Feb, 14 Arrival to Lokve, visit to the cave and walk along the lake. Meeting women keepers of local heritage. Spending the first (of three) night by our first hosts, at Runolist (Edelweiss) in Crni Lug.
*Departure from Zagreb, first stop at Kamačnik for strudel
Feb, 15 Excursion to the source of Kupa and a tour of geomantic spots. We will visit places of strong/obvious evidence of Earth's powers. Leaning on stones, raised in special places, we feel the power of the surrounding nature.
Feb 16 Excursion to the seaside. The riviera of Opatija is a line of beautiful small towns. After a Lungo Mare walk, we leave for the inland of Istra and the smallest city in the world.
Feb 17 Visit to the Plitvice lakes. Transfer to our new accomodation on Bjelolasica. Clean mountain air, a creek and vicinity of Bijele stijene (White Cliffs)-
Feb 18Meeting and spending time with locals. Everything is possible, from splitting wood to common cooking. We are accomodated near Bijele stijene, a group of karst peaks and one of the most famous and impressive trails to pass.
Feb 19. The day of storytelling. We leave for Ogulin, city of Crotia's most famous fairytale writer, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. There, we listen to and tell tales. Towards the evening, Sara Jurčić tells one about hair, a deeply symbolic theme.
Feb 20 A whole day visit to the International Center for Ceramics, Atelier Janja gora. From 10-17h. Working clay and making souvenirs.
Feb 21 Company, contemplation, summing impressions, group meditation to relax and silence. Sara Jurčić, by means of personal bodypainting and a guided group meditation roots us deeply within Mother Earth, sealing the trip with the natural color of henna.
Feb 22Return to Zagreb with a break at Rastoke (watermills).
620 € per person in double room
Bus transportation during the program
3 nights at mountain houses Runolist
5 nights in appartments Bjelolasica
meals: breakfast 8x, lunch 7x, dinner 8x
entrance tickets for National park Risnjak, National park Plitvice lakes, Ivana's house in Ogulin
workshop of working with clay at Atelier Janja Gora, lecture „Hair“ by Sara Jurčić
Minimal number of participants: 20
NOTE: bring warm clothes, winter walking shoes, rain gear