The Krka National Park is a beautiful 109 km² cycling area in Croatia with enchanting nature and cultural-historical heritage around the most beautiful course of the Krka River and the lower reaches of the Čikola River. Precipitation of lime has created seven impressive waterfalls there.

“Skradinski buk” is one of the largest. This waterfall is also the longest tufa barrier in Europe. Tufa is a freshwater limestone formed during a deposition process of precipitation of lime from water supersaturated with calcium carbonate (lime) from hot springs. Thus, travertine is formed when the CO2 content(due to temperature rise) in the water drops and lime precipitates.

Visitors can walk around it through a network of paths and bridges with several old water mills today housing ethnographic collections. Near Skradinski buk are also the remains of the former hydroelectric power plant “Krka”, which was the first in the world to light up a town – Šibenik – back in the year 1895. The river Krka empties into small lakes in several places. Two spiritual centers were also founded in these places: a Franciscan monastery with the Church Mother of Mercy on the islet of Visovac and the Monastery of the Holy Archangel in Carigradska Draga. Both monasteries are accessible by crossing by boat.

On the trails through Krka National Park, experience nature in all its glory with its rugged spectacular karst landscapes interwoven with fast-flowing rivers. With 388 kilometers of bicycle paths and 47 well-maintained hiking trails, active visitors can fully enjoy the National Park. There are a total of twelve mapped cycling routes, including three MTB routes through mountainous terrain, three challenging cycling routes on paved roads and six trekking cycling routes for an enjoyable bike ride with friends or the whole family. There are three starting and ending points for all cycling routes: the Krka National Park office in Skradin, the visitor center in Laškovica and Eco-campus “Krka” in Puljani. The bicycle paths are provided with signposts and cyclists can use bicycle maps with detailed descriptions, photos and GPS coordinates of the routes.

Along each bike route, cyclists are offered spectacular views of the river. Steeply downhill you get a big adrenaline rush on top of the blissful feeling you already have cycling through this indescribably beautiful countryside. The road continues through peaceful quiet valleys with unique panoramas. Along each bike route there is plenty of wealth of fauna and flora to enjoy. By MTB you will discover the deeper parts of the Park and experience this beautiful nature in your own way. The upper reaches of the Krka River, thanks to the configuration of the terrain, are ideal for ordinary road or electric bikes. At Eco-campus “Krka” in Puljani it is possible, with a request in advance, to rent an electric bicycle/Pedalec.

The National Park is open to visitors all year round. Visitors can admire it all by water, via paved country roads, bicycle routes or attractive hiking trails. Very special is the 8.5 km long trail: Stinice – Roški slap – Oziđana pećina. It is considered one of the most beautiful trails in Croatia.

The Krka Eco Campus is a visitor center with educational character and accommodation capacities. The center is open to children, students, researchers and volunteers, or in other words anyone who wants to learn about the natural and cultural-historical treasures of Krka National Park in detail. Near the Eco Campus you can also see the spectacular waterfalls of the upper Krka River, such as the highest waterfall Manojlovac. And also the ruins of the Roman army camp Burnum offer an opportunity to learn something about the history of this area. Archaeological finds can be viewed in the archaeological collection on campus.

More information about the Park, opening hours, prices and all possible events and benefits can be found on the official web pages of “Krka National Park” and on social media.

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