Velebit Jeep safari tour offers you the best! Take off-road adventure through Velebit Nature park and old macadam road. Visit filming locations of famous Winnetou and enjoy breathtaking view of the river Zrmanja Canyon.
TOUR DATES: available throughout entire year
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS:
Velebit is one of the largest mountains in this area, about 145 km long, included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Majstorska cesta is the first road that connected continental Croatia and Dalmatia region. It was built in 1832 and it is 41 km long. Inscribed in the Croatian List of protected cultural goods.
River Zrmanja is a 69 km long. It is one of the locations where were filmed Winnetou movies, based on Karl May’s novels.
Tulove grede (Tulo’s Rafters) are conglomerate of white limestone cliffs looking like crown rising from the body of a massive peak. In the nearby is the St. Francis chapel built in 1832.
PLAN OF THE TOUR:
Duration: 8:00 hours
Terrain vehicles will lead you through mythic Velebit mountain full of history, abounded with unique karst landscape and nature diversity. Guides will tell you more about shepherds’ life that remained same for thousands of years and many more interesting stories. You will be amazed by the view from the southern slopes of Velebit mountain, where you will enjoy breathtaking view of the Adriatic sea and Zadar’s islands in one and the Paklenica National Park and Sveto brdo peak on the other. If you look closely you may spot Velebit’s wild horses.
You will follow the trails of Winnetou and drive up to 1000 m of height to the foothills of Tulove grede, discover birth house of football player Luka Modrić and amazing river Zrmanja Canyon.
Short drives are combined with many stops so you can take a walk, take photos or refresh yourself. Lunch will be served in the heart of the mountain, on a rural estate built from stone.
Later you will proceed to the viewpoint at Zrmanja Canyon. Zrmanja river is surrounded by 200 m high cliffs and with its clear emerald water and untouched nature will most definitely steal your heart and make this excursion an unforgettable experience.
This tour will end when you return to the staring point.
PRICE: 135,00 EUR per person (1017.16 HRK)
Kids up to 12 years have 50% discount and pay 67,50 EUR (508.58 HRK)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- ride with terrain vehicle
- licensed guide
- local products tastings: prosciutto, cheese, honey, home made sweets, “rakija” (traditional Croatian alcoholic drink)
- lunch and drinks (lunch: goulash with gnocchi/pasta, salad, wine and aperitif)
- Velebit Nature Park admission
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- transfer from your accommodation to starting point
- personal consumption
MIN.: 2 persons
MAX.: 60 persons
DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding, suitable for all
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or those who had a recent back surgery
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 3 years and older
ON SITE: toilette at one break
GUIDE: a trained, experienced guide, speaking English and/or German
WHAT TO BRING: hiking or sports footwear, small backpack, rain coat in case of rain, sun protection (hat, sun cream, sunglasses), light jacket, small bottle of water, camera, money, ID
*minimum number of persons for day tour at the regular price is 3. If there is no group tour and only 2 person are applied, the price is increased by the cost of the tour for one more person.