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Rafting avantura na Cetini

Rafting avantura na Cetini

Rafting avantura na Cetini

Rafting avantura na Cetini

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RAFTING ADVENTURE ON THE CETINA RIVER NEAR TOWN OMIS.

The Rafting adventure begins in the small town of Omiš. We meet just after a tunnel, 200meters from Omiš only bridge on the road that leads towards the picnic area Radmanove Mlinice. You will be picked up here by a bus or a van (depending on the number of travellers). You will recognize the van or bus because you will see our red rafting boats that have our Logo and internet address www.raft.hr. (PHOTO) Rafting trips are organized by our rafting club every day, with departures at 9am and 2pm from Omiš.(It is importantnt o book your rafting trip a few days in advance on either: +385(0)21 863161 or +385(0)91 5906386).

We leave Omiš as soon as all tourists have boarded. The trip to the starting place from rafting takes approximately 25 minutes. The journey there is very interesting and allows tourists to see the beauty of the nature surrounding the river. 5 minutes into our journey to the starting place we come to a picnic area with a traditional bread - making restaurant called Radmanove Mlinice. This is actually the end point of our rafting trip. This is another point where we can pick tourists up to go rafting. The bus trip follows a winding road and travels through the woods passing Quaint traditional Dalmatian villages with overhead views of the river.

The name of the place where we begin our rafting adventure is Pavića Most (named after an old Roman bridge that is still in use today). When getting out of the van each tourist is given oars, life jacket and helmet. In cooler or wet weather tourists will also be provided with wetsuits. Skippers will direct tourists to their raft. Each is lead by an experienced rafting skipper. We have a maximum of 8 tourists in each boat. We have 8 rafting boats and the capacity to take 64 tourists at a time. (PHOTO) Each skipper along with the crew takes the raft and the equipment and goes down to the river. We begin trip on a very calm spot on the river.

Once everyone is seated on the boat the skipper explains to the crew how to row, what to do if they fall into the river where it's calm and what to do in the rapids. The skipper will always check if everyone in the boat can swim. (This is a very reasonable question). Tourists must learn 5 basic rafting instructions: these are everybody forawrd (or go), everybody back, left side back, right side back and everybody in the boat or as this instruction is popularly known BOMBA. (PHOTO - VIDEO) The first 9 kilometres of the river is a part where the river is very calm. During this initial section of the river, the crew is practicing correct rowing and following directions that will later be required. This is also a section of the river where rafting boats often attack one another and have fun filled water fights. (PHOTO) The scenery in this section of the river is gorgeous and the water is crystal clear and clean. The river is full of fish, ducks and occasionally you will see turtles. Beautiful blue and green dragon flies fly just above the water. (PHOTO)

We then pass through to sections of the river where the trees have overgrown and formed tunnels. (VIDEO) The next section of the river is very technically demanding, so the crew must follow all instructions carefully. This section of the river is called the "Labyrinth". (VIDEO) We will then come to a small lake-like expanse of water where we take a break for about 10 minutes, so rafters can go swimming and refresh in the clear blue-green river. (PHOTO)

Children can join the rafting adventure (we have child sized lifejackets and helmets). (PHOTO) The next place we stop is at a small floodgate where tourists can taste the fresh clean water running from a small stream. There is also a chance to have a rest and a fruit snack. (PHOTO - VIDEO) During this break the skippers will take the empty rafting boats over a small dam and then go down a very dangerous set of rapids called ''Oblacnik'' by themselves. (VIDEO) After this all tourists will get back in he boat. From here, the next couple of kilometres are the best part of rafting on the river Cetina. They contain the fastest and most exciting sections. (VIDEO)

We have a professional waterproof digital camera that is used to take rafting photos. A photographer will travel with the group throughout the rafting adventure. The photographer will take photos of the most interesting rafting locations throughout your trip. A Cd with photos of your rafting trip will be available to purchase after the rafting trip. Each cd has approximatley 150 photos. CD's cost 100 kuna- approx 14 Euro. (PHOTO)

