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Croatian Highland Adventure 2017

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing:

Delnice – Zeleni Vir – Vražji Prolaz – Delnice – Risnjak – Kupa River – Delnice – Popović Mill – Fužine – Cave Vrelo – Delnice – Golubinjak Forest – Lokvarsko Lake – Delnice

Participants:

Minimum 2

 

 

Includes

• Transfers at start & end of tour (Rijeka/Zagreb)
• 6 nights in 3* hotel
• 6 breakfast & 6 dinners (B, D)
• 4 days of organized activities & use of equipment
• Honey & herb liqueurs tasting (T)
• Boat ride on Lovransko Lake
• Ground transportation
• Tour Director – English speaking

Entrance Fees

• Zeleni Vir & Vražji Prolaz Nature Reserve
• Risnjak National Park
• Cave Vrelo
• Golubinjak Forest Park
• Popović Mill

Accommodation (or similar)

• Delnice – Hotel Risnjak (3*)

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-EL-CACHA
Twin ShareSingle
May 20, 27
Jun 10, 17
Jul 08, 15, 22
Aug 05, 12, 26
Sep 09, 16
1,4091,475

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Delnice

Make your way to your accommodation and meet your guide and fellow travelers at welcome dinner. Overnight in Delnice. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Delnice – Zeleni Vir – Vražji Prolaz – Delnice

Breakfast at the hotel. Our day starts with a visit to honey makers and honey tasting. Afterwards, we will drive to Ložac where we start our hiking at Nature Reserve Zeleni Vir and Vražji Prolaz. Zeleni Vir is a powerful spring at the bottom of an emerald green lake found inside a shallow cave. Vražji Prolaz (The Devil’s Passage) is one of the most beautiful Croatian canyons, both wild and romantic. Through a narrow barely 2 meter wide canyon and between a 100m high cliffs there are wooden galleries and bridges to walk through, while deep down, under your feet, a loud foamy Jasle mountain creek races past. At the end of the Devil’s Passage there is another attraction, a cave called Muževa Hižica. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice. (B, T, D)
Hiking easy/moderate

Day 3, Monday: Delnice – Risnjak – Kupa River – Delnice

After breakfast the adventure takes us to Risnjak National Park – home to amazing wild life including the wolfs, brown bears and the lynx. Located just under 16 km from the Adriatic, the park includes Risnjak and Snježnik ranges, as well as the source of the Kupa River which further forms a natural border between Croatia and Slovenia. The river flows through a picturesque valley known as the „valley of butterflies“ – more than 500 species inhabit the area! We start hiking from Razloge all the way down to the source of the River Kupa (30 minutes steep downhill). After the short break we continue our way through the „valley of butterflies“ along the river to the small place called Kupari. Time and weather allowing, we will also hike through Leska Educational Path before returning to our hotel for dinner. Overnight in Delnice. (B, D)
Hiking easy/moderate

Day 4, Tuesday: Delnice

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Delnice, followed by a dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice. (B, D)

Day 5, Wednesday: Delnice – Popović Mill – Fužine – Cave Vrelo – Delnice

This morning after breakfast we will visit the oldest electro-motor operated mill in Europe, built in 1924, followed by a demonstration of historical mill machinery. Then we will continue to Fužine, a picturesque town situated in the south-western part of Gorski Kotar region, surrounded by lakes and mountains covered by centennial conifer forests. Our biking route is easy (cca 22km), using both asphalt and gravel roads. One of the most attractive natural phenomena of the region is cave Vrelo (meaning: the spring), only 3km away from Delnice. It is 300m long with an underground river flowing through the cave. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice. (B, D)
Cycling approx 22km

Day 6, Thursday: Delnice – Golubinjak Forest – Lovransko Lake – Delnice

Breakfast at the hotel. The Golubinjak Park Forest, an exquisite gift of nature, offers relaxation for both body and soul in the shade of its centuries-old forest. Maintained walking trails will lead us to the so-called „Queen of the Forest“ – a gigantic, over 250 years old fir tree. There are also two very attractive caves in the forest park – the „Ledena“ (Ice) and the „Golubinja“ (Dove). After visiting this natural wealth, we will enjoy the authentic liqueurs made from the fruits and herbs of this region, localy produced on a family run agricultural estate. Our day will be fullfilled with hiking around Lokvarsko Lake followed by a boat ride. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice. (B, T, D)
Hiking easy/moderate

Day 7, Friday: Delnice

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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