You'll hike the Kamačnik river canyon via wooden bridges and galleries originally made in 1961.

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10%DISCOUNTJun 19thto Jun 27th

Nature & wildlife trip

Via Dinarica hiking: see forests, canyons, rivers and lakes of Gorski Kotar

Visit stunning highland trails of Gorski Kotar, explore dense forests, river canyons and narrow gorges surrounded by 100 meter tall rocks. Hike through Via Dinarica trails, and you might even end up snapping a few breathtaking images of mountain river cascades to brag about later.

If you are a fan of unspoilt nature and active vacations, make sure you put Gorski kotar on your bucket list. This green Croatian mountain oasis with its crystal-clear lakes, springs, rivers and the shades of 100-year old forests will infuse you with all sights, sounds and smells of nature that you ever dared to wish for. This trip is equally beautiful regardless of the season or time of year.  

Via Dinarica hikingHiking through canyonsHiking along rivers and streamsHiking through forestsVisits to various lakes
Trip availableAny time of year
Duration4 days
Suitable for2-6 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesen
Price per personfrom 325.00 €
*10% discount for all enquiries between Jun 19th and Jun 27th
Great for
  • Adults without kids
  • Seniors
You’ll be accommodated in
  • 4-star hotel
Trip designed by Vesna Luzar

Extremely versatile trip designer with an established career in travel business

Activities are taking place in Gorski Kotar region of Croatia

Fužine, a well-known Croatian tourist destination in Gorski Kotar, located 730 m above sea-level and only 25 km away from the sea, provides numerous sporting and recreational activities, marked hiking and cycling trails as well as a walking path around Lake Bajer. This programme offers individual tours that include circular tours, which start and end in Fužine. There is a total of 9 marked hiking and cycling trails. Try them all!

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Stroll around Fužine and warm up on the hiking trail

Arrival in the town of Fužine in Gorski kotar and staying at the Bitoraj hotel. You will have free time available for a stroll around the town. We suggest that you take the attractive and less demanding hiking trail - Ribička staza (Fisherman's Trail, trail length = 9 km). The trail starts at the Lake Bajer. It's a 2 km hike on the unpaved trail until you reach the Rakov potok (Crab's Creek) hiking hut and Lake Lepenica. The trail runs through Fužine in its entirety.

tip

Try some home-made specialties at the hotel restaurant, such as deer or wild boar prosciutto, frogs' legs, trout; venison, wild boar or bear goulash in blueberry, cranberry or mushroom sauce or a sweet forest fruit strudel.

Day 2

Full day excursion on Via Dinarica trail

After breakfast, you'll meet your local tourist guide at 10 a.m. and then get transferred to the vicinity of Skrad for a full-day excursion on the Via Dinarica trails. You'll visit Zeleni Vir, a forceful spring at the bottom of a shallow cave beneath an approximately 70m tall stratified rock from which a gorgeous stream cascades downward. Visit to the one of the most stunning canyons in Croatia, the 800 m long and the 2 m wide Vražji prolaz (Devil's Pass). Jasle, a babbling mountain brook works its way through a narrow gorge surrounded by 100 m tall rocks. Departure to Brod na Kupi and lunch at the Mance hotel, with an optional visit to the Museum of Forestry, Hunting and Fishing. Return to Fužine at approximately 17 CET.

tip

The Risnjak National Park is located in the vicinity of Fužine and it offers a spectacular view of Kvarner, the peaks of the Alps and the Istrian peninsula.

Day 3

Hike in river canyon near crystal clear water

After breakfast, departure from the hotel at 10 a.m. for a half-day excursion, accompanied by a local tourist guide and a transfer to the protected landscape Kamačnik near Vrbovsko. The Kamačnik River canyon is a 3200 m long water course with a hiking trail that follows the crystal-clear rivulet surrounded by lush vegetation and a large number of protected animal species.

A walking trail, wooden bridges and galleries were made in 1961. Kamačnik cut its gorge into the Velika Kapela massive. It cascades down the river Dobra since it was at its entrance turned into a lake by a dam.

Lunch is scheduled after the visit of the Via Dinarica trails, followed by a return to Fužine. In the afternoon you can take a walk down Staza zaljubljenih (Lover's Path path length: 1,7 km), which starts in Fužine and passes through vivid and quaint locales.

tip

A famous Croatian mountaineer and writer Željko Poljak in his book "Croatian mountains" describes Kamačnik as a "gorge filled with wild romance".

Day 4

Fužine, individual hike

Check-out after breakfast. If you find the time, we suggest an eco-friendly boat tour (45 minutes) of Lake Bajer with an especially attractive backwater entrance towards Lake Lepenica or you can go on a individual hike down the Djevojačka haljina (Girl's Dress) trail (trail length: 9 km).

The trail starts in Fužine and extends towards Lič. After passing the Drvenjača factory after approximately 500m turn left towards the macadam in the direction of the Lič farm. The trail isn't particularly steep, which makes it perfect for recreational exercisers .

What's included?

  • Overnight at the 4-star "Bitoraj" hotel in a double room during three nights
  • 3 x breakfast
  • Tourist tax, one-time hotel check-in and guest hotel insurance
  • Full-day excursion to Zeleni vir, transfer, tickets, lunch, local English-speaking tourist guide
  • Half-day excursion to Kamačnik, transfer, tickets, lunch, local English-speaking tourist guide
  • VAT

What's not included?

  • Admission to facilities included in the tour
  • Optional amenities
  • Drinks with meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance

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