Get ready for a unique one-week holiday filled adventure! Immerse yourself in Dalmatia's friendly culture and stunning scenery. Join us on 7 days of rafting and canyoning on Cetina river, sea kayaking in the clear Adriatic sea or hiking along old and forgotten trails. Maybe you will aim higher and even do some rock climbing. All of these adventures are equally thrilling and do not require any previous experience. Relax in private accommodation in Zadvarje village and have your unique active holiday.
Location: Village Zadvarje (40 km NE from the city of Split, 60 km from Split Airport)
Activites included: Canyoning - Rafting - Sea kayaking & Snorkeling - Biking
Accommodation: Private accommodation – 2 different private houses with double beds, kitchen, living room, SAT TV and free Wi-Fi.
Meals included: Half-board (2 meals per day)
Group size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 14
Age limit: Minimum 8 years if accompanied by adult
Price range (without flights): 21.05. – 11.06. - - - 415€ 18.06. – 20.08. - - - 460€ 27.08. – 17.09. - - - 415€
Additional payment for single travellers is 75,00€.
Day 1: Airport Split – Zadvarje
Transfer from the airport to village Zadvarje (200 inhabitants). The accommodation in the center of the village is private accommodation – two different houses for a maximum of 14 people. Both houses are fully equipped; bedrooms with toilets (shared or private) air conditioning, WiFi and satellite TV.
Included meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2: Relaxation day - beach day on the Adriatic Sea
In order to relax from a hard journey we will take you to the nearest beach in a small place called Pisak (15-minute drive from our base) where you can enjoy beauties of crystal Adriatic. Swim, relax and collect the strength for the next couple of days because you will need it. Included meals: Breakfast; Dinner
Day 3: Zadvarje – Čikotina lađa, Rafting
Today is the day when you truly experience Cetina River by going down in rafts through the unique landscape created by the river, surrounded by cliffs and luxuriant vegetation. After taking your equipment and listening to your guide's instructions, you will get into your rafts and master rapids of 2nd and 3rd degree on your way to village Blato na Cetini. Rapids and calm parts of the river take turns during a three-hour adventure. After taking our wet clothes off, we have a barbecue on a meadow next to the river.
Included meals: Breakfast; BBQ lunch
Day 4: Zadvarje, Biking Zagora
Explore Dalmatian countryside with a bike. A great way to experience a place you are visiting is riding through its stunning scenery. Paved roads, fertile plains and rocky mountains – the landscape here is diverse and majestic.
Today you will be your own time manager. We will give you bikes, helmets, small equipment and you will be ready to start your adventure.
Included meals: Breakfast; Picnic lunch
Day 5: Zadvarje, Canyoning
We are back on Cetina River. The most inaccessible, but also the most beautiful part of the river canyon is near village Zadvarje. After we descend into the 170m deep canyon, we swim, walk and visit the 55 meters high waterfall called Great Gubavica. We will go down the river accompanied by the roar of the water, which formed its bed through thousands of years, creating waterfalls and clear lakes. After the trip, we have organized lunch in a local tavern. Included meals: Breakfast; Lunch
Day 6: Free day in Omiš town or Makarska city
Today you will have free day and you decide whether you want to spend it in nearby Omiš or Makarska.
Omiš is a small town dating from ancient Greek period but it flourished in medieval period under the governance of pirate family Kačić, whose famous pirates were attacking merchant boats from Vennice, Dubrovnik, Split and Kotor. In the 1444, Omiš became a part of Venecian Republic and after it belonged to Austrians, French, and to Habsburg family until the World War I. Later on, Omiš shared the same destiny like the rest of Croatia.
Makarska and its Riviera are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. The city is situated in a naturally protected harbour protected by two capes. Its history will impress you and you will enjoy its vivid atmosphere during summer season.
Included meals: Breakfast; Dinner
Day 7: Zadvarje – Brela , Sea kayaking & Snorkeling
In the morning we go to Brela (15 min. drive), a small town on Makarska Riviera. After you get your equipment and hop into your kayaks, we will row to the beach known as Vrulja.
Vrulja is famous for its underground river spring that flows from Mount Biokovo into the sea. First, we visit the spring and the nearby caves, and then we go to the beach where we can swim and snorkel.
Included meals: Breakfast; Lunch
Day 8: Zadvarje – Airport Split
Transfer from Zadvarje to the airport.
Included meals: Breakfast
Group size: Min 2 - Max 14 people
Age limit: Min. 8 years of age if accompanied by an adult
Tour staff and support: Adventure Dalmatia Instructors & Local support
Meal plan: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches in a local restaurant, 1 picnic lunch and 1 barbecue lunch
NOTE: For the days that do not include certain meal, local taverns are offering an option of a lunch or a dinner for a price of approx. 10 € per dish (beverages included).
Accommodation: 7 nights in private accommodation
Airport Split – Zadvarje 1h 15 min
Zadvarje - Makarska 30 min
Zadvarje – Omiš 30min
Zadvarje – Rafting 15 min
Zadvarje – Sea kayaking 25 min
Zadvarje – Canyoning 5 min
Zadvarje – Airport Split 1h 15 min
Equipment:All the equipment is included in price and is used in the following tours:
1. Canyoning: long neoprene pants and jackets, helmets, life jackets
Warning: For this tour, you need to bring your own training shoes or water shoes
2. Rafting: dinghy for rafting, paddles, long neoprene pants and jackets, helmets, life jackets
3. Sea kayaking: kayaks (double sit on top), paddles, life jackets, waterproof containers for personal things, snorkeling gear
4. Bikes: Cube Aim 29, Cube aim 26, Cube Race 240 (for children)
Bad weather policy
In case of bad weather, we keep the right to change the order of trips and activities (note: all the activities will be held; only the order might be changed).
About Zadvarje village
Zadvarje is located 40 km NE from the capital of the county Split and it has only 200 inhabitants. It has its own part of a coastline as municipality, while Cetina River carved its large canyon next to the village itself. In this charming little village you will find everything you need for basic living: small family market if you need groceries, authentic Dalmatian taverns if you want a meal and a small café. Every Tuesday you can visit local cattle fair where all kinds of animals are sold along with handmade artifacts, clothes, tools, food etc. Unique combination of river, mountains and vicinity of the sea (only 7 km) makes Zadvarje perfect for all kinds of adventure sports and vacations.
Food and drink supply: Grocery market, local taverns and bars are only 100 meters away from the house.
Other services: Post ofﬁce and gas station in village Zadvarje, ATM, bank, post ofﬁce, ambulance and church in town Šestanovac (3 km away).
Electric supply: 220 V, 50 Hz, Two round pin plugs.
WHAT TO DO EXTRA
Rent a bike
If you want to be active all the time and get to know the surrounding countryside, you can rent bicycles Cube bikes for 15€ per day.
Hiking at nature park Biokovo Mountain
Hiking at nature park Biokovo mountain (10 min drive to the start point - cca 6 €/person) will give you an opportunity to explore parts of the 2nd highest mountain of Croatia, from where you will have a breathtaking view of islands of Dalmatia and whole Makarska Riviera.
Beaches and swimming (Adriatic Sea or Cetina River)
Nearest sea beach is only 10minute drive away. Transportation can be arranged for approx. 10 €/person - both directions included.
Nearest river beach is only 5minute drive away. Transportation can be arranged for approx. 5€/person - both directions included.
Nearest discotheque is in city of Makarska - a popular destination for summer nightlife, with a beautiful sea promenade and many bars and restaurants. It takes only 25 minute drive and transportation can be arranged for approximately 15€/person - both directions included.