If there was ever a morning for you to get up early, this is that morning. Our small expedition leads us into NP Paklenica, the most famous hiking and rock climbing National Park in Croatia. It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area.
The relatively small area has an abundance of exceptional diversity of geomorphologic phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature. Having adapted to the geographic and climatic environment, the residents mostly engaged in nomad stock herding, which is confirmed by mountain shepherd residences. The fact that many people stayed in mountain residences in summertime is reflected in the ruins of numerous sacral buildings: churches, chapels, altars, holy hills and measures.
The name Paklenica probably derives from black pine sap called “paklina”, which the locals used in traditional medicine, for wound treatment, for light and for coating of wooden boats. Hiking is the only way to really get to know Paklenica.
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.
– Use of necessary equipment
– NP entrance fees
– Transfer: on request
The meeting point is Starigrad Paklenica town, on the reception of the NP entrance, at 10am.
Location: North Dalmatia, Starigrad Paklenica
Distance: Zadar (58 km), Split (169 km)
Day activities: trekking, walking
Duration: 4-5 hours
Start: 10.00 h, Starigrad Paklenica
End: 15.00 h, Starigrad Paklenica
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.