Multi Activity in Croatia

This multi-activity tour is an accessible activity tour offering rafting, hiking, swimming and cycling taking you along the Mreznica River, through Plitvice Lakes National Park and to the Una River in Bosnia.

The Mreznica is considered one of Croatia's cleanest rivers, with plenty of options for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. The river is 64 km long, and has 93 waterfalls at the last count!

The tour is offered between June and September and is best accessed from Zagreb airport (transfers included). Transfers are also available from Rijeka Airport. 

  • Itinerary & prices - see below
  • Getting here - transfers included from Zagreb or Rijeka airport

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  • Day 1 - Arrival

    Transfer from Zagreb or Rijeka airport to your hotel in Zvecaj village.

    Transfer is included but if you arrive after 6pm, there is a supplement.

    The hotel is located by the river, deep in the countryside. After settling into your room, there is an opportunity to meet the other members of the group over dinner.


  • Day 2 - Walking in Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Early in the morning we start our ride through lovely countryside roads towards Plitvice Lakes, Croatia's first National Park.

    Once at Plitvice, we have the day to explore it on foot. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a spectacular geological and hydrogeological karst phenomenon, a sequence of sixteen turquoise lakes linked together with cascading falls and travertine pools.

    The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. The richness of flora and fauna attracts visitors and scientists from all over the world.

    UNESCO has declared it with all rights as a World Natural Heritage site. We’ll walk through the National Park following narrow paths, crossing over wooden bridges and even taking a boat ride on Lake Kozjak.

    Activity: Walking, 4-5 hours, easy; Drive: 1 hour 45 minutes each way.


  • Day 3 - Kayaking and SUP on the Mreznica River

    The day of water activities on the Mreznica starts with kayaking in front of the hotel. We use two-person sit-on-top kayaks which are easy and safe to navigate. After a short introduction to paddling, we push off upstream for refreshing fun on the clear, warm and emerald waters of this river with numerous waterfalls.

    Due to its biological diversity and variety of habitats, the Mreznica area should soon be categorized as a Croatian Nature Park. It is home to many endangered and protected plant and animal species that you may get a chance to observe. These include 4 species of birds from the “red list” of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – the Golden Eagle, the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the Western Capercaillie and the Great White Egret. After a light picnic, we’ll paddle back to the hotel.

    In the afternoon we will change our kayaks to stand up paddle boards and discover the river bed from a different perspective. Starting with a short introduction you will have an active yet easy afternoon to start of the week.

    The day will be filled with swimming, jumping off the waterfalls and enjoying beautiful nature. Later in the afternoon we will have some free time to rest and will end the day with a group dinner on the restaurant terrace.

    Activity: Kayaking, 2-3 hours, class I-II; Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), 2 hours, easy/moderate.


  • Day 4 - Cycling in the Mreznica Area

    A well-paced bike tour through villages and along country roads is a great way to experience Croatia much more closely than from a vehicle.

    There are many trails in the Mreznica area well-adapted for cycling tours. We’ll start from the hotel and meander past numerous small family farms and homesteads. There are great places to take breaks along the road and look out over the valleys and fields.

    You will be able to go for a swim in the river and enjoy a picnic lunch on the bank. Those who still want to explore the area after the tour are free bike to other places of interests on their own, with directions given by the guide.

    Activity: Cycling, 3 hours, easy/moderate (rolling hills).


  • Day 5 - Optional Trip Day

    For those who chose a 5-day trip, this is the end of your holiday. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time.

    The rest of the group continues the trip. Today you can be as active as you wish. You can relax by the river, swim, play beach volleyball or even take another optional bike tour on your own.

    Several optional trips will be proposed in case you are keen on discovering more beauties that Croatia has to offer: day on the Adriatic Sea, hiking in national parks, river canoeing and sightseeing.


  • Day 6 - Una River Rafting

    The Una River forms a natural border between Croatia and Bosnia. It will steal your heart with its beauty, green clear water and a landscape of dense forests.

    The Una is rich in water even in summer so rafting is possible all year round. There are several sections to choose from, and our guides will select the one that is best adapted to group abilities and current water levels. In months when water levels are lower (July, August, September) additional Mreznica kayaking trip will be proposed as a substitute to avoid long driving time.

    Rafting, 2-3 hours, class I-IV, easy/moderate; Drive: 2.5 hours each way.


  • Day 7 - Kayaking in the Mreznica River Canyon

    We return to the river this morning in the upper Mreznica canyon. Our route takes us from the hotel to a point approximately 45 minutes away where we’ll start our expedition into the canyon.

    We travel through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. Paddling past cliffs of carved white rocks, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, we will arrive at a strong freshwater spring.

    We continue our journey to the second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m), a magical place ideal for swimming and a picnic. After a break, we continue and finish the adventure and finally return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

    Activity: Kayaking, 4 – 5 hours, class II-III, moderate; Drive: 45 min each way. Please note that in case of very low water levels the trip can only be done downstream – in that case the duration of kayaking is 2-3 hours. In case of high water levels we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).


  • Day 8 - Departure

    Depart from Zvecaj Village to Zagreb or Rijeka airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. 


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What we like

  • Great mix of activities
  • Plitvice national Park
  • Can offer a 5 day or 8 day trip

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At a glance

  • 7 night/8 day tour
  • Price per person with activities include - see prices
  • Children under 12 - 10% off
  • Prefer a single room - 20% supplement
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What's included

Prices include:

  • 7 nights on half board in 3* hotel
  • Use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, rafts, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 5 days of organized activities
  • Use of neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee
  • Transfers from Zagreb or Rijeka airport, bus or train station (if your arrivals are after 6pm, there is a transfer supplement of £28)
  • Ground transportation
  • English speaking guide and support

What we would change

  • Ideally there would be more flight options into Zagreb or Rijeka Airport

Accommodation

  • The accommodation is a friendly, family-run, 3* hotel on the bank of the Mreznica River, approximately one hour drive from Zagreb and Rijeka airports. The restaurant overlooks an old mill close to a small waterfall and serves freshly caught fish, as well as home-grown vegetables. Barbecues are also a speciality of the house.
  • All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, TV, mini bar, telephone, air conditioning and have Internet access.
  • Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% surcharge.
  • Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.

Trip notes

  • Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
  • Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Optional trips are not included in price and can be booked and paid on spot. Optional trips cost approximately 40 – 70 € per person and are dependent on suitable weather conditions. The price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

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