Croatia

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Vransko Jezero - by Henk Nouws Although renowned for its sunny beaches, Croatia does not make haste establishing long distance hiking trails. European long distance trails E6 and E7 are planned to run through Croatia, but hiking enthousiasts will find little more than a dotted line on the map to show where the trail is supposed to come.

So skip Croatia? No, certainly not. The country offers some outstanding mountain landscapes, with towering karst formations, white rocks in polished formations and deep crags. They are part of the Dinaric Alps and typical for Croatia. In between the limestone ranges are forests, and green slopes covered in snow until spring, when the crocuses start to bloom. This makes for some lovely walking, also because temperatures are still agreeable at this time of year. The mountains are not very high. Mount Croatia Dinara is the highest at 1831m, a large dry outcrop surrounded by wilderness.

Walking the mountains is a popular local pastime. The Croatians will tell you where to go and how to find the best mountain huts. There are numerous great 2- or 3-day hikes. Many trails are well kept and marked profusely in red and white. Most popular are the Velebit range, and Paklenica with its bizarre limestone rocks and peaks up to 1750m high.

Don't forget the Adriatic Sea coast with its many islands. These are easy to reach, often interconnected and differ considerably one from the other. Hiking Rab, Pag and Vis is fun, but beware: one hiker stepped on a landmine not long ago, so keep away from any military grounds. Spring and autumn are the best seasons, particularly in these low parts, because summer can get very hot. If you want to go in summer anyway, start out early and carry lots of drinking water.

