Cetina river has been flowing for thousands of years and thus creating mystical shapes in its bed. Crystal clear water and river suitable for swimming offer a true experience of untouched nature with its cliffs up to 180 meters high, waterfalls, lakes, subterranean tunnels and a 50 meters high waterfall Gubavica. Guide will give you a life-jacket, a helmet, neoprene pants and jacket and the small expedition is ready to set off. The sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon. Ten minutes later you will find yourself in the middle of Cetina river canyon. Walking through river and rapids, going through subterranean tunnels, swimming in natural pools, going around waterfalls and lakes – all this is canyoning. If you are looking for more adrenaline-pumped version of this tour, you can check Extreme canyoning in Split.
Distance from start to finish: 2.300 meters
Altitude distance from start (in the canyon) to finish: 73 meters
River temperature: Between 15°C and 19°C. It depends on the season.
Water diving: You can dive in the water only in places that are allowed by the guide. Usually, there are four dives, but they are not obligatory and can be bypassed.
Abseiling: Cetina Canyoning trip does not include rope lowering and using alpine equipment. Rope lowering is a part of the extreme canyoning trip.
Canyoning equipment: Helmet, life-jacket, special canyoning suit with extra knee and shin protectors.
Equipment & Staff: All equipment used is registered and certified at the EU. All customers must wear Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) and helmets at all times while in the river. All of our professional guides are registered at Croatian mountain rescue service. Staff members speak Croatian and English.
Fitness Level: Minimum level of fitness is required.
Previous experience: Not necessary. Swimming skills necessary.
Age: Minimum age is 8 years.
What to Bring: Footwear such as joggers (to wear in the river), a swimming suit, normal socks, a towel and clothes to change afterwards. You can take your own footwear or rent the best shoes for canyoning – Five Ten Canyoneer 3. The number of our sneakers and Canyoneer 3 shoes is limited in quantity and size.
Food and drinks: You can find two small shops in Zadvarje and two restaurants with domestic food and coffee. You can have whole lunch for 8 to 14 euros.
Onsite Facilities: Toilets are available at the beginning and at the end of the trip. There are no toilet facilities available during the canyoning trip. Customers are advised to use the toilet facilities at their accommodation.
Special Conditions: The operator has the right to cancel tours, without notice, at their discretion, depending on the weather or river conditions. All safety instructions from Adventure Dalmatia’s staff must be adhered to.
Number of people per day: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 50.
Availability: Every day from 15th of April to 15th of October. This trip runs if there are 2 or more people. E-mail us regarding dates and tell us the number of people in your group. We also need to know if you need transfers. We will inform you about the dates available.
Starts from: Village Zadvarje
Canyoning tour/departure times: Between 10 AM and 11 AM (or as agreed for each group).
Duration of tour: 3.30 – 4.30 h
Duration of transfer: 45 min – one way (50 km from Split), 30 min – one way (25 km from Makarska)
Activity price: 40€ per person
The price includes: Equipment, insurance and guide assistance.
Price of transfer: 15€ per person – both directions included.
Organised transfers: Every day from Split and Makarska city centres.
Payment: Cash or bank payment
HISTORY OF CANYONING ON CETINA RIVER
The story goes back to 1999 when a team of young climbers and nature lovers launched a first adventure race in Croatia named Cro Challenge. The same year they established an association for adventure sports caled ‘Spirit’. One day during the preparation of the race they came across stunning canyon of Cetina river in the vicinity of Zadvarje village. They knew immediately this was an amazing location not only for a one day race but a unique place to escape ordinary tourist attractions and crowds in nearby coastal cities.
In June 2000 they started with first commercial canyoning tours on Cetina river with departure from Split city and Zadvarje village. At that time it was the first commercial canyoning tour in south-east Europe. They named their company Adventure Dalmatia and the team quickly grew. Two years later Extreme canyoning tour with two rope lowerings developed and offered even more adrenaline to visitors. Thanks to thousands of guests through more than 20y, Adventure Dalmatia established the highest standards with equipment and safety procedures you can see today on Cetina canyoning tours.
In 2009 they launched their website croatiacanyoning.com specialized to promote all Croatian canyons suitable for canyoning activity.
In May 2010 Adventure Dalmatia launched splitadventure.com to promote Canyoning and Extreme Canyoning on Cetina river as well as other outdoor activities with our guides and equipment in Split area.
Meeting point - SPLIT
N: 43°30'26.99 E: 16°26'23.13
Meeting point in SPLIT - 43°30'26.99 N 16°26'23.13 E
Adventure center - ZADVARJE village
N: 43°25'59.7" E: 16°53'33.8"
HOW TO FIND ZADVARJE VILLAGE?
By car from Split or Trogir direction: Exit Split and go north towards highway A1 - DUGOPOLJE entrance. Enter the highway and drive approx. 35 km in direction of MAKARSKA. Exit at ŠESTANOVAC and drive 2 km south to the ZADVARJE village. Meet us at INA petrol station in the village.
By car from Makarska: Exit Makarska and go north. Drive for 17 km and when you come to crossroad DUBCI you will see on your right a yellow sign Imotski/Zadvarje. Turn right and drive 8 km towards Zadvarje. Meet us at INA petrol station in the village.
50km east from Split and 25km west from Makarska.
Meeting time at 10AM in the village or upon agreement.
Pick up time in SPLIT:
At RIVA in front of the entrance to the substructure of the Diocletian’s palace:
15.04. – 25.08. at 09 AM
26.08. – 15.04. at 10 AM
Pick up time in MAKARSKA:
At INA gas station – north exit:
15.04. – 25.08. at 09.30 AM
26.08. – 15.04. at 10.30 AM
Transfer can be organized from other places and at other times upon agreement.