During one-week time, unique combination of mountains, river and sea will make it possible for you to experience the thrill of rafting and canyoning on Cetina River. Furthermore, you will paddle and snorkel in the clear Adriatic Sea and walk the old and forgotten hiking trails. These adventures are equally exciting for all generations and they do not require any previous experience. Combination of the adrenaline adventures and relaxation in a private house in village Zadvarje will provide you with a week of unique active holiday in Croatia for a very small budget.
Location: Village Zadvarje (40 km NE from city of Split, 60 km from Split Airport).
Activites included: Canyoning – Rafting – Sea kayaking & Snorkeling – Biking.
Accommodation: Private accommodation.
Meals included: Half-board (2 meals per day).
Group size: Minimum 2 – maximum 14.
Age limit: Minimum 8 years if accompanied by adult.
Price depends on period (prices DO NOT include flights):
21.05. – 11.06.=415,00€
18.06. – 20.08.=460,00€
27.08. – 17.09.=415,00€
Additional payment for single travellers is 75,00€.
Day 1: Airport Split – Zadvarje
Transfer from the airport to village Zadvarje (200 inhabitants). Private accommodation in the center of the village – 3 different houses for a maximum of 20 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 at the Adriatic Sea
In order to relax from a hard journey we will take you to the nearest beach in small place called Pisak (15-minute drive from base) where you can enjoy the beauties of crystal Adriatic. Swim, relax and collect the strength for the next couple of day 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 the guide’s instructions, you will get into your rafts and master rapids of the second and third degree on your way to the village Blato na Cetini. Rapids and calm parts of the river take turns during the three-hour adventure. After we take our wet clothes off, we have a barbecue on a meadow next to the river.
Included meals: Breakfast; Barbecue lunch
Day 4: Zadvarje, Biking Dalmatian inland
Explore Dalmatian countryside on a bike. A great way to experience a place you are visiting is riding through it’s 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 will swim, walk and visit the 55 meters high waterfall called 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 crystal clear lakes where we swim. After the trip, the lunch is organized in the local tavern.
Included meals: Breakfast; Lunch
Day 6: Free day in Omiš or Makarska
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 them 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 it’s Riviera are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. It is situated in a naturally protected harbor protected by two capes. It’s history will impress you and you will enjoy it’s 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 the mountain 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 adult
- Tour staff and support: Adventure Dalmatia Instructors & Local support.
- Meal plan: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches in the 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. 10,00 € per dish (beverages included).
- Accommodation: 7 nights in private accommodation.
- Included transfers: 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 Z advarje – Airport Split: 1h 15 min
- Equipment: All the equipment is included in price and is used in the following tours:
- Canyoning: Long neoprene pants and jackets, helmets, life-jackets Warning: For this tour, you need to bring trainer shoes or boots with shoelaces (or you can rent professional canyoning shoes in the village).
- Rafting: dinghy for rafting, paddles, long neoprene pants and jackets, helmets, life jackets
- Sea kayaking: kayaks (double sit on top), paddles, life jackets, waterproof containers for personal things, snorkeling gear
- Bikes: Cube Aim 26, 27.5 and 29 bicycles, Cube Race 240 (for children)
Bad weather policy In case of a bad weather, we keep the rights 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 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 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
Post ofﬁce and gas station in village Zadvarje, ATM, bank post ofﬁce, ambulance and church in the town of Šestanovac (3 km away).
Electric supply: 220 V, 50 Hz; two round pin plugs.
Rent a bike
If you want to be active all the time and get to know the surrounding countryside well, you can rent Cube Aim bicycles 15,00 € per day. 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 in 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 10-minute drive. Transportation can be arranged for approx. 10,00 €/person – both directions. Nearest river beach is only 5-minute drive. Transportation can be arranged for approx. 5,00€/person – both directions.
Nearest discotheque is in city of Makarska – a popular destination for summer nightlife, with a beautiful sea promenade and lots of bars and restaurants. It takes only 25 minute drive and transportation can be arranged for approximately 15,00€/person in both directions.