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THE SOURCE OF THE KUPA RIVER AND THE KUPA RIVER VALLEY

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EXCURSION - THE SOURCE OF THE KUPA RIVER AND THE KUPA RIVER VALLEY

We are taking you to the source of the Kupa river on the altitude of 320 m above the sea level within the borders of the National Park Risnjak.

The source of the River Kupa is in the form of a karst lake.

It is protected monument of nature and definitively worth a visit.

The temperature of green-blue coloured lake is 8ºC.


After 30 minutes of easy walk weˈll reach the source.

After visiting the source, we are going back to road to the River Kupa Valley

The Kupa valley hides some of the most valuable hydrographic and a esthetic treasures of this region.

In it' s upper course the river flows through the canyon in which a string of picturesque villages are nestled.


The upper course of the Kupa ( some 30km) is known as the magnificent valley of butterflies (nearly 500 various butterfly species have been identified).

We are coming to the Slovenian border, continuing to Osilnica, which is about 1 km from border.

After lunch and rest, we are returning to Croatia passing through village Hrvatsko.

Further we are riding near the river Kupa passing through beautiful areas and deep woods.

Due to them the road is shade.


After 20 km riding we arrive to Brod na Kupi where the transfer to Delnice is waiting for you.

Brod na Kupi is the biggest village in the Kupa Valley.

The lowest points of these area are about 210 m above sea level, so the climate is milder and there is less of snow.

Thanks to that, people grow fruit and are proud of their old orchards, particularly some old sorts which they gladly offer to their visitors.

If you want, you can reach Delnice by bike.

Route is 11km long, and the high difference is 513m above sea level.


  • Distance: 50 km
  • Elevation gain: aprox. 600 m
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Basis of the road: 90% asphalt 10% gravel
  • Number of persons: minimum 2

Trip includes: English speaking licensed cycling guide, water, fruit, lunch, transfer from Brod na Kupi to Delnice

Trip excludes: Bike, helmet, personal expense.

Price: 65,00 € per person.

Our recommendation: comfortable bike clothes, sun glasses, bidon with water, spare clothes, sandwich, chocolate bar, sun cream.

In Republic of Croatia (due to The Law of Road Traffic) during the road trips all participants under 16 MUST have helmet.

The same is recommended to adults.