Rafting Split tour story about Cetina
Cetina River is one of the most peacefull area in Croatia for clean water, white water rafting tour. It is situated in a beautiful part surrounded by quaint villages and is very important, both historically and archaeologically.
Rafting Split tour story about Cetina
The Cetina River is navigable from its start to “Radmanove Mlinice” , a favourite local spot for nature lovers. The river is clear and calm as it passes through its high canyon. A visit to the “Islands of Love” is a joy for lazy tourist in motor boat tour from Split .
This river comes out of 5 strong wells at 380 m above the sea, under two mountains, Dinara and Gnjat , few km northern from town Vrlika, from where it flows south-east through the fields of Sinj, town Trilj to Zadvarje, where it turns west to Omiš where it joins the Adriatic Sea. Cetina is the longest river in Dalmatia and the waterfall Gubavica underneath Zadvarje is one of the biggest in Croatia. During the summer through this river flows 4-6 m3/sec, which is caused by accumulation and redirection of white water through tunnels into energetic purposes, but during the rain season and snow melting the flow through is drastically growing.
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Rafting tour Split on Cetina River from Split is the most popular and most attended adventure tour in Dalmatia. Rafting in protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer.
Cetina is a river in southern Croatia. White water Rafting tour from Split became quite popular on the river Cetina and is one of the most fun adventure tours to do in nature. So if you were lost as to what to get yourselves up to, Rafting is one of the easiest excursions to get into due to it’s rather low difficulty and easy accessibility for people of all ages.
Go for adrenaline tours to discover the rush of paddling down the beautiful rapids, learn to jump off 5 meter high rocks, take a shower under a beautiful waterfall, pass through a 40-meter-long cave and swim in the small lake with fascinating stalactites and stalagmites. Further downstream awaits you the “Island of Love” and its inhabitants, together with the most beautiful green river and the magnificent Cetina canyon.
You can come with your car to the picnic area “Luka” (FINISH – GPS coordinates N 43°26’222” E 016°45’419”), some seven kilometers from Omiš, where the organizer waits for you. There you can leave your vehicles.
From here you are transported by a van or a minibus to the starting point where skippers, equipment, and boats already wait for you. Skippers give you some basic instructions about the trip and help you choose the suitable equipment.
Now, the rafting adventure can start and you can enjoy three hours of rafting on the nine kilometers long route of one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers where you can see rapids, waterfalls, caves and quiet parts of the river rich in flora and fauna. After an unforgettable adventure, you can change your clothes at the finish point. If you want, it is possible to organize a meal in one of the local restaurants.
If you want to experience the rafting adventure on the Cetina River you do not need to be physically prepared or experienced. Children aged 7 – 12 can also experience this adventure but accompanied by their parents.
We recommend you to take with you a swimming suit, a short sleeves T-shirt, a pair of short pants and a pair of sneakers or sandals.
Rafting trips are organized every day during the season (1 April – 31 October). The departure is every day at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm in front of the travel agency Luka, but the times are subject to change.
The price includes: the rent of boats, all equipment (helmets, paddles, life jackets, wetsuits and shoes, if necessary), skippers, the insurance, free parking, the transport from the travel agency Luka to the starting point.
What to bring:
– Change of clothes
– Closed sandals or trainers that can get wet
– Medication if required
– Glasses strap if required
– Only water proof cameras/phones
The method: professional guides show the proper way of paddling and explain the basics of safe behavior on the trip, giving you a helmet, life jacket and paddle.
You don’t need prior experience for Whitewater Rafting from Split
Our rafting section is located near the town of Omis, only 40 minutes and 30 kilometers by car from the tourist cities – Split and Makarska.
Be part of the adventure!
More about Cetina river
The river that the Rafting tour, among many other tours takes place is Cetina. A river that has it’s source located in the northwestern slopes of Dinara. The river rises from a spring near a smaller village that shares the name of the river, Cetina, just 7 kilometres north of Vrlika. Cetina flows a total of around 100 kilometres towards the Adriatic Sea, meeting the sea at town Omiš. There’s also a large artificial lake called “Peruća”, which begins near Vrlika. Peruća being created around 25 kilometres downstream.
Cetina also receives a lot of water throughout the year that originates from the neighbouring country Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Bosnian kartst field via underground routes/tunnels. The river starts at Gubavica Falls, just 50 meters above sea level for it’s lower course journey; near the village of Zadvarje near the town of Omiš. In this part the river leaves the canyon and flows into a canyon-like valley towards the estuary in Omiš town. The city popular due to it’s various excursion opportunities as well as providing an opportune location to visit the various excursions on a simple day tour.
Cetina also powers a couple of hydroelectric power plants due to a relatively large drop in elevation at latter portions of the river. The valley has been a principal trade route between the Croatian coast and hinterland at the narrow passage at Klis. The place being important for development and strategically for the entirety of Europe and not just the Balkans. Cetina is also the most water-rich river in Croatia, so you can enjoy a refreshing dip and even drink fresh water from the waterfall you’ll be passing by on your rafting excursion from Split city.
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