Huck Finn 8 days/7 nights trip

Samobor Country

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is not only known for its cultural beauties, but also for the lovely nature that surrounds it. On this holiday we will discover this beautiful region cycling / biking, walking / hiking, canoeing / kayaking and rafting.

Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia
  • Samobor Country, Croatia

Our base for this holiday is a 3* hotel situated in the hearth  of small charming town of Samobor in the vicinity of Zagreb, at the foot of the Samobor mountain range. Its position is ideal for exploring the surrounding area. Zumberak-Samobor Highlands Nature Park, as well as the Sava River, are easy to reach by bike. You will also discover the rivers Mreznica and Odra and hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park, a unique natural phenomenon and a World Heritage Site.

Samobor is a colorful picturesque town and one of the favorite spots for inhabitants of Zagreb. It is well known for the beautiful nature that surrounds it and many restaurants and inns which offer local culinary specialities. Samobor is situated at a breathtaking entrance to a romantic valley, surrounded by numerous mountains (Samobor, Zumberak, Plesivica, Japetic...) that shelter this Baroque town.

All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone and minibar.

Day Activities Place Lodging Meals
Sat 1 Arrival, transfer Zagreb Samobor D
Sun 2 Cycling & hiking Samobor Highlands Samobor BD
Mon 3 Biking and Walking Mount Zumberak Samobor BD
Tue 4 Cycling & raftng Sava River Samobor BD
Wed 5 Canoeing / kayaking Odra River Samobor BD
Thu 6 Cycling & kayaking Mreznica River Samobor BD
Fri 7 Biking & walking Plitvice Lakes NP Samobor BD
Sat 8 Departure Zagreb B

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Prices and departure dates
Detailed itinerary
Contact for booking
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2015 Prices and Departure dates

Samobor Country - Departure dates 2015

MAY

-

-

-

23

30

JUN

-

6

13

20

27

JUL

-

4

11

18

25

AUG

1

8

15

22

29

SEP

-

5

12

19

26

Other dates on request. If you wish to organise a private departure, please contact us.
Please note that a minimum number of persons for this trip is 4. In case the departure you booked doesn't have enough participants, we will offer you a similar alternative package or full refund.

Samobor Country - Prices 2015

  8-day 5-day
Double rooms EUR USD GBP EUR USD GBP
High season 790 984 626 620 773 491
Intermediate season 710 885 562 590 735 467
Low season 620 773 491 520 648 412
Children 8-12 years, 10% reduction
High season 711 886 563 558 695 442
Intermediate season 639 796 506 531 662 421
Low season 558 695 442 468 583 371
Single use, 20% supplement
High season 948 1181 751 744 927 589
Intermediate season 852 1062 675 708 882 561
Low season 744 927 589 624 778 494

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NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only.
The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.

High Season: July 4 - August 28
Intermediate Season: June 6 - July 3, August 29 - September 11
Low Season: May 23 - June 5, September 12 - September 26

All prices are per person.

Prices include:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 meals per day (dinner day 1-breakfast day 8)
  • use of bicycles, kayaks, canoes, rafts, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • use of neoprene shorts and booties in case of cold weather
  • 6 days organized activities
  • Park entrance fees
  • local taxes and river permits
  • Saturday transfers from/to Zagreb airport
  • skilled English speaking guide and assistance
  • ground transportation
  • insurance

Not Included:

  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary

- Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups on request.
- Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
- Children discount: valid for children 8-14 years of age if accompanied by an adult.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Sat: Arrival in Zagreb

Arrival in Croatia. A Huck Finn guide will be waiting for you at Zagreb airport, bus or train station. You will be transferred to your accommodation in Samobor town. After settling into your room, meet the other members of the group over dinner and discuss the upcoming holiday with your guide.

Meals: D

Day 2 - Sun: Cycling / biking and walking / hiking Samobor 

Our first activity day starts with cycling / biking towards the mountain surrounding the town. Once we reach the foot of the mountain, we will explore it walking / hiking. It is a part of Zumberak-Samobor Highlands - an area that certainly deserves the “title” of Nature Park for its natural beauty and its tradition. It is a hilly territory situated southwest of Zagreb, with an elevation range from 180 to 1,178 meters. An exclusively rural area, there is not a single town in the Nature Park.

