Adventures of a Lifetime: HIGHLANDER
HIGHLANDER is an ultimate hiking event that takes you to a journey of a lifetime where you can see the most beautiful sceneries and visit some of the most breathtaking and iconic mountains… It’s a truly unique experience. Here’s more about it:
How it all started
HIGHLANDER was founded in 2017 in the beautiful mountains of Croatian seacoast where couple of enthusiast gathered to celebrate nature and explore the mountain of Velebit.
It was just a hiking adventure… turned out really an inspiring story coming out from this area of Europe. And the best thing about it: it’s for everyone! Not just the pros!
Carefully designed by local mountaineers
Even though this is a long-distance hiking event, it’s not aimed just at professional hikers, but at all folks who love nature and outdoor activities.
All trails are carefully “designed by local mountaineers, so every trail offers unique experience and story for you to take home, share it… and eventually come back for a new one.”
HIGHLANDER comes in 3 formats:
Hercules – that lasts 5 days – the distance is 100 km/60 miles(+/- 10%);
Pegasus – 3 days – the distance is 50 km/30 miles(+/- 10%) and
Orion – 2 days – 25 km/15 miles(+/- 10%)
Sustainability and preservation of nature
Their philosophy is: „Take only pictures, leave only footprints.”. HIGHLANDER strive to follow principles of sustainability during the organisation of its hiking events.
“Nature has given us everything, and asked for nothing in return. We can repay our debt to nature by taking care of it and safekeeping it for future generations.”
2024 Calendar for SE Europe
HIGHLANDER Pegasus is a long nature challenge. It lasts for 3 days and leads you through Stara Planina, Serbia’s most remote mountainous area.
2024 date still TBA
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
HIGHLANDER Bosnia & Herzegovina is a 28 km long hiking experience that lasts two days and leads you through the best of untouched nature through Nature Park Blidinje.
29 — 30 June 2024
Starting in Bohinj, a glacial valley embraced by the Julian Alps and finishing at banks of crystal clear Soča river, you will hike on the southern borders of Triglav national park…
22 — 24 June 2024
HIGHLANDER Hercules Montenegro gathers hikers from all around the globe for a five day hiking adventure, through Durmitor National Park – UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
2024 date still TBA
A mountaineering adventure challenge of 100 km on the mountain Jablanica which leads you through the beauties of this untouched nature in southwestern Macedonia…
21 — 25 August 2024
HIGHLANDER Pegasus Velebit, Croatia is a 48 km long hiking experience that lasts for 3 days and leads you through a famous Nature Park Velebit and National Park Paklenica.
13 — 15 September 2024
These are not all events! To check out all that the HIGHLANDER adventure has to offer, please follow this link here.