Mount Mosor is one of the most favourite Split’s destination for hiking, stretching along the shore, from Split to Omiš.
Its highest peak is Veliki Kabal (1339m), and one of its most visited is Vickov stup (1325m). On top of Sveti Jure (1319m) is a Roman Catholic chapel carrying the same name.
Abundant in fauna and flora, as well as numerous caves and pits, the most favourite is the cave Vranjača on the southeast part of Mosor accessible through the town Dugopolje. Mosor also has an observatory known by the name “Zvjezdano selo (Star village) Mosor”.
Mount Kozjak surrounds Kaštela from the north. South Rock (16km) is the most fascinating part of Kozjak as it is the longest in Croatia although relatively low in height (50-250m).
The highest peak of this coastal Kozjak is Veli vrj (779m) on the eastern side of the ridge above Kaštel Gomilica.On the western side of the ridge is the well known mountain lodge Malačka next to its namesake saddle, 466m high. The entire Kozjak is entangled with well marked hiking trails, and four mountain lodges.
Nature Park Biokovo
Nature Park Biokovo covers the area of 7 municipalities (Brela, Baška Voda, Tučepi, Podgora, Zagvozd, Šestanovac, Zadvarje) and two towns (Makarska i Vrgorac).
Due to its unique location, geomorphology and biodiversity Biokovo was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1981..Its highest peak St. Jure is also the third highest peak in Croatia, 1762 meters, with the average annual temperature of 4°C, and snow covering the ground for most of the year; it is also one of the coldest points in Croatia.
Right under the peak is the mountain lodge “Pod Svetim Jurom” (“Under St. Jure”). Mount Biokovo is lined with another 8 peaks all reaching over 1000 meters. Within the park is also the Botanical garden Kotišina.
The Vranjača cave is made up of two chambers. The first, the existence of which was already known in the 19th century, has no stalactites. The second was discovered in 1903 by Stipe Punda, who was the owner of this plot of land. This part consists of a system of nine smaller chambers in colours ranging from green through blue, some of which shimmer due to the presence of crystals. The cave is about 360m long and is at a constant temperature of 15ºC all year round. Vranjača is suitable for visits by tourists, with steps, rope handrails, walkways and lighting. It is supervised and has a car park. The cave is well visited by day trippers from Split and nature lovers from all over.
The cave, Vranjača, is located in the foothills of the central part of Mosor, on the northern side. If you are coming from Split then take the paved road through Dugopolje to the village Kotlenica in the hamlet Punde (25km) and finally follow another 300m path to the entrance of the cave.
For all those who apart from enjoying in the intact nature wish to experience an adventure, the Cetina River rafting is the right choice! After three and a half hour long ride down one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia with its beautiful rapids, waterfalls and caves embraced with rich flora and fauna of the protected Cetina River canyon, you reach the ending point in the Radmanove mlinice restaurant-picnic area where you can have lunch.