Half an hour of walking through the forest and shallow bed of the Suvaja River divides you from entering the stone hatch of the Badnjevica canyon. We start with rope lowering down the 17 meter waterfall. The canyon is only 2 to 3 meters wide at this place and the cliffs rise 30 meters high while the water disperses everywhere. This creates an impressive view. After reaching water we swim and walk and have two rope lowerings. We go on through narrow and oval chambers, which were created by water erosion. Above us, the cliffs are high up to 60 meters and the sunrays try to reach us. In the second part of the trip, the canyon is wide and we swim through spacious lakes and walk on big river pebbles. On the very exit of the canyon you are about to make the biggest, a nine-meter water dive in.
Distance from start to finish: 2500 metres
Altitude distance from start (in the canyon) to finish: 105 metres
River temperature: 15°C. It depends on the season.
Water diving: You can dive in the water only in the places allowed by the guide. Usually, there are four dives. Water diving on canyoning trip in Badnjevica canyon is obligatory only in one place, from 2,5 meters. The rest of the divings are not obligatory because they can easily be bypassed.
Absailing: Canyoning Badnjevica trip includes rope lowering using alpine equipment. There are 4 lowerings using alpine equipment (5m + 12m + 3m + 3m)
Canyoning equipment: Helmet, life jacket, alpine belt, neoprene suit, ropes.
Equipment & Staff: All equipment used is registered and certified at EU. All customers must wear Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and helmet at all times while on the river. All of our professional guides are registered at Croatian mountain rescue service. Staff speaks Croatian and English.
Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required.
Previous experience: Not necessary
Age: Minimum age 15 years.
What to Bring: Footwear such as trainers (to wear in the river), swimming wear, towel, clothes to change afterwards.
Accommodation: There are many possibilities for accommodation in Imotski town that is located near Badnjevica canyon (10 min by car). More information at www.tz-imotski.hr. In addition, you can find accommodation in Zadvarje village, which is located near Badnjevica canyon (30 min by car). More information at www.zadvarje.com. The prices of private accommodation are usually between 10 and 15 Euros per night per person.
Food and drinks: After exiting Badnjevica canyon, it is possible to organize domestic food and drinks in a nearby tavern (10 min by car). The lunch is from 10 to 15 Euros (additional payment).
Special Conditions: The operator has the right to cancel tours, without advanced notice, at their discretion depending on weather or river conditions. All safety instructions from Adventure Dalmatia’s staff must be adhered to.
Number of people per day: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 people.
Availability: This trip runs if there are 2 or more people. E-mail us regarding dates, and tell us the number of people in your group. We will inform you about the dates available.
Extras: Two famous lakes, Red Lake and Blue Lake are located near Badnjevica canyon (only 15 min by car). After lunch, we go sightseeing the lakes.
Starts from: Zadvarje Village
Canyoning tour/departure times: Between 10 AM and 11 AM (or by agreement for each group)
Duration of the tour: 3.30 - 4.30 h
Duration of transfer:
1h and 15 min - one way (80 km from Split town)
1h - one way (55 km from Makarska)
Activity price: 90€ per person
The price includes: Equipment, insurance and guide assistance.
Price of transfer: 15 € per person - both directions
Payment: Cash or bank payment
ORGANIZED TRANSFER FROM SPLIT
Pick up at RIVA, in front of the entrance to the substructure of the Diocletian's palace.
March 1st – August 20th 09 AM
August 21st – October 1st 10 AM
October 2nd – March 1st 11AM
Afternoon departures upon agreement.
ZADVARJE VILLAGE (if you have your own transfer)
By car from Split or Trogir direction: Exit Split and go north towards highway A1 - DUGOPOLJE entrance. Enter the highway and drive approx. 35 km in direction of MAKARSKA. Exit at ŠESTANOVAC and drive 2 km south to the ZADVARJE village. Meet us at INA petrol station in the village.
By car from Makarska: Exit Makarska and go north. Drive for 17 km and when you come to crossroad DUBCI you will see on your right a yellow sign Imotski/Zadvarje. Turn right and drive 8 km towards Zadvarje. Meet us at INA petrol station in the village.
50km east from Split and 25km west from Makarska.
Meeting time at 10AM or upon agreement.
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