First Winter Land Rover Velebit Raid Will Take Place From December 17 to 19

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Photo: Mario Romulić
Photo: Mario Romulić

The first winter Land Rover Velebit Raid abounds in rich contents. Participants will see two National Parks, Northern Velebit and Paklenica, springs and mills on the river Gacka, will visit two Museums, visit JNA bunkers, see the locations where the film Winnetou was shot, ride on a masterpiece of architectural heritage, the Master Road from 1832, enjoy the homemade food of authentic Lika in the 100-year-old inn Godača and authentic sub-Velebit stone houses with open fireplaces.

They will drive 300 km of wild and untouched nature, and there will be some night driving as well. The weather forecast will be followed and if there’s snow to be expected, then driving will go around the mountain in the direction of Gospić – Gračac – Obrovac – Paklenica.


The point of it all is the promotion of lesser-known tourist locations, socializing, driving, meeting, and connecting owners and fans of Land Rover vehicles. There is no doubt that these are just the beginning and that the future will bring many more similar trips across the Balkans, but also those to other continents.

The Land Rover Balkan team and Total Croatia News invite you to support their love for good and adventurous driving as well as to promote lesser-known tourist locations. The itinerary is as shown below:

FRIDAY (December 17th)
– From 12:00 – Gathering of participants in the village of Sinac (8 km from Otočac) in the 101-year-old inn “Godača”
– Excursion to Tonković and Majer’s spring and mills on the river Gacka (distance 3 and 7 km)

SATURDAY (December 18th) – 200 km

– 09:00 start from Sinac towards the Velebit village of Krasno 800 m above sea level. and a visit to the House of Velebit – 23 km
– 11:00 h Northern Velebit National Park – Krasno – Štirovača – drive through a pine forest on an asphalt road – 34 km
– 13:00 h – Middle Velebit – Off road, stone tunnels, serpentines, sea views, Štirovača – Baške Oštarije 926 m asl – 40 км
-15: 00 h Baške Oštarije – Gospić – Sv. Rock – 60 km
– 16:30 – South Velebit – Master Road (built in 1832, architectural heritage, off road, Tulove grede – location from the movie Winnetou, magnificent sea views – Paklenica – 40 km
18:30 – 19:00 – Hotel Rajna in Paklenica with a member of the group Marin Marasović


SUNDAY (December 19th) – 100 km

– 10:00 – NP Paklenica (entrance 3 euros), Underground town JNA bunkers built from 1950 -1953 or cafe by the sea
– 12:00 – Start Paklenica – Karlobag – Baške Oštarije – 66 km
– 14.00 – Lunch in the hostel Baška Oštarija
– 15.30 – Start of Baška Oštarija – Smiljan – Nikola Tesla Museum – 25 km

Those interested can find more information about the first winter Land Rover Velebit Raid through the organizers’ email ([email protected]) and telephone number (+091 766 5479).

For more about the National Parks of Velebit and Paklenica, be sure to check Total Croatia’s guide to Croatian National Parks here. Now in your language!

For more on lifestyle, follow TCN’s dedicated page.


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