Enjoy this 1+ day trail running adventure in the beautiful Croatian Paklenica National Park with the local UIMLA Mountain Leader and CMGA guide, Danijela!
May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
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
- Guiding fee
The price does not include transfers, national park entrance fee, food and snack during run.
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)
Paklenica National Park, entrance reception (Address: Paklenicka ulica, Starigrad – Paklenica).
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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This was such an amazing experience! My wife and I had quite a bit of indoor climbing experience, but this was our first time outdoors. Danijela and her partner were amazing guides!! They were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, safe, and friendly. I could not recommend them more!!
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.
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
Was uncertain about having to pay upfront, but it all worked out nicely. We meet up with a couple of guides and we had a great time climbing.
The guide explained very clear and with useful examples all that we needed to know to enjoy our climbing course, even for those who were first-time climbers. The timing and pace was also perfect.
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 croatia😊❤
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.
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!!
Hicimos un viaje de senderismo de tres días en Paklenica / Velebit mountains: nos encantaron las montañas, las vistas y la gente amable. Danileja y Ferdo fueron guías maravillosos y capaces que conocen muy bien las montañas y nos sentimos muy seguros con ellos. Tuvimos una pequeña cabaña en las montañas durante dos noches y disfrutamos de la paz y la naturaleza al máximo. Se ocuparon de todo lo que necesitábamos y hicieron que nuestros días fueran muy especiales.
So much fun, the highlight of my month in Croatia! I did two days with this company, 1 day rock climbing and 1 day hiking in Paklenica. Danijela and Ferdo were great guides, they tailored both days according to my experience/skill and what I wanted to see/do. They were really great company and provided lots of information about Paklenica national park and taught me about Croatian culture and history. During the rock climbing they provided advice on how to improve my technique. Danijela maintained great contact in the few days leading up to the activities (in case the weather turned bad and we would be unable to proceed or have to change routes). Additionally they helped organise lunch at one of the mountain huts during - I didn't even know this was an option and would have no idea how to do this without their help. The experience itself was heaps of fun, the hike had great views and the rock climbing I was able to push myself in an outdoor terrain, a step up from indoor rock climbing. As a solo traveller it was good to know that I was with two skilled professionals incase something happened during the hike/climb. Overall a fantastic experience, I will definitely go back if I return to Croatia.
Experienced, friendly and engaging. Danijela helped both of us improve our technique, selected routes that were challenging but at the right level for each of us. We had a really brilliant day. Highly recommended.
Daniela and Ferdo very nice guide.I think I will return next year! They transported me from the camp to the canyon. It was very safe and interesting climbing. climbed 8 routes in 4 hours bellow. Thank you so much everything.
Our guides Danijela and Ferdo were fantastic! We learned a lot of great tips from them on climbing technique. They always kept safety first and were a lot of fun. We couldn't have asked for better guides and would highly recommend them to anyone. Climbing in the park was awesome.
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