Risnjak National Park that was named after its most popular inhabitant – the lynx or “ris” in Croatian. It encompasses Risnjak and Snjeznik mountain ranges and the source area of the River Kupa.
The Park is equally attractive in all seasons: in winter, when covered with snow; in spring, when its meadows transform into carpets of flowers; in summer, when it offers relief from the heat, and in autumn, when the trees bathe in a myriad of colors.
There are different hiking routes to choose from. We usually choose a hike from Park entrance in Crni lug to Big Risnjak (1528 m/5013 ft), the highest peak in the Park, and enjoy a deserved break in the hut just below it. Weather permitting, we are able to admire the views of the Adriatic Sea, neighboring Slovenia and even the Alps.
An alternative is a gentler hike in the Kupa River Valley, often described as the magnificent valley of butterflies.
Be sure to contact us if you are interested in adding this trip to your tailor made adventure!