Meals: B, D

Day 3 - Mon: Cycling / biking and walking / hiking Zumberak

Back on our bikes to explore another part of Zumberak-Samobor Highlands Nature Park. We will head to Mount Zumberak, which we will explore walking / hiking. The highest peak is Sveta Gera, situated on the border between Croatia and Slovenia.

Meals: B, D

Day 4 - Tue: Cycling / biking and Sava River rafting 

Today we will take our bikes and head toward the Sava River which flows through the Croatian capital city. In the past, ferries and floats connecting two sides of the river  were used by the citizens of Zagreb as an important mean of transport. Our goal is to keep this tradition alive. Rafting on the Sava starts at a ferry crossing, with one of the rare ferries that is functional today. We will learn how the system works and start our rafting/floating trip. The finish point is a popular restaurant by the river, where you can taste local specialities and relax.

Meals: B, D

Day 5 - Wed: Canoeing / kayaking on the Odra River

The Odra is a river near Zagreb, well known for the exceptional diversity of plants and animals, many of which are protected species. The best way to explore it is by canoeing / kayaking.  At the end of the excursion we will have time to visit Zagreb, the Croatian capital.

Meals: B, D

Day 6 – Thu: Cycling / biking and canoeing / kayaking on the Mreznica River 

After breakfast we will head to the Mreznica, a river 1 hour's drive from Samobor, known for its clear, warm, emerald waters and numerous waterfalls. We'll take a well-paced biking / cycling tour through villages and along country roads, meandering past numerous small family farms and homesteads. There are great places to take breaks along the road and look out over the valleys and fields. The day will be filled with swimming, jumping off the waterfalls, canoeing / kayaking and enjoying beautiful nature. You will be able to go for a refreshing swim in the river and enjoy a picnic lunch on the bank.

Meals: B, D

Day 7 - Fri: Cycling / biking and walking / hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Early in the morning we start our ride through lovely countryside roads towards Plitvice Lakes, the first Croatian national park. Once at Plitvice, we have the day to explore it on foot and by bike. The Park is a spectacular geological and hydrogeological karst phenomenon, a sequence of sixteen turquoise lakes linked together with cascading falls and travertine pools. The lakes are surrounded by beech and pine forests and are home to extensive wildlife. The richness of flora and fauna attracts visitors and scientists from all over the world. UNESCO has declared it with all rights as a World Natural Heritage site. We’ll pass through the Plitvice Lakes National Park following narrow paths and crossing over wooden bridges.

Day 8 - Sat: Departure day 

Depart from Zagreb for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Meals: B

Note on the itinerary:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. 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 situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary 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:

Irena Posavec
irena@huck-finn.hr
Mob. +385 385 (0)99 314 7376
Tel. +385 385 (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


Gear List

This gear list has been created to help you in choosing your equipment for the trip. Try to bring only what is necessary, this will help you and the field staff. In addition to your usual clothing you should consider bringing along some other items which will make your activities more enjoyable. Required gear for paddling and cycling is provided. 
Clothing:

  • Few lightweight, casual, easily washable items for travel and daily wear
  • Hiking shorts, synthetic
  • T-shirts (at least 1 synthetic)
  • Swimmwear
  • Brimmed sun hat

Outerwear:

  • Lightweight rain jacket, waterproof and breathable

Footwear:

  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Water shoes for kayaking/ rafting (stiff sole sandals)

Travel Accessories:

  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small backpack
  • Beach towel

Optional Accessories:

  • Camera (waterproof), film/memory cards and spare batteries

Reviews

Prices:
5-day from € 520
8-day from € 620

Activities: Walking / hiking, cycling / biking, rafting, canoeing / kayaking, swimming, sightseeing

Season: June - September

Accommodation: 3* hotel

Food & Wine: Authentic, healthy and natural

Nearest airport: Zagreb 30 min

Day 1: Arrival
2: Cycling / biking & walking / hiking Samobor
3: Cycling / biking & walking / hiking Zumberak
4: Sava rafting
5: Canoeing / kayaking Odra
6: Cycling / biking & canoeing / kayaking Mreznica
7: Plitvice NP walking / hiking
8: Departure