Cetina Valley Nature Park is situated in the southern Croatia.
It protects biosphere around the Cetina river and Cetina Valley
at a total length of 101 km (63 miles). With its
beautiful views and challenging rapids
Cetina Valley Nature Park is popular for its
rafting and kayaking.
Presence of first humans in the area
of Cetina Valley Nature Park date back
to the Early Bronze Age. Human remains were buried in the mounds
that are still visible on the bank of the river, especially in
the lower part of its flow around Cetina, Vrlika
and Bajagic. Their distinct shape make its hard to confuse with
There are not that many opportunities for
hiking in the valley. It is due to lack of suitable hiking paths
as well as minefields that the local residents claim to litter
the ground since World War II and recent Yugoslavian Civil War.
It is hard to prove or disprove the validity of these
statements, but you would not want to risk your life to achieve
Rafting in Cetina Valley Nature Park
Cetina Valley Nature Park is obviously most
famous for its rafting. Cetina river is a combination of scary
cascades and areas of quiet flow. Most of tourists began their
journey from a town of Omis. Rafting is usually held between
April and October and might take up to 3 hours for a total trip.
Lush forests around Cetina river make it virtually impossible to
get on dry land so once you begin your trip there is no turning
back. Eventually you will make your way to the artificial lake