The Velebit Mountain and Paklenica National Park abound in hiking trails for every skill levels, from easy footpaths to demanding mountain trails leading to the highest peaks of Velebit.
The attractive karst nature and unique landscapes offer you a relaxing pleasure of being outdoors.
Enjoy nature leisurely!
Or be active and adventorous!
Every your effort will be rewarded with unforgettable memories. Our skilled guides can take you to an easy dayhike tour, as well as to the more demanding ascents to the highest peaks of Velebit. Our experienced staff will advise you and help you to choose the most appropriate activity.
Velika Paklenica Classic - Day Hike
Easy hike through the Velika Paklenica gorge up to the very heart of Paklenica.
This easy hike tour starts at National park’s reception 1. We walk along the „Pjeskarica“ educational path on the east bank of Velika Paklenica creek for some 20 minutes. Following this lovely path you’ll see some ruins of old abandoned watermills. (Some 100 m from Park reception a newly restored mill may be seen. )
Leaving the Pjeskarica path we come to the most impressive part of Velika Paklenica gorge. It is also a very popular climbing zone. With its more than 400 climbing routs it attracts climbers all over the year. After a half an hour of ascent we come to Anića luka plateau. Looking to the east you’ll catch a sight of Anića kuk. This almost 400 m high cliff is well known for its many long climbing routes as well as for the 1st route climbed here in 1940th (the Brahms route).
Our walk continues along mostly shadowed path. It brings us easily to the Ramića dvori rural household at 555 m a.s.l. Very pleasant spot for relax and top view of Paklenica woods. After refreshment, light descent follows the same route back to the parking place at Velika Paklenica where our tour ends.
Veliko Rujno – Paklenica - Day Hike
Very attractive wholeday hiking tour through Paklenica woods and Velika Paklenica gorge. National park Paklenica.
Departure from Starigrad in terrain veichles (LR Defenders) up to the Veliko Rujno plateau at 900 m a.s.l. After some 60 min drive, and a few breaks at lookouts offering beautiful sights of Zadar archipelago and hinterland, we come to our startpoint.
Veliko and Malo Rujno in vicinity are the widest highlands in Velebit mountain and were pastures for centuries. Remains of summer houses and some newly renovated ones speak of passed time. There is the Our Lady of Assumption Church, very esteemed among local people. The Feest of Assumptioin is held here every year on 15th of August.
We head on towards Paklenica National Park. After some 2 hours uphill walk we come to Stražbenica at 1130 m a.s.l. – one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Paklenica pinus nigra and beech forests. After 2 and a half hour downhill walk through the beech forest we arrive at Ramića dvori rural household.
After a refreshment break we proceed toward Velika Paklenica gorge following the path along the Velika Paklenica creek. As you proceed further into the gorge the Anića kuk comes into view – the highest cliff in Paklenica – known for its many climbing routes. Descend through the impressive gorge and after some 6-7 hours on tour we are at our finish point.
Velebit Ridge Top Hike - 2 days hike
One of the toughest but most rewarding hike in the area.
This two days hike starts in the early morning. After one hour drive (terrain veichles) we come up to the Libinje plateau , – our start point - placed on the east border of the Paklenica National Park at 780 m.a.s.l.
Our first break-point is the Sveto brdo peak at 1750 m.a.s.l., the one of the favourite Velebit’s summit and its second highest peak. Amazing 360¨ panoramic view of Lika region, islands huddled in the Adriatic sea and Zadar hinterland will be o great reward for your effort.
We head on along the ridgecrest to the Vaganski vrh (1757 m a.s.l.) in northwest. Amazing sights alternate between Lika and Zadar region. On bright sunny days the Italian Apenini tops in distance may be seen. After some 2-3 hours walk almost entirely on the ridgetop we reach the Velebit's highest peak – Vaganski vrh.
We proceed descending along steep trail named Lipa staza (“Nice trail”) to the very heart of the Paklenica National Park at 555 m a.s.l. In the rural household Ramića dvori we get a merited refreshment and a dinner. Overnight. Next day downhill walk over Mala močila, passing nearby the highest limestone cliff in Paklenica - Anića kuk to the spectacular Paklenica gorge where our journey ends.
Sunrise at Summit - Night & Day Hike
Night ascent to the Sveto brdo summit.
Dawn on the top.
Morning in Mala Paklenica gorge.
Enjoy a quiet moment of dawn watching the rising sun shining its first rays over the hills to the sea. This night experience starts in the evening hours. After one hour drive in terrain veichles on macadam road we come to the Libinje plateau at 780 m a.s.l. Well after nightfall, we start our ascent to the second highest peak of Velebit – Sveto brdo (1750 m a.s.l.). After approximately 2 hours walk we come to summit. Enjoy a calm night beneath spectacular star sky and shot some memorable photos of Zadar city and islands lights in distance.
Rest and take a short nap. Soon you’ll be enchanted by the sunrise. After capturing sunrise shines above Velebit's peaks and sea in front we head on to Mala Paklenica gorge. After 5-6 hours downhill walk we come to the Park reception 2 where our tour ends. Very attractive, somwhere even steep path through the gorge of Mala Paklenica is definitely wort seeing.