General questions


What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER?

If you complete any distance of HIGHLANDER successfully, you will receive a unique experience to remember every time you look up in the sky, lifetime friends, a hard-earned HIGHLANDER Title, Pin, Patch, and Certificate.


What is the cutoff time?

This is a backpacking adventure, not a race. 

  • HIGHLANDER Hercules Velebit's Finish closes on September 14th.
  • HIGHLANDER Pegasus Velebit's Finish closes on September 15th.
  • HIGHLANDER Orion Velebit's Finish closes on September 15th.
  • HIGHLANDER Lyra Velebit's Finish closes on September 14th.

The finish depends on the start of your Start group and how fast you hike. There is a possibility that you finish your adventure in less time than it is predicted, so it is up to you when the hike is finished. For more, see the opening times of the checkpoints by specific format: HIGHLANDER Hercules, HIGHLANDER PegasusHIGHLANDER Orion, or HIGHLANDER Lyra.


Will HIGHLANDER take place in the event of bad/inclement weather?




How do I register?

To register for the event, complete the registration form on the event website and submit using the REGISTER NOW button. 

Payments are made online only using a debit or credit card. 

Capacity is limited, make sure you don't miss your slot and register now for the Adventure of a Lifetime! 


How can I register as a team?

You can register as a team using Team registration 3+1:

  • Available for Hercules, Pegasus, and Lyra formats from the Regular price category.
  • 3+1 means that the team of 4 is registered - 3 registrations are purchased and 1 is complimentary.
  • Choose a member of your team that will make the purchase of the whole group. Congratulations, you are now a Team Captain. During the purchase, you are asked to name the team and make a password.
  • You share the name and the password with the other 3 people in your team, that register as Team Members.
  • Team Members register with a price of €0 but need Team's name and password in order to register.
  • The maximum in 3+1 is 4 people. There can be less, but not more. In case of fewer people, the group is not entitled to the price deduction.


Transfer/Withdrawal/ Deferral process:

Please find all relevant information here.


Can someone else register for me?

No, all participants must come to Registration in person during open hours for the Registration Check-in and to personally sign the event waiver.


Is there a minimum age to participate?

Minors at the event are permitted, always with a parent/guardian. Please download the document attached below, fill in the document with the necessary information and save it as a PDF. Later, once you complete the registration and the payment for a parent/guardian and a minor, please, contact the organizer at to send the PDF file and get further instructions.


I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?

The confirmation email is automatically sent after submitting the payment. Check your inbox and spam folders, and if confirmation is not found, please contact


How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?

If this is your first time registering for an event on the platform, you will create an Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.

  • Log in to     
  • Scroll through the list of registered events 
  • Choose “Edit Registration Information” 
  • Make changes to custom questions etc.   
  • Save changes

If you need to change other information (such as an email address), please contact


What is the onsite registration procedure?

All participants must register in person at the event before the start to collect the Participant´s Kit and food. We do not send out the Participant´s Kit by mail. You will also receive an email with Registration Check-in information one week before the event. 


Will you be providing transportation to the Check-in and/or Start?

Yes, but only for 2 formats:

  • HIGHLANDER Hercules format: a bus will take you from Senj to the start at Zavižan.
  • HIGHLANDER Pegasus format: a bus will take you from Starigrad to start in Baške Oštarije.
  • HIGHLANDER Orion and Lyra: has the same start and finish therefore transportation is not provided.
  • Transportation is dog friendly.

Private transportation arrangements are allowed.


I will be staying in Croatia after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?

No. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility. 



What food is provided?

Food and drinks depend on the format, but each one will get premium mountaineering food containing 3 meals per day (dehydrated food, cold cuts, cheese, bread, ready meals). Upon registration, each participant can choose between meat and vegan meal plan. All additional information regarding food provided by the organizer is sent to participants on the week of the event.


Can I bring my dog?

Of course!

Your dog must always be kept on a leash. Please note that food and water are not provided by the organiser. 


What type of clothing should I pack?

Velebit morning temperatures at the beginning of September go as low as 8ºC and daytime as high as 24ºC. Showers, fog patches, strong winds, and long periods of sunshine are only a few weather conditions to expect. 

Prepare for all weather as well as you can.


Is there a location for Lost & Found belongings?

During the event week: please ask the staff members.

After the event: please contact



I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register?

Of course! HIGHLANDER is not for professional hikers and mountaineers only. It welcomes nature lovers hungry for activity and adventure. HIGHLANDER is very safe, but some hiking experience in welcome. A minimum of backpacking experience is required. We suggest starting a training plan in the months before the event.


How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Velebit?

All participants should be physically prepared for tackling the route smoothly. We recommend 100-200 km of light hiking in the months leading to HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail.

Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with a 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.


Is there cellular service on the course?

Generally, yes. However, there are areas not covered by cellular service.


How difficult is it to stay on the trail?

Most hiking trails on Velebit are marked very well. 

It is important to adhere to markers and official hiking trails. Mountain huts are 20-25 km apart as well as CHECKPOINTS with trained staff. 

Always keep a map in hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.


Do I have to stop at each checkpoint?

You have to collect all checkpoint stamps. Checkpoints are open at specific times. Staff will stamp your HIGHLANDER ID. Outside staff working hours (or similar), you will stamp your own ID. 


Will you be designating sleeping areas?

Designated bivouacking sites are on the Checkpoints for each HIGHLANDER format or in close vicinity. You are not obligated to camp on these sites.


Can I sleep in mountain lodges or huts?

No. Sleeping is allowed only in tents and sleeping bags that are required HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants.

Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true hiking adventure.


Are hiking poles a good idea?

A great idea!


What if I have gear trouble?

Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues. 


Can I share my gear with other participants?

Yes. Participants sharing equipment must inform the organizing staff at Registration Check-in -Event week. Gear that can be shared includes the required tents, compasses, and first aid kits. Participants sharing the required gear must cross the finish line within a time difference of no more than 30 minutes from the first to the last group member.


Who do I contact in case of any questions?

Please contact the organizer at

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