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Enhancing Mountain Adventures with the HGSS Hiker’s App

The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) recently introduced a new web app and interactive map HGSS Hiker’s App. The app is called Sigurnestaze.hr. This tool is designed specifically for people who enjoy hiking and mountain climbing. 

HGSS Hiker's App

With this app, users can create their routes, and explore different terrains, trails, climbing areas, and mountain peaks. What makes it special is that it relies on reliable information from the Register of Mountaineering Routes and Bypasses of the Croatian Mountaineering Association. Additionally, it includes data on trails suitable for hiking and mountaineering collected by the Croatia Mountain Rescue Service during their fieldwork. 

The main goal of this app is to encourage active tourism in rural and challenging-to-reach areas. The focus is on improving safety, and the ultimate objective is to provide the most secure and up-to-date information. 

The development of this app is the result of the Cartography project, which has been part of HGSS since 2012. Over the years, the project has meticulously mapped more than 70 areas in the Republic of Croatia, with some areas undergoing multiple updates. This dedication and thoroughness reflect the long-term effort invested in the project by HGSS. 

What can you find on HGSS Hiker's App?

Points of interest:

  • Mountain houses
  • Mountaineering shelters
  • Climbing areas
  • Tops
  • Viewpoints
  • Resorts
  • Starting points
  • HGSS branches 
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Tracks:

  • Mountaineering paths
  • Trails suitable for walking and hiking
  • Via Ferrata
  • Via Dinarica
  • Via Adriatica
  • Croatian Long Distance Trail 
HGSS Hiker's App

Areas:

  • Strict reservations
  • National parks
  • Nature parks
  • Minsk suspicious areas
  • State Border 

Most Notable Hiking Paths in Croatia are in Our National Parks

Brijuni National Park

Brijuni consists of 14 islands and islets with well-maintained hiking trails. The park is known for its archaeological sites, Roman ruins, and diverse flora and fauna. The trails provide a peaceful escape surrounded by nature and historical landmarks. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its breathtaking landscapes and interconnected lakes, waterfalls, and lush greenery. The trails take you through wooden walkways, allowing you to admire the stunning turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls. 

HGSS Hiker's App
Plitvice Lakes

Paklenica National Park

Nestled in the Velebit Mountain range, Paklenica National Park offers diverse hiking trails surrounded by impressive karst formations and cliffs. The park is a haven for rock climbers, and its trails provide stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. 

Risnjak National Park

Risnjak is a mountainous area that boasts diverse ecosystems. Hiking trails lead through dense forests, alpine meadows, and rocky landscapes. The summit offers panoramic views, and the park is known for its rich biodiversity. 

Nature Parks

Biokovo Nature Park

Biokovo is the second-highest mountain range in Croatia, offering panoramic views of the Dalmatian coastline and islands. Hiking trails lead through Mediterranean vegetation, leading to the summit of Sv. Jure, where you can enjoy stunning vistas. 

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Biokovo Mountin

Velebit Nature Park

Velebit is the largest mountain range in Croatia, known for its diverse landscapes. The Premužić Trail is a famous hiking route that winds through forests and meadows, providing breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and islands. 

Učka Nature Park

Učka is a mountain range that separates Istria from the rest of Croatia. Hiking trails lead through diverse landscapes, offering views of the Istrian peninsula, Kvarner Bay, and the islands. The summit, Vojak, has a historic tower with panoramic views. 

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Učka Mountin

Samobor Hills Nature Park

Located near Zagreb, the Samobor Hills offer a mix of forested trails and open meadows. Hikers can explore picturesque landscapes, visit medieval castles, and enjoy the tranquility of this nature park.  

Unlock Croatia's Natural Wonders

In conclusion, the HGSS Hiker’s App, Sigurnestaze.hr, marks a significant leap in enhancing the hiking and mountain-climbing experience in Croatia. 

Tourists exploring Croatia can now access a wealth of information through the HGSS Hiker’s App, making it an indispensable companion for their adventures. With details on mountain houses, shelters, climbing areas, and more, travelers gain insights into key points of interest and can plan their routes seamlessly. The inclusion of tracks such as mountaineering paths, walking trails, and notable routes like Via Dinarica and Croatian Long Distance Trail opens up a world of possibilities for exploration. 

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For those venturing into Croatia’s renowned national parks, the app serves as an invaluable guide. It will highlight the most notable hiking paths in locations like Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica, Risnjak, Biokovo, Velebit, Učka, Brijuni, and Samobor Hills. Each park offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience, and the app ensures that tourists can navigate these terrains confidently, appreciating the natural beauty and rich biodiversity. 

The HGSS Hiker's App Unveiling Croatia's Majestic Landscapes

The HGSS Hiker’s App is not just a technological feat but a testament to the dedication and thoroughness of the Cartography project within HGSS. It is a tool that reflects years of meticulous mapping efforts, ensuring that tourists have access to the best information for a safe and enjoyable exploration of Croatia’s diverse landscapes. 

Embark on your Croatian adventure with confidence! Download the HGSS Hiker’s App today and discover the beauty of our hiking paths. Unleash the explorer in you and make every step count. Your next great adventure awaits – don’t miss out! 

Your CTC Team

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