Huck Finn one day trip

Rafting Mreznica River

Clear emerald water, unspoiled woods and magical landscapes - that is Mreznica, one of Croatia's finest and clearest rivers, ideal for rafting, kayaking and canoeing. This typical ‘karst’ river with numerous travertine waterfalls interspersed with calm water can reach 27 degrees Celsius in the summer! Due to its biological diversity and variety of habitats, the Mreznica area will soon be categorized as a Croatian Nature Park. Its diversity leaves option for several different itineraries which you can also combine in a multi day adventure. 

Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
  • Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
  • Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
  • Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
  • Rafting Mreznica river Croatia
  • Rafting Mreznica river Croatia

This trip is a soft adventure suitable for beginners, families with children or those who wish to spend a relaxing day on the water with lots of swimming, jumping off waterfalls and enjoying beautiful nature. For those who are keen on a bit more adventurous experience, they can choose the excursion in the upper Mreznica canyon section.

Prices and departure dates
Program & Gear List
Contact for booking
How to get there
Reviews

2014 PRICELIST

Prices: 29 € per person (210 Kuna)
35 € per person (250 Kuna) - Upper Mreznica canyon

Child discount: 50% for children under 12 years

Included: guide, use of necessary equipment, insurance

Transfer: on request. The cost of our transfer from/to Zagreb is additional 10 € (about 75 Kuna) per  person, and 15 € (about 115 Kuna) per person for Upper Mreznica canyon

Optional lunch: snack lunch from 7 € per person. Feel free to contact us is you wish to make reservations for lunch.

Discount: for 20 persons booked, 1 ticket is for free. Additional discount 1,5€ (10 Kuna) per persons for groups of 35 people and more.

DEPARTURE DATES

May-September: Tuesdays and Sundays

April and October: On request

Other days on request. The rafting is possible every day of the week for a minimum of 6 people.

Please check the availability for certain dates before planning the excursion by contacting us

CANCELLATIONS

In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions Huck Finn Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the change is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full.

All client's cancellations must be in writing - by email or fax.
Cancellation charges per person (percentage of total price):

- 8 or more days prior to arrival              0%
- 2-7 days prior to arrival                        50%
- 1 day prior to arrival or no show           100%

Program & Gear List

We will meet in Zvecaj village by the Zeleni kut restaurant. You can arrive a bit earlier to enjoy a coffee on the terrace overlooking the waterfalls of Mreznica River and have a short break. After providing you with the equipment, we head out to Generalski stol where our trip begins. Rafting, swimming, relaxing and enjoying the scenery are a part of this adventure. The Mreznica is home to many threatened and protected plant and animal species that you may get the 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. The trip ends in Zvecaj by the Zeleni kut restaurant, where you can have lunch, relax by the river, swimm, play beach volley ball, rent bikes to see the lovely countryside or rent canoes and continue exploring the Mreznica.

UPPER MREZNICA CANYON: After meeting in Zvecaj by the Zeleni kut restaurant, we head out in the direction of Mreznica's canyon section, where we’ll start our expedition upstream by the bridge over the river in Primislje village (if it's easier for you to arrive directly in Primislje, please contact us for arrangements). We will 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 head downstream and finish the adventure back where we left our vehicles. The duration of this excursion is 3-4 hours and the activity level is moderate.

Category: class I-II; upper Mreznica canyon section class II-III

Equipment: We use professional Sotar rafting boats for max 10 persons, with one trained guide in each boat. You will get a helmet, a life jacket, a paddle (plus long neoprene suit & rain jacket in case of cold weather) and one waterproof container per boat for personal items (camera, drinks, etc.).

Things to bring with you: shorts or bathing suit, T-shirt and sandals (or sport shoes), towel, sun cream, water. Optional picnic, but we can also organise lunch for you on request. If you have sun glasses don't forget to tie them.
Huck Finn is not responsible for the loss or damage of your personal items.

PROGRAM

10:30 - Arrival in Zvecaj village by the Zeleni kut restaurant where you will get the equipment
11:00 - Drive to Generalski stol, instructions and safety briefing
12:00 - Preparations. Instructions and safety briefing. Start.
14:30 - End in Zvecaj by the Zeleni kut restaurant, optional lunch

Upper Mreznica canyon:

10:30 - Arrival in Zvecaj village by the Zeleni kut restaurant where you will get the equipment
11:00 - Drive to Primislje. Preparations. Instructions and safety briefing.
13:00 - Start
15:00 - End in Primislje. Optional lunch.

In case of low water levels we will either transfer the excursion to another nearby river (the Dobra) or descend the Mreznica in kayaks or canoes.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change dependent on group abilities and preferences, weather and special events. Huck Finn guides and trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional heat or cold, stormy weather, heavy traffic or other reasons beyond our control.
Huck Finn reserves the right to alter a program without prior notice.

Contact for booking

We believe that small groups ensure better and more personalized experience. That is the reason why the number of places on each trip is limited. We will be happy to recommend the perfect trip for you based on your travel dates, preferred activities and travel style. Please contact us with any questions and preferences:

Gorana Bajčetić
gorana@huck-finn.hr
Mob: +385 (0)99 314 7373
Tel. +385 (0)1 618 3333
UK toll free : 0808 189 1407
US Skype number : +1 415 800 3739

If you are contacting us by e-mail, please include the following information in your request:

  • number of persons in your party
  • average age
  • your preferred date(s)
  • contact telephone number
  • means of travel to / in Croatia
  • other preferences


How to get there

From Rijeka direction:

Take the highway Rijeka-Delnice-Bosiljevo. Exit at Bosiljevo and turn left. Take the local road from Bosiljevo to Generalski stol. In Generalski stol turn left towards Duga Resa and Karlovac. Zvecaj village is situated 10 km before Duga Resa. On the right side of the road in Zvecaj you will see a big sign Zeleni kut restaurant – our meeting point.

  • Own transport: if you are driving, we recommend leaving Rijeka at least 1h30 before.
  • Public transport: there are direct trains from Rijeka to Zvecaj. When you arrive at Zvecaj train station, turn right. A 20 min walk will take you to Zeleni kut hotel/restaurant. If previously arranged, our guides can pick you up at Zvecaj train station. The approximate price of the train ticket Rijeka-Zvecaj is 10 Euros one way. You can also take the bus to Karlovac, and then the train to Zvecaj.

From Zagreb direction:

Take the highway Zagreb-Karlovac. Exit in Karlovac. Drive to Duga Resa and take the road towards Senj and Jospidol. Approximately 10 km after Duga Resa you will arrive in Zvecaj village. On the left side of the road you will see a big sign Zeleni kut restaurant – our meeting point.

  • Own transport: if you are driving, we recommend leaving Zagreb at least 1h before.
  • Public transport: there are direct trains from Zagreb to Zvecaj. When you arrive at Zvecaj train station, turn right. A 20 min walk will take you to Zeleni kut hotel/restaurant. If previously arranged, our guides can pick you up at Zvecaj train station. The approximate price of the train ticket Zagreb-Zvecaj is 6 Euros one way. 

Reviews

Day activities:
rafting, walking, swimming

Duration:
2-3 hours rafting

Level:
easy

Season:
April-October

Start:
10:30 h

End:
15:00 h

Lunch:
optional, Zeleni kut restaurant

Accomodation: Zeleni kut hotel