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.
SeasonsOn 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.
CentresZagreb, Rijeka, Opatija, Delnice, Skrad, Fužine, Karlobag, Starigrad-Paklenica, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and other coastal resorts
DifficultyRoutes range from short, easy walks to more challenging treks and mountain traverses.
Must SeePazin 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
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Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia, Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of over 10 books, and his work is published widely in magazines. He first visited Croatia in the late 1990s, returned to live in Zagreb for two years, and continues to make several trips a year to his favourite country in Europe.View author profile
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