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Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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Croatia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Split
Day 2: Brač Island
Day 3: Hvar Island
Day 4: Hvar Island
Day 5: Korčula Island and Pelješac
Day 6: Island of Mljet
Day 7: Dubrovnik / Departure

Overview for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

On our Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast walking holiday you will enjoy an island hopping walking adventure along Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coast. Walk the cobbled streets of Split and the quiet trails of rural Dalmatia, then explore the island idyll of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet as well as the Pelješac peninsula.

Exploring the jewels of the Dalmatian coast and its islands on foot offers unique opportunities to experience the stunning landscapes, unspoilt nature, crystal blue sea, medieval towns and cultural heritage that make this region a must-see destination.

Highlights


Itinerary for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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Day 1: Arrival to Split

Walk around the beautiful old town of Split and Marjan park. Then meet our representative who will brief you on the walks on the following dates and give you the tour materials. In the evening taste the local wines and cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants in Split.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals for the day: not included
Walking distance: 7 km (3-4 h) (optional)
Transfer: no transfers included

Day 2: Brač Island

Morning boat transfer to the island (Bol town). With an area of 396 square kilometres it is the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. Check-in at hotel and leave your luggage. Then walk to the top of Vidova gora and back down to your hotel. The island’s tallest peak, Vidova gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 780 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: boat transfer to Brač Island
Walking for the day: 12 km, 5 hours ↑780m

Day 3: Hvar Island

Morning boat transfer to the island (Hvar town). Approximately 68 km long, with a high east-west ridge of limestone and dolomite, the island of Hvar is second to Brac in terms of size. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields. Check-in at hotel and leave your luggage. Then make a circular coastal walking tour from Hvar town to Milna and back to Hvar, and enjoy strolling the streets of the Old Town in the evening.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: boat transfer to Hvar Island
Walking for the day: 17 km, 5 hours

Day 4: Hvar Island

Today you will go to Brusje and then to Malo Grablje and Dubovica. Take a swim in the sea and enjoy the beach of Dubovica – one of the most beautiful beaches on Hvar Island. Short private transfer back to Hvar town.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: short car transfer back to Hvar after the walk
Walking for the day: 16 km, 5 hours

Day 5: Korčula Island and Pelješac

Morning boat transfer from Hvar to Korčula Island (Korčula town). Check-in at hotel and leave your luggage. Short boat transfer from Korčula to Pelješac. Walk to Sveti Ilija peak (961 m) and back to the port. Afternoon boat transfer back to Korčula from Pelješac.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: ferry transfer to Korčula; return ferry transfer from Korčula to Pelješac
Walking for the day: 10 km, 5 hours ↑980m

Day 6: Mljet Island

Morning boat transfer from Korčula to Mljet. Walking tour in Mljet National Park – North West Park Trail. Mljet, often called “the green island” because of its lush vegetation it is a pearl in the Adriatic and one of the eight Croatian National Parks. As on Šipan, there is a clear blue sea, numerous bays, beaches and cliffs… but also two lovely salt lakes – warm even in early spring. Afternoon boat transfer back to Korčula.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: return ferry transfer from Korčula to Mljet
Walking for the day: 10 km, 5 hours ↑980m

Day 7: Dubrovnik

After breakfast, you will be transferred by boat to Dubrovnik Old Town, a beautiful fortified medieval city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. End of the tour. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the charms of Dubrovnik. We recommend that you take the Dubrovnik cable car to the top of Srd Hill for breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous Dalmatian islands.

Accommodation: no overnights included
Meals: breakfast included
Transfer: boat transfer to Dubrovnik
Walking for the day: n.a.

Hotels for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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Accommodation is in en-suite double/twin rooms mainly in small, locally-run, 3 star hotels and guesthouses. We have carefully hand-picked all places and regularly monitor their quality. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

*Hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation.

Meals

Breakfasts are generally buffets that take your active programme into consideration with a variety of low-fat and high-nutrition choices. Lunches and dinners are on your own but arrangements with accommodation can be made on the spot. When no restaurant location is available on route, lunches and snacks should either be bought from local shops, or packed lunch can be pre-ordered from your hotel the night before.

Travel for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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The most convenient arrival airport is Split, while Dubrovnik is the most convenient departure airport. If you fly to Dubrovnik, Split is easily reachable by public bus (4