Free climbing is a type of climbing whereby the climber overcomes a certain ascent through his own ability and strength, by using natural grips and setting up climbing protection. All equipment for the climber, except for the magnesium and the climbing shoes, serve specifically for the protection in the case of fall. Free climbing is a combination of top-level adrenaline pleasure, health, recreation, the enjoyment of nature, and an exceptional sense of fulfilment. The beauty of this sport is the total freedom. Except for the top of the cliff, the only restriction is the one in your head. No matter if you are doing sports as an active sportsperson or for recreation, just climb, break the fear, and learn something new about yourself. By climbing every day and lifting achievement levels, sports climbers join maximum adrenaline experience, psychological stability, activation of all muscles, and the beauty of the soft, gracious climbing.
Cres- The island of Cres is the gem of the Adriatic sea; still a bit wild, not explored enough, and to a large extent unknown. Apart from the Island of Krk, it is the second biggest island of the Adriatic. Despite being an island, the typical trees of the northern parts are oak, chestnut and cherry. There are many olive groves, sage plants and approximately 1400 other species of plants. The Ecological centre Caput insulae is the shelter for the griffon vultures and it has saved them from extinction. Cres is the nesting place for the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), European honey buzzard (Pernis apivorus) and the nightingale.Cres offers more than one might expect. It will surprise you with the breathtaking beauty of nature. Cres offers possibilities for new physical, spiritual and cognitive forms of experience and awareness. This is an ideal place for a new dimension of holidays.
Free climbing in Lubenice
Free climbing is a combination of top-level adrenaline pleasure, health, recreation, the enjoyment of nature, and an exceptional sense of fulfilment. The beauty of this sport is that it envolves the feeling total freedom. The freedom which you can experience in Lubenice with the view on one of the most beautiful beaches. Lubenice is situated on the top of a steep cliff, at 360 metres above the sea level, from which there is an amazing view on the open sea and the neighbouring islands. There is an opportunity for freeclimbing on the beautiful cliffs with specially adapted climbing trails.
- Necessary equipment: adequate clothing, climbing shoes, water
- Price per person: KN 240
- The price includes climbing equipment – climbing harness, rope, carabiners, expert leader, instructions
Plitvice lakes National Park – The most prominent and visited of the eight national parks in Croatia. It represents a special hydro-geological phenomenon which is breathtaking. Plitvice is a forested mountain region where there are 16 smaller and bigger lakes of crystalline teal colour. The lakes collect water from numerous rivers and streams and are interconnected by cascades and waterfalls. Tuff barriers created 10 000 years ago is the distinctive feature of the Park. Locally known as Plitivce, the Park has become the unavoidable stop for the tourists who come to spend their holidays in Croatia, and it is very often one of the main reasons for coming to Croatia. Mother nature has played its role here in the most fabulous and beautiful way.
Free climbing on an artificial rock wall
Free climbing is becoming one of the most attractive sports in the world. The rock 10 metres high and the total surface of 50 square metres are suitable for everyone – those who have never climbed as well as experienced climbers. Try climbing with the help of an experienced instructor who will explain the basics of climbing and be there for you when you take to the skies. After that you will be ready for climbing the wild areas of Velebit.
Hrvatsko Zagorje – Holiday on the fields of Zagorje, the hills and pastures that are intertwined with the experience of the old, slow way of life. It is nature-oriented, the contact with the animals which you care about and feed, and the cultivation of plants. Hrvatsko Zagorje is situated in the central part of Croatia, among Invanscica, Kalnicko gorje and Medvednica and the rivers Sava and Sutla. This adds to its relief variety and offers many possibilities for various activities in the open air like walking, biking tours, riding in nature, grape harvesting, blackberry and mushroom picking etc.
Mountain paths of Zagorje – Because of its specific relief and hilly area, Zagorje is an ideal place for mountaineering, walks and mountain biking. These tours take us along the old well trodden mountain paths and discover new areas of hidden natural beauty.
The Kalnik Mountain
Planina Kalnik The highest peak is Vranilac (643 m). The mountain is approximately 40 km long, and it extends from east to the west. It is 10 km wide. It is widely forested by deciduous trees, whereas the characteristics of its central part are the barren cliffs – the target for a large number of mountaineers, climbers and holiday makers.
Educational path – 7 teeth (7 zubi), Kalnicka greda, Vratno, stream Hruskovec.
Kalnik is well attended by both local and foreign climbers. It has 150 routes divided into 7 sectors length of 4 to 22 meters, and two longer routes length of 85 and 150 meters.
Paklenica National Park A protected area in which, on a relatively small area, can be found an abundance of geomorphologic phenomena, diverse flora and fauna, as well as attractive landscapes and intact nature. The most important phenomena of Paklenica are its forests and geomorphologic features. Besides the almost treeless southern part of Velebit, Paklenica has very diverse forest species. The most impressive are the canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica that cut deep into the mountain range of Velebit. In the national park there are several caves and caverns, of which the most famous and largest caves are the cave Manita above the canyon of Velika Paklenica and Jama Vodarica. Here you can really feel the power of nature and its grandeur. Various planned sports activities which are carried out in this area are under strict supervision and with high security measures. They leave a deep impact on people due to the pure energy of the mountain range and the forest – the primordial wilderness which one has to experience.
Free climbing in Paklenica
Paklenica National Park is the most prominent climbing centre in Croatia, and it has an international reputation. Special charm to this climbing area gives its proximity to the sea, and thus the Paklenica Riviera is an ideal place for combining climbing activities with water sports. Thre are more than 360 adapted and equipped climbing paths which vary in difficulty, length and direction and this makes it attractive to different types of climbers. The climbing season in Paklenica starts in spring and lasts well into autumn.