Trail in Croatia

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The Via Dinarica trail consists of three key lines (corridors), representing three parallel trail routes.

The Blue Line follows the Adriatic coast, linking the coastal range of the Dinaric mountains.The White Line encompasses the high Dinarides, and the Green Line the continental Dinarides. All three lines of the Via Dinarica corridor pass through the Dinaric area of Croatia and occasionally connect with one another.

In Croatia, Via Dinarica passes next to six national parks (Risnjak, Northern Velebit, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Krka, Mljet), four nature parks (Učka, Velebit, Vransko jezero, Biokovo) and two strict nature reserves (Bijele i Samarske stijene and Rožanski i Hajdučki kukovi on the mountain of Velebit).


White line

The White Line of Via Dinarica offers interested visitors the opportunity to get well acquainted with diverse natural values of Croatian mountains by taking a longitudinal tour of the mountain area. Following the layout of the Dinarides, the White Line links the most attractive Croatian mountains, peaks and viewpoints, using the infrastructure of the most popular hiking tours of Croatia (Gorski Kotar Hiking Trail, Kapela Hiking Trail, Velebit Hiking Trail). The White Line reaches its highest point on the mountain of Dinara – the mountain with the highest peak of Croatia, and also the mountain that gave the Dinarides and the Via Dinarica trail its name. Providing an extraordinary opportunity to explore the very heart of the Croatian Dinarides, the White Line connects all three mountain national parks of Croatia, both Croatian strict nature reserves, and the largest nature park in the country. The White Line is recommended to experienced and well equipped mountaineers. The best time of year to visit the trail is the summer period, since trail sections in the region of Gorski kotar, the peak area of Velebit and the mountain of Dinara are covered in snow in wintertime, with snow sometimes remaining in the area until late spring.

White line in Croatia – main page

Blue line

The Blue Line of Via Dinarica offers a chance to explore the Croatian Adriatic coast. Part of the trail that passes through Croatia links four picturesque Croatian islands (Krk, Rab, Pag, Mljet) and two biggest Croatian peninsulas (Istria and Pelješac), taking hikers through three national parks (Paklenica, Krka, Mljet) and four nature parks (Učka, Velebit, Vransko jezero, Biokovo), and it also descends into the canyons of the most beautiful littoral rivers (Zrmanja, Cetina), passing across the longest Croatian bridges (Krčki most, Paški most, Šibenski most) and visiting fertile karst fields and many important localities of Croatian history. The Croatian part of the Adriatic coast is renowned precisely for its unique blend of the mountains and the sea, making it possible to ideally combine the experience provided by the sea and the coastal region with experience of spending time in the mountains and exploring them. With the exception of the trail section in the Biokovo Nature Park, the Blue Line of Via Dinarica does not entail demanding or very difficult sections, and it is ideal for bicycle tours.

Blue line in Croatia – main page

Green line

The Green Line of Via Dinarica offers an extraordinary opportunity to get acquainted with pristine green landscapes by taking a longitudinal tour of the continental area of the Dinarides. In Croatia, the Green Line connects hidden picturesque sites of the region of Gorski kotar with interesting and little known areas in the region of Lika from the city of Ogulin to Ličko Petrovo Selo. A particularly charming feature of the Via Dinarica Green Line are mountain watercourses that create attractive canyons with numerous cascades and various hydrological phenomena on their way to the Sava River. The Green Line uniquely connects the Kupa River, small river of Iševnica at the site of Vražji prolaz, the source of the Dobra River at Skrad and its swallet at Ogulin, the source and the confluence of the small river of Kamačnik with the majestic water rhapsody of Plitvice Lakes and the initial meters of the Korana River. The Green Line also connects two biggest Croatian cascades – the cascade of the creek of Curak at Zeleni vir and the cascade of Plitvice at Plitvice Lakes. There are no demanding or very hard sections along the Green Line, and the longitudinal character of the route enables visitors to get acquainted with remarkably diverse mountain areas still unknown to many.

Green line in Croatia – main page

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