This roughly 1,300-km long trail is all about exploring what has been there for millennia, almost untouched by human hand. The cross-cultural trip along the Via Dinarica connects all countries of ex-Yugoslavia using old shepherd paths, ancient war routes, long-established trails, and some brand new ones. The area is filled with villages, stone fortresses, rich history, wildlife, and unique communities. White Trail—the most popular option for segment hiking—starts in Slovenia and summits the highest peak in each country all the way to Albania! There are also many day hikes available as well. You can find challenging ascents with spectacular panoramic views all along the Croatian coast, and some of the most accessible routes begin in the Sinj area. Sinjal (1,831 m) is the highest peak in Croatia overlooking Peruča lake, Kijevski Kozjak, Svilaja, and Troglav—another peak with a small curved plateau at the top. Dinara is also a wild mountain—if you’re lucky, you’ll spot all kinds of animals, from wolves and jackals to lynx, wild boar, and deer! Find out more about hiking the untouched nature of the via Dinarica from Ante Romac—local Croatian hiker and owner of Dinaric Guides.

  • A relatively new and largely untouched trail

  • The trail is 1,260 km long and takes about 60 days to complete

  • One of Europe’s least explored mountain ranges

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Half-Day of Hiking Debelo Brdo With a Private Guide
Available upon request
Half-Day of Hiking Maglaj With a Private Guide
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Hiking Sinjal With a Private Guide
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Hiking Troglav With a Private Guide
Available upon request

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Dinara, Croatia, please refer to the Croatian’s Ministry of Internal Affairs website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A half or full day of hiking depending on your chosen itinerary
      • Insurance policy
      • Reservation of transportation from Sinj and back

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation 
      • Accommodation
      • Food and snacks
  • The Via Dinarica is a demanding hiking trail, and the terrain ranges from family-friendly to very challenging summit days. For beginner hikes, if you can walk for four to six hours with little elevation gain, you are good to go! Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles. Advanced hikes are full day treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Snacks 
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this private adventure, the usual client to guide ratio is 5:1. 
      • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

    Hiking along the via Dinarica can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to via Dinarica, most people fly into Zagreb International Airport or Dubrovnik International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to Sinj when your tour begins. Both Zagreb and Dubrovnik are less than 4 hours away by car.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

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