Mountain walking and trekking guide to Croatia, Europe with walks in the Dinaric Alps (Gorski Kotar and Velebit), Istria, Slavonia, the islands (Pelješac, Korcula, Mljet, Hvar, Brac, Lošinj and Cres) and around Zagreb. 26 routes from easy day walks to treks and via ferrata over varied terrain. Includes full background information and hut directory.
Spring, summer and autumn are all fine – but routes near the coast such as Mosor can become extremely hot in July/August; winter also possible, turning the uplands into a beautiful snow-bound landscape, and waterfalls into cascades of ice.
Zagreb for Medvednica and Samobor; Osijek for Kopacki rit; Gornja Klada, Karlobag and Starigrad-Paklenica for Velebit; Delnice for Gorski kotar; Split for Mosor; Makarska for Biokovo; Korcula, Bol and Cres for the islands.
Routes range from easy, straightforward rambles on the islands and in well-known national parks, to extended and at times quite stern mountain routes, with some (frequently avoidable) scrambling. Some cabled and pegged sections; single- and multi-day options.
Northern Velebit, in particular Rožanski kukovi and the area around Zavižan, for its outstanding karst scenery; Gorski kotar for its beautiful forested mountains; Pelješac and Hvar for high routes with amazing views on the coast and islands.