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: 2 500 metres
Altitude distance from start (in the canyon) to finish: 105 metres
River temperature: 15°C
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 four lowerings using alpine equipment (5m + 12m + 3m + 3m)
Canyoning equipment: Helmet, life jacket, alpine belt, neoprene suit.
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 14 years.
What to Bring: Footwear such as joggers (to wear in the river), swimming wear, towel, clothes to change afterwards.
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.
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 staff must be adhered to.
Number of people per day: Minimum of 2 and a Maximum of 8 people.
Extras: Two famous lakes, Red Lake and Blue Lake are situated 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 EUR per person
The price includes: Equipment, insurance and guide assistance.
Price of transfer: 15 EUR per person - both directions