The choice is vast, the trails are marked, get a map of the Paklenica National Park and the islands of Ugljan, Pašman, Pag, Dugi otok and set off walking and exploring this lovely region.
The choice is vast, the trails are marked, get a map of the Paklenica National Park and the islands of Ugljan, Pašman, Pag, Dugi otok and set off walking and exploring this lovely region. In the Paklenica National Park area there are about 150 km of marked mountain trails and roads. The most frequently visited is the one from the entrance reception, along the Velika Paklenica canyon up to the Paklenica Mountain Lodge (about 2 hours). From there you can head for Buljmi (3 hours), Vaganski vrh and Sveto brdo. The trails also lead towards the source of Velika Paklenica, Ivine vodice (about 3 hours). Visitors often decide to take the trail from the canyon of Velika Paklenica, across Jurline and Njive to Mala Paklenica. The whole excursion lasts from 5 to 6 hours.
Trekking on the Croatian mountains offers many experiences, from unspoiled nature, rich flora, astonishing relief phenomena to the magnificent views of the Adriatic islands and lakes. Enjoy your trekking and walking in the unspoiled outdoors along the unforgettable trails of the National Park Paklenica.
On the Island of Pašman besides walking, you can enjoy the scents of nature and the lovely views of the Kornati archipelago. Olives, old stone houses called „bunje“, rosemary, figs and other plants that the island abounds in will leave an unforgettable experience. You can also choose between cycling, trekking and mountain-bike roads on the Island of Pašman.
Thanks to the extremely indented walking paths on the Island of Ugljan, during your walk you can enjoy the lovely landscape covered with pinewoods and the lush Mediterranean greenery. Easy walking paths are also suitable for the widest range of walkers, but unlike the sea-promenades, they cross the wonderful interior of the island. Particularly interesting are the paths that start from the villages and lead through olive groves and pine forests to the other side of the island with many hidden bays and beaches.
More demanding footpaths are suitable for active walkers, or hikers, for they include steeper parts and partly pass over more difficult ground. The attractiveness of these paths lies in the unspoilt environment and the numerous vantage points, which offer magnificent views over the Zadar archipelago. One of the most impressive views can be seen from the Venetian St. Michael´s fortress above Preko (265 m above the sea level) from which you have a magnificent view to more than 300 islands of the Zadar archipelago and Kornati islands.
The more difficult paths require wearing tough sports shoes or climbing boots. It is necessary to take water or fruit juice, particularly in the summer. The hundred-year-old stonewalls (MOCIRE) should never be pulled down. Should a stone fall down, put it back in its place. The wooden latticed gates should always be closed behind you. When you come across an animal, behave naturally, calm down and observe. Follow the signs and do not use paths without them. There are many unused footpaths on the islands that are not suitable to take.