This is the perfect Dalmatia weekend adventure for active travelers seeking fun, adventure, and beautiful scenery on the spectacular Dalmatian coast. Dalmatia weekend adventure is a well-balanced mixture of activities. It includes cycling in National Park Krka, Sea kayaking to Zlarin Island and swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea.
Dalmatia Weekend Adventure perfect Combo Experience
This great adventure is based in a small picturesque town of Skradin. It is a unique town on the very edge of the Krka River National Park. The town is famous for its turbulent, 6000 years old past. It is one of the oldest Croatian towns which has begun writing its history since the time of the Illyrians. It received its name during the Roman rule – Scardona. After the Roman Scardona had been ruined and robbed to the very foundations, the Croats rebuilt the town and named it Skradin. Skradin is an attractive tourist destination with an authentic stone town core. In its vicinity there are numerous attractive sites: Skradinski and Roski waterfall, as well as a small island of Visovac with a Franciscan monastery. It is located in Central Dalmatia, a region known for its long beaches and pine woods.
Throughout the Dalmatia Weekend Adventure, our experienced guides lead you through each activity, ensuring safety and providing insights into the cultural and natural treasures of the region. This weekend getaway is designed for those seeking an active and refreshing break, promising a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation along the stunning Dalmatian coastline.
DAY 1 – Arrival to Skradin
Your base for the Dalmatia Weekend Adventure will be the town of Skradin. In the evening we will meet in the hotel lobby for a get-together dinner and presentation of the program.
Accommodation: hotel; Van transfer from airport – Split 1.5 hour, Zadar 45 min
DAY 2 – Sea Kayaking – Zlarin Island
Today is a sea kayaking day. After a short introduction to paddling, we start our expedition. Zlarin Island is situated just 2 km (1.24 mi) off the mainland. After paddling along its coast, we will stop in the island village, for lunch and a swimming break. Zlarin fun fact: only electric cars are allowed on the island.
We round up the day with paddling along the coast of Šibenik bay. We will pass by an impressive fortress and enjoy the view of the medieval town of Šibenik. Before our return to Skradin, we can make an optional detour to visit Šibenik and its world-famous 16th-century cathedral.
Accommodation: hotel, Kayaking: 4-5 hours Van transfer: 30 min
DAY 3 – Cycling Krka National Park and departure
Today we cycle through Krka National Park. Our first stop is the 44 m (144 ft) high Skradinski Buk waterfall on the Krka River. Small waterfalls that surround it make this a beautiful swimming area. After a swimming break, we continue cycling through the park. We will arrive on the shores of Lake Visovac. A boat takes us to the Visovac islet for a visit to a Franciscan monastery and their small museum.
Afterward, we return to the shore where you will have another swimming break. Finally, on our way back to Skradin we have a magnificent ride downhill with a scenic view of the Lake Prokljan. Depart from Skradin for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guidebooks.
Accommodation: hotel, Cycling: 4-5 h, moderate. Van support if needed
Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their 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. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
- 2 nights in a double/twin room
- meals as noted in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, and D=dinner)
- use of bicycles, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets
- 2 days organized activities
- neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
- park entrance fees
- Saturday transfers from/to Split or Zadar airport, bus or train station
- skilled guide and assistance
- ground transportation (private transport throughout)
- local taxes
- international airfare to/from Croatia
- beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary
- items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
Min 4 – max 16 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.
The 3* hotel Skradinski Buk is located in Skradin, only 300 meters away from the coast. Skradin is the official boat entrance to the Krka River National Park. It is perfectly situated to explore nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Sibenik-Knin County. You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and bathroom.
Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Croatia after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.
Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, breads and pastries, pastas and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.
All prices are per person in EUR
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s)
Children discount doesn’t apply
Single-use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible
Skradin area, Croatia
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