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© Treking LigaCareful not to fall off your bike while ogling the unreal landscapes of Krk island
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© Treking LigaTrek through the tall pine and oak guardians of Gorski Kotar
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© Treking LigaTreking Liga's trail through alien-like Pag island is aptly named 'Life on Mars Pag Trail'
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© Treking LigaThe earthy colors of Rab island are good for the eyes - and the soul
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© Treking LigaHiking or biking up Zagreb's Mount Medvednica is a rewarding experience during any season
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© Treking LigaClimb up the Velebit mountain range and you'll be - quite literally - on cloud nine
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© Treking LigaCrossing the Zrmanja river and its canyons by land is just as rewarding than by sea
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© Treking LigaPause to dip your feet into the Adriatic during your trek through Krk island
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© Treking LigaLet the contrasting colours of Pag island captivate you
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© Treking LigaLocated southeast of Dubrovnik, the municipality of Konavle is a Mediterranean oasis
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© Treking LigaRun alongside UNESCO-protected dry stone walls on Rab island
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© Treking LigaYou may pass a few long-haired, four-legged trekkers on your journey through the Velebit mountain range
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© Treking LigaAs you zoom through Zrmanja, don't forget to stop and admire the views
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© Treking LigaBehold the many shades of blues of Krk during your island trek
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© Treking LigaOn Pag island, you just may have to stop and remember where you are (read: which planet you're on)
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© Treking LigaChase after the sunset in marvellous Mljet National Park
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© Treking LigaView all the vistas on Rab island
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© Treking LigaThe Velebit mountain range will, at time, also seem otherworldly
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© Treking LigaWatch your step on the endlessly winding trails of Zrmanja
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© Treking LigaCatch glimpses of terra-cotta rooftop towns as you cross Krk island
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© Treking LigaBetween sprints, you just might be enticed to stop for a swim at the pretty beaches of Pag island
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© Treking LigaReach the top of Istria's Učka mountain for a rewarding 360 viewpoint
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© martin sancheZAncient architecture will peek out at you all throughout your Krk island adventure
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© Treking LigaFeel the power of nature as you take on Pag island
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© Treking LigaTake part in the Škraping International Trekking Race on picturesque Pašman island
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© Treking LigaRab island's beauty - and its slopes, for that matter - will leave you breathless
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© Treking LigaRoam the Velebit mountain range during golden hour
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© Treking LigaFeast your eyes on the marvels of Zrmanja
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© Treking LigaThough there are many, you'll never get sick of the stunning stone walls beaded across Krk island
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© Treking LigaSee nature's stone monuments as you pass through Pag island
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© Treking LigaThe magnificent Mosor mountain range near Split is a must-try trekking region
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© Treking LigaThe picture-perfect Zavižan trail on the Velebit mountain range offers unreal views of the hills, sea, and island beyond
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© Treking LigaSee how many colors you can spot as you travel over Zrmanja
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© Treking LigaYour fellow trail companions on Krk island will include grazing sheep
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© Treking LigaAllow yourself to feel small on powerful Pag island
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© Treking LigaSniježnica mountain in Dubrovnik-Neretva County will stun you
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© Treking LigaFind your happy place on Rab island
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© Treking LigaThe hills (of Velebit) will be alive with the sound of oohs and aahs
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© Treking LigaYou'll go kookoo for Krk during your trek across the island
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© Treking LigaPace yourself on the slopes of Pag island
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© Treking LigaCross the waters - carefully; look out for sea urchins - of Rab island
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© Treking LigaFeel at one with nature on Velebit's Zavižan trail

In pictures: Top 42 photos of Croatia's terrific nature trails

Discover the nature trails of Croatia on foot or by bike

By Lara Rasin and Daniel Bracun
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From forest-blanketed mountains in the verdant Gorski Kotar region to islands as beautiful as they are historic, Croatia is chock-full of nature trails waiting to be traversed. Discover the best treks and routes in the country through our gallery of the top 42 photos of Croatia's terrific trails.

All photos are courtesy of Treking Liga, whose fantastic trekking and cycling events you can sign up for here.

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