HIKING2018-11-06T11:05:22+00:00

Project Description

HIKING

There are not many places in the world where you can enjoy good sea views while climbing a mountain. Take the opportunity to climb the 1339 meters high summit of Mosor mountain or 533 meters high peak Perun.

Enjoy the stunning view of the Adriatic Sea and numerous islands on the one side, and the beautiful landscape of the Dalmatian hinterland on the other side. You can arrange with our guide which routes you would like to take, from the easier to the more difficult. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and become a part of nature!

Included in the excursion: professional mountain guide and insurance

Duration of the activity: 3 -6 hours, transfer: 30 minutes

Price: 250 – 400 HRK (34 – 54 EUR)

MOUNTAINS YOU CAN CHOOSE TO CLIMB NEAR THE HOTEL ALKAR

SVILAJA

Svilaja is a mountain in Dalmatian hinterland which stretches parallel to the higher northern mountain chain of Dinara-Troglav, in the direction northwest to southeast, between the Sinjsko polje valley and the Petrovo polje valley, in the length of 30 kilometers. Southern peak Bat is the highest point at 1508 meters above Sinj. Further north are important peaks Jančak at 1483m, Kita at 1413m, Turjača at 1340m, Mala Svilaja 1472m, and Lisina at 1301m above Vrlika. Svilaja is separated from the nearest ridge called the Great Kozjak (1207m) by the Lemeš saddle (860 m) above the village of Maovice. The chain of Svilaja consists mostly of karst ridges with series of peaks and sinkholes, with numerous pits and caves. Steeper southeastern slopes, above the Cetina river, are covered with beech tree and Balkan maple (Acer obtusatum) forests, most of which were lost in fires in recent years. Dry and lined slopes on southwestern side, stretching towards Drniš, are covered by a mosaic pattern of European hop-hornbeam (Ostrya carnipifolia) thicket and low rocky pastures. Svilaja is one of the poorly explored Croatian mountains, with only the southernmost part, up to the summit, being somewhat better surveyed. The rest of the middle and northern parts have remained virtually unknown to mountaineers and explorers, with the exception of local shepherds from nearby villages. Sections of middle part of the mountain between Vrlika and Siverić are still covered with mines, while the upward path, from the southern direction starting at Zelovo to the main peak, is safe. Southeast from the main peak, next to the Orlove Stine (Eagle’s Rocks) at 1139 meters there is a mountain hut bearing the same name – Eagle’s Rocks. The summit is marked by geodesic column with the name of the summit and the altitude written on it. It offers the best view of Peruća Lake and the whole region of Sinj.

VISOKA

Visoka (892 m) is a mountain rising above Sinj, i.e. the southeastern slope of Svilaja mountain separated from it by the canyon of the river Sutina. On the top of Visoka, you can find a ten meters high concrete cross. The site is a place of pilgrimage for many residents of Dicmo, Sinj and the whole Cetina region. You can enjoy beautiful views from the top: on one side you can see Sinj, the Sinjsko polje valley, and the surrounding mountains, and on the other side the Dicmo basin, and further away the Adriatic Sea and islands.

The starting point for excursions to Visoka mountain is the village of Radošić (2 km from Sinj), or more specifically hamlet Župići. From there you can follow the marked path along the water reservoir, and then up the steep climb of Karlova greda (35 minutes), followed by somewhat less steep section leading to the meadows below the top (25 minutes). The last climbing section of the path will take you to the cross on the top (5 minutes). From the cross, you can continue westward along the karst path, through the juniper maquis shrubland, gentle glens and low forests leading to Visošnica (2 hours). From Visošnica, the path continues steeply downhill until you reach the regional road Drniš – Sinj (5 km to Sinj) in the canyon of the Sutina brook, above the hamlet Đipalo-Ban (35 minutes).

DINARA

The majestic mountains Dinara and Svilaja, whose pastures, basins and forests once provided local people with sustenance, bestow different kinds of blessing to Vrlika valley in our modern times. Mountaintops and expanses became desirable destinations for travelers seeking ecologically oriented and adventurous kind of tourism, as well as for connoisseurs and nature lovers of different profiles. Many natural mountain habitats, including certain plant and animal species that live there, have been recognized for their special importance, which is the reason why Dinara, in its totality, has been included in European ecological network Nature 2000.

Dinara belongs to the region of high karst, whose main mass consists of carbonate rocks and dolomite, and whose highest summit – Sinjal (1831 m) – is the highest point in Croatia. Wide pastures and grasslands, isolated low juniper forests, as well as oak, pine, and beech forest are some of the preserved natural mountain habitats whose invaluable ecological importance and aesthetic quality inspire awe and respect.