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Paklenica National Park rock climbing for beginners in Croatia

Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park

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


1/2 Day

Apr - Nov



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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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.


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.

Meeting point

Entrance of Paklenica National park.


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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 this trip



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.



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 :-)



We thought this was the best possible start to our climbing career. Our two climbing instructors, Danijela and Ferdo, were clearly very experienced climbers and fun, enthusiastic, and great teachers, while still safe and professional. They spoke excellent English. The equipment was modern and clean and it felt secure. All in all, it was a great experience and a good value for money. I would recommend it to any beginner seeking a safe but fun climbing experience. The early start is worth it to get the best spots!



We had a wonderful climbing day with Danjela and Ferdo. They took great care of us, so we could learn a lot and really enjoy the Paklenica Canyon. Anyone who wants to visit the area and want to do something special should contact Danjela. We will definitely be back



Our kids aged 7 & 9 had a great couple of hours climbing under the instruction of Danijela and Ferdo, who had a great way with them (patient, fun, knowledgeable). Would definitely recommend!

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