North Adriatic or Kvarner Bay is dominated by the islands Krk, Cres and Losinj, the 3 islands we will visit on our holiday. Although less known then their southern neighbors, the northern Adriatic islands offer an unforgettable walking holiday. Away from the main tourist areas, we will walk through the evergreen forests of Losinj island, opposed by karstic plateaus on Krk island. We will climb the highest peaks of Losinj and Krk and meet the northeastern Cres, where the continental climate from the coast created a flora quite unusual for the Mediterranean. We will also hear about the Croatian written history, of which one of the most valuable findings was found on Krk Island and enjoy a swim on one of the best known beaches on northern Adriatic – at Baska town.
Number of days walking: 6
Average daily distance: 12 km / 7,5 miles
Terrain: medium altitude differences (up to 600m); trails passing green forrests but also rocky limestone areas
All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Kvarner Bay offers mainly Mediterranean cuisine specialities, ranging from fish to calamari and scampi. Island of Krk is known for its special salty sheep cheese (similiar to famous Pag cheese) and lamb is one of the meat delicacies of North Adriatic.
Vaccinations and Visa
Visas are not required by the following nationalities: British and other EU countries, Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities. There are no specific health risks.
This program is dedicated to nature lovers who like to do medium difficulty walks, usually up to 14km distance, with altitude difference of a maximum 700m (mostly up to 500m). Trails are mainly passing through rugged rocky limestone terrains, so we highly recommend sturdy walking shoes, if possible with ankle protection.
Some hiking experience is desirable, although anyone with a reasonable level of fitness can do the program.
If you have any queries about the difficulty of the trip please do not hesitate to call us.
Our nature experts Zeljko Zarak, Krsto Lukic and Edo Vricic will be your guides through the wonders of the Croatian national parks. Their love for pristine wilderness takes them often to hikes far away from the cities and crowds, where they can feel one with the nature. They will try to convey this special connection with nature to you and will make you feel as a part of the Croatian wilderness,while learning at the same time about local traditions, customs and old ways of life. Find out more about your guide here.
Weather & seasonality
Islands of North Adraitic are often as sunny as their souther neighbours – when combined with the wide and open limestone areas, the temperatures can get quite high – 20-25 ˙C in spring/autumn up to 30˙C in summertime. On the other hand, the vicinity of Croatia’s greatest mountain Velebit can bring sudden outbursts of strong wind „bura“, bringing fresh air and often rainy weather.. For this reason, we recommend all the hikers to be well equipped for sun and rain.