Croatia

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Vransko Jezero - by Henk Nouws Although renowned for its sunny beaches, Croatia does not make haste establishing long distance hiking trails. European long distance trails E6 and E7 are planned to run through Croatia, but hiking enthousiasts will find little more than a dotted line on the map to show where the trail is supposed to come.

So skip Croatia? No, certainly not. The country offers some outstanding mountain landscapes, with towering karst formations, white rocks in polished formations and deep crags. They are part of the Dinaric Alps and typical for Croatia. In between the limestone ranges are forests, and green slopes covered in snow until spring, when the crocuses start to bloom. This makes for some lovely walking, also because temperatures are still agreeable at this time of year. The mountains are not very high. Mount Croatia Dinara is the highest at 1831m, a large dry outcrop surrounded by wilderness.

Walking the mountains is a popular local pastime. The Croatians will tell you where to go and how to find the best mountain huts. There are numerous great 2- or 3-day hikes. Many trails are well kept and marked profusely in red and white. Most popular are the Velebit range, and Paklenica with its bizarre limestone rocks and peaks up to 1750m high.

Don't forget the Adriatic Sea coast with its many islands. These are easy to reach, often interconnected and differ considerably one from the other. Hiking Rab, Pag and Vis is fun, but beware: one hiker stepped on a landmine not long ago, so keep away from any military grounds. Spring and autumn are the best seasons, particularly in these low parts, because summer can get very hot. If you want to go in summer anyway, start out early and carry lots of drinking water.

