In the surrounding area...
What the Alps is to the French, Austrians and Swiss, the Velebit is to the Croats. It’s a mountain that creates feelings of admiration and humility. The best way to explore these magnificent mountains is to join our adventurous off-road programme. This programme is ideal for those who prefer getting their hands dirty and exploring villages off the well-beaten tourist paths. If adventure is your middle name join us in exploring the wild side of the Velebit mountains!
- Travel in an off-road vehicle through the Velebit mountains
- Beautiful views of Velebit summits
- Organic picnic in pristine wilderness
- Visit where Winnetou was filmed
CANOEING/RAFTING ON THE RIVER ZRMANJA
You will quickly learn to master a sit-on-top kayak to slowly travel down the gorge. These two-person kayaks are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, with a waterproof 25 litre container for the safe storage of your camera and belongings. After rowing along easy rapids for an hour, you can visit the beautiful Krupa waterfalls. More waterfalls and rapids await further along the Zrmanja river. No previous experience of canoeing is necessary. We use two-person kayaks, on request with a child’s seat, which can be controlled easily and safely. You will be given a paddle, life vest, helmet, and wet suits and rain jackets in case the weather is a little damp.
- Row along the rapids and waterfalls of Zrmanja river
- Swim in the Zrmanja and Krupa rivers
- Visit the Velebit National Park
Modric cave was discovered in 1995 and opened to the public in 2004. It is a pristine natural phenomenon 20 minutes by car from Punta Skala. Because of its specific micro-climate, Modric cave can only be visited in smaller groups accompanied by expert guides and cavers who share their experience and knowledge with visitors.
- Discover the world of caving
- Visits are in small groups so visitors can get close to this newly-open, natural ecological feature
- The temperature is above 17°C throughout the year
SEA KAYAKING IN NOVIGRAD
We start our day with sea kayak lessons on Novigrad Beach. The water here is brackish (a mixture of fresh and salt water), hence the abundantly rich sea life. Eels can be spotted, and often turtles, fish and birds are found along the way. During our trip we take breaks to go swimming and enjoy jumping from Adriatic rocks. We use two-person kayaks, on request with a child’s seat, which can be controlled easily and safely. You will be given a paddle, life vest, helmet, and wet suits and rain jackets in case the weather is a little damp.
- Rowing from the sea to the Zrmanja river
- Visit Novigrad town
- Swimming in the Adriatic Sea and Zrmanja river
KITEBOARDING SCHOOL IN NIN
Welcome to the world of kitesurfing at the Croatian/Kiteboarding school in Nin, near Zadar – an adventure full of wind and water. Kitesurfing combines lightness, weightlessness, action and competitive spirit with fun. From the introduction for One-Shot Kitesurfing to the advanced Kite-Surfmania School, Nin has suitable solutions and programmes. The lessons take place in the sandy lagoons surrounding Nin. This is one of the best kiteboarding opportunities in Croatia! All courses are held by VDWS – a member of the International Kitesurfing Organization. So you can also get a kitesurfing licence. You will also receive an international kitesurfing licence at the end of the course.