Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Raft and Kayak Remote Croatia

Base yourself in Skradin for a weekend exploring Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks by raft, kayak, foot and bike. 1 day off work.

I'M UP FOR
Adventure Tapas
DURATION
2 Nights
DIFFICULTY
Active
COMFORT
Comfortable
LOCATION
Croatia
SEASON
September
NEAREST AIRPORT

Explore Croatia’s famous Dalmatia region with a weekend of adventure sports. You’ll bike to the famous Skradinski Buk waterfall in Krka National Park, kayak the falls and pools of the pristine Zrmanja River, and raft the Cetina River. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Skradin
  • Biking to Skradinski Buk waterfall
  • Kayaking the Zrmanja River
  • Rafting the Cetina River
  • Airport transfers and transport
  • Two breakfasts
  • All necessary equipment and gear
  • Park entrance fees
  • Professional, experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Local taxes

Perfect for:
This is the perfect weekend getaway for active travelers seeking fun, adventure, and beautiful scenery on the spectacular Dalmatian coast.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to/from Croatia
  • Accommodation before or after the tour
  • Lunches and dinners (your guide will suggest places to go)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people, and a maximum of 16. Please note, if there are not 4 people booked trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Croatian cuisine is quite diverse. Popular meals include charcuterie, meat and vegetable stews, gnocchi, sweet potato dumplings and cottage cheese with sour cream. Meat is typically chicken or veal. In coastal regions you’ll find more Mediterranean food and seafood.

Vegetarian diets can be catered for, but Croatian cuisine is based around foods like pasta, bread and dumplings, so gluten-free diets are difficult to accommodate.

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this trip. The biking is relaxed, on well-maintained paths. The kayaking and rafting are class II and III; no previous experience is required.

Down on the Dalmatian coast the weather is a little warmer and drier than in Zagreb. Spring and fall temperatures range from 9 – 21 °C with roughly 10 days of rain per month. Summer temperatures range from 16 – 30 °C with just 6 days of rain per month.

This gear list has been created to help you in choosing your equipment for the trip. Try to bring only what is necessary, this will help you and the guides. All required gear for paddling is provided.

Clothing:

  • Few lightweight, casual, easily washable items for travel and daily wear

  • Hiking/biking shorts and T-shirts, synthetic

  • Swimwear (bathing suit and water clothes)

  • Sun hat with brim

Outerwear:

  • Lightweight rain jacket, waterproof and breathable

Footwear:

  • Lightweight hiking shoes

  • Biking shoes

  • Water shoes for kayaking/ rafting (stiff sole sandals)

Travel Accessories:

  • Water bottle or hydration pack

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun block and lip balm

  • Personal first aid kit (including any medication you use regularly)

  • Small back pack

  • Dry bag (if wanted)

Optional Accessories:

  • Camera (waterproof or with a waterproof bag), film/memory cards and spare batteries

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Location

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Croatia is a diverse country that seems custom made for outdoor adventure.

In the Dalmatia region of Croatia is the town of Skradin, perfectly located for a few days exploring some of the best spots around. The town (population 4,000) has a distinctly Mediterranean feel, featuring narrow, winding streets and charming plazas. The entire town centre is a protected cultural monument.

Near Skradin, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Krka River National Park is famous for its series of jaw-dropping waterfalls, the biggest of which is Skradinski Buk. They cascade down the canyon, one after the other, providing the perfect backdrop for a refreshing swim.

A bit further south, the crystal clear waters of the Cetina river descend from the mountains inland, through a beautiful canyon, to the sea at Omis. One of Croatias adventure hotspots for a reason, it’s the perfect place for canyoning, rafting and exploring.

Further north, the clear green Zrmanja river tumbles down through the Velebit Nature Park, cutting a spectacular narrow 200m deep gorge as it goes, filled with rapids, waterfalls and hidden swimming pools to explore.

Start point

Split Bus Station, 11.30 or Split Airport, 12:00

If you are flying straight in, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area of Split Airport (SPU) at 12:00. Please ensure your flight is scheduled to arrive at least 30 minutes before this.

You may wish to arrive a day two in advance depending on flights. You can make your own way into Split via a 30 minute taxi ride, or local bus, and the host can pick you up at the Split Bus Station at 11:30am.

Finish point

Split Bus Station, 14.30 or Split Airport, 15:00

Your adventure ends will end in Split. Your host can drop you at Split Airport (SPU) at 15:00 in time to catch any flight departing after 16:30. Or if you want to extend your stay for a few days, you can be dropped in Split at 14:30.

What to Expect

Friday: Arrival and Skradinski Buk biking tour

Your host will meet you in Split either in the city center or at the airport, and drive you to your accommodation in Skradin, a small town at the entrance to Krka River National Park.

After checking in you’ll explore the park by bicycle, riding to the phenomenal 44m high Skradinski Buk waterfall. Go for a swim, enjoy a picnic lunch, and take plenty of pictures before biking back to Skradin along the Krka River.

1.5 hours driving, 1 hour biking

Saturday: Zrmanja River kayaking or rafting

After breakfast you’ll drive to the village of Kastel Zegarski where you’ll put into the river. You’ll either raft or kayak depending on conditions. Spend the day floating through the limestone canyon, jumping into green pools, navigating fun rapids, and enjoying a picnic lunch on the banks of the river.

Return to Skradin in the evening to enjoy the town.

1.5 hours driving, 4 - 5 hours rafting or kayaking

Sunday: Rafting the Cetina River and departure

Head south to the little village of Omis where you’ll begin your rafting adventure. The Cetina River flows through jungle-like forest and limestone rock formations. It’s an easy and peaceful section of river where you can relax and soak in the beauty.

End the trip at a restaurant surrounded by old mills, then drive the rest of the way to Split to catch your flight home.

2.5 hours driving, 3 hours rafting

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, etc. Your host will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for you without compromising safety.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be in private double or twin rooms in private accommodation in Skradin. Single rooms are available with a single supplement, please request this when booking.

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Prices include

Accommodation · Airport Transfers · Equipment · Guide · Local Transport · Meals As Described · Happiness Guaranteed · 100% Financial Protection

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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