Trails

Regions

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • With nearly 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than 1000 islands, Croatia boasts one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer. The Rough Guide’s 24 page full-colour section introduces the author’s highlights, from the medieval city of Dubrovnik to the rural hinterland of Zagreb, to the unspoilt island... Read more
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Belgium
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • With nearly 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than 1000 islands, Croatia boasts one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer. The Rough Guide’s 24 page full-colour section introduces the author’s highlights, from the medieval city of Dubrovnik to the rural hinterland of Zagreb, to the unspoilt island... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • On the Trail of Europa
  • Where must I locate thee now, O my homeland, or in what places? So wrote a Roman poet two thousand years ago, and so feel Donald Yates and his wife today after an illuminating visit to Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • On the Trail of Europa
  • Where must I locate thee now, O my homeland, or in what places? So wrote a Roman poet two thousand years ago, and so feel Donald Yates and his wife today after an illuminating visit to Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Croatia
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapCalled “the jewel of the Adriatic Sea," Croatia's medieval cities, turquoise waters, and rugged mountains make this small Mediterranean county big on adventure! National Geographic's Croatia AdventureMap will meet the needs of Croatia's travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Croatia
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapCalled “the jewel of the Adriatic Sea," Croatia's medieval cities, turquoise waters, and rugged mountains make this small Mediterranean county big on adventure! National Geographic's Croatia AdventureMap will meet the needs of Croatia's travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • ANWB extra - Kroatische kust
  • Dé compacte reisgids Kroatische kust. Met handige uitneembare kaart.Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Kroatische kust hebt u een handzame reisgezel. "Bezoek de kathedraal van Sibenik of wandel in het bijzondere Hvar-Stad." In deze reisgids Kroatische kust staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • ANWB extra - Kroatische kust
  • Dé compacte reisgids Kroatische kust. Met handige uitneembare kaart.Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Kroatische kust hebt u een handzame reisgezel. "Bezoek de kathedraal van Sibenik of wandel in het bijzondere Hvar-Stad." In deze reisgids Kroatische kust staat actuele informatie over bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 50 Years of Childhood
  • Instead of an Introduction This is a book with singing. Singing without a good ear for music, without a good voice, without a contrabass. Only a book. Is there a bigger and a happier sadness in the Universe. If someone recognizes themselves in this book, I will be very glad, because I did not imagine them like that at all. Instead of an... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 50 Years of Childhood
  • Instead of an Introduction This is a book with singing. Singing without a good ear for music, without a good voice, without a contrabass. Only a book. Is there a bigger and a happier sadness in the Universe. If someone recognizes themselves in this book, I will be very glad, because I did not imagine them like that at all. Instead of an... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rough Guide - Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries.This full-color guide includes reliable and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking a circuit of Dubrovnik's city walls to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Split to savoring the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rough Guide - Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries.This full-color guide includes reliable and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking a circuit of Dubrovnik's city walls to exploring the labyrinthine streets of Split to savoring the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • Now firmly back on the tourist map, Croatia offers visitors the choice of some of Europe's finest coastal and mountain scenery as well as historic and vibrant cities such as Dubrovnik and Zagreb. This Rough Guide has lively accounts of all the sights, and reviews of the best value-for-money accommodation and dining options. Informed background... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • Now firmly back on the tourist map, Croatia offers visitors the choice of some of Europe's finest coastal and mountain scenery as well as historic and vibrant cities such as Dubrovnik and Zagreb. This Rough Guide has lively accounts of all the sights, and reviews of the best value-for-money accommodation and dining options. Informed background... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Croatia
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions or walk Dubrovnik's city walls; all with your trusted travel companion.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Croatia
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Croatia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sail the island-speckled coastline, marvel at historic forts and mansions or walk Dubrovnik's city walls; all with your trusted travel companion.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • The mountains of Montenegro
  • The mountains of Montenegro are some of the wildest, most spectacular, and least visited in Europe. Nevertheless they are easily accessible, and many areas have well-marked trails. They present an opportunity to travel through outstandingly beautiful and remarkably unspoilt natural scenery, which as yet sees few visitors.The Mountains of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • The mountains of Montenegro
  • The mountains of Montenegro are some of the wildest, most spectacular, and least visited in Europe. Nevertheless they are easily accessible, and many areas have well-marked trails. They present an opportunity to travel through outstandingly beautiful and remarkably unspoilt natural scenery, which as yet sees few visitors.The Mountains of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia (Sixth Edition)
  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.With this guide, you’ll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia (Sixth Edition)
  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.With this guide, you’ll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Capitool Top 10 Dubrovnik en Dalmatische kust | Unieboek
  • Zandstranden en schitterende steden De Dalmatische kust is het drukst bezochte deel van Kroatië. De azuurblauwe zee, de uitgestrekte zandstranden, de met wijngaarden bedekte heuvels, alles bij elkaar ademt het een bijna Italiaanse sfeer uit. Ook zeker het bezoeken waard is Zadar met zijn buitengewone monumenten en de eilanden van de... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is your ultimate handbook to one of Europe''s most beautiful countries. From the medieval city of Dubrovnik and the unspoilt island of Vis to the rural hinterland of Zagreb, this guide captures all of Croatia"s highlights in a full colour introduction. The top hotels, bars and restaurants are all uncovered in the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia
  • The Rough Guide to Croatia is your ultimate handbook to one of Europe''s most beautiful countries. From the medieval city of Dubrovnik and the unspoilt island of Vis to the rural hinterland of Zagreb, this guide captures all of Croatia"s highlights in a full colour introduction. The top hotels, bars and restaurants are all uncovered in the... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara - Troglav Group West
  • The north-western part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. With the peak of Troglav towards the eastern edge of the map, coverage extends from the town of Vrlika northwards to the Martinova... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara
  • The south-eastern part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends southwards from the peak of Troglav to Maljkovo near the Perucko Lake.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cres - Losinj - Krk - Rab F&B Top 10 Tips
  • The northern part of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Opatija and Rijeka to, on the mainland, beyond Jablanac on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt, with the regions to 10 best sights given multilingual descriptions in a booklet attached to the map cover, plus a street plan of central Rijeka. Coverage includes the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lošinj Island Croatian Mountain Rescue Service 25K Map
  • The island of Lošinj on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, highlighting hiking paths, including trails on the southern part of Cres and on the nearby islands of Unije, Susak and Ilovik.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dalmatian Coast 1 - Zadar - Kornati Islands F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia around Zadar and the Kornati Islands on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Kormat, Pasman Ugljan, Dugi Otok and the southern part of Pag. The map shows... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Drava Cartographia Water Sports & Cycling Map
  • The course of the river Drava along the border of Hungary and Croatia and its section in Croatia to is confluence with the Danube on a detailed contoured map at 1:75,000 from Cartographia in Budapest highlighting waymarked and recommended cycling routes, etc.The course of the river is presented on four panels. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dalmatian Coast 2 - Sibenik - Split - Vis F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia between Split and Murter on a detailed, indexed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes Sibenik, Trogir and the islands of Solta and Vis. The map shows local roads, highlighting scenic routes,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Biokovo Mountains Croatian Mountain Rescue Service 25K Map
  • Biokovo Mountains on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage includes the resorts of Baška Voda, Makarska,, Tucpi and Podgora.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading provide excellent presentation of the terrain, with markings... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Middle Dalmatian Coast 3 - Brac - Hvar - Split F&B
  • The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia from Split southwards to Gradec on a detailed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Lastovo, plus the northern part of the Peljesac peninsula. The... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Omiška Dinara
  • Omiška Dinara Mountains on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible, double-sided map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends from Dugi Rat and Omiš to just beyond Vruja and inland beyond the A1 motorway to the hill along the Cetina River. Contours at 20m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Middle Dalmatian Coast 4 - Mljet - Medugorje - Dubrovnik F&B
  • The southernmost part of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia including Dubrovnik on a detailed map at 1:100,000 from Freytag & Berndt with large icons indicating various facilities including campsites and beaches, ferry connections, etc.Coverage includes the islands of Mljet and Sipan, and the southern part of the Peljesac peninsula. The map shows... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dinara - Troglav Group East
  • The south-eastern part of the Dinara - Troglav mountain range on the border of southern Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service. Coverage extends southwards from the peak of Troglav to Maljkovo near the Perucko Lake.Contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Brac Island
  • The island of Brac on the Adriatic coast of Croatia on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, highlighting recommended cycling routes, with 26 routes profiles. The island is shown on both sides of the map with similar cartography (contours at 10m intervals enhanced by relief shading to provide... Read more
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