Hiking Paklenica National Park

Hiking Paklenica National Park

Depart the pier for the approximately 45-minute drive to Starigrad Paklenica, a picturesque town and harbor located on the southern part of Velebit Mountain. Upon arrival, proceed to Paklenica National Park. Declared a national park in 1949, Paklenica spans approximately 37 square miles (about 95 square km), and is highlighted by a legendary peak, Anica Kuk, on its 1,312-foot (400-metre) face. Its summit offers spectacular vistas of the coast, sea, Paklenica and the peaks of Velebit Mountain. The park also features a pair of picturesque canyons, Mala (Small) and Velika (Large) Paklenica. Velika Paklenica Canyon is approximately 8.7 miles (about 14 km) long and 1,640-2,625 feet (500-800 metres) wide. Its defining characteristic is the steep drop from Anica Luka, which measures approximately 2.5 miles (about 4 km) from its base.

After receiving the safety instructions, begin your guided hike through Paklenica's Karst River Canyon, located in the foreground of the magnificent Velika & Mala Paklenica canyons. The karst is an area of exceptional natural beauty and various geological formations. Cliffs, caves, holes and cracks abound, and the dissolution of soluble rock has created natural works of art known as 'skrape'.

This hike winds through the Paklenica Karst River Canyon and uphill towards Anica Luka, with a few stops en route. Upon arrival at Anica Luka, you pause for refreshments and splendid panoramic views of your surroundings. Afterward, commence the 1.5-hour return walk back to the valley, then board your awaiting bus at the park entrance. Your tour concludes with a 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Notes: This is a true hiking experience and guests should be physically fit with no mobility challenges. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes.

A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Zadar

Duration: 5 hours

Current Price: 149 USD