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SUP X HIKE in CROATIA

SUP + HIKE + CLIMB | Multi Activity Adventure Holiday for Women

 

 

Join us this May for an adventure combining islands and mountains in an action packed multi activity holiday created just for Gutsy Girls. We’ll spend a week island hopping by paddleboard, hiking wild mountain ranges and rock climbing in an area of outstanding beauty.

 

 

 

PACKAGE £1119 | MAY + SEPT

HIGHLIGHTS

✓ Exclusive Gutsy Girls Adventure  

✓ SUP and Sea Kayak between Islands and discover beautiful bays and beaches

✓ Cycle through villages and immerse yourself in Island life  

✓ Indulge in incredible food prepared by local hosts

✓ 2.5 Days Hiking in the Velebit Mountain Range

✓ Afternoon of Rock Climbing with expert guides

✓ Beautiful location, away from mass tourism

 

What to Expect

 

Join us this May for our standup paddleboarding and hiking adventure in Croatia. We’re heading to the Zadar Archipelago Islands and Velebit Mountains for a women only holiday filled with adventure!

This multi-centre holiday takes you off the tourist radar to discover remote Islands surrounded by crystal clear waters, lush landscapes and tranquil Mediterranean Islands in the sunshine, followed by hiking largest mountain range in Croatia for untouched and wild terrains.

Our multi-activity adventure is perfect combination of water and land based activities, exploring beautiful Islands by standup paddleboard, hiking to the peaks of the Velebit mountains and an afternoon of rock climbing for all levels.

 
 

SUP


We’ll start our week on the Island of Molat, with just over 200 permanent residents, this sleepy Island is the perfect base for those looking to reconnect with nature, slow down and immerse yourself in Island life. 

For the first 4 days of our adventure we’ll civrcumnativage the Island, hoping between Islands and discovering hidden bays and beaches. Each day is a different adventure, we’ll sup between 6-20km per day, with plenty of breaks for swimming in the crystal clear waters, snorkelling and a couple of beach games and SUP games too. 

We recommend you have some paddling experience prior to joining us in Croatia, our fantastic guide and instructor will give fantastic technique lessons throughout the trip to boost your skills and confidence! 

Hiking

We’ll be trekking through the diverse landscape of Velebit, one of the best preserved natural wilderness areas in south-eastern Europe. We’ll be exploring the Paklenica Nature Park, an area of outstanding beauty yet to be discovered by the masses due to it’s remote nature and lack of English written guide books.

Paklenica will serve as our base for our mountain adventure, we’ll hike from Starigrad to our mountain hut, setting down our bags allowing us to hike fast and light. Over the 2 and a half days in the mountains, we’ll explore the Paklenica Canyon and trek to the peaks of Velebit for incredible views and enjoy an afternoon of rock climbing.

ROCK CLIMBING

We’ve teamed up with 4 fantastic climbing guides, to offer an afternoon of climbing for all levels. The Paklenica Gorge has hundreds of sport climbing routes, up to 30 metres high.

Over the course of 4 hours, we’ll climb up to 5 routes. This will be a great introduction to rock climbing for beginners and offer challenging routes for more experienced climbers! 


 
 

 

Accommodation 

 

On the Island of Molat, we’ll be staying in lovely family run apartments, with lounges and kitchens, outdoor spaces and just moments from the water.

Choose between a shared twin room (we’ll buddy you up with another Gutsy Girl) or choose your own private single room.

For the mountain part of our trip, we’ll be staying in a premium mountain hut. This will be in a 4 bed dorm, with full bathroom facilities and a comfortable stay. Private options are not available at the mountain huts, however after a long day hiking and climbing, you’ll be fast asleep in these comfy beds! 

FOOD

Delicious food is anyways a big part of our adventures! All week we’ll be fuelling up on fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinners. 

Our dinners are extra special as we work with local families and restaurants, who love to host our groups, serving up mountains of incredible food and a real opportunity to immerse yourself in Island life. 

We cater for all dietary needs! 

 Responsible Tourism

Our passionate guides have researched and crafted our experiences to ensure every part of your trip is filled with adventure! 

