Best of Croatia – Multisport Adventure

This tour will take you to explore the Croatian coast and continental region by bicycle, from a kayak and from a raft.

  • from: 1240 €
  • Departure: Dubrovnik
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Description

Small country for a great holiday!

Best of Croatia Multisport activity holiday will take you along the Croatian coast. All the way to the county’s beautiful continental region, such as Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit some of the most beautiful parts of our country as we start from Dubrovnik and slowly travel north towards Split and Zagreb. Our guides will seize every opportunity to steer you away from the busy everyday life. During the Best of Croatia multisport trip you will be accommodated in 3* hotels with fully equipped rooms and in 2* and 3* private guesthouses in Zaton bay and Korana Village, exploring the local style.

Croatia multisport experience

You will explore different unique areas on foot, by bicycle, from a kayak and from a raft. Sea kayak Kolocep Island, a unique way to explore this beautiful island, its shores and caves. We’ll raft, kayak and canoe on three different rivers: Cetina, Zrmanja and Trebizat. We will cycle in Krka River National Park. Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, plays host to 16 lakes, numerous waterfalls fed by both the Black and White Rivers, as well as seemingly endless forests which make for unique and unforgettable experiences. Therefore Croatia multisport trip ensures a truly memorable experience which you will cherish for many years to come.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival to destination – Dubrovnik

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.

Accommodation: Sipan Island guesthouse; Meals: B, L; Sea Kayaking: 3-4 h, easy/moderate. 

Day 2 – Sea kayaking Kolocep island

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset.

Accommodation: Sipan Island guesthouse; Meals: B, L; Sea Kayaking: 3-4 h, easy/moderate. 

Day 3 – Mostar visit and canoeing on Trebizat river

We have an early start today as we take the first boat back to mainland and head out to Mostar, the cultural and economic center of Herzegovina. The town is over five centuries old and situated between high mountains divided by the Neretva River. Without question the highlight of Mostar is the Old Bridge (Stari Most), which was originally built in 1566 while this area was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Destroyed during the war in 1993 but rebuilt in 2004 in its original form, the Old Bridge is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we will drive to Ljubuski and enjoy a trip on narrow Trebizat River surrounded by lush forests teeming with birds and the stunningly beautiful karst landscape formed by the river over thousands of years. Our tonight’s accommodation is a nice and friendly family-run hotel by the river serving traditional meals and local specialties.

Accommodation: Ljubuski hotel; Meals: B, D; Canoeing: 1 h, class I-II, easy; Drive: 1 h ferry, 2 h to Mostar, 45 min to the Trebizat. 

Day 4 – Rafting on the Cetina River and Split sightseeing

We drive north towards a small village near Omis, where our adventure on the Cetina River begins. Clear green water, jungle-like forests, caves and waterfalls will thrill you and make this rafting trip an unforgettable experience. The Cetina is easy enough for families and absolute beginners. After the rafting trip we continue towards Split and Skradin. In Split you are free to take a walk on its popular palm tree promenade and visit the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 4th century. Later in the afternoon we continue towards Skradin for the evening.

Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Skradin; Meals: B, D; Rafting: class II-III, 2-3 h, easy/moderate; Van ride: 1h30 to the Cetina + 45 min to Split + 1h to Skradin 

Day 5 – National park Krka cycling

Today we will cycle around the Krka National Park which is famous for its fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls. We will start with our bikes from the hotel and continue by local roads to a viewpoint over the Visovac Lake. In the middle of the lake is the Visovac Island with the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac, dating from the 15th century. Today we will enjoy an excellent traditional Dalmatian prosciutto lunch. After cycling, we return to the hotel and enjoy a late afternoon and dinner in Skradin on your own.

Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Skradin; Meals: B, L; Cycling: 3-4 h, easy/moderate 

Day 6 – Zrmanja river kayaking

This kayaking trip is an expedition down the magnificent Wild West-like canyons of the Zrmanja River in Velebit Nature Park. Perfectly clear and green waters, rapids and waterfalls, hidden swimming pools and steep-sided canyons will steal your heart and make this excursion an unforgettable experience. No previous kayaking experience is needed if you can swim. We use open canoes or sit-on-top kayaks for 2 persons with optional child seat. Rafting boats are used during high water season (usually before May and after September, but the water level can vary a lot in spring and in autumn). After an amazing day on the river, we will return to our vans and drive to Korana Village, located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park area.

Accommodation: homestay in Korana village; Meals: B, D; Kayaking: class II-III, 4 h, easy/moderate; Van drive: 1h10 to the Zrmanja River, 2h to Korana village 

Day 7 – National park Plitvice lakes hiking

We start our day walking along the wooden paths and bridges in and around Plitvice Lakes, Croatia’s premier national park. Its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves makes it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the pure, untouched nature. A panoramic boat and train ride will take us back to the start. Later in the afternoon we return to Korana Village just in time to enjoy a swim in the clear river right in front of your house.

Accommodation: homestay in Korana village; Meals: B, D; Hiking: 4-5 h, easy, well-marked paths; Van drive: 10 minutes each way. 

Day 8 – Departure from Zagreb

Transfer to Zagreb airport for your flight home. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time. If you wish to spend some time in Zagreb, our guide(s) will be happy to transfer you to your accommodation in the city.

Meals: B. Van drive: 2 hours 

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Prices & Terms

Seasons & prices 2020

HIGH LOW
DOUBLE 1.390,00 € 1.290,00 €
CHILD 1.251,00 € 1.161,00 €
SINGLE 1.668,00 € 1.548,00 €

High Season: June 27 – September 4
Low Season: May 9 – June 26; September 5 – October 3

The prices are set in euros. The exact price in other currencies is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.
All prices are per person.

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
Children discount is valid for children 8-12 years.

What is included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • half-board (7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners)
  • use of equipment for activities
  • 6 days of organized activities
  • local taxes and permits
  • National Parks entrance fees
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • transfers from Dubrovnik airport, harbor or bus station
  • transfer to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • English speaking tour leader and assistance
  • insurance
Not included
  • beverages
  • meals not listed in the itinerary
  • activities listed in the itinerary as optional
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
Cancellation terms:

If the Client should cancel or abort the travel, all Client’s cancellations must be in writing – by e-mail or fax. The written cancellation date shall be the basis for the compensation of cancellation costs which shall be collected by the Agency as per conditions set forth below (percentage of total arrangement price):

  • 30 or more days prior to arrival: 10%
  • 29-22 days prior to arrival: 25%
  • 21-15 days prior to arrival: 40%
  • 14-8 days prior to arrival: 80%
  • 7-0 days prior to arrival or no show: 90%
    Failing to make appearance and travel without prior cancellation shall entitle the Agency to withhold 100% of the payment made regardless of the reason or reasons for the cancellation.
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Notes

Group size

Min 4 – max 16 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Skill level

Moderate

Accommodation

During this trip you will be accommodated in 3*** star hotels with fully equipped rooms and in 2** and 3*** private guesthouses in Zaton bay and Korana Village. In Korana Village two rooms may share one bathroom.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Croatia after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.

Arrival transfers: Arrivals are recommended by 3 pm. Transfers for arrivals by 6 pm are included, but you may miss group dinner and orientation. Arrivals after 6 pm may be subject to surcharge for transfers or overnight on land.

Departure transfers: Several group transfers between the airport and destination depending on departure time. Please note it takes 2 hours to reach Zagreb, so your flight should depart no earlier than 10 am. Earlier departures can be accommodated.

Meals

Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, breads and pastries, pastas and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.

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