, nature and culture.
Min 4 – max 16 persons per group; larger groups are on request.
Note: if the departure has less than 4 persons signed up and the clients still want to do the trip rather than cancel we charge 20% extra
– Entrance fee
– Transfer: on request
Meeting is at 10am in Kastel Zegarski village. Here are the road directions: From Zadar follow directions Smilcic – Obrovac, and stay on that main road till Obrovac, once on the big crossroad DO NOT TURN down to the town Obroavac but continue straight towards Kastel Zegarski once there just follow the signs RAFTREK to the start. From Zadar it takes about 1 hour.
GPS: N 44° 9′ 42.72″ E 15° 50′ 54.90″
Location: North Dalmatia, Kastel Zegarski
Distance: Zadar (58 km), Split (169 km),
Day activities: trekking, walking
Difficulty: easy / moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Start: 10.00 h, Kastel Zegarski
End: 15.00 h, Kastel Zegarski
Weather – the summers are typically warm and sunny. From April to November 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.