Jump on the catamaran from Zadar Old Town to Molat at 13:30, your local guide and Gutsy Girl host will meet you at the Molat dock on your arrival.
After checking into your apartment, we’ll get on the water for our first SUP Session of the holiday! Our first water session we’ll focus on techniques with great coaching from our instructor. Working on paddling techniques to improve efficiency, learning new turning techniques and building your confidence on the board.
After our SUP we’ll have a short hike up to Straža, it’s a fantastic view point for us to show you where we’ll be exploring for the week and a beautiful spot for our first Island sunset.
Dinner will be hosted by a local family.
After a tasty breakfast sampling local jams and honey, we’ll cycle 9km across on the Island exploring villages along route to Zapuntel. From Zapuntel, we’ll paddle 3km on our first Island crossing to the Island Ist.
Here, we’ll hike (1h) to the highest point, reaching the Snow Lady Chapel to take in the views of the surround area and a great chance to see the Velebit mountain range we’ll be hiking in the week.
We’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the waters edge and have a chance to learn some traditional Croatian beach games.
In the afternoon we’ll paddle back to Molat and cycle back across the Island for dinner.
After breakfast, we’ll SUP to the peninsula of Bonastar, paddling through the dolphin research area, keeping our fingers crossed we’ll spot some!
We’ll paddle to the WW2 military caving system, exploring the huge tunnels used to store submarines, before paddling to a shipwreck for some incredible snorkelling opportunities. We’ll stop at the Veli Rat lighthouse for lunch, coffee and a swim in the crystal clean waters.
In the afternoon we’ll paddle back through Veli Rat lagoon, stopping for a break on Bršćak island before returning to Molat for dinner.
Midweek relaxed day to help us recharge, after a later breakfast we’ll spend the morning SUPing. We’ll circumnavigate Brgulje's little island (known for rabbits living there). We have a short walk and swim in Brgulje. We head back to Molat where late lunch is served in one of the family restaurants.
After lunch, you’ll have a free afternoon to relax on the nearby pebble beaches and explore the villages!
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
We’ll be up early morning to catch the ferry to Zadar at 6:50am, having our breakfast onboard and taking in the sites of the Islands we’ve been exploring by SUP.
In Zadar, we’ll stop at the local market to grab a few supplies for the mountains before our transfer to Starigrad town, the starting point of our hike. Our mountain hut and base for the next couple of days in a 2h hike through the Paklencia Canyon, we’ll hike up with our bags and set them down at the hut before heading for an afternoon of rock climbing.
We’ve partnered with fantastic local guides, who will split the group according to ability so everything has a challenging but fun climb for their experience.
Paklenica has over 100 sport climbing routes, reaching up to 30m high! All equipment, including shoes are provided, along with expert coaching to get the most from your afternoon of climbing.
Never climbed before? No problem, you’ll be in great company and you’ll have a great first taste of the sport with us!
After climbing, we’ll head back to our hut for dinner prepare by our guide.
After breakfast we’ll hike for 3-4 hours through the wild and varied terrain of the Velebit, passing through oak forest to the Struge Valley. Taking a break for lunch before we continue to the peaks of Velebit, aiming for Vaganjski Vrh, the highest of the mountain range with incredible views.
We’ll enjoy lunch, taking in the vistas and unspoilt beauty of the national park before heading back towards our mountain hut for dinner.
The hike will be around 14km / 1300m altitude and will take us 6-8 hours.
After breakfast, we’ll pack our bags and hike back down to Starigrad (7km) from there we’ll transferred to Zadar - arriving there around 1pm. Your Gutsy Girls adventure will finish here, but we recommend a night in Zadar, a beautiful cobbled stoned town!
* Please view our Itinerary as a rough guide to the week! We want to provide the best possible experience for our guests, so may make changes to take advantage of great conditions. We are there for the adventure, not to tick off boxes!