Croatia Land & Sea Tour

Adventure Tour from Inland Croatia to Adriatic Sea

Green & Blue Croatia Adventure

MULTI ACTIVITY TOUR | 8 days | from 670€ | Kayaking, SUP, walking, cycling across Inland Croatia & Island of Krk. An 8-day multi-activity holiday full of adventure and excitement with a new experience each day. Suitable for families with teenagers, a group of friends and adventurous travellers.

The tour activities take place primarily along clear rivers and lakes in Croatia's Inland, and on the Adriatic Sea around the island of Krk which makes this tour an ideal choice for summer holidays in Croatia. 

The accommodation is based in the region of Gorski Kotar (Central Croatia), in a small family-run hotel situated on the banks of the Mreznica River.

The multi-activity program includes kayaking and standup paddling (SUP) down the Mreznica River, walking along turquoise blue lakes in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, cycling through remote villages and past old mills on the banks of the Mreznica. The highlight of the tour is the sea kayaking trip around the island of Krk – Croatia's largest island in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. 

The Croatia Land & Sea Tour includes also one free day on which you can choose from several optional day-trips and activities in the surrounding.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Zvecaj village, Central Croatia

Day 1 - Arrival in Zvecaj village, Central Croatia

We are leaving Zagreb airport (Rijeka airport on request), bus or train station and make our way to the small riverside village of Zvecaj, located on the River Mreznica, 70 km from Zagreb away. The peaceful village is an ideal base for our 8-day exploring tour through the surrounding area. After settling into your rooms, you can have a drink on the terrace overlooking the Mreznica River and its waterfalls, walk by the river or go for a swim. We will meet for dinner where our guides will give you a brief orientation regarding the tour itinerary. During the evening you have the opportunity to meet other tour participants. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: dinner. Drive: 1h30min from the airport.

Walking in National Park Plitvice Lakes

Day 2 - Walking in National Park Plitvice Lakes

On our second day, we will explore the most beautiful national park of Croatia - Plitvice Lakes which are listed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. Early in the morning, after breakfast, we start our ride through countryside roads towards Plitvice. The park is a spectacular natural phenomenon and ecologically sensitive hydrogeological system of 16 turquoise lakes linked together with cascading falls and travertine pools carefully hidden among the pine and beech forests. Like in a fairyland. The walking trail will lead us next to the lakes and numerous waterfalls, along the forest paths and small wooden bridges. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in untouched nature. A panoramic boat will take us over Lake Kozjak, the biggest in the park, back to the park exit. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast and dinner (picnic lunch on your own). Walking: 4-5 hours, easy. Drive: 1h45min each way.

Kayaking & SUP on the Mreznica River

Day 3 - Kayaking & SUP on the Mreznica River

After breakfast, we start our day by kayaking along the Mreznica River. The expedition starts in front of the hotel using two-person sit-on-top kayaks or open canoes which are easy and safe to navigate. After a short introduction to paddling, we push off upstream for a relaxing afternoon fun on the clear and emerald green waters of the Mreznica River with its 93 gushing waterfalls. After a picnic lunch, we'll paddle back to the hotel. In the afternoon we will change our kayaks with stand up paddleboards (SUP). The Mrežnica River is one of the greatest SUP spots in Inland Croatia. We can fill our adventure with swimming and jumping off the waterfalls. Our kayaking & SUP day trip ends with dinner on the restaurant terrace. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast and dinner (picnic lunch on your own). Activity: kayaking: class I-II, 2-3 hours, easy/moderate; Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), 2 hours, easy/moderate.

Cycling in the area of the Mreznica River

Day 4 - Cycling in the area of the Mreznica River

After breakfast, we are going to discover beautiful Croatian countryside on a bike, along country roads with limited or no traffic. There are many trails in the Mreznica area well-adapted for cycling tours. We will start from our accommodation and continue through traditional villages, family farms and across colourful landscapes. There are some nice places for breaks looking out over the valleys and fields. You will have the opportunity for swimming in the Mrežnica River and having a picnic lunch on the river. Those who will not get enough from the area after our cycling tour can continue with exploring some other places of interests on their own, with directions given by our guide. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast and dinner (packed lunch on your own). Cycling: 3 hours. Terrain: easy/moderate, rolling hills.

Free day

Day 5 - Free day

For participants who chose a 5-day tour, this is the end of the holiday. After breakfast, you are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. The rest of the group continues their adventure. The motto for the fifth day of the tour is "free and easy", offering the participants a chance to have a choice of being active or just relax by the river in front of their accommodation. Some of the options: cycling tour on your own, walking, swimming, playing beach volleyball, hiking in national parks, river canoeing, excursions to towns of interest in the surrounding area, including beach trips and sightseeing. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own). Drive: maximum 2h each way.

Sea Kayaking Island of Krk

Day 6 - Sea Kayaking Island of Krk

Today we are driving to the Adriatic coast and continue towards the Island of Krk – the largest island on the Adriatic Sea also known as the Golden Island. Our sea kayaking day-trip along the coast of the island will be a great experience. We will paddle around the islet of St. Marcus and continue under the impressive Krk’s arch bridge, connecting the island of Krk and Croatia’s mainland. After this amazing sea kayaking trip, we will take a sightseeing tour in the city of Krk – one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic. It was already mentioned in ancient Greece under the name of Koureto. After a great day on the Adriatic coast, we will return to our base in Zvecaj Village for dinner. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Sea Kayaking: 2-3 hours, easy/moderate. Drive: 1h 30min each way.

