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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Croatia: Day and Multi-day Walks

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Rudolf Abraham (Author)

267 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Jun 2010 | Edition: 2 | #185349 | ISBN-13: 9781852846145
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About this book

Rising suddenly and spectacularly beyond the narrow ribbon of coastal cities and rocky beaches, the mountains of Croatia have much to commend them as a walking destination. Ranging from gently sloping, forested hills to rugged tops and limestone crags, and reaching its most spectacular in the massifs, collectively known as the Dinaric Alps, it is a wilderness of magnificent grandeur, rich in wildlife and plants.

The routes in this guide cover all the main hiking areas in Croatia, from the Dinaric Alps along the coast to a number of other areas further inland. Catering for a range of abilities, they run from easy day trips on islands in the Adriatic to extended itineraries across jagged mountain chains. The book also contains generous background information, including sections on history and language, and appendices giving details of mountain huts and shelters.


Contents

Introduction    

Geography and Geology     
Climate    
History    
Architecture, Art and Culture   
Wildlife and Plants   
Getting to Croatia   
Getting Around   
Accommodation   
Food and Drink    
Language    
Visas   
Currency    
Changing Money    
Postal Services and Telecommunications    
Walking in Croatia    
What to do in an Emergency  
About this Guide    
Landmines    
Croatia at a Glance   

Walks and Treks

Part 1: Around Zagreb    

Walk 1:     Sljeme   
Walk 2:     Veternica Cave   
Walk 3:     Samoborsko gorje   

Part 2: Slavonia   

Walk 4:     Ružica grad   
Walk 5:     Lonjsko polje   
Walk 6:     Kopacki rit   

Part 3: Istria   

Walk 7:     Vrh Ucka    

Part 4: Gorski kotar   

Walk 8:     Risnjak, Snježnik and Hahlic   
Walk 9:     Bjelolasica, Bijele stijene and Samarske stijene (Velika Kapela)   
Walk 10:     Klek    

Part 5: Velebit    

Walk 11:     Sjeverni Velebit (northern Velebit) and Srednji Velebit (central Velebit)    
Walk 12:     Južni Velebit (southern Velebit) and Paklenica   

Part 6: Plitvicka jezera and Krka   

Walk 13:     Plitvicka jezera   
Walk 14:     Krka   

Part 7: Mosor, Kozjak and Biokovo   

Walk 15:     Mosor traverse   
Walk 16:     Kozjak traverse   
Walk 17:     Biokovo traverse   

Part 8: The Islands   

Walk 18:     Sveti Ilija (Pelješac)   
Walk 19:     Kula (Korcula)   
Walk 20:     Malo jezero, Veliko jezero and Veliki Gradac (Mljet)   
Walk 21:     Sveti Nikola (Hvar)   
Walk 22:     Vidova gora (Brac)   
Walk 23:     Zmajeva špilja (Brac)   
Walk 24:     Osoršcica (Lošinj)   
Walk 25:     Lubenice and Helm (Cres)   
Walk 26:     Sveti Salvadur and sveti Blaž (Cres)   

Appendices

Appendix A:     Exploring Further   
Appendix B:     Hut Details   
Appendix C:     Contacts and Useful Addresses   
Appendix D:     Croatian Language Notes and Glossary   
Appendix E:     Further Reading


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Biography

Rudolf Abraham was born in London and began travelling at an early age in the UK, France, and Spain. He lived in New Zealand for 10 years, where he attended art school and majored in photography, before going on to complete a BA in History of Art, and pursuing a brief career as a classical guitar teacher. Since graduating in 1995 he has travelled extensively and repeatedly in eastern Turkey, the south Caucasus, Iran and the Central Asian republics, the history, culture and languages of which remain his primary interest. During these travels he has walked in the Karakoram, the Tien Shan, and the mountains of Iran and Eastern Turkey. He lived in Croatia from 1999 to 2001, working as an English teacher in Zagreb, and has made numerous trips into the mountains of Croatia and Slovenia. He has contributed introductions to books on Central Asia, Armenia and Afghanistan, and is currently completing an MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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