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Rock Climbing in Croatia: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover an amazing rock climbing destination in Europe, with routes for all levels!

Situated between the Balkans and Central Europe, on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a beautiful country with amazing rock climbing locations.Ā At the south of the Velebit Mountains, theĀ Paklenica National ParkĀ is one of the best rock climbing sites in Croatia, and the largest in Southeast Europe. Fantastic limestone rock walls provide a variety of routes for climbing fans of all levels. The highlight of this site is the stunningĀ Paklenica Gorge, where you can find from short sport climbing options to big walls with incredible multi-pitch routes.

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in Croatia

What should I know about Rock Climbing Croatia?

Located in Central Europe, Croatia has a long coastline stretching along the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Its great location, ancient walled towns, stunning beaches with clear waters, rich culture and great food have made Croatia a top tourist destination. Croatia shares a border with Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. Come discover one of Mediterrenanean Europeā€™s most unspoiled and beautiful destinations.

Why should I choose Croatia for my Rock Climbing adventure?

A top climbing location in Europe

The Paklenica National Park is one of the top climbing spots in Europe. Located close to the sea, near Starigrad-Paklenica, it offers amazing rock climbing options for all levels, with about 590 routes on good quality limestone rock. You will find from single pitch sport routes to multi-pitch and big wall climbing up to 350m. Most of the routes are bolted.

Beautiful beaches and charming towns

There is no shortage of amazing beaches with crystal clear and turquoise blue water in Croatia. Croatia has thousands of islands and islets, like the stunning Hvar. This beautiful country also boasts lots of enchanting towns and villages, with unique architecture.Donā€™t leave the country without visting the beautiful Dubrovnik and charming coastal towns of Split and Zadar.

Affordable destination

Compared to other destinations in Europe, Croatia is very cheap. You will get great value for money on accommodation, eating out and sightseeing, with the possibility to discover a truly beautiful destination. Croatia offers also a very easy access from other European cities and there are cheap daily flights with budget airlines into cities like Split and Dubrovnik

What can I expect from the weather in Croatia?

Croatia has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and sunny summers and cool and rainy winters. Spring and autumn are usually pleasant and comfortable. In the Adriatic coast where you would find Paklenica, the climate is warmer than in other destinations in the country.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Croatia?


What currency is accepted in Croatia?

Kuna (HRK)

How can I get to Croatia?

There are direct flights to Croatia all year round from some European cities, and a dozen of seasonal routes added in summer. Zagreb airport is the main air hub, but you could also fly to Dubrovnik, or any of the other international airports in the country. Paklenica is reached from the small coastal town of Starigrad-Paklenica, 46 km from the tourist town of Zadar. The nearest airport to Paklenica National Park is Zadar. Trains and buses also connect smaller cities and towns.

Whatā€™s the country code of Croatia?


Whatā€™s the high season for Rock Climbing in Croatia?

The best time to visit Paklenica for a rock climbing trip is from April through late October. Winter can be wet and very windy. Summer is always sunny and it can get very hot, although you will always find some shady spots to climb.

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Croatia


I chose the intermediate rock climbing trip with Danijela at Paklenica National Park. Without a doubt, it was the highlight of my entire trip throughout Croatia. I strongly recommend Danijela (and her assistant Ferdo) to anyone looking for a guided rock climbing experience. First, the instructions are clear on where and when to meet the guides. The trip started at 7am to beat the heat and the crowds. We stayed in nearby Zadar, which is about an hour away. Buses don't arrive that early, so . Uber is your cheapest option (unless you rent a car yourself). We had some trouble getting there, but Danijela was flexible with the time, which was sincerely appreciated. Second, the actual climbing is incredible. Danijela assessed my climbing ability and tailor-made a climbing experience suited to my abilities. I was challenged, which was exactly what I wanted. My only regret is that I did not book a longer trip, or perhaps a couple of days with the guides. They are incredibly experienced, and they gave me helpful climbing tips that I never learned climbing at my local crag. Without a doubt, they made me a better climber in the short time I was with them. Also, these guides are so knowledgeable and experienced that I never once felt unsafe. I always felt that no matter the route, they had me on belay, and my life was secure. The gear was also top quality. I have never had such a feeling of trust while climbing, and I just met them! Third, the guides are simply amazing people. We had great conversations the entire time, and they were friendly, funny, and caring. After the experience was over, they took us to a famous restaurant near the park. We were in a hurry to catch a bus (which they showed us exactly where the bus station was and when the bus would arrive), and they got the restaurant staff to serve us fast to make sure we would not miss our bus. Look no further!! BOOK THIS TRIP NOW! I cannot wait for the next opportunity I have to be in Croatia, as I already cannot wait to book another trip with them.



It was one of the best experiences ever!!! The guids were so nice and helpfull, took it at my pace, helped me feel confident with the rope and thought me what to do and what not to do I advise everyone to go try this course!!! Im sure to be checking with them again when I'll get back to croatiašŸ˜Šā¤


Thank you much to Danijela, Ferdo and Joseph. We had a wonderful day climbing with you all. You planned the day just as we had imagined and picked great routes for us. It was loads of fun, though my toes did not thank you the next day! X



Our guides were absolutely fantastic - assisted in all aspects of the climbs, catering for my and my partner's different climbing abilities and needs. Would recommend Danijela to anyone in a heartbeat. One of the best experiences of our trip to Europe from Australia!!



I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Danijella and Fredo were both extremely knowledgeable and pushed me to be a better climber. Highly recommend an afternoon on the mountain with them.

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