Starigrad - Paklenica

Starigrad Paklenica

AND WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

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Story of Starigrad

Wedged between grand Paklenica National Park and the striking eastern shores of the Adriatic, Starigrad is a place of captivating legends and thrilling adventures, inseparably connected to its mountainous and coastal environment, and as such a perfect spot for great active vacation!

Built on the foundations of the ancient Roman city of Argyruntum, this modern-day resort is an extraordinary place of natural and cultural heritage. It is the home of the Winnetou movies, Mirila resting places, the UNESCO listed biosphere reserve with hundreds of plant and animal species, the stunning Riviera of excellent sandy and pebble beaches, as well as of the rugged karst virtually designed for adventure tourism. The small nearby municipality of Posedarje is also the home of one the most challenging Way of the Cross procession in the world and one of the best prosciuttos in the country, which thrives on centuries-old tradition, great geographical position and otherwise unfavourable natural conditions, swept and dried by the unyielding gusts of the cold bora wind that carries along the scented particles of crystal sea salt and fragrant herbs.

Nature’s Wonderland

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Paklenica National Park
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Paklenica National Park
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Paklenica National Park
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PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARK

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Paklenica NP is a national park that stretches over 95 km2 of magnificent pine forests, the largest and best preserved in entire Dalmatia!

Due to its extraordinary geomorphological features, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and rich cultural heritage, this littoral slope of South Velebit beckons many nature-lovers and adventurers to come here repeatedly and discover it anew. 

Paklenica NP is home to several hundred animal species and about one thousand plant species, with many of them being endemic and thriving on specific microclimatic conditions of karst rocks. The park also boasts the highest peak of Velebit, called Vaganski Vrh (1757 m), and it is a place of particular interest for speleologist from around the world, who can enjoy exploring 37 caves and 39 pits spread out throughout the area.

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Velebit Jeep Safari

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Novigrad Fortress

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Rafting and Canoeing

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The Trails of Winnetou

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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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Trekking, Hiking and Climbing
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TREKKING, HIKING AND CLIMBING

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With more than 150 km of outstanding mountain trails and two grand peaks over 1,750 m, Paklenica NP is a true heaven of every mountaineer!

On numerous scenic paths of the park you can have a memorable trekking experience, however hiking is by far the best way to truly get to know Paklenica, as there are several very popular routes that will offer you magnificent views of the Adriatic and take your breath away. 

Paklenica is also the most visited climbing site in Croatia, with around 400 marked climbing routes of various complexity, and it hosts the International Climbers Meeting that each year gathers climbers from across the globe to take part in exciting events and competitions. The majestic canyons of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica are according to many the most impressive parts of the park, with the former being over 700 m high, 50 to 800 m wide and 14 km long! Just 2 kilometers away from the sea, Paklenica is among favorite destinations for families with children. It is not uncommon to see one part of family enjoying the beach while the others climb.

Heaven of Scenic Trails

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Cycling Heaven
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Cycling Heaven
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Cycling Heaven
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Cycling Heaven
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Cycling Heaven
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Cycling Heaven
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CYCLING HEAVEN

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The whole area around Starigrad is a tremendous spot for both leisured scenic cycling and intense off-road mountain biking!

Charming tracks around Posedarje, as well as panoramic trails around Jasenice and Ražanac, are particularly inspiring for many lovers of pedalling, who enjoy exploring them at each opportunity. 

The routes called Starigrad, Mali Kamenjar, Veliki Kamenjar and Zrmanja are the most popular bicycle routes of the Riviera. However, you cannot go wrong wherever you turn, as you will pass through welcoming villages characterized by traditional stone architecture, circle around picturesque fields, fragrant vineyards, rich olive groves and lovely dry-stone walls, ride on sloping hills overlooking the coast or simply enjoy the breeze of the open road that will take you further and further into an idyllic natural setting of your choice. The canyon of river Zrmanja, the bare mountains of Velebit, unique location without any visible building that surrounds it. The untouched nature that reminds of North American prairies where, according to a German writer Karl May, an Indian chief Winnetou lived, was used back in 1960's as a scene to film a widely popular series known to a lot of generations. It is for sure beautiful and singular environment to explore it by bike and due to different trails this is one of the most attractive location for mountain biking. When you see it you'll know why it is chosen to act as a land of Indians.

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