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At the height of summer I imagine you would want to arrive early to guarantee a bed, or carry a tent, but not in spring – the place is empty. All the various refuges were built by the 600 members of the Paklenica Mountain Association and they have done a sterling job: not too much comfort, but plenty of homespun charm. Water is in the well half a mile away through a dwarf birch forest. “It never dries up – even in high summer,” Dalibor had told us. We eat hunks of local air-dried ham tenderised with slivowitz, a fruit brandy. The water is like chilled nectar. … [Read more...] about ‘Life on the edge of civilisation’: hiking in Croatia’s mountains
Mountains: Velebit Lording it over the Adriatic coast, the Unesco-listed Velebit mountain range is the largest in Croatia and home to two of the country’s national parks. Rock climbers’ magnet Paklenica national park sweeps along the southern half above the Dalmatian coast, its harsh beauty shaped by jagged karst peaks and dramatic canyons. The hiking is superb, with nearly 200km of trails leading from the two main canyons, Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, past mountain huts, natural springs and watermills and down into caves such as Manita Peć. While some of the hikes are very challenging, including those to the highest peak, Vaganski vrh (1,757 metres), shorter and more manageable walks still take in many of the most picturesque sights. Hotel Vicko in the coastal town of Starigrad has doubles from €90. … [Read more...] about Croatia this summer: three areas to visit without the crowds
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