Velebit Jeep safari tour offers you the best! Take off-road adventure through Velebit Nature park and old macadam road. Visit filming locations of famous Winnetou and enjoy breathtaking view of the river Zrmanja Canyon.
TOUR DATES: by appointment, available through the whole year
SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS:
Velebit is one of the largest mountains in this area, about 145 km long, included in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Majstorska cesta is the first road that connected continental Croatia and Dalmatia region. It was built in 1832 and it is 41 km long. Inscribed it in the Croatian List of protected cultural goods.
River Zrmanja is a 69 km long. It is one of the locations where Winnetou films, based on Karl May’s novels, were shot.
Tulove grede (Tulo’s Rafters) are conglomerate of white limestone cliffs looking like crown rising from the body of a massive peak. In the nearby is the St. Francis chapel built in 1832.
PLAN OF THE TOUR:
START: 9:00 am
END: 5:00 pm
Duration: 8:00 hours
Terrain vehicles will lead you through mythic Velebit mountain full of history, abounded with unique karst landscape and nature diversity. Guides will teach you about shepherds’ life that live here same way for thousands of years and many more. You will be amazed by the panoramic sight of the southern slopes of Velebit mountain, where you will enjoy breathtaking view of the Adriatic sea and Zadar archipelago in one and the Paklenica National Park and Sveto brdo peak on the other. If you look closely you may spot Velebit’s wild horses.
You will follow the trails of Winnetou and drive up to 1000 m a.s.l. to the foothills of Tulove grede and to the River Zrmanja Canyon, the most famous filming locations of Winnetou movies.
Short drives are combined with many stops so you can take a walk, photo shooting or refreshments. Lunch will be served along the way at one of the many scenic spots.
Later you will proceed to viewpoint at Zrmanja Canyon. Zrmanja river with its clear emerald water and untouched nature will most definitely steal your heart and make this excursion an unforgettable experience.
After that this tour will end and you will return to the staring point.
PRICE: 670,00 HRK or 91,00 EUR per person
Kids up to 12 years have 50% discount and pay 335,00 HRK or 45,00 EUR
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Ride with terrain vehicle
- Licensed guide and driver
- Local products tastings: Dalmatian prosciutto, cheese, honey, ‘frite’ (deep fried sweets) and brandy
- Lunch and drinks (lunch: goulash with gnocchi/pasta, salad, wine and aperitif)
- Velebit Nature Park admission
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- transfer from your accommodation to starting point
- personal consumption
DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding, suitable for all
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or those who had a recent back surgery
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 3 years and older
ON SITE: toilette at one break
GUIDE: a trained, experienced guide, speaking English and/or German
WHAT TO BRING: hiking or sports footwear, small backpack, rain coat in case of rain, sun protection (hat, sun cream, sunglasses), light jacket, small bottle of water, camera, money, ID
It is possible to arrange a transfer pick-up from Zadar to Maslenica bridge (from Zadar to Maslenica bridge is 30 km). Price for 4 pax. is 600 HRK or 82 EUR. Vehicle will pick you up at the end of the tour, at 5 pm. (Calculation is made on the basis of 4 x 30 km = 120 km).