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Get Ready for Your Adventure | Trek Croatia | Outdoor Adventures in Croatia, Europe

Get Ready for Your Adventure

You're undoubtedly excited about your adventure and have a lot of questions. Our Trek Tips have been prepared to provide you with the essential details that you need to know about travelling with Trek.

Your Tour Leader will provide you with much more detailed information while on tour and if you would like any more information after reading these Trek Tips, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Although each trek follows an itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility and from time to time your tour leader may suggest changes. This may be due to road conditions, weather, or a visit to a special attraction that happens to be in progress. Flexibility is key and often a side diversion will be a highlight of the trek.

Our tours have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as operational conditions and group interests can vary from one departure to the next, you and your fellow Trekkers, with the advice of your Trek leader, may choose to modify certain suggested night stops - although the tour leader has the final say!

You need to bring your own sleeping bag for all our camping trips. We recommend a ‘three season’ bag during the summer months and a ‘four season’ bag the rest of the year, as some nights can be cool to cold, especially in mountainous areas. We supply a pad to sleep on, but if you prefer added comfort, you are encouraged to bring your own self-inflating sleeping pad and pillow.

You must bring your own sleeping bag for all camping tours.

One medium sized bag, suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (20kg maximum) per person, plus

a sleeping bag. A small daypack and camera may also be carried in our vehicle.

Luggage Storage

Trek Croatia is unable to offer luggage storage facilities however some of the pre and post

private accommodation we use can provide this service. This service is extra charge. Please let us know if you need this service to inform you on the prices and organize the storage.

Packing Tips

Keep in mind that dress tends to be informal. Take a practical selection of clothes for both hot and cool climates to suit the season. You may encounter a wide variety of temperatures en route due to altitude and unforeseen weather conditions, so be prepared.

Please note the airlines have various rules on what can be taken in your luggage. If in doubt  check with your airline before travelling.

Besides your essential clothes, here’s a checklist of other items you should take:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Swim wear
  • Warm sweater / fleece
  • Sun hat / sunglasses
  • Casual ‘evening out’ clothes
  • Camera / binoculars
  • Pillowcase / Sleeping bag liner
  • Sunscreen / insect repellent
  • Hiking shoes / boots
  • Travel power adaptor (optional)
  • Comfortable day shoes
  • Toiletries / personal medicine
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Warm hat / gloves
     

Clothes Washing

You will have the opportunity to wash your clothes while on trek. This can often be done at the campsite, or in a nearby town. Ask your tour leader for local information.

Footwear

Comfortable shoes will make all walking more enjoyable, so we do recommend walking shoes or boots that will provide a more sturdy grip as well as good ankle support. A pair of trainers will be ok, but be prepared for these to get dirty and make sure they do offer some grip.


We hope you are looking forward to your tour. When packing we would like to remind you NOT to leave your common sense at home and to remember that you are ultimately responsible for your safety and well-being. Whether you are taking public transport, going for a hike, taking part in an optional activity or just staying out all night and living it up, we request that you carry yourself in a mature and responsible manner - not only for your personal safety, but for that of the group and other travellers. Have fun, but don’t forget to think first!

Another matter that is becoming increasingly important to Trek Croatia is for all our travellers to become more aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks, monuments and other sensitive areas should and MUST be treated with respect. Trek Croatia strives to operate tours with minimum impact on the land. So, if you see a notice to ‘stay on the path’ or ‘pick up litter’, please be a responsible traveller and understand that there is a good reason for the notice.

Pre tour & Post tour accommodation

Since all our treks start in the village Sv. Juraj, we can offer you and help you organize your pre- and post-tour accommodation in the village. Please let us know your requirements when booking a trip. Please note that all our treks start at 8:00 a.m. and end around 17:00 (5 p.m.), please keep in mind you might need this extra service.

Spending money

For all tours we recommend you take at least €15 euros per day for drinks, snacks, tips and other incidentals. You should also budget for the optional activities that you would like to participate in, guideline prices for the most popular optional activities are listed on the tour pages on our website. We suggest you bring €150 with you in cash. Please bear in mind that in some off the beaten track destinations ATM’s and cash machines may be limited.

Also, since Croatian kuna is the official currency, please bear in mind that is the remote destinations there are no exchange offices, so please exchange all your currencies to Kuna (HRK) beforehand. Currently, the foreign exchange rate is around € 1 euro =  HRK 7.6.