This year all hikers, nature-lovers and everyone with the desire to test their own limits are packing their backpacks and heading straight to Velebit to participate in the second edition of Highlander Velebit.
Last year in spite of Armageddon-like weather – which was the worst stormy weather on Velebit in the last 50 years – the bravest Highlanders have successfully finished the 104 km long route in a specified timeframe.
Due to the unforeseen weather conditions, Highlanders had to overcome another challenge of endurance and victory of mind over body and Highlander Velebit had for sure justified its slogan ‘adventure of a lifetime’.
This year’s Highlander Velebit will be held from 1st till 5th of September and the 104 km long route which guides all Highlanders through the most beautiful mountain parts of Croatia and two National Parks: Northern Velebit and Paklenica will remain unchanged.
More than 100 hikers who are ready to become the new Croatian Highlander have already registered and any who want to join them will be able to get their ticket until 27th of August.
Highlander Velebit is so much more than just a hiking event, it’s also a promoter of Croatian mountains in Europe which builds upon a current narration of Croatia as a land of sun, beaches and the Sea and to that narration assigns our magical mountains which stand out with their change in scenery – from dense beech forests to bare rocks and karst.
With all that, the event also encourages a healthy lifestyle with being active and staying in nature and is a mean of education about safe hiking and sustainable relation towards nature.
For more information about Highlander Velebit go to the official site.
PHOTO: Vedran Kralj, Filip Brala