A via ferrata (iron way) route is an exposed alpine mountain trek which has been prepared with safety steel wire rope, eyebolts and iron steps. It makes difficult rock faces safely scalable by those without climbing experience. If you are in relatively good physical shape, with fine motor skills and a head for heights, you are all set to conquer a via ferrata trail.
People who enjoy regular hiking can attempt steep rock faces, even vertical climbs without full on rock climbing skills. Have the adrenaline rush of physical exertion, height and exposure of a climb but without the risks or need for expensive equipment.
Via Ferrata Split – Perun runs along the rocky south side of Perun, just a 15 minute drive from Split city centre. It is 300m long and rises 140m. This Via Ferrata combines hiking and climbing, with great views of Split, the Adriatic sea and Croatian islands. It is fully equipped with steel wire ropes and iron steps in the steep and vertical places. Via Ferrata Split – Perun includes exposed vertical parts and some vertical jumps of up to 12m in height.
We will pick you up from Split city centre and drive 15 minutes to Podstrana. From there we start our hike up to the via ferrata route. Your mountain guides will do a safety briefing, and then assist you into the climbing equipment. We follow a steep mountain trail passing between olive groves and oak forest for about half an hour.
Finally we reach the bottom of the Perun cliff face. After another safety briefing and via ferrata equipment training, you are ready for the adventure. Embrace the rush with great views, vertical jumps and climbs. You emerge at the top of the cliff near an old army bunker from the Second World War. After a break we continue our hike to the peak (441m) and the small church of St. Jure, dating from 14th century.
You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings before heading back down via an alternative mountain trail. Transport at the bottom will take us back to Split.
Our professional guides are all certified at Croatian mountain rescue service, experienced rock climbers and highly trained for ferrata routes. All guides speak fluent English.
Length: 300m (984 feet)
Starting altitude: 230 meters (754 feet)
Ending altitude: 370 meters (1213 feet)
Activity time: 3-4h
Total tour time with transfer: +30min (both ways)
Fitness level: On the scale from 1-5, is 3
Age limit: 12 years old
Experience: Not necessary
- What Is Included- Licensed instructor
- What Is Not Included- Running shoes or special clothing
- Food and drinks