Colleague from Iglu Šport, Krešo, invited me to come along with his hiking club “Kapela” to Zavižan on Northern Velebit. I never went to an organized hiking trip before, heck, the last time I did an organized bus tour was in high school some 15 years ago, so why not.

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Rossi’s in winter

Winter hike to Rossi’s shelter via Premužić trail has been on my wish list for a long time. The terrain in Northern Velebit is very inaccessible, especially in winter because it gets the biggest amount of snow in the country, plus the weather can change instantly, making things even more difficult. So, it was a challenge!

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Autumn on Velebit

Two weeks ago we set off to Prokletije mountains in Montenegro but my car had broken down on the way and I had to tow it back for a repair. Unfortunately, cars are not like wine, so I wasn’t in the mood for pushing the luck with my aged Astra for another long journey. We opted for something closer instead, and Velebit is just gorgeous at this time of year. Southern Velebit got two really nice mountain shelters recently so the plan was to check them out and enjoy the foliage.

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Soča Valley

This summer’s vacation didn’t actually start in Slovenia, the initial plan was Dalmatia but the heat, crowds and bad hospitality drove us out of there the next day. Where to go? what to do? One thing was certain, Dalmatia is great but definitely not in July or August. Escape to Soča Valley seemed logical, it’s 3.5h drive from Zagreb and we have never been there before. It proved to be one of the best decisions this year!

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Christmas on Velebit

Most of the people spend Christmas time at home which goes in favor for those who seek tranquility in nature. Mateja and I had taken advantage of that and headed to Northern Velebit National Park, the weather was nothing like late December and we were able to reach Zavižan by car. From there we hiked via Premužić trail to Rossi hut. Read more “Christmas on Velebit”