Our favorite trip, the best of North Adriatic. We’ll paddle to six Islands in seven days, exploring this rugged but diverse coastline and passing the 45th parallel. We'll observe the biggest Eurasian bird - the Griffon Vulture, and enjoy many 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 depending on the local weather conditions and preferences of the group.
Meeting at our place at 8:30 am. We’ll have a transfer to starting point. First we’ll load the gear and food into the kayaks which will take us some time. We’ll pass under some high cliffs and make stops in most amazing places that this east side of the island has to offer. Our campsite will be on an amazing pebble beach with a view on the mighty Velebit Mountain.
We’ll explore the second part of the Geological Park and explore its caves and cliffs before we jump into the "Medova Buža" cave. The nearby Lopar peninsula is a geological landmark - the white sandy beaches are melting with the pine forest and rare sandy dunes which were shaped by the wind, salt and erosion. We’ll have a lunch break in one of the bays. Next up is the crossing to the Island of St.Gregory (Sv. Grgur). After a short rest on the south side we will continue paddling around its eastern side, following the steep cliffs crowned by lookout bunkers. We’ll camp in the bay with a restaurant which is also a gathering place for the local deers.
If the weather conditions are not optimal to head towards the island of Krk, we will have a sightseeing of the island. There are a lot of buildings left from the socialist era as well as fig trees and therapeutic herbs like sage, immortelle and thyme. If the season is right we will witness honey production from these plants.
When it's time to paddle, we will head across the channel to the island of Prvić 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.
After breakfast on the beach we continue paddling along the coastline of Krk. Our next stop will be near the Town of Krk where you can enjoy coffee or ice cream. Not far away from the town we’ll set up our tents and have dinner. If you prefer you can have dinner on your own in the town of Krk.
After breakfast we’ll have an hour long crossing to the Island of Plavnik where we’ll explore its north-eastern coast. Our camp is in the old and mystical holm oak forrest. From there we can 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. Today the island is serving as a hunting grounds for the many deers and big-horned goats.
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 or dusturb the birds. It is a good idea to have binoculars with you. Next step is a short crossing to the Island of Cres. We’ll make a few more stops before we reach our camping beach.
Our last paddling day will start under 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 is a small village near the sea with very few permanent residents. A perfect place to ease your mind and set up the tents after the lunch. Our last dinner is in the nearby restaurant.
Packing after breakfast. 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 or the Island of Krk. Another option is to paddle to the Ferry port of Valbiska on Krk from where you can either head straight home or back to the island of Rab, but this option needs to be arranged before the trip.
Start of April to Mid October
Best in April, May, June & September
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Average group size - 8 people
Private groups up to 16 people