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.

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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United Kingdom
2020
  • Croatia Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • The go-to Croatia travel guide for discovering the best walks and car tours. Strap on your boots and discover Croatia on foot with the Sunflower Croatia travel guide. And on the days when your feet may have had enough, enjoy some spectacular scenery on one of our legendary car tours. The Sunflower Croatia guide is indispensable for hiking in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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United Kingdom
2019
  • Walks and Treks in Croatia
  • Walks and Treks in Croatia: mountain trails and national parks, including Velebit, Dinara and PlitviceThis guide describes 20 walks and 7 short treks in beautiful Croatia. Around half the routes focus on the striking limestone ranges of Gorski kotar and Velebit, which form part of the Dinaric Alps, but there are also routes in Dalmatia and on... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walks and treks in Croatia - Kroatië | Cicerone
  • This guide describes day walks and treks in all Croatia's main hiking areas and national parks on the mainland, from the forested hills around Zagreb, to the roof of Croatia on the Bosnian border, and the national parks of Northern Velebit, Paklenica, Risnjak, UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes and more. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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United Kingdom
2014
  • The Islands of Croatia: 30 Walking Routes on 14 Adriatic Islands
  • This guidebook describes 30 day walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic - an outstandingly beautiful landscape incredibly rich in history, wildlife and plants, and covered by a network of superb hiking trails. This guide covers 14 islands, including better-known places such as Hvar, Bra? and Mljet, as well as less-visited spots such as... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Islands of Croatia | Cicerone
  • This guidebook describes 30 day walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic, ranging from short, easy coastal strolls to more challenging, full day outings over rocky ridges and summits, with spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast. Featuring routes on 14 Croatian islands, including the islands of Hvar and Mljet, as well as quieter islands. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia
  • Discover Croatia with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you`ve even packed your case - walk the marble streets of Dubrovnik, dip your toe in the azure waters of the Dalmatian Coast, tuck into pasta in Split or marvel at waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Croatia Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • From the northernmost shores of the Kvarner Gulf, southwards all the way to Dubrovnik, this new 3rd edition of Sunflower’s Croatia walking and touring guide covers the country’s Adriatic coast, eleven of the myriad islands and two inland areas.70 long and short walks for all ages and abilities1:50,000 topo maps9 car tours and fold-out touring... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Danube Bike Trail 4 Cycling Guide Budapest to Belgrade
  • If you are a keen touring cyclist and are looking for a slightly more adventurous ride in Europe, then this is the tour you are looking for. The 520 to 570?Kilometre long route from Budapest to Belgrad takes you through impressive landscapes, quiet rural villages and beautiful historic towns and cities, with traces of the region's turbulent... 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
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Finding Henry
  • No reservations, no money, no problem!Directionless and depressed after leaving the blissful cocoon of college, Rebecca Patrick was finding herself at a loss in the “real world.” Her friends had scattered to the winds, jobs were hard to come by in her mountain town, and her difficult relationship with her boyfriend was disillusioning.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Croatia - Kroatië | Insight Guides
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
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
  • Croatia
  • The third edition of Footprint Croatia gets behind the glossy brochures to uncover the real appeal of this holiday favourite. Medieval towns, Venetian ports and Roman remains vie for attention with a seascape of scattered islands, crystal-clear water and hidden coves. This fully updated guide shows you how to make the most of your stay, with... Read more
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Belgium
  • Croatia
  • The third edition of Footprint Croatia gets behind the glossy brochures to uncover the real appeal of this holiday favourite. Medieval towns, Venetian ports and Roman remains vie for attention with a seascape of scattered islands, crystal-clear water and hidden coves. This fully updated guide shows you how to make the most of your stay, with... Read more
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Maps

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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
  • 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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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