Our providers ensure that your travel has only a positive affect on local culture, avoiding mass tourism and protecting the environment. We proudly work with family run businesses that live locally and tourism is only one of their sources of income. 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED 

  • 4 nights accommodation in apartment on Island Molat

  • 2 nights accommodation in Mountain hut

  • 6 breakfasts

  • 6 dinners hosted by local hosts, restaurants and guides

  • 5 healthy and delicious lunches

  • 3.5 days SUP

  • Expert SUP coaching, learn racing techniques and turns!

  • Guided hikes on Islands

  • Cycling tour and bike hire

  • 2 full days hiking

  • 4 hours climbing with expert coaching

  • Climbing equipment

  • Paklenica National Park entrance tickets

  • Minibus transfer Zadar to Paklenica National Park

  • Jadrolinija tickets Molat-Zadar 

ACTIVITIES

  • Stand up paddle boarding or kayaking (6-20km per day)

  • Cycling around Islands

  • Guided hikes

  • Snorkeling shipwrecks and coastlines

  • SUP exploring submarine tunnels

  • Exploring historical and archaeological sites.

  • 4 Hours climbing in mountains

  • Guided treks in Velebit Mountains with local guide

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights - Closest airport is Zadar

  • Tips for your guide.

ARRIVAL

You’ll need to catch the Ferry to Molat from Zadar at 1:30pm on Saturday.

If you arrive earlier, there is a Ferry at 11:00am

DEPARTURE

We’ll arrive back in Zadar at 1pm on Friday, we recommend staying one night in Zadar to enjoy the cobblestone town. You’ll find great hostels for 20€ a night.

 

DATES

Saturday 4th May to Friday 10th May

Tuesday 24th September to Monday 30th September

We’ve choose the dates with the best flight connections!

PRICE PER PERSON

£1119* / 1300€ Twin Room & Mountain Hut Dorm

£1270*/ 1480€ Private Room & Mountain Hut Dorm

*GBP guide price based on currency conversion, full balance due will be the full trip cost in Euros.

PAYMENTS

Deposit 30% of full trip cost.

Remaining balance due 80 days before travel.

Our provider works in Euros, the full trip cost will be the euro price shown above. Our payments are taken in GBP at currency conversion rate of the day.

You can request to pay us in Euros via Bank Transfer.

 

 

AGE

Our experiences are created with solo female travellers in mind, connecting likeminded women through sports, nature and adventure. The Gutsy Girls community is filled with bold and badass women from 18-60 years old, we never ask your age, just that you are up for an adventure! 

As a rough guide, most Gutsy Girls guests are 24-60 years olds, with around 60% in their 30s-40s. After a day the learning to surf, hiking to peaks for incredible views or exploring remote locations by paddleboard everyones ages merge together, all connected by their experiences.

 

MORE ADVENTURES IN CROATIA

 
 

CROATIA SUP WEEKEND

MAY & JUNE £679

CROATIA SUP ADVENTURE

JUNE & SEPTEMBER | £1149

 

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FAQ’s

 

WHAT SUP EXPERIENCE DO I NEED? 

Each day we’ll be paddling up to 20km, some of these sessions we will be crossing between Islands so we recommend that you have some SUP experience before arriving. Conditions can be varied, so you may be paddling in choppy water and against wind. Luckily if you fall in the water is lovely and warm!

Just to be aware, that paddling into wind can be tiring, so you may choose to paddle on your knees, just something to consider if you have had an injury in the past.

We’ll have great coaching throughout the week to boost your skills and techniques, and there’s always the option to kayak on longer paddling days.

Gutsy Girls run twice monthly SUP Sessions in London where you can up your paddle fitness and technique to get the most from this trip, we can also recommend other SUP schools! 

FITNESS LEVELS AND SWIMMING ABILITIES

As with all our adventures, we recommend a good level of fitness. Our days are action packed with activities and the fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy them :) We’ll always paddle as a group, no one is left behind!

As we are paddling in open water, we recommend being able to swim comfortably. We provide PFDs and leashes to stay safe when paddling.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

The nearest airport is Zadar which has several low cost airlines offering flights from major cities. You’ll need to arrive Saturday morning to give you enough time to catch the Ferry to Molat.

