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Zrmanja, Zadar

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • a great excursion for the whole day! Kids love-we too. For beginners "canoeing mountain" I think it can be a bit tiring, but worth it!! Tip for families with kids-we were in August-because of the very high water the River was too wild-so fully safe for kids, but still provide plenty of fun (for example, how you can drain a canoe by a small waterfall). I recommend!
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  • We booked our tour in Muskovci in a very friendly man who gave us accurate information. By Muskovci's in the car, went to Kastel Zegarski, where the tour began. After a short briefing, it went comfortably off. The tour took us through a wonderful landscape and we had several small and finally also a quite spectacular waterfall cope. Tour duration: ca. 3-4 hours (depending on the wind) and because it's mostly pretty flat there, you must already quite busy rowing to get to your destination. So, I would say, for unathletic people this is nothing... you have to be not super athletic, but a little bit, be already accustomed to. We made hats fun, but especially our children (13 and 15 years)!
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