Dalmatia … the sea, islands and beaches. The majority of people who’ve not yet had a chance to explore Dalmatia perceive it as only as a destination of these exquisite natural beauties. However Dalmatia can offer much more; it is a region and a destination in Croatia that provides an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural areas of interlocking rivers, lakes, and mountains.
Dalmatia’s inland, its beautiful karst landscape, which are a part of the Dinaric Alps, is the priceless wealth of the natural and animal worlds. It is one of the last sanctuaries of wildlife in Europe. These unspoiled natural beauties and all its secrets are yet to be discovered.
Dalmatia offers us the opportunity to climb magnificent mountains and enjoy its scents, sounds and colors boasting unforgettable panoramic views. Dalmatian mountains allow us to descend its beautiful calm or wild rivers and canyons and at the same time discover new hiking and biking trails; to sneak inside the mountains and discover its cave world.
It offers the possibility to enjoy the freedom of its wildlife; a flying falcon, the howling of wolves, rock climbing chamois (a type of goat). This blend of sea, islands, shores and wildlife of inland Dalmatia make it a unique, small region of great opportunity and diversity.
Here are my top five favorite hiking trails in Dalmatia. It was very difficult for me to to select just five favorites, but my intention was to show you all of the geographical features of inland Dalmatia through the mountains, and along the coast and islands.
Velebit mountain, the mighty Velebit is the mountain we always marvel and respect, and its southern part, the National Park Paklenica does not deserve anything less than adoration.
Biokovo mountain, always tough, challenging and irresistible from whatever direction is headed towards the St. Jure peak. Biokovo sometimes give you an opportunity to look across the Adriatic Sea to the Apennine Alps of Italy and neighboring countries.
Mosor mountain, the vicinity of the city of Split is one of its comparative advantages, but its diversity and beauty is drawing the attention. It is a sweetheart of all recreational hikers in Dalmatia, while the view of the city of Split and the archipelago of central Dalmatian islands is always amazing.
The island of Brac and its trails, the island of adventure and culture, the island with the highest peak on the Adriatic, Vidova gora. One of our favorite trail starts from the center of the island, from Nerežišće, continuous to the southern slopes and valleys of the island to the cultural gem of the island, monastery and the museum Pustinja Blaca (Blaca Hermitage) ... the path through the history of the Island, pure enjoyment.
Kijevo Kozjak - Kijevo Bat mountain, in Dalmatian inland is the beautiful mountain that offers numerous memorable experiences; enjoying the beautiful trails and nature. Spending some time on Kijevo Bat you will have the opportunity to meet deer on the hiking trail. Arriving at the peak, you will have a wonderful panoramic view of to all major Dalmatian peaks; Dinaric Alps, the highest mountain in Croatia Dinara, the big blue Peruča Lake, and the longest Dalmatian river Cetina.
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