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The Gacka area offers countless possibilities, so if you are an active type these activities are perfect for you! You can rent a bike and ride the 6 beautiful trails which we have prepared for you! Also, if you are a fan of nature and prefer to get local products, you can look around but also pick strawberries while you're at it. If you like hiking, we have 3 hiking trails for you. The road is difficult, but what awaits you at the end of the road is admirable. In addition to all this, we also offer trips along the river itself, so you can rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the ride. And if you want to look at the hidden treasures of Gacka in an adventurous way we offer exciting quad riding. And of course if you like to play tennis, we got you covered with a tennis court by the Gacka River right here in the town centre

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Discover Gacka and Velebit by bike - “Put vode i krša”

Cycling paths:

  1. BARKAN PATH (42.6 km)
  2. THREE LAKES PATH (30.8 km)
  3. DABARSKI BREVIJAR PATH (37.3 km)
  4. URSA MAJOR PATH (34.7 km)
  5. HAJDUČKE DRAGE PATH (52 km)
  6. JURJEVE STIJENE PATH (34.7 km)

Licenced bike guides:

  • Dražen Benčić, mob.: 098-164-2362
  • Josip Kraljić, mob.: 095-199-9124
  • Hrvoje Mudrovčić, mob.: 099/8199-282

THE GACKABIKE SYSTEM

The Info-point of the Otočac Tourist Board in the city centre has become an unavoidable place where the domestic and foreign guests, individuals and groups, younger and older age groups often stop by to decide to go for a bike ride with an electrical or mechanical public bike system - The Gacka-Bike system.

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SIGHTSEEING AND STRAWBERRY PICKING UNDER ECO - PRINCIPLES

- at the end of May and in early June

All information at: OPG BABIĆ, Reg. No.: 37366
ECO-Registry number 1938
Ličko Lešće 290
Otočac, Croatia
Telephone: 053-787-115/098-843-010
E-mail : bojan.jambresic@gmail.com

GODAČA HIKING TRAIL

Access: It is possible to arrive in the settlement of Sinac in Gacka Valley from the direction of Otočac in the west (around 20 km), from the direction of the Plitvice Lakes through Vrhovina in the east, around 50 km, from the direction of Senj through Vratnik and Otočac in the west, around 60 km, from the direction of Gospić in the south, around 40 km.Access: It is possible to arrive in the settlement of Sinac in Gacka Valley from the direction of Otočac in the west (around 20 km), from the direction of the Plitvice Lakes through Vrhovina in the east, around 50 km, from the direction of Senj through Vratnik and Otočac in the west, around 60 km, from the direction of Gospić in the south, around 40 km.

Route description: The Hunting Lodge owned by the Hunting Association “Ravna gora” from Sinac is located in close proximity of Majerovo vrilo spring, one kilometre away from it. The Godača Trail starts at the Cross of the Saviour in close proximity of the Hunting Lodge, 500 metres away from it, from where a well-tended forest trail, wide enough for people to walk, continues onwards.

The starting point is 460 meters above sea level and the trail climbs to the longest railway tunnel on the Zagreb-Split railroad and further on until Veljun peak (1013 m) and the region called Veliki and Mali kotal. A hunting cabin is located in the nearby Udol and Mala draga - owned by Croatian Forests, Regional Office Otočac and Hunting Association Ravna gora. The trail which leads through the forest is 8 km long. It is of medium difficulty, and takes approximately three hours to cross. There are several viewing points which hold a magnificent view of the Gacka Valley and the Northen Velebit. The KT mark can be found at the very top of Veljun, cemented into the rock.

The trail is maintained by HPD “Industrogradnja” from Zagreb, led by Katarina Kolaković.

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PANOS HIKING TRAIL

KT 10 PANOS (828 m)

Access: The settlement of Kuterevo, 2 km away from the Otočac - Krasno road
Route description: The start of the route towards the Panos peak begins by the location of the church at the centre of the Kuterevo village. The Panos peak can be reached after an easy, 2 km long ascent which is on the road for the most part, tho a smaller part of the hike goes through the forest. Beautiful views extend from the peak towards Kečina greda and the part of Velebit towards Senjsko Bilo. The tour takes approximately 1 hour.
The KT mark can be found cemented into the rock next to the peak.
The trail is maintained by the Hiking Association “Panos” from Kuterevo.

MARKOVIĆ RUDINE HIKING TRAIL

KT 11 MARKOVIĆ RUDINE (1,105 m)

Access: From the direction of Gospić (35 km) or from Zagreb to the railway station Ličko Lešće (140 km)
Route description: The start is 200 metres away from the railway station Ličko Lešće, from the direction of Zagreb, on the right side next to the forest trail. The 8 km long forest trail passes underneath the highway and continues on until the turnaround called Šumske bukvice is reached. The kota Mramor (760 m) which has benches and a table prepared for the hikers to rest can be comfortably reached by a marked path. Not far from it, there is also Kamenica with 1.5 cubic metres of cold water. The trail continues on by overcoming 350 m of difference in elevation, quite steeply to the peak itself. The hike starting from the turnaround takes 1.5 hours to reach the peak.
The second option of the ascent is from Čović where you can leave your car at the parking spot by the Tončin bridge (most), then proceed by foot across the bridge and continue walking on 50 meters to the right until you reach the information signboard which portrays the map of the terrain together with the hiking trail itself. The hiking should be continued on across from the trail coming from the direction of the house of the Veterans’ Association for Leisure and Recreation “Glavičica”. Starting from 450 metres, the trail climbs to the pass at katunske drage at 700 m which then continues on through the beautiful pine and fir forest on the northern slope Plasine. Continuing onwards, you will pass by the Veliki Gašparac belvedere (8674 m), Votićev vršak belvedere (751 m) and more interesting sites all on the way to the previously described turnaround at Guste bukvice. The trail continues on exactly as described in the first option. Beautiful sights of the Gacka and Kosinjska Valley, Velebit, Ličko Sredogorje, Lička Plješivica and Velika and Mala Kapela can be seen from the Marković rudine peak. It takes around 4,5 hours to completely hike through the whole trail. 
The KT mark can be found at the very top, cemented into the rock.
The trail is maintained by HPD Gromovača from Otočac.

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RENT A KAYAK/RENT A KANOE

Excursions in a transparent kayak on Gacka, a unique offer in Croatia.Excursions in a transparent kayak on Gacka, a unique offer in Croatia. Transparent kayaks provide you with a unique experience to take a peek into the depths of the river Gacka. This is a novelty in Croatia, as we were the first ones to come up with the idea because of the crystal clear water from our River Gacka. We are proud to say that we have been awarded by the Croatian National Tourist Board for the project which we have appropriately named "Oči Gacke" (The Eyes of the River Gacka)
The transparent kayak we provide is made out of a specific material which is used in the manufacture of bulletproof glass, thus making it strong, durable, and most importantly, safe. 
This open two-seater is ideal for taking a relaxing row and exploring the flora and fauna of the river Gacka. If you're looking for a perfect way to spend a day in nature, having a good time with your friends and family, look no further! Book this unique offer right here!

The Kayak specifications
• two-seater, 3.35 m long, 0.86 m wide, load capacity 230 kg
• strong, secure, and stable
The Additional equipment:
• 2 seats
• a rudder which enables you to maintain your course while you row• 2 paddles, life jackets, waterproof bag
The 5 bridges’ route:
Length of the route: 8 km
Duration: 2.5 hours
Details: pure and clear river, the diversity of the flora and the fauna can be seen, the possibility to rest at piers after the second and third bridge, and a guide upon request (with a surcharge)
Price: 200 HRK/person
Our advantages:
• friendly staff
• children’s life jackets with motives
• quick training for beginners
• chart of the route including instructions
• additional soft backrests
• sunblocking caps
• sunblock
• fitting room
• toilet• rentable binoculars
• welcome drink
• transport to the start and from the goal secured
• accident insurance included

More information: http://www.velebit.info/

QUAD SAFARI

One of the best adventures Croatia has to offer is the Quad Safari ride through the Gacky Valley and the Velebit foothills. Apart from the ride through various trails (gravel road, dirt roads, forest roads and asphalt), the adventure also includes tours of the most attractive sites of this part of Croatia. The ride includes passing and stopping by the aeroplane museum, the Shrine of the God Mithras as well as the Majerovo Vrilo spring of Gacka. One of the best adventures Croatia has to offer is the Quad Safari ride through the Gacky Valley and the Velebit foothills. Apart from the ride through various trails (gravel road, dirt roads, forest roads and asphalt), the adventure also includes tours of the most attractive sites of this part of Croatia. The ride includes passing and stopping by the aeroplane museum, the Shrine of the God Mithras as well as the Majerovo Vrilo spring of Gacka.

Quad safari Hidden Treasures of Gacka Premium
The Characteristics: dirt road, gravel road, asphalt
The Length: approx. 35 kmDuration of the ride: approx. 3 - 3.5 h
Details: quad ride through the Gacka Valley, next to the most significant monuments and natural beauties (Vrila Gacke (Gacka springs), the Shrine of the God Mithras, the aeroplane museum, the Majerovo vrilo spring,...), having lunch in nature is included in the price 
Price: 500 HRK/quad per one person on the quad + 250 HRK for an additional person on the quad
Quad safari Hidden Treasures of Gacka
The Characteristics: dirt road, gravel road, asphalt
The Length: approx. 30 km
Duration of the ride: approx. 2 h
Details: quad ride through the Gacka Valley, next to the most significant monuments and natural beauties Vrila Gacke (Gacka springs), the Shrine of the God Mithras, the aeroplane museum, the Majerovo vrilo spring, ...)
Price: 400 HRK/quad per one person on the quad + 150 HRK for an additional person on the quad

More information: http://www.velebit.info/

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TENNIS NEXT TO THE RIVER GACKA

While you are playing your favourite sport - TENNIS, the ambient of the pine forest and the river Gacka will provide you with an experience unlike any other.

Contact:

Prozor 152, Otočac

+385 95 817 9400; +385 95 858 6219

E-mail:  marija6oreskovic@gmail.com

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Experience Intact Nature!

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