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The Croatian Adriatic coastal walk

€650 per person

On this self-guided hiking trek, you will discover Dubrovnik and its surrounding regions adjacent to the beautiful coastal area, hidden islands, and diverse countryside. The intention of this tour is to show you the natural beauty of the old villages in Konavle countryside, Elaphiti Islands and Mljet Island (the latter is also a national park). Exploring Croatian coast and islands on foot offer unique opportunity to experience the stunning landscapes, the ancient towns and cultural heritage that makes Dubrovnik with its area one of the must-see destinations in the world.
Croatian Adriatic coast and islands tour will show you our homeland in a way that brings you back smile and joy with simple things like unspoiled nature, crystal blue sea, sunny days, nice and friendly locals, and many details from the local way of life and rich history.
The hiking trails are easy to moderate, without steep stages.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Accommodation in private apartments and pensions, incl. breakfast; 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 (12km; optional)
Meeting at Dubrovnik (or Dubrovnik Airport) and organized transportation to the area of Konavle. Konavle is the most southern part of the region of Dubrovnik. It is very well known for its natural beauties and contrasts: starting from the green hills of Konavle valley with numerous charming villages and vineyards all the way down to its exceptional cliffs, stretching along the sea coast. Overnight in Gruda. Already today you can make a self-guided walking tour of charming paths and villages of the area of Konavle. Starting out from your accommodation in Konavle countryside, the first day you start with a walking path that goes along the village, across the valley, through forest and vineyards to area of river Ljuta with old water mills.
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Day 2: Konavle (15km)
Starting out from your accommodation in Konavle countryside, uphill hike to Radovčići and toward the sea and loop back via old railroad to Gruda and Tušići
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Day 3: Dubrovnik
Organized transfer towards Dubrovnik right after breakfast. Dubrovnik is considered as one of the most beautiful town in the world. This gem is a part of UNESCO World Heritage list. The day can be spent touring the Old Town (or the city wall), hiring a sea kayak, visiting the nearby island Lokrum (in front of the old town of Dubrovnik, a real botanical garden), or climbing the mountain just above Dubrovnik for stunning views. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
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Day 4: Island Lopud (12 km)
This morning you take a ferry from Dubrovnik port to the Lopud island. Sail takes about 45 min, for the return (in the afternoon hours) there are several departures from the Lopud port to Dubrovnik. Lopud islands houses rich Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate with plenty sunny days, old stone houses, churches and a number of noble palaces. Lopud is a perfect gateway from Dubrovnik for a day hike, there are several hiking trails, or you may prefer the big one that makes a loop around the island of 12 km where you can discover old forts, churches, botanical garden, the magnificent views over the cliffs… it is also famous for having the one of the best beaches in Dubrovnik area. Lopud is one, centrally located, in the group of the Elaphite islands; it is well connected with everyday ferry lines with Dubrovnik port. The main town and biggest place is Lopud, settled in picturesque bay with Franciscan monastery and water front surround with palm trees and citruses. Hiking trail starts from the Lopud port and follow the streets and steps outside of the town to magnificent view point where is fort Kastio and Sv. Ivan church. After that goes along the beach of Šunj and above cliffs on the southern side of the island… This trail finishes in the town of Lopud, port area where you have started it and where your boat departs back to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
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Day 5: Mljet Island (14km)
Mljet, often called "the green island” because of its lush vegetation, is a pearl of the Adriatic coast and one of the eight Croatian national parks. As with Sipan, there is beautiful Mediterranean vegetation, clear blue sea, numerous bays, beaches and cliffs... but also two lovely salt lakes - warm even early in the year. Your day starts with a transfer to the port of Dubrovnik, from where you will take a boat to Polace on Mljet. Here you will be met by your hosts, who will drive your luggage to your accommodation and will provide you with the route notes for the local hiking routes trails. The walking trail starts from the village of Polace and continues through the national park and around the salt lakes. The walk averages around 3-4 hours and there is the chance to swim and enjoy lunch in a local tavern before your return to Polace. Overnight in Polace.
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Day 6: Mljet Island (8km)
Hiking tour in the area of the national park. We suggest a walk to highest peak in the area – Montokuc. On your way back from Montokuc you head down through pine forests to salt lakes. Overnight in Polace.
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Day 7: Dubrovnik
Transportation to Dubrovnik where you have a free day. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
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Day 8: Departure
Organized transportation to Dubrovnik Airport.

TOUR LOCATION

Price
- April - 650 Euro - May and October - 670 Euro - June and September - 720 Euro - July and August - 770 Euro * In case your travel period involves arrival/departure in different months, the higher rate will be used for invoicing purposes.
Single room supplement
190 Euro
Group size
Min. 2 persons
Tips
The trip can start on any day of the week between April and October, although it is possible to make it also in March and November (best period May-June and September); the hikes are not particularly difficult at all but the warm weather may make some stages more exhausting; 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). We have similar itineraries including also visits to island Sipan, Korcula etc. - just let us know if interested.
Accommodation
Family-run pensions and private apartments, en-suite rooms, including breakfast.

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