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1+ day trail running in the Paklenica National Park, Croatia

Trail running in the Paklenica National Park, Croatia
Trail running in the Paklenica National Park, Croatia
Trail running in the Paklenica National Park, Croatia
Trail running in the Paklenica National Park, Croatia

Enjoy this 1+ day trail running adventure in the beautiful Croatian Paklenica National Park with the local UIMLA Mountain Leader and CMGA guide, Danijela!


Dinaric Alps

+1 Day

May, Jun, Sep - Nov




* Discover the amazing Paklenica National Park

* Take your running skills to the next level with the help of an expert

* Enjoy the view of stunning Croatian landscapes


I invite you to follow me on a unique trail running adventure, for 1 or more days, in the spectacular Paklenica National Park in Croatia! This trip is ideal for adventurers and outdoor running enthusiasts looking for a new place to discover.

Due to its amazing forests, wonderful natural treasures and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Mala and Velika Paklenica was declared a national park in 1949. I will take you to discover this beautiful Croatian paradise!

With more than 150km of hiking trails, traversing rocky canyons and lush green meadows, the Paklenica National Park is a great destination for a trail running adventure amidst this country's most magical landscapes.

Bear in mind you need a great fitness level to join this trail running trip, as this is a technical trail type on rocky terrain. We will be running for about 4 to 6 hours, covering a distance of 25 kilometers, with an altitude difference of 1100m (ascent and descent).

Running can be one of the most special and funny ways to discover this natural treasure. So send me a request if you are ready to join me on this trail running adventure in the Paklenica National Park. I will be happy to lead you on this unique journey!

If you’re looking for some other hiking experiences around the park, you may also join me on this Velika Paklenica Canyon, Croatia, Guided Hike

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include transfers, national park entrance fee, food and snack during run.


More info

Trip Level: Hard Trail Type: Technical Terrain: Rocky Duration: 4-6h Distance: 25km Ascent/Descent: 1100m+/-

How to get to the Paklenica National Park : Transport options:

  1. By bus
  2. By car
  3. By taxi
  4. By organized private transfer

Nearest airport: Zadar Airport Nearest city: Zadar (45km)

Meeting point

Paklenica National Park, entrance reception (Address: Paklenicka ulica, Starigrad – Paklenica).

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I was born in Zadar, but I grew up at the base of Velebit, the greatest Croatian mountain, and this shaped the rest of my life. Living in the nature gave me everything I dreamed of. In the same place I had mountains, river and the sea.
I am CMGA certified (Croatian Mountain Guide Association) and UIMLA guide (2013).
I love to explore new destinations, sharing them with nature lovers. And there's more than just the adventure. Indeed, I will take you to discover the locations learning the local people way of living and trying the traditional local food.
In the end, my goal is for you to take home the best memories of this experience!


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What people are saying about Danijela



Amazing experience. My daughter stated it was the best day of her 2 week holiday. That says it all really. Danijela and her partner were extremely professional and very friendly and helpful.


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.


Конечно погулять по тропам Национального парка и не получить удовольствие ну просто не возможно. Эти красоты и ощущения уединения плюс соединение с природой Вас поразят.


Tuvimos un maravilloso día de escalada con Danijela y Ferdo. Nos cuidaron de nosotros, así que pudimos aprender mucho y disfrutar realmente de la Paklenica Cañón. Cualquiera que quiera visitar la zona y quieres hacer algo especial deben contactar Danjela. Sin duda volveremos :-)


The staff was very friendly and extremely professional. The instructors are not only passionate outdoor specialists but also provide excellent instruction for every level of climber. My wife and I are extremely happy with the guided outdoor climbing tour and recommend everyone with different level of skills to try their 2 hour class.

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