Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Enjoy an amazing rock climbing tryout on the beautiful Paklenica National Park with the local UIMLA Mountain Leader and CMGA guide, Danijela.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private and Group



    The Paklenica National Park is located in Starigrad, Croatia. The park is situated at the slopes of the Velebit mountain (1,757m) and is close to the old city of Zadar.  There are two beautiful canyons that you can admire in the park: the Mala and Velika Paklenica canyons. The natural surroundings of this place will most definitely leave you in a state of awe.

    On this climbing excursion, which will last two hours, I would like to introduce you to the wonderful activity of rock climbing. Like most physically demanding activities, rock climbing can be intimidating to most people. And because of that intimidation, I think an introductory course, like the one I am offering, is ideal for people who want to give rock climbing a try. During this course, I will make sure you learn the necessary basics for a safe and fun rock climbing experience.

    No previous experience is necessary to participate on this trip. Participants do not require any prior knowledge about belaying and tying knots. You do not even require any indoor rock climbing experience either. Throughout this trip you will be secured on a safe top rope.

    The Paklenica national park is an incredible place, filled with wonderful rock climbing. And even if you have never rock climbed before, on this introductory course, you can still have a great time. All you have to do is send me a request.

    Would you like to explore more of the Paklenica National Park, as well as other Croatian natural highlights? Then come and join me on this week long hiking tour.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    70 EUR

    Group of 2
    50 EUR

    Group of 3
    50 EUR

    Group of 4
    50 EUR

    Group of 5
    50 EUR

    Group of 6
    50 EUR

    Group of 7
    50 EUR

    Group of 8
    50 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
     Price does not include: entrance ticket to the National Park (60,00 kn/ approximately 8 EUR). The price listed above is the price of a private tour. If you´d like to join a group of 6-12 people, price is 50 EUR per person.

    Other details

    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point

    Entrance of Paklenica National park.

    More info

    - Climbing will last for 2 hours

    - Climbing equipment is included in price (harness, helmet and climbing shoes). Please, bring comfortable clothes, shoes, thin socks, water and a snack.

    How to get to the Paklenica National Park

    Address: Paklenicka ulica, 23244 Starigrad - Paklenica (easy to find with Google Maps)

    Types of transport:

    1. By bus

    2. By car

    3. By taxi

    4. By organized private transfer

    Nearest airport: Zadar Airport

    Nearest city: Zadar (45km)

    * Please let me know which transport you are using in order to determine start time of the activity.


    About the Guide


    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

    • 18 reviews


    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!!
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    Brian Reinhart
    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.
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    Jim Davies
    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.
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    Magdalena Vaclavek
    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😊❤
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    Alon Havivi

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