Mystic Velebit Hike
Discover the mystical Velebit mountain
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Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Large Group
Departure to small town situated between the Velebit mountain and the sea, located on an important road direction towards the Adriatic highway. Karlobag is a wonderful blend of the Mediterranean and the continent, crystal clear waters and most beautiful Croatian mountain Velebit. From Karlobag we drive to pass Baske Oštarije, border of central and southern Velebit through which in prehistoric times people were trading between the coastal and continental side of Velebit.
Short stop at Kubus, cube made of rock and monument from 1847, which was set to mark the completion of this important Velebit road. The view from the cube covers the coast and the pertaining islands.
Area of Middle Velebit is extremely karst area characterized by large stratified terrain. „Hips“ and peaks are separated by sinkholes and bays, and external influences, geological and hydrogeological characteristics of the terrain caused the development of karst topography that ranks this area on the top of the world’s karst morphology.
We hike to a prominent peak at the southeast of Baske Ostarije with two peaks and vast grassy saddle between them. This is one of the most beautiful peaks considering picturesque point of view. At the peak ridge, 50 meters before the summit, there is a broad and deep karst cave. After a rest at the top, we descent to the hostel for a lunch.
- professional mountain leader service
- accident insurance
- snack/lunch during activity
- entrance ticket for the Nature park Velebit
- transfer (on request)
- travel insurance
Duration: 8 hours (app.walking time: 4 h). From Karlobag town, duration: 6 h
Activity level: K2- MODERATE/T1
Altitude difference: 500m+
Terrain: gravel – rocky/mountain & tourist path
Departure: Usually we meet the group at Starigrad – Paklenica. We continue to drive along the coast (app. 1 hour) to the small historic town from where we head towards to one of the most important mountain passes on Velebit. It’s possible to arrange meeting in this beautiful coastal town. Tour ends at Starigrad-Paklenica or Karlobag town, depending on place of departure.
Transfer: on request
Lunch: Please bring snack during activity (sweet & salty). Lunch can be ordered at hostel upon returning from hike. You’ll be able to try some of the famous traditional dishes of Velebit Mountain.
Please contact us if you wish to make reservations for a lunch.