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Paklenica 1 week rock climbing and via ferrata


Danilo, IFMGA mountain guide, has organized an exciting 1-week adventure in Paklenica and its surroundings, including rock climbing, via ferrata and hiking.

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8 Days





Discover Paklenica National Park, a beautiful natural area in Croatia, in this 1-week adventure full of outdoor activities.

Lying at the south of the Velebit mountains, this natural area is a mix of pine forests, caves, gorges and rivers. There are also two canyons: Velika Paklenica (big) and Mala Paklenica (small).

But the highlight is definitely Paklenica Gorge. In fact, this is one of the most important climbing spots in Croatia. From short sport climbing routes to big walls with routes up to 350 m height, you'll find all the options!

Here are some of the activities we can do on this trip:
  • Sport climbing (up to grades 4 a to 6 c) in the gorge. 

  • Hiking and via ferrata in Anica Kuk. From the top, we'll enjoy the wonderful view of the Adriatic Sea and the Velebit peaks.

  • A 13 kilometer hike from one canyon to another.

  • Kayaking or rafting in the Zrmanja canyon.

  • Via ferrata in Vaganec adrenaline park.

  • Climbing multi-pitch routes and abseiling in Tulove grede, a rock formation with fantastic pillars, towers and spires.

Are you ready for an incredible week of outdoor challenges? Join me for this adventure in a great destination in Croatia!

If you are looking for similar trips in other locations, you can also check this via ferrata week in the Dolomites, Italy.


Day 1: Arrival in Starigrad.

Day 2: Paklenica Gorge

Sport climbing in the Paklenica Gorge. You’ll be able to climb routes graded 4a to 6c.

Day 3: Anića kuk

We’ll ascend the great summit of Anića Kuk by trail and a via ferrata. You will enjoy beautiful scenery composed of the Velebit peaks on one side and the Adriatic Sea on the other. We’ll descend a different side of the mountain, passing under its imposing north face on the way down.  You can climb sport climbing routes on the way back.

Day 4: Trekking from Velika Paklenica to Mala Paklenica

We’ll walk from the canyon of Velika Paklenica to the canyon of Mala Paklenica (13 km).

Day 5: Zrmanja Canyon

We’ll visit the canyon of the river Zrmanja, where we can enjoy rafting or kayaking.

Day 6: Via Ferrata

The rock formations of Velebit are perfect for adrenaline parks. One such park, which is very close to Starigrad, is the Vaganec adrenaline park. With its hanging bridges and aerial runways, it offers plenty of adrenaline-filled adventures.

Day 7: Climbing at Tulove grede

Tulove grede are composed of fantastic rock spires, needles, towers and pillars. The famous movies about Winnetou were filmed here. We will climb multi pitch routes, from which we’ll make abseil descents.

Day 8: Departure from Zadar or Zagreb.




Budget accommodation (B&B)

Meeting point


About the guide

I am a Slovenian IFMGA mountain guide with the ZGVS.
It was when I was 12 years old that I first climbed a mountain myself and by the age of 15 I had started rock climbing.
Since then, my ascents count up to around 1000, starting from Mont Blanc in the seventies and Triglav north face to Cho Oyu, and all over South America including 18 of the 6000m+ peaks including a first ascent on south face of Aconcagua.

I have climbed and travelled all over the world, Shivlinga, K2, Mt Everest, Manaslu, Shishi Panama, El Cap and sport climbing in Kalymnos and Cuba.

Skiing powder in great conditions and rock climbing under the sun are my motto!

Contact me if you'd like to have fun safely in the mountains with me! If I am unavailable then my trusted friend guides, Franc and Milan, can take care of you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 825 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


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