We then come to a small waterfall that is definitely something that has to be seen! We travel under one of the waterfalls for some fun. The light and reflections on the leaves is beautiful. (PHOTO - VIDEO) Then we come to some very interesting rapids, called "Z". It's very important to listen to all the skipper's instruction at this point, otherwise you could fall out of the boat! "Z" is a place where your adrenaline is at its highest level. (PHOTO - VIDEO)

After passing 'Z' we pull our rafting boats alongside the bank to watch the other rafting boats pass through 'Z'. We have about 10 more intersting rapids. One of these rapids is called ''Javornica'' ''Javornica'' is very narrow and will test whether the group works as a team and listens to the skippers instructions carefully. (PHOTO)

The next part of the river is called "Tisne stine" as the river is fairly deep at this point tourists can jump into the river from rocks that are 2 and 4 meters above the river. (PHOTO - VIDEO) Not far away from here, we come to the place where they filmed the final scene of a famous German western film "Winetou". This spot was chosen for its narrow and beautiful canyon. (PHOTO - VIDEO) In the last 25 minutes is full of beautiful greenery and a few small rapids. (VIDEO)

The rafting adventure finishes at the picnic place called Radmanove Mlinice. All equipment (helmets, oars, life jackets) are left on the boat while the raft is carried by everyone to the shore. (PHOTO)

We will return you to Omiš in a van or a minibus. Rafting on the river Cetina is an adventure that lasts between 3 and 4 hours, although we are sure you will talk about it for years (and when you show the pictures to everyone back home they will all envy you).

Most tourists are impressed by the beautiful Cetina river. The adrenalin that the adventure gives you will hopefully entice you to return as soon as they get some more free time. We hope to see you soon.

MOVIE - RAFTING ADVENTURE ON THE RIVER CETINA(duration 06:30 )


Duration of the rafting trip: between 3 and 4 hours.

Departure times: Everyday at 9am and 2pm from Omis during the summer season 1.04.2017-1.10.2017.

Price: 200 kuna per person (28 Euro)

Maximium capacity: We have 8 rafts. Each raft takes up to 8 tourists. Therefore we have a maximum capacity for 64 tourists during our morning rafting tour and 64 tourists during our afternoon rafting tour.

Safety equipment: Lifejackets, helmets and paddles are provided. Wetsuits are available during cooler or wet weather- available in a variety of sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL,XXL).

Rafting guides have rafting licenses ( IRF rafting licenses - International Rafting Federation licenses )

What you need to bring rafting: runners/sports shoes or water shoes, bathers and/or tshirt and shorts to wear during rafting as well as a spare change of dry clothes to change into once rafting has finished,a towel and sunscreen.

Rafting photos: We have a professional waterproof digital camera that is used to take rafting photos. A photographer will travel with the group throughout the rafting adventure. The photographer will take photos of the most interesting rafting locations throughout your trip. A Cd with photos of your rafting trip will be available to purchase after the rafting trip. Each cd has approximatley 100 photos. CD's cost 100 kuna (14 euros)

Additional information: rafting is suitable for everyone from 7-77 years of age. No experience is neccessary. rafting is suitable for all levels of fitness. It is neccessary to book your rafting trip 1-5 days in advance.

Information and reservations: +385(0)21 863161 +385(0)91 5906386 rafting@net.hr

We invite any interested tourist agencies to contact us now to arrange collaborations for this summers season. Summers season 1.April.2017 - 1.October.2017


RIVER CETINA FROM THE SPRING TO THE SEA

Without any doubt, river Cetina is one of the nicest places in Croatia where you can experience the magic of a rafting adventure. It is situated in a luscious region surrounded by quaint little villages. There are lots of stories surrounding the naming of this river. Passed down through the centuries several theories on the naming of the Cetina River have emerged. One possibility is that some of the first Croatians that came down from Northern Europe towards the warmer Southern coast, finding the river and naming it Cetina because it reminded them of the river "Cetynia", in Southern Poland which was their last Nomadic residence.

A more likely possibility is that the Cetina river derived its name from the Latin word "Kentona" that was given by tribe Dalmates. Croatians over time changed this Latin word to Cetina. This region is very important, both historically and archaeologically. Along the Cetina's tall canyon walls real archaeological fortune can be found: bottle-axes from the stone-age, shields from roman soldiers, personal items from middle-age peasants... and many other interesting artefacts. These findings confirm that people from this region are descended from an historical-age...