Trails

Regions

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Walking in Croatia
  • This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 19 day walks and 7 multi-day treks in Croatia's Dinaric Alps and the Croatian islands. The routes are both circular and point-to-point treks, and vary from 3km easy strolls to strenuous multi-day hut-to-hut mountain treks. The terrain varies from gently sloping hills to rugged tops and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Walking in Croatia
  • This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 19 day walks and 7 multi-day treks in Croatia's Dinaric Alps and the Croatian islands. The routes are both circular and point-to-point treks, and vary from 3km easy strolls to strenuous multi-day hut-to-hut mountain treks. The terrain varies from gently sloping hills to rugged tops and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • ANWB extra - Kroatische kust
  • Dé compacte reisgids Kroatische kust. Met handige uitneembare kaart.Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Kroatische kust hebt u een handzame reisgezel. "Bezoek de kathedraal van Sibenik of wandel in het bijzondere Hvar-Stad." In deze reisgids Kroatische kust staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • ANWB extra - Kroatische kust
  • Dé compacte reisgids Kroatische kust. Met handige uitneembare kaart.Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Kroatische kust hebt u een handzame reisgezel. "Bezoek de kathedraal van Sibenik of wandel in het bijzondere Hvar-Stad." In deze reisgids Kroatische kust staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Croatia - Kroatië | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rough Guide - Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries.This full-color guide includes reliable and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking a circuit of Dubrovnik's city walls to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Split to savoring the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rough Guide - Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries.This full-color guide includes reliable and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking a circuit of Dubrovnik's city walls to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Split to savoring the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • The third edition of Footprint Croatia gets behind the glossy brochures to uncover the real appeal of this holiday favourite. Medieval towns, Venetian ports and Roman remains vie for attention with a seascape of scattered islands, crystal-clear water and hidden coves. This fully updated guide shows you how to make the most of your stay, with... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Croatia
  • The third edition of Footprint Croatia gets behind the glossy brochures to uncover the real appeal of this holiday favourite. Medieval towns, Venetian ports and Roman remains vie for attention with a seascape of scattered islands, crystal-clear water and hidden coves. This fully updated guide shows you how to make the most of your stay, with... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids - Wandelgids Explore Dubrovnik | Insight Guides
  • Handzame gids met de top bezienswaardigheden van Dubrovnik plus informatie over restaurants, hotels en het nachtleven. Daarnaast staan er elf wandelingen in de stad en de omgeving beschreven. Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Now with free eBook. Experience the best... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Croatia
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions or walk Dubrovnik's city walls; all with your trusted travel companion.... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Croatia
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions or walk Dubrovnik's city walls; all with your trusted travel companion.... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Middle Dalmatian Coast 3 - Brac - Hvar - Split F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Split southwards to Gradec on a detailed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Lastovo, plus the northern part of the Peljesac peninsula. The... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Omiška Dinara
  • Omiška Dinara Mountains on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends from Dugi Rat and Omiš to just beyond Vruja and inland beyond the A1 motorway to the hill along the Cetina River. Contours at 20m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Middle Dalmatian Coast 4 - Mljet - Medugorje - Dubrovnik F&B
  • The southernmost part of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia including Dubrovnik on a detailed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Mljet and Sipan, and the southern part of the Peljesac peninsula. The map shows... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara - Troglav Group East
  • The south-eastern part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends southwards from the peak of Troglav to Maljkovo near the Perucko Lake.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brac Island
  • The island of Brac on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, highlighting recommended cycling routes, with 26 routes profiles. The island is shown on both sides of the map with similar cartography (contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading to provide... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara - Troglav Group West
  • The north-western part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. With the peak of Troglav towards the eastern edge of the map, coverage extends from the town of Vrlika northwards to the Martinova... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara
  • The south-eastern part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends southwards from the peak of Troglav to Maljkovo near the Perucko Lake.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cres - Losinj - Krk - Rab F&B Top 10 Tips
  • The northern part of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Opatija and Rijeka to, on the mainland, beyond Jablanac on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt, with the regions to 10 best sights given multilingual descriptions in a booklet attached to the map cover, plus a street plan of central Rijeka. Coverage includes the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lošinj Island Croatian Mountain Rescue Service 25K Map
  • The island of Lošinj on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, highlighting hiking paths, including trails on the southern part of Cres and on the nearby islands of Unije, Susak and Ilovik.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Drava Cartographia Water Sports & Cycling Map
  • The course of the river Drava along the border of Hungary and Croatia and its section in Croatia to is confluence with the Danube on a detailed contoured map at 1:75,000 from Cartographia in Budapest highlighting waymarked and recommended cycling routes, etc.The course of the river is presented on four panels. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dalmatian Coast 1 - Zadar - Kornati Islands F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia around Zadar and the Kornati Islands on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Kormat, Pasman Ugljan, Dugi Otok and the southern part of Pag. The map shows... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Biokovo Mountains Croatian Mountain Rescue Service 25K Map
  • Biokovo Mountains on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage includes the resorts of Baška Voda, Makarska,, Tucpi and Podgora.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading provide excellent presentation of the terrain, with markings... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dalmatian Coast 2 - Sibenik - Split - Vis F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia between Split and Murter on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes Sibenik, Trogir and the islands of Solta and Vis. The map shows local roads, highlighting scenic routes,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Istrië
  • Istrië, in noordelijk Kroatië, is een hartvormige schiereiland in de Adriatische zee. De Italiaanse invloeden van het nabije Venetië zijn onmiskenbaar. Je wandelt door verstilde landschap en de heuveltoppen worden gesierd door middeleeuwse dorpjes. Men leeft van kleine wijn- en olijfgaarden en het verzamelen van truffels in de uitgestrekte... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Istrië & Kvarner
  • Groen mediterraan hart van de Adria, omspoeld door een azuurblauwe zee. Schitterende kuststeden als Opatija en Porec en pastoraal, heuvelachtig binnenland. Middeleeuwse stadjes: adelaarsnest Motovun, ommuurd Oprtalj, artistiek Groznjan en Glagolytisch Hum. Vaar via het mooie eiland Krk naar Cres en Losinj om te snorkelen, te wandelen of vale... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Brac & Hvar Islandhopping
  • Een ontspannen wandelvakantie op twee van de mooiste eilanden van de Dalmatische kust: Brac en Hvar. Vanuit de Romeinse stad Split reis je per ferry naar het eiland Brac, waar je vanuit het mooie plaatsje Bol langs stille baaien met azuurblauw water wandelt en de hoogste top van het eiland beklimt. Dan wachten de wijngaarden, akkers en de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Nationale Parken
  • Tussen Split en Zagreb toont Kroatië zich van haar mooiste kant. De kustlijn, de rivierdalen en de bergen van Dalmatië zijn van een ongekende schoonheid en zijn beschermd in de vorm van Nationale Parken met een sterk uiteenlopend karakter. De kloven en kalkbergen met hun unieke endemische flora van Velebit en NP Paklenica, de wirwar van kale... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Dalmatië-Zuid
  • De oude Grieken konden de verleidingen van Dalmatië al niet weerstaan, laat staan zonminnende wandelaars uit de Lage Landen. Tijdens deze ontspannen vakantie in het zuiden van de streek wandel je door prachtige landschappen. Slenter door de nauwe straatjes van Dubrovnik, de parel van de Adriatico. Wandel door de olijfboomgaarden en slaperige... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Wandelvakantie
  • Deze wandelvakantie bestrijkt een groot deel van het kleine Slovenië. Maar hoe klein ook, er zijn vele verschillende, mooie landschappen, waarin je regelmatig een leuk en kleurrijk stadje aantreft. In de Steiner Alpen verblijf je in een boerderij-hotel in een stil dal en maakt niet al te lange bergwandelingen. In het oosten van het land, aan de... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Noord-Kroatië
  • Avontuurlijke verkenning van Noord-Kroatië vanuit 2 natuur-campings en een mooi gelegen houten lodge. Je gaat kamperen, wandelen, fietsen, kajakken, zwemmen en veel meer leuke activiteiten ondernemen. Je slaapt in sierlijke en mooi ingerichte Bell-tenten op de mooiste plekjes van het land. Op en top vakantie... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Dalmatië
  • Deze fietsvakantie door het zuiden van Dalmatië start in het historische hart van Trogir. De azuurblauwe Adriatische Zee wijkt deze week nauwelijks van je zijde. Peddel door wijn- en olijfboomgaarden op de prachtige eilanden voor de Kroatische kust. Verken de geplaveide straatjes van schitterende steden als Dubrovnik en Split. Geniet van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kroatië - Dalmatische Kust
  • Wandelweek aan de zonovergoten Dalmatische kust, waar de ruige kalkbergen van Biokovo en Omiska Dinara hoog naar de hemel reiken. Geniet van het goede leven aan de Makarska Riviera. Op het eiland Brac liggen fotogenieke dorpjes, kapelletjes en kloosters op de met geurig mediterraan struikgewas bedekte hellingen. Overdag afwisselend rustige... Read more
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