Kayaking in Upper Mreznica River Canyon

Day 7 - Kayaking in Upper Mreznica River Canyon

Today await us a true adventure - kayaking through the Upper Mreznica Canyon. We will start our expedition from the place which is approx. 45 minutes away from our hotel. This part of the river is the most beautiful for a kayaking tour. Our route takes us through a narrow and deep gorge, past high cliffs, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls to the freshwater spring. We continue our expedition to the second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m), which is an ideal place for swimming and a lunch break. After a break, we'll return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Accommodation: 3* hotel. Meals: breakfast and dinner (picnic lunch on your own). Kayaking: class II-III, moderate, 4 - 5 hours. Drive: 45 min each way. Please note that in case of very low water levels, the trip can only be done downstream - in that case, the duration of kayaking is 2-3 hours. In the case of high water levels, we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).

Departure from Zvecaj Village

Day 8 - Departure from Zvecaj Village

After breakfast, transfer to Zagreb or Rijeka airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transfer for any time. Meals: breakfast. Drive: 1h30min to the airport.

- Note on the itinerary:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our guides and trip leaders will do their utmost care to ensure the best possible experience for our clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Inlandia.com reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice

Departure dates 2020: every Saturday from16th May till 26th September

Other dates on request.

Price information & additional costs:

 Tour dates 2020:

8-day tour

5-day tour

 Tour dates 2020:

8-day tour

5-day tour

 16 - 23 May

670 €

560 €

 25 July – 1 August

840 €

660 €

 23 - 30 May

670 €

560 €

 1 – 8 August

840 €

660 €

 30 May – 6 June

670 €

560 €

 8 – 15 August

840 €

660 €

 6 – 13 June

760 €

620 €

 15 – 22 August

840 €

660 €

 13 – 20 June

760 €

620 €

 22 – 29 August

760 €

620 €

 20 – 27 June

760 €

620 € 

 29 August – 5 September

760 €

620 €

 27 June – 4 July

840 €

660 €

 5 – 12 September

760 €

620 €

 4 – 11 July

840 €

660 €

 12 - 19 September

670 €

560 €

 11 – 18 July

840 €

660 €

 19 – 26 September

670 €

560 €

 18 – 25 July

840 €

660 €

 26 September – 3 October

670 €

560 €

  •  All prices are per person.
  • Minimum occupancy per room: 2 persons.
  • The tour price is based on a minimum of four (4) and a maximum sixteen (16) participants in a group.
  • Individual guests can join an existing group.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.

DISCOUNTS:

  • children 8-12 years: 10%

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Experienced local English-speaking guide and assistance.
  • 7 nights accommodation (3* hotel, en suite bathroom).
  • Halfboard.
  • Use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, paddles, life jackets, helmets.
  • 5 days of organized activities.
  • Use of neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather.
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee.
  • Local taxes.
  • Transfers from Zagreb or Rijeka airport, bus or train station.
  • Ground transportation (private transport throughout).
  • Basic insurance and costs for the organization and realization of travel.

 Note* Arrival and departure transfers: several group transfers between airport and destination depending on arrival/departure time.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE / Additional costs:

  • International airfare to/from Croatia.
  • Single use supplement: 20%
  • Drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Optional excursions on a free day. Approx. 40 – 70 € per person (based on a min. of 4 participants).
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • Arrival transfer after 6pm (Central European time): 30 € /transfer.
  • Additional health insurance and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to info@inlandia.com
  • All other expenses not covered by the programme.

Remarks:

Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).

Children discount: valid for children 8-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult. One child enjoying discount shares parents’ room; two or more children can have their own room.

Accommodation type: rooms in a 3* hotel.

Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.

Optional excursions can be booked on the spot and are dependable on suitable weather conditions. The price is payable on site. 

You need to bring:

Sturdy hiking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, water, appropriate spare clothes in accordance to the weather conditions (fleece/jumper, rain gear), camera.

 

  • Accommodation on the river bank
  • Natural beauties of Plitvice Lakes
  • Kayaking on the Mrežnica River
  • Sea kayaking along the island of Krk
  1. Plitvice Lakes National Park - a misty natural wonderland. Plitvice is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949. In 1979 Plitvice Lakes was listed on UNESCO's list of world natural heritage sites because of its exquisite series of 16 emerald green and opal blue travertine lakes, more than 90 waterfalls and numerous caves. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. It is one of themost beautiful natural sights in Europe.
  2. Mrežnica River in the Croatian heartland is popular among nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts because of its large number of waterfalls, totalling 93. This crystal clear river with rich flora and fauna, is ideal for swimming, kayaking through beautiful canyons, natural jacuzzi in waterfalls and walking over to small river islands. It offers also plenty of stops for 'jumping' and making photos.
  3. Island of Krk - thanks to its geographical diversity, rich vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate and an increasingly rich and varied tourist offer, the island of Krk has become a favourite holiday destination. He earned the Golden Island title in antiquity due to a large number of long sunny days and rich, fertile soil. The administrative, political, and economic centre of the island of Krk is the city of Krk. It is one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic with a rich cultural heritage and a history of more than 3000 years. The city is dominated by the castle of the famous Croatian noble family Frankopan and the cathedral from 12th century. Once a favourite destination of princes and noble families, the island of Krk is today a desirable destination for adventure and family vacations.

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