This adventure kayaking holiday will take you along the Mreznica and to Krk Island on the Adriatic coast. The Mreznica is one of Croatia’s cleanest rivers, with plenty of great places for swimming, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and rafting. It is also one of Croatia’s best continental retreats with its clear green water, unspoiled woods and magical landscapes. We will also visit Krk Island where we will paddle and take a swim along the coast and around the isle of St. Mark and continue under the impressive Krk’s arch bridge, connecting Krk and Croatia’s mainland.
The accommodation is a friendly, family-run, 3* hotel on the bank of the Mreznica River, approximately one hour drive from Zagreb and Rijeka airports. The restaurant overlooks an old mill close to a small waterfall and serves freshly caught fish, as well as home-grown vegetables. Barbecues are also a speciality of the house. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, TV, mini bar, telephone, air conditioning and have Internet access.
This break can be easily combined with other Huck Finn 4-day trips in all parts of Croatia.
|Thu||2||Sea Kayaking||Krk Island||Zvecaj Hotel||BD|
|Fri||3||Kayaking||Mreznica Canyon||Zvecaj Hotel||BD|
Arrival in Zvecaj village on the bank of the Mreznica River. After settling into your room, you can have a drink on the terrace overlooking the Mreznica and its waterfalls, walk by the river, go for a swim or just relax. Meet the other members of the group over dinner and discuss the upcoming itinerary with your guide.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel in Zvecaj; Meals: D.
Sea Kayaking Krk Island
On this day we continue towards the Adriatic coast where we will visit Krk – the biggest island in the Adriatic also known as the Golden Island. We will paddle and take a swim along the coast and around the isle of St. Mark and continue under the impressive Krk’s arch bridge, connecting Krk and Croatia’s mainland.
Afterwards, we will visit city of Krk – one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic which was already mentioned by the blind Greek Homer in his famous poem under the name of Koureto. The city is dominated by the Frankopan family castle and the cathedral complex famous for its variety of styles. The city of Krk today is the administrative, political, economic and religious center of the island of Krk. After an amazing day on the coast, we will return to our base in Zvecaj village for the dinner.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B, D; Activity: Sea Kayaking, 2-3 hours, easy/moderate; Drive: 1.5 hours each way.
Kayaking in the Mreznica Canyon
We return to the river this morning in the upper Mreznica canyon. Our route takes us from the hotel to a point approximately 45 minutes away where we’ll start our expedition into the canyon. We 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 continue and finish the adventure and finally return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: 3*** hotel; Meals: B and D (picnic lunch on your own); Activity: Kayaking, 4 – 5 hours, class II-III, moderate; Drive: 45 min each way. Please note that in case of very low water levels the trip can only be done downstream – in that case the duration of kayaking is 2-3 hours. In case of high water levels we use rafting boats (2 hours of rafting).
Depart from Zvecaj Village. 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.
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.
20% discount *
*valid only for season 2020
All prices are per person.
Child discount valid for children aged 12 and under at time of travel.
Low: May 16 – June 5; September 12 – 26
Intermediate: June 6 – 26; August 22 – September 11
High: June 27 – August 21
|Departure dates 2020 - Wednesdays|
Other dates on request.
- 3 nights accommodation (3*** hotel, en suite bathroom)
- meals as per itinerary (3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 lunch)
- activities and use of equipment (kayaks, paddleboards, paddles, life jackets, helmets)
- use of neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
- ground transportation (private transport throughout)
- Saturday departure transfer to Zagreb (free of charge)
- English speaking tour leader and assistance
- local taxes and permits
- drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Wednesday arrival transfer to Zvecaj Village
- tips and other personal expenses
- optional trips
Closest airport: Zagreb or Rijeka.
Maximum number of participants: 16 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
Child discount: valid for children of 12 years of age if accompanied by an adult. One child enjoying discount shares parent’s room; two or more children can have their own room.
Single use rooms are available upon request with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing.