Via ferrata in Čikola Canyon near Split
Via ferrata in Čikola Canyon near Split
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Croatian, English
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Teeter over the edge of Čikola Canyon on this via ferrata course near Split.

Dangle close to one of Croatia’s most dangerous canyon systems on this via ferrata course across the infamous Čikola ravine. A raging whitewater river that cuts through the bedrock on its race to meet the sea, clip in and travel across this impressive landscape as you navigate sheer cliffs, dramatic cascades and thundering currents.

Čikola Canyon is located on the outskirts of Krka National Park. Čikola Canyon stretches from Drniš to the mouth of the Krka River above Skradinski buk (Skradinski waterfall). Named after its namesake river, Čikola and Krka National Park are 1h 30 from central Split and 1h from Zadar.

Meet your mountain guide in Split for this via ferrata excursion to Čikola Canyon. A full day adventure in Krka National Park, start your day with a short safety briefing at kit check before you walk from Bašići to the start of the course along the Čikola River. A 3km trail suited to adventurous beginners and anyone with previous climbing experience, clip in and follow your guide along the canyon wall – dangling over the raging river and ascending 70m for amazing views over the park. During the climb, you will use the traditional ‘iron road’ to climb horizontally along the ravine – safely clipped into a guideline and using the fixed pegs to guide you. Once you reach the top, they’ll be time to soak in the views before you return to the town and catch your shuttle back to Split.

The Čikola River Canyon runs for 13km from the end of Petrovo Field to the border of National Park "Krka”. A dramatic seasonal canyon with a depth of 130m, during the winter a fast karst river flows and during summer the canyon is completely dry. A demanding yet accessible course, the total duration in the canyon is 3 hours – with a transfer drive time of 1h 30 each way. Due to the rural location of the activity, self-drive is not recommended.

minimum 16 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

Suitable for participants +16 years old with permission from a parent or guardian

Special terms

* Transfers from Split €150 for 8 people max.

Subject to weather restrictions

  • Mountain Guide
  • All necessary equipment & protection
  • Transfer from Split*
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Suitable Footwear
  • Suncream/Sunglasses
  • Day Pack & Water
  • GoPro/Camera
  • Picnic Lunch
Meeting point
Obala kneza Branimira 8, 21000, Split Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Randonnée Via Ferrata
  • 5 / 5

Via Ferrata in a beautiful setting and with a very professional guide, in love with his country and who transmits his passion. He knew how to be patient during the Via Ferrata and was very reassuring. We had the chance to share with him local products and to swim in a lake.Value for money I recommend this activity

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