EXTREME CANYONING CETINA
This trip offers a more exciting and stronger experience of Cetina river canyon than just basic canyoning. Together with walking and swimming through the canyon, it consists of two rope lowerings down a cliff. After an hour of walking through rapids and swimming in clear lakes, you will come to the 50 meters high Gubavica waterfall. Near the waterfall, a prepared place enables you lowering with alpine ropes. One of the guides lowers you while the other guide waits for you under the waterfall. The height from which you are being lowered is 53 meters. The noise of the water tumbling down and the view of the waterfall from above make a unique and unforgettable experience. Except for this lowering, the trip includes a rope lowering near the Mala Gubavica waterfall. The height from which you are being lowered is 18 meters.
- 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 allowed by the guide. Usually, there are four dives, but they are not obligatory because they can be bypassed
- Abseiling: Cetina Extreme Canyoning trip includes rope lowering and using alpine equipment. We have lowerings; the first one is 53 meters high and the second is 18 meters high.
- Canyoning equipment: Helmet, life-jacket, special canyoning suit with extra knee and shin protectors, alpine equipment.
- 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 on the river. All of our professional guides are registered at Croatian mountain rescue service. Staff members speak Croatian and English.
- Fitness Level: A minimum level of fitness is required.
- Previous experience: Not necessary. Swimming skills necessary.
- Age: Minimum age is 16 years.
- What to Bring: Footwear such as joggers (to wear in the river), normal socks, a swimming suit, a towel and clothes to change afterwards. You also have the possibility to 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 40.
- Availability: Every day from 15th of April to the end 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 will inform you about the dates available.
- Starts from: Village Zadvarje
- Canyoning tour/departure times: Between 10 and 11 AM (or as agreed for each group).
- Duration of the tour: 3.30 – 4.30 h
- Duration of transfer: 45 min – one-way (50 km from Split) or 30 min – one-way (25 km from Makarska).
- Activity price: 60€ per person
- The price includes: Equipment, insurance and guide assistance.
- Price of transfer: 15€ per person – both directions included.
- Organized transfers: Every day from Split and Makarska city centers.
- 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.In June 2016 we opened new Canyoning Center in Zadvarje village fully equipped for exploration of Cetina river canyon during whole season from April until October.
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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
Treffpunkt - Ortschaft ZADVARJE
N: 43°25’59.7″ E: 16°53’33.8″
HOW TO FIND ZADVARJE VILLAGE By car from Split or Trogir: Exit Split and go north towards highway A1 – DUGOPOLJE entrance. Enter the highway and drive approx. 40km in the direction of MAKARSKA. Exit at SESTANOVAC and drive 2km south to the ZADVARJE village. Meet us at Split Adventure meeting point at Ina gas station. By car from Makarska: Exit Makarska and go north. Drive for 17km and when you come to the crossroad Dubci you will see on your right a yellow sign for Imotski/Zadvarje. Turn right and drive 8km to zadvarje. Meet us at Split Adventure meeting point at INA gas station. 50km east of Split & 25km west of Makarska MEETING POINT IN ZADVARJE VILLAGE At Split Adventure meeting point, INA gas station in the village. Zadvarje has one main street called Hrvatskih branitelj, the gas station is on it.
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.