The Ferry departs from Jadrolinija - Zadar Old Town, it’s a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport, Uber is available aswell as a local bus. We will connect you with the others on your trip, so you can travel together.

Ferry Tickets - You can buy there 100m from where the boat departs, tickets cost around 10€, there’s no need to book in advance.

FERRY TIMES

Make sure you have enough time to get to the Ferry from the airport!

Saturday 4th May - Departs at 13:30

Saturday 15th June - Departs at 14:05

Saturday 7th September - Departs at 14:05

GETTING BACK TO ZADAR

Return catamaran leaves at 06:50 (arriving to Zadar at 07:50) meaning you can grab an afternoon flight home or continue your travels in Croatia. 

The trip is a 6 night package, you’ll be staying on Molat from Saturday to Friday morning. Zadar is a beautiful town, so we do recommend staying there for the night!

In 2018 we stayed in this hostel and would recommend it! You’ll be connected with others on the trip so you can arrange to stay together.

I'M A VEGGIE/VEGAN/GLUTEN FREE/DIARY FREE, WILL I STARVE?

Definitely not! The area is know for it's delicious fresh produce, with the majority of the locals living off the land. Just let us know before hand, we can make sure we have lots of great food lined up for you! 

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?

May - 19º - 25ºc, we’ve chosen May for our SUP x HIKE trip as it will be much more comfortable for hiking and climbing in cooler climates. There’ll still be plenty of sunshine in the Island section too!

June and September - 10 hours of sunshine and between 25-28ºc. Perfect SUP conditions :) 

CAN I COME ALONE? 

As with all our Gutsy Girl events and holidays, we encourage you to come solo! Most women joining the week will be travelling alone, plus there is a Gutsy Girl Host on hand to introduce you to your group. We will also connect you with other women on the trip beforehand, so you can make travel arrangements together and meet up! 

After the trip, most of our groups stay in touch and meet up frequently, we love how many incredible friendships form from our holidays.

IS THERE A HOST?

YEP! Every Gutsy Girl Holiday has a Gutsy Girl Host, who’s there to ensure you have the best experience possible. The host will join you on all activities, offer support when needed and there to make you comfortable. They’ll also be equipped with cameras and a drone to get amazing photos of your holiday!

ANY HIDDEN COSTS?

Nope! We pride ourselves on creating unforgettable holidays, making the most out of your annual leave days! This year we’ve chosen to go fullboard on our Croatia SUP Adventures as the food in 2018 was incredible. All your meals are taken care of, you’ll only need a money in your pocket for icecream and extra drinks!

Flights are not included.

WHAT IS THE TRIP COST IN EUROS?

Our provider works in Euros, the full trip cost will be the euro price shown above. Our payments are taken in GBP at currency conversion rate of the day payment. Please be aware this may increase or decrease the final price you pay in GBP.

You can request to pay us in Euros via Bank Transfer.

PRICE IN EUROS

MAY SUP X HIKE

1300€ Twin Room & Mountain Hut Dorm

1480€ Private Room & Mountain Hut Dorm

JUNE + SEPTEMBER

1300€ Twin Room Share

1600€ for Private Single Room

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

All Trips

We will provide dry bags and all the equipment needed for activities.

  • Hat/ Cap

  • 2L waterbottle 

  • Watershoes (shoes you can get wet for exiting the water on sharp rocks)

  • Running shoes for hikes etc

  • Swimming gear

  • Long sleeve top (incase of too much sun exposure) 

  • Cash - no ATM on the Island

SUP x Hiking Trip

  • Hiking Boots

  • Backpack - We’ll aim for 10kg of gear per person. We will provide a full gear list, most you will likely already own!

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

On Molat Island we will be staying in locally run apartments, which will provide a comfortable stay for your holiday! Each will have access to a kitchen, lounge space and bathroom, they are spacious and light.

You will buddy you up with another Gutsy Girl to share a twin room, or you can chose to stay in a private room.

In the mountains we will stay in a premium mountain hut, with full bathroom facilities. We’ll be staying in 4 bed dorms, private rooms are not available on this section of the trip.