River Deep, Mountain High
Where the mountains and rivers meet the sea
This multisport active holiday in Croatia called River deep, Mountain high sums it all up. Rivers and mountains make this tour an unforgettable experience. We have included all water activities as well as hiking in the tour. While suitable for all ages. The sea and rivers are friendly. They have pleasant temperatures in summer and they are not dangerous or physically demanding. Novigrad is a small fisherman’s village situated on the coast of Adriatic Sea deep in Novigrad Bay. The village has managed to preserve its authentic traditional architecture. Untouched by modern tourism.
Join our multisport active holiday in Croatia and feel great
The Novigrad Bay area is surrounded by national parks and nature reserves. Therefore Kornati Islands, Krka River, Paklenica Canyon and Velebit Mountain are just some of them. It is absolutely not a typical tourist-hotel resort. The hotel’s pleasant cafe and restaurant terrace give memorable views of the sunset over the bay and Velebit Mountain peaks. The quiet village atmosphere is perfect for guests who want to get away from big summer crowds. Yet feel good in a friendly atmosphere. Therefore you should join one of our multisport active holidays. You will get to see Croatia from a different angle.
Day 1: Arrival to destination – Novigrad
Day 2: Sea kayaking Novigrad bay
Day 3: Trekking in National Park Paklenica
Day 4: Kayaking Zrmanja River – magnificent wild-west-like canyon
Day 5: Optional trip day
Day 6: Trekking Krupa River, visit Zadar
Day 7: Sea kayaking expedition into lower Zrmanja River canyon
Day 8: Departure
Arrival to destination - Novigrad village
Meals: D; Van drive from airport: Split 2 hours or Zadar 30 min
Sea kayaking under Maslenica Bridge
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); kayaking: 4hours, moderate
Hiking day in the Paklenica National Park and Zadar town sightseeing
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Van drive: 1 h; hiking: 4-6 hours; moderate
Kayaking Zrmanja River - magnificent wild-west-like canyon
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); Van drive: 30 min; kayaking or rafting: Class I/II rapids, 3-4 h
Optional trip day
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own)
Trekking Krupa River
Meals: B (lunch and dinner on your own); hiking: 3-4 h, moderate
Sea kayaking expedition into Zrmanja River canyon
Meals: B and D (lunch on your own); kayaking: 4-6hours, moderate
Meals: B; Van drive: Split 2 hours, Zadar 30 min
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.
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.
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Accommodation is provided in a newly renovated 3* apart-hotel Castrum Novum situated right on the beach, at the quiet end of the village. All apartments are air conditioned, with shower/toilet, telephone/Internet line, fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV. Its pleasant cafe and restaurant terrace give memorable views of the sunset over the bay and Velebit Mountain peaks. Wellness, fitness and sauna centre is free of charge for guests of this activity program.
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 Dubrovnik 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 is valid for children 8-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult. 1 child enjoying discount shares parents’ room, 2 or more children can have their own room
- Single use rooms are available upon request, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible
**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.
High season: June 29 – August 23
Intermediate: June 8 – 28; August 24- September 13
Low season: May 18 – June 7; September 14 – 27
- 7 nights in an apartment with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette
- meals as noted in the itinerary (7xB=breakfast and 6xD=dinner)
- use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
- 5 days organized activities
- neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
- park entrance fees
- Saturday transfers from/to Split and 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 the itinerary (6th-night dinner on your own)
- items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
- optional trip on day 5, but it can be booked and paid on spot
Cancelation made by Raftrek
In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, Raftrek Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the rescheduling is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full. Read more – Terms & conditions.
Staff & Experts
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.
Weather – the summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.
Questions – Feel free to call us at 0038516521666, if you still have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you. For further information on FAQ please visit our website www.raftrek.com
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