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Walks and Treks in Croatia

mountain trails and national parks, including Velebit, Dinara and Plitvice

This guide describes day walks and treks in all Croatia's main hiking areas and national parks on the mainland, from the forested hills around Zagreb, to the roof of Croatia on the Bosnian border, and the national parks of Northern Velebit, Paklenica, Risnjak, UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes and more.


On balance, summer remains the most pleasant time to visit both Velebit and Gorski kotar, whereas the best times to visit the southern coastal ranges (Mosor and Biokovo) are spring and autumn.


Zagreb, Rijeka, Opatija, Delnice, Skrad, Fužine, Karlobag, Starigrad-Paklenica, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and other coastal resorts


Routes range from short, easy walks to more challenging treks and mountain traverses.

Must See

Pazin castle and gorge, Premužićeva staza hiking trail through Velebit, Manita Peć (Paklenica National Park), Dinara (Croatia's highest peak at 1831m), waterfalls of Krka National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Biokovo traverse
6 Jun 2019
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.60cm

A guidebook to 20 day walks and 7 short treks in the mountains and national parks of Croatia. Ranging from easy 2km strolls to strenuous hut-to-hut mountain treks, the routes showcase the diverse unspoilt landscapes, with highlights including UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes and Croatia’s highest summit, Dinara.

Covering the Zagreb region, Istria and the Opatija Riviera, Gorski Kotar, Velebit and Dalmatia, the day walks range from 2 to 21km (1–8 hours) and the treks from 16 to 75km (2–7 days).

  • Clear route description illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping
  • Refreshments and transport information for all routes, plus accommodation for the treks
  • Advice on planning and preparation
  • Geology, history, culture, plants and wildlife
  • Croatian glossary and menu decoder

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By Rudolf Abraham

Rudolf Abraham ( is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Central and Southeastern Europe. He is the author of 14 books, and his work is published widely in magazines.  

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