Our favorite trip and the best of North Adriatic.We’ll paddle six Islands in seven days exploring this rugged but diverse coastline passing the 45th parallel.We’ll enjoy in watching the biggest Eurasian birds,the Griffon Vultures and enjoy in amazing sceneries.This is expedition type of tour which means we carry most of our food and water with us.
The following itinerary should be seen as an approximate guide only. Our program may change depend on the local weather conditions and preferences of the group.
Meeting at our place at 8:30 am.We’ll have a transfer to start point from where we'll start our paddling expedition. First we’ll load the gear and food into the kayaks which will take us some time.Today we’ll pass under some high cliffs and make swim stops in most amazing places that this east side has to offer.We’ll also paddle in one of the caves before we reach the amazing pebble beach where we'll have our campsite with a view on the mighty Velebit Mountain.
Today we’ll explore the second part of the Geological Park and explore its caves and cliffs before we jump into the Medova Buža cave.After some more paddling we’ll get to Lopar peninsula where the white sandy beaches are melting with the pine forest and rare (in Croatia) sand dunes shaped by the wind and erosion. This is also a part of the geological park and we’ll have a lunch break in one of the bays. Then is time to have a short crossing to the Island of St.Gragory.We’ll have a short rest on the south side and paddle around its E side following the steep cliffs crowned by lookout bunkers from the former prison .We’ll camp in the main bay surrounded with deer’s and rabbits.
With a wake up under the pine or fig trees we’ll have a short exploration of this Island. There are still a lot of buildings left as well as the farm of Fig trees and therapeutic herbs like sage and thyme.There are many stories about the Island that our Local Guide will share with you
After short visit we'll paddle across the channel to reach the Island of Prvich where we will have a short break before crossing to the Island of Krk.The lunch will be served on the beach. After lunch we’ll paddle two more hours to reach the bay of Stara Baška where we’ll set up our tents on the beach.
We’ll have breakfast on the beach and paddling along the coastline of Krk exploring it’s beaches and beautiful sights .Next stop will be lunch break and possible sightseeing of the unique Košljun Monastery situated on the tiny Island in the middle of the Punat Bay.Our next stop will be in the Town of Krk where you can enjoy in coffee or ice cream.Not far away from the town we’ll set up our tents and have dinner.Optional dinner on your own is in the town of Krk just 15 min walking from the camp.
After breakfast we’ll have an hour long crossing to the Island of Plavnik where we’ll explore its NE coast and paddle to the main bay where we’ll set up our camp in the old and mystical oak tree forest and explore the Island on foot.There was a small village on the top of the Island and the ruins are still there as well as the ruins of the old church. From here we’ll have a view on the four Islands we just paddled.
Today is our longest paddling day . After breakfast we’ll have a short paddle to the cliffs where the Griffon Vultures are nesting.We are not allowed to make any noise here which will give us more enjoy in our morning paddling. It would be good to take some binoculars or you can borrow from our guide.The next step is short crossing to reach our 6’th Island on the list,the Island of Cres .
Paddling will take us along the beautiful coastline with nice small beaches and what amazing is that you will notice how the forest type is suddenly changing and it is because we are passing the 45’th parallel. We’ll make few stops on the way before we reach our pebble beach for the night.
Breakfast and our last paddling day paddling under the cliffs where the Vultures are nesting.We’ll use a campsite under the town of Beli that is situated on 130 meters high hill. Beli have 45 residents but that number is way lower in the winter time. A perfect place to ease your mind and set up the tents after we have lunch.
It is also possible to have a room in Pansion Tramontana and if want , we can book it for you.
Then is time to visit the Research-Educational Centre for the Protection of Nature in Beli. This world known rehabilitation center for Griffon Vultures is home to few of them that have fall into the sea or they have some injuries( we saved one that got stuck in the cave). To help them out in their recovery process you can adopt one of them for a year.Our last dinner is in the restaurant.
Breakfast and packing the rest of the gear.Organized transfer to Town of Cres Bus station or we can transfer you to Krk Island / Rijeka Airport or to the ferry port of Valbiska.It is also possible to drive back with us to the Island of Rab.Please check options under Information >Trip Info Tab on the side of the window or scroll down.
Start of April - Mid October
Best in April,May ,June & Sept.
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Average group size - 8 people
Private group up to 16 people