From Zadar: Hike Velebit Mountain And Zrmanja Canyon Private Tour_363073


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From Zadar: Hike Velebit Mountain And Zrmanja Canyon Private Tour

time-raw5 hours
Starting point
Magic Croatia

Explore untouched nature on a 5-hour tour of Velebit mountain and Zrmanja canyon. Experience an unexceptional feeling climbing one of Croatia's most beautiful peak. Enjoy a thrilling yet breathtaking view of the mountainous landscapes at viewpoints above 1000m high. You will also receive the undivided attention from your guide.

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What to expect?


  • Climb to the most attractive peak of Velebit mountain and enjoy in breathtaking viewpoints from more than 1000 m high
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide
  • Adjust existing itinerary to suite your needs


Velebit Nature Park is 145 km long mountain range, the largest Natural Park in Croatia. In 1978 it is included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

**" Majstorska cesta" **macadam road is the first road that connected continental Croatia and Dalmatia region, was built 1832 and it is 41 km long. Josip J. Knežić worked on this road entire 11 years. It is inscribed in the Croatian List of protected cultural goods.

Tulove grede (Tulo’s Rafters) are conglomerate of white limestone cliffs looking like crown rising from the body of a massive peak. Unique landscape and its rough beauty served as filming location for many movies, definitely the most famous are films about Winnetou – fictive Indian chief, based on Karl May’s novels. Tulo’s rafters are known as a mountain where Indian chief Winnetou died, and after the death of the famous actor Pierre Brice, its wife spilled its ashes on this magnificent peak.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Departure from Zadar towards Zrmanja Canyon and Velebit mountain Nature Park

Duration: 1 day

Location: Magic Croatia, Zadar, Zadar County, Dalmatia

After 40 minutes long drive, arrival to the first location - magnificent viewpoint above Zrmanja Canyon. Zrmanja river flows through wild and rocky landscape and creates magnificent canyon which is more than 200 meters deep. This plateau served as a filming location for numerous movie scenes about Indian chief Winnetou based on Karl May’s novels.

Duration: 20 minutes

Location: Zrmanja, Zadar, Zadar County, Dalmatia

Within arrival to Velebit's most attractive mountain peak, Tulove grede (Tulo’s rafters in eng.) starts 1,5 hour long climb to the top with pauses. At the top, you will have 30-40 minutes long pause to rest and enjoy in breathtaking panorama view of Zadar hinterland and archipelago from 1100 meters height. After that follows downhill hike to the bottom of the peak and return to Zadar.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Velebit Nature Park, Gospic, Lika-Senj County

What is included?


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced hiking guide
  • Insurance for consequences from injuries
  • Entry/Admission - Velebit Nature Park


  • Lunch - Optional: traditional lunch called "Peka". It is traditional way of preparing meat (veal or lamb) under iron bell, in open fire.

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy footwear, preferably hiking boots
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing

Additional information

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Meeting Point

  • Traveler pickup will be offered at an extra cost

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