The long, high and indented coast of the Zadar region is an ideal place for panoramic biking, offering exceptional scenery and breathtaking views! Grand peaks of magnificent Velebit Mountain, jagged cliffs of imposing canyons, high hills of the panoramic coast and steep slopes of many charming islands almost compel you to take action and start exploring mountainous sites of the area.
Traverse Paklenica National Park, a natural haven of pine forests with over 150 km of hiking trails, and climb its formidable canyons of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica. The Paklenica National Park is at the heart of Croatian rock climbing and is known as one of the top European rock-climbing areas.
It is a place of outstanding natural beauty. It is also the most visited climbing site in Croatia. Rock climbing is very varied: from single pitch sport routes to big wall rock climbing routes up to 350 m long, catering to absolute beginners as well as the most experienced rock climbers. There are 590 routes here in total on good quality limestone rock with the majority of the routes bolted. No wonder that the International Climbers Meeting that gathers climbers from across the globe takes place here each year to take part in exciting events and competitions. The majestic canyons of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica are, according to many, the most impressive parts of the park, with the former being over 700 m high, 50 to 800 m wide and 14 km long! Just 2 kilometres away from the sea, Paklenica is among the favourite destinations for families with children.