From Zagreb or Rijeka
DAY 1 / DELNICE or FUŽINE (arrival)
Meeting your guide and fellow travelers. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine
DAY 2 / VISIT TO HONEY MAKERS – HIKING TO SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE VRAŽJI PROLAZ AND ZELENI VIR
Breakfast at the hotel. Our day starts in Delnice with visit to honey makers and honey tasting. Afterwards, we will drive to Ložac where we start our hiking to Special Nature Reserve Zeleni vir and Vražji prolaz. Zeleni vir is a powerful spring at the botton of a shallow cave underneath a 70m high picturesque, layered cliffdown which, like a white curtain, falls a creek, splashing the entrance with thousands drops. It got its name after the emerald green color of the water of a small lake whose source one does not notice inside the cave. Vražji prolaz (The Devils’ Passage) is one of the most beautiful Croatian canyons, full of wild romance. Through a narrow, barely 2 meter wide canyon, between a 100m high cliffs, the Jasle mountain creek fights its way through wildly murmuring. Over it, standing on supports cut into a live cliff, there are galleries and bridges the visitors use to pass through. There are steep cliffs all around, while deep down, under your feet, there is a loud, foamy creek. At the end of the Devil’s Passage there is another attraction, a cave called Muževa Hižica. Tourists can explore up to 200m inside. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 3 / HIKING IN NATIONAL PARK RISNJAK (INCLUDING THE SPRING OF THE KUPA RIVER)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today’s adventures bring us to Risnjak National Park – home to 3 great beasts of European wild life: the wolf, the bear and the lynx. The park covers over 60 square km and encompasses a major part of the Risnjak and Snježnik mountain range together with the spring and upper part of the Kupa River. The spring of the Kupa River and the immediate area have been protected as a natural treasure at 1963. The spring is an extraordinary natural hydrological feature and remains an unsolved mystery of karst landscapes. This natural spring is one of the deepest and longest in Croatia and, at 321 m above sea level, forms a turquoise lake of enchanting beauty. The location has been named „valley of butterflies“ because of its rich flora and fauna. We start hiking from Razloge all the way down to the source of the River Kupa (30 minutes steep downhill). After the short break we continue our way through „valley of butterflies“ along the river to the small place called Kupari. Time and weather allowing, we will also hike through Leska Educational Path before returning to our hotel for dinner. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 4 / FREE DAY (OPTIONAL TRIPS)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can be as active as you wish. You can relax, take a walks in the parks around the hotel or even take an optional tour on your own. Maybe rafting on Kupa river or another visit to Risnjak National Park. Your tour leader will give you all the details.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 5 / VISIT TO POPOVIĆ MILL – BIKING IN FUŽINE – VISIT TO CAVE VRELO
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we are going to visit the oldest electronic mill in the Europe, built in 1924., followed by demonstration of historical mill machinery. Our host will be on hand to answer any questions. We will continue to Fužine, a picturesque little town situated at 730 meters above the sea level, in the south-western part of Gorski Kotar region, surrounded by mountains, silence of centennial coniferous forests, and the beauty of its lakes. Our biking route is easy (approx. 22km ), using both asphalt and gravel road, and it is great for exploring the location.
One of the most attractive natural phenomena of the region is the cave Vrelo (means the spring), only 3km far from the town. It is 300m long and underground water flows through the cave.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 6 / HIKING IN FOREST PARK GOLUBINJAK – HERB LIQUEURS TASTING – HIKING AROUND LOKVARSKO LAKE FOLLOWED BY BOAT RIDE
Breakfast at the hotel. The Golubinjak Park Forest, an exquisite gift of nature, offers relaxation for both body and soul in the shade of its centuries-old forest. Maintained walking trails will lead us to the so-called „Queen of the Forest“ – a gigantic fir tree over 250 years old. There are also two very attractive caves in the forest park – the „Ledena“ (Ice) and the „Golubinja“ (Dove). After visitng this natural wealth, we will enjoy the authentic liqueurs made from the fruits and herbs of this region. Tasting of the products produced by OPG „Kotač“, a family run agricultural estate. Our day will be fullfilled with hiking around Lokvarsko Lake followed by boat ride. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 7 / DELNICE or FUŽINE
Departure after breakfast. Or, continue your adventure by joining us for a 8-day Island Hopping trip in South Adriatic (Croatia).
RATES AND PERIOD OF OPERATION
MAY 20, 27 / JUNE 10, 17 / JULY 8, 15, 22 / AUGUST 5, 12, 26 / SEPTEMBER 9, 16
RATE PER PERSON:
- IN DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM ON HB BASIS: EUR 820
- SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: EUR 39
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
- 6 nights accommodation in 3* hotel on HB basis
- Use of equipment and activities
- 4 days of organized activities
- Entrance fees to Special Nature Reserve Zeleni Vir and Vražji prolaz, National Park Risnjak, cave Vrelo, Forest Park Golubinjak and Popović mill
- Honey tasting and herb liqueurs tasting
- Boat ride on Lokvarsko Lake
- Ground transportation (transfers throughout)
- Arrival transfer from Zagreb/Rijeka airport, bus or train station
- Departure transfer to Zagreb/Rijeka airport, bus or train station
- English speaking guide and assistance
- Meals not listed in the itinerary (lunch boxes available at the hotel)
- Optional trips on day 4
- Items of personal nature
- Optional gratuities to your guide
- Cancellations: 30 – 22 days prior to departure 15% of the tour rate
- 21-15 days prior to departure 50% of the tour rate
- 14- 8 days prior to departure 75% of the tour rate
- 7 – 0 and no show 100% of the tour rate