Active tour from Nature park Lake Vrana to National park Krka
Day 1. Arrival to Vodice.
Surrounded by the beauty of the sea, islands and rivers, Vodice is great destination for rest, entertainment and enjoyment. Vodice was first mentioned in 1402 although it was founded already in the Roman times as Arausa. Its name derives from the word meaning water sources which supplied the whole area. Vodice was a phenomenon in one aspect: they exported drinking water until the end of the 19th century. After all, they did develop in this very place because of wells of brackish water. Two of them are preserved on the central town square, in memory of tradition and old customs. A well was not merely a place where people came to get drinking water and wash their laundry; all social events took place there, new loves were born and marriages agreed, wheel dances were danced and songs were sung, people met and parted there, laughed and cried.
The group usually gets together around mid-day, which will give us enough time to choose and test the bicycles on a short tour of the Vodice.
Accommodation: Private guesthouses in Vodice; Meals: Dine at restoran “Šimun”
Day 2. Nature park lake Vrana
On our first day of biking, we’ll start exploring Nature park Vrana lake.
The nature park Lake Vrana is one of the eleven nature parks in Croatia. This lake is actually a karst field filled with water, and it is a rare example of a cryptodepression. It is also the largest natural lake in Croatia. More than 235 different bird species have found their home here.The surface is situated 2 meters above sea level, while the bottom is 4 meters below sea level.
Accommodation: Private guesthouses in Vodice; Meals: Dine at the foot of Okit, in restaurant “Karmelski dvori” (picnic lunch on your own); Cycling: easy/moderate: 3 – 4 hours
Day 3. Skradin-Skradinski Buk-Roški slap
The next destination is Skradin. The town of Skradin, situated approx. 15 km from Šibenik, is one of the oldest Croatian towns.
Its history dates from the Illyrian era, but it was named only when this area fell under the Roman rule. On the remains of the Illyrian settlement, a town of Scardona was founded, an important junction, a commercial and administrative centre.
Roški slap is also called the ‘vast waterfall’, and is made up of a 22.5 m high main waterfall and countless backwaters, cascades and travertine islands.
Roški slap is situated about 36 km downstream of the Krka River spring. The start of the barrier is made up of a series of small cascades (called the ‘necklace’ by the locals), followed by numerous backwaters and islets. Between Roški waterfall and Oziđana pećina cave there are 517 wooden steps.
Accommodation: Private guesthouses in Vodice; Accommodation; Meals: Dine at the OPG Roca, in restaurant “Kuća dalmatinskog pršuta” (picnic lunch on your own); Cycling: easy/moderate: 4 – 5 hours
Day 4. Vodice- Raslina-Srima
Welcome to the road that will take you through the surrounding area of Vodice, where first settlements were founded in the Prehistoric times.
Experience the spirit of history and explore the history of Vodice. One of the most beautiful paths will take you on a wonderful journey. Following this path we will see the Church of St Elias the Prophet, an old Roman cistern, the Church of St John, old Roman wells and the prehistoric settlement of Arauzona, Prižba, Raslina.
We will begin our journey from the centre of Vodice. An easy ride along the macadam roads surrounded by meticulously built dry stone walls
Accommodation: Private guesthouses in Vodice; Meals: Dine at home barbecue!
(picnic lunch on your own); Cycling: easy/moderate: 4 – 5 hours
Day 5. Kayaking to Šibenik Channel-Island Prvić
The St Anthony Channel, also known as «the Šibenik Channel», is part of a wider area «Channel – Port», a significant landscape protected in 1974. It is more than 2000 metres long and between 140 and 220 metres wide. It serves as the door of Šibenik to the open sea and as the entrance to the town. The channel represents the place where the river Krka symbolically ends but at the same time it is the place where the river flows into the Adriatic Sea. It can be seen from all parts of Šibenik and while being situated near the city and relatively easily accessible, it has been isolated and unknown for historical reasons.
Alongside its natural beauty that can be seen at a glance and a breathtaking panoramic view of Šibenik, the Šibenik archipelago and St Nicholas Fortress, the channel protects numerous cultural and natural values.
At the exit of the channel towards the open sea there is a pearl among Venetian fortifications – St Nicholas Fortress. This fortress, almost completely surrounded by the sea and largely preserved in its original form, is one of the most attractive fortifications in the Adriatic.
Prvić is a small island in the Croatian part of Adriatic Seas. It is situated in the Šibenik archipelago, about half a mile from the mainland, in the vicinity of Vodice. The whole island is under protection of the Croatian Ministry of Culture since the island is considered a cultural heritage.
Beautiful, quiet, old, noble, stealing breath in front of every house. Solid, stone, steep streets, stone houses, each capturing attention with its particularity, still forming a harmonious, single whole story. It is a story of glitter and wealth that used to be, and laughter that once resounded along these streets.
Accommodation: Private guesthouses in Vodice; Meals: Dine in restoran bare (picnic lunch on your own) ; Kayaking: easy/moderate: 4 hours
Day 7. Departure
price: 750 euro
6 nights accommodations in 3*Private guesthouses in Vodice .
Fruit, snacks and drinks during the rides.
Entrance in national park Krka
House is situated in a quiet part of Vodice, near hotel Punta and Blue beach. House is surrounded by olive trees. Beach is just a short distance away (70m), while it takes 7 minutes of pleasent walk to reach Vodice center.