River Cetina

RIVER CETINA

Cetina River offers severals routes suitable for White Water Trip.

 

The water flow in the canyon of the river Cetina during different seasons (the path underneath Čikotina Lađa)

May to October the water flow is 7-8 m3/s

October to May the water flow is 12 - 20 m3/s,

besides the rainy seasons or the periods when the snow melts when the water flow increases up to 30 m3/s.

The occasional floods are possible and they amount to 600 m3/s.

1.ČIKOTINA LAĐA-BLATO NA CETINI-rapids class graded I-II

Distance length - 9 300 m
Altitude difference - 28 m

Summer time-It is possible to descend with a kayaks and inline rafts.


Winter time
Besides kayaks and inline rafts, descending in rafts up to 8 people is possible. The rapids during the winter time can be classified as class II difficulty.

 

 

 

CLASS II-III, the water flow is about 80 m3/s,

 

 

2. BLATO NA CETINI ZADVARJE-rapids graded class II-III


Distance length - 8 100 m
Altitude difference - 34 m

Summer time-It is possible to descend with a kayaks and inline rafts.


Descending is possible with a inline rafts but a guide is mandatory. During the summer period that part of the river is classified as class II - III difficulty . From time to time it is necessary to inspect the territory (hidden rapids and sudden falls). Because of shallow rapids and undercut obstacles , swimmers must be very careful. Serious injuries are very rare, and the group assistance may be needed during a rescue operation.

 

 

 

Winter time
Descending is possible with the assistance of an obligatory guide. During the usual winter time water flow, that part of the river can be classified as class III - IV difficulty whereas during the torrent times, the same path becomes of the IV -V class of difficulty since the latter- mentioned conditions make impossible the potential emergency evacuation to the shore (steep canyon cliffs of 40 - 80 meters high).Thorough observation is compulsory at this technically difficult part of the river because of its unapproachable tracks. The self rescue could be very difficult and the assistance groups are often needed.

 

 

 

3. Kraljevac dam (Zadvarje) - power station Kraljevac

Distance length - 1600 m
Altitude difference - 110 m

Canyoning Cetina Trip

The kayaks cannot pass through because of the low water level, land configuration, and the water fall Gubavica (a cascade 35 + 15 meters). Strong water flow is very rare and water- level information can be obtained by government electricity industries.

This part of the river is rated as class V during the high water level.

 

 

 

4. Slime-Radmanove mlinice--rapids graded class I-III

Distance length - 11 500 m
Altitude difference - 24 m

Summer time-It is possible to descend with a rafts, kayaks and inline rafts.

Along the entire year it is possible to descend in a boat up to 8 people.

From May to October you'll find rapids graded class I-II, there are only two rapids graded III

 

 

Summer time

 

 

Winter time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Distance notes:

 

All described distances are in the karst area. Therefore in many places , along with the obstacles in the water, we can come across to sudden falls, hidden holes in the river bank, undercut rocks, caves et. Therefore, we strongly recommend the assistance of a guide who is familiar with the river (GUIDES OF DALMATIA RAFTING) and who can distinguish the inaccessible paths. Extra caution must be taken when walking or swimming in the river.