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Zrmanja, Zadar

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Zrmanja is a river in southern Lika and northern Dalmatia, Croatia. It is 69km long and its basin covers an area of 907km2.It was known to the ancient Romans as Tedanius. The spring of Zrmanja is located in southern part of Lika under Postak - the southern peak of Pljesevica mountain, and close to south end of Velebit mountain. It is characteristic for its spring located on the bottom of very steep, almost 200 m high funnel shape rock called Misije. It flows southward through the narrow and long arable valley which encircles the southern end of Velebit through a 200-metre-deep canyon, and then turns westwards, reaches Obrovac, and after a few kilometers flows into the Adriatic sea in the bay named Novigradsko more.In the late 80s the Riverfree Club and Huck Finn Adventure Company pioneered commercial canoe, kayak and raft trips - one-day excursions and multi-day tours with camping. They proved that Zrmanja with its tributary Krupa is one of the most beautiful rivers of Europe. In the 1990s the Velebit area was declared a nature park. Rafting trips on Zrmanja take place in spring and autumn, while kayaks and canoes are used during low water level period of July and August.
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  • Well I got to tell you, this is an amazing place to visit. The nature here is amazing and you have the restaurant so close to the waterfalls to enjoy it with a drink. Fantastic. Camping, bbq, rafting,...  more »
  • On the advice of our hosts to Kastel Zegurski driven to on the Zrmanja River to go kayaking. Thanks to our guides we succeed in to after numerous waterfalls to reach the endpoint where we have a delicious lunch.
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  • We have travelled the Zrmanja in canoe was a beautiful walk with stiff qqs friendly. At some point it could be compared to the descent of the Ardèche.
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