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The Croatian Adriatic coastal walk

€660 per person

Embark upon an independent hiking journey to Dubrovnik and the surrounding Croatian islands – a many-sided countryside, beautiful coastal territory, and lurking hidden islands. Soak into the harmonic symbiosis of the beautiful nature of the region and the continuous cultural and rural presence of the locals shaping a truly trademark look of the local landscape. On this self-guided walking tour you will get to experience the beauty of the local Konavle countryside, the Elaphiti and Mljet islands and of course, the ancient towns and cultural heritage of Dubrovnik and its hinterland first-hand. This palette of landscapes, sensations and experiences is what makes this area a must-see.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Accommodation in private apartments and pensions, incl. breakfast (en-suite rooms); Maps and route notes in English; Local emergency support; Timetable of buses and boats; Airport transfers on arrival and departure, transfers mentioned inside the itinerary and ferry tickets;
  • What is not included
    Other meals and drinks, national park entry fee for Mljet Island (appr. 15-18 Euros pp), personal expenses, insurance, tips
  • Best period
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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Day 1: Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Konavle/Gruda (13km, 3,30hrs, +150m/-150m)
You will be greeted at the Dubrovnik Airport and transferred to the area of Konavle. The overnight will be in Gruda. Konavle is located at southernmost part of the region of Dubrovnik. It is particularly known for its natural beauties, including green hills, charming villages, and vineyards all the way to its exceptional cliffs, stretching above the sea. If time permits, there is a short self-guided hiking tour around the village area foreseen for this day. You follow a path from your accommodation in the village through a forest and vineyards towards the area of the beautiful river Ljuta surrounded by old watermills.
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Day 2: Konavle (15km, 4hrs, +250m/-250m)
After a healthy breakfast, you will continue walking around the Konavle countryside and exploring the hidden treasures of its landscape. You will hike up to the village of Radovčići toward the coast and make a loop via a charming old railroad back to Gruda.
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Day 3: Dubrovnik
This day is dedicated entirely to Dubrovnik where you will be taken after breakfast with an organized transfer. The town of Dubrovnik is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list and labled one of the most beautiful towns in the world. You can spend the day as you please - exploring the Old town and the city wall, hiring a sea kayak and contemplating the view of the town from a sea perspective, or even visiting the nearby island of Lokrum. We recommend hiking the mountain just above town to hunt some stunning views. The next two overnights will be in Dubrovnik.
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Day 4: Island Lopud (12 km, 3hrs, +400m/-400m)
Today’s independent walking route takes you off to sea and to the island of Lopud. You need to catch a ferry from the Dubrovnik port to get there, the journey takes around 45 minutes, but it is very worthwhile. The island is a wonderful combination between beautiful Mediterranean scenery and old stone houses, a perfect hiking getaway for both locals and town visitors. There are several hiking trails of different length and difficulty grades the biggest one of which is 12 kilometers long and makes a loop around the whole island. Lopud is also famous for having some of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik area.
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Day 5: Mljet Island (13km, 3hrs, +330m/-330m)
Today’s self-guided hike is dedicated to Mljet, also known as the “green island” and one of the 8 Croatia’s national parks. It is a true peal of the Adriatic coast with its Mediterranean vegetation and two enchanting salt lakes. A transfer will take you to the Dubrovnik port from where you will reach the village of Polace on Mljet via boat. The foreseen walking route takes around 3-4 hours and leaves plenty of time to enjoy local food and swim in the warm waters of its secluded beaches. The overnight is in Polace on the island of Mljet.
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Day 6: Mljet Island (8km, 2,30hrs, +300m/-300m)
This day is meant for further exploration of the national park. A walk to the highest peak in the area - Montokuc, is available. The hike back takes you through aromatic pine tree forests and beautiful salt lakes.
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Day 7: Dubrovnik
You will be taken back to Dubrovnik where you will have a free day to contemplate the charming town and take the local atmosphere in one last time before you bid farewell (or maybe take one of the options, which you didn't have time to do on Day 3). Overnight in Dubrovnik.
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Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

TOUR LOCATION

Price
660 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (departures in March, April and November)
695 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (departures in May and October)
740 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (departures in June and September)
795 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (departures in July and August)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 195 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: N/A (min. group size: 2 pax)
Tips
Daily departures between April and October, although it is possible to make it also in March and November too (best period May-June and September); the hikes are not particularly difficult at all but the warm weather may make some stages more exhausting when combined with the ever present high humidity around the coastal regions; Most people extend their stay in Croatia with a self-drive tour, including also Bosnia & Herzegovina or Montenegro (or other parts/islands of Croatia itself).
Accommodation
Family-run pensions and private apartments, en-suite rooms, including breakfast.

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