PAKLENICA - NATURE AT ITS FINEST
Situated at 45 minutes drive from Zadar, National Park Paklenica is nested in the southern part of Velebit mountain range. It is the most beautiful mountain range in Croatia. It is also the longest range of Dinaric Alps. Declared a nature park in its entirety, it harbors two national parks, North Velebit and Paklenica. UNESCO declared Velebit as World’s Biosphere Reserve.
Tour length: 4 hours - half day tour (app. walking time 3,5 hours)
Tour length: 6 - 8 hours - whole day tour (app. walking time 4 - 5 hours)
Tour difficulty: easy
- 08:30 - departure from Zadar
- 09:30h - arrival at Starigrad Paklenica
- 09:30 - start of the walking tour
- end of the tour and time of return to Zadar depend on the type of the hiking tour (half day or whole day tour)
PRICING AND BOOKING
WHAT TO BRING
Hiking in national park - outdoor activity for adults and children
HIKING IN NATIONAL PARK
VELIKA PAKLENICA CANYON
Velika Paklenica Canyon is the most famous Croatian climbing site which attracts not only local climbers but climbers all around the world. This canyon is very narrow and deep up to 400m. It stretches from Anića kuk to Marasovići. At some places there are rocks in the canyon that create smal waterfalls and rapids.
This 712m high vertical rock is real challenge for every climber and once you get to the top, as a special prize, you can enjoy the view of the Velebit channel, Sveto brdo and Vaganski vrh. This distinctive feature dominates the whole region and attracts nature lovers.
Velebit is the largest Croatian mountain. It is 145km long and the highest peak is Vaganski vrh (1757m).In 1978. this karst mountain has become Biospfere Reserve due to its bilogical diversity. Whole mountain range is protected nature park and Paklenica and Sjeverni Velebit (North Velebit) are national parks.