As the years passed by, the surrounding regions Cetinska and Krajina developed. This area is surrounded by the mountains Svilaja, Kamesnica and Dinara. This is a very productive region where you can find many small towns and villages, grasslands and green meadows full of flowers, grass and life. During moist springs there are many colourful flowers in the meadows and bees in the air. The Cetina river itself is teaming with life, Supplying drinking water to much of Dalmatia.

The unusual Climate in this region is a result of its position between the seaside and mountains. The differing climatic influences are visible in the vegetation of the region. The average temperature in January is about 4 degress celcius and in July the average temperature is above 23 degrees celcius. The average rainfall for this region is about 1400mm per year, which highlights the difference between this region compared to Split, and Livno. This is the reason for its sub-Mediterranean climate.

The Cetina river connects many fields and unites all the waters, both above and below ground. Therefore the Cetina river gets water from many regions including Livno, Duvno, Kupres and Glamoc. Therefore the hydrographical territory of Cetina is 3700 square meters. Just as the Cetina gets water from Bosnian regions, it also gives away a lot. Therefore colour thrown into Cetina will appear in springs Studenci, Jadro, and Zrnovnica. As can be seen, Cetina is a very complex system of hydrological relations and laws. The Cetina's formation and intricate underground connections are miraculous! Its length is 105 kilometres and its flow is lower 385 meters when it comes to the Adriatic Sea from its source.

The source of the Cetina river is situated in a small village (called Cetina) 7 kilometres away from the town of Vrlika. Gospodarska pecina (Noble Cave) is situated 100 meters above the source. This cave has important historical significance as it has been used as shelter for many people throughout history. During the wars with Turkey local soliders (hajduk) Socivica hide thre. The Cave is deep but only a small section of it has been explored. At the end of the 18th century, Ivan Lovrenovic discovered and described it. He claims that accompanied by a couple of "Morlak, after initially having trouble entering the cave they came to a spacious hall ornamented with stalactites and stalagmites. While listening carefully, he recognized the sound of underground waters. Following the sound he came to a place he describes as a "royal underground river". Some people say that this is the place where underground waters divide to source both the river Krka and the river Cetina. But who can really understand the secrets of underground waters?

500 meters down from the start of the Cetina river where the stream is still fairly small, there is a bridge. This bridge has served people for centuries. The bridge has no name, no one knows who built it, or what year it was building. There are many of meadows, green grass and land flowers surrounding the bridge. Resting under a shady tree here listening to the sounds of the river is a wonderful retreat from both people and the hot summer sun. Right there under the bridge (Balecki bridge) is a great place to fish. On Garjacka kosa, above the river, there are several vineyards. You can find grapes there that are different to all others. They make wine that is sweet and easy to drink. In the beginning of last century, Emperor Franz Joseph (Franjo Josip) came to Krajina, to drink "garjacko" wine. The house where he spent the night is called "Schonbrunn".

Cetina is an entrance to the Sinj fields. There are 60 square meters of fertile ground around town of Sinj, which makes it the biggest field in Dalmatia. There are lots of small towns and villages in that area. In the East are Gala, Otok, Udovicici, Ruda i Grab. In the West are Sinj, Brnaze, Turjaci and Kosute. In the North are Glavice, and in the South are Jabuka and Trilj. In the past after these areas flooded during wintertime, men would bring their animals to this fertile area to pasture. Today, this area is mainly used for corn and wheat.

Leaving the Sinj fields, the Cetina river flows into the canyon. Coasts are closer and higher, and the river is deep and slow. In the past the water in this area flowed quickly and was used to work mills, however, a Floodgate has been built which has nade the water slower and deeper. The floodgate at Djal place, redirects the river and makes the water flow to the hydro-electririty centre. This is one of three hydro-electririty centres in the region of Cetinska Krajina. There is a castle Nutjak above the canyon, which very silently challenges archaeologists and historians. In the town of Omis the river Cetina meets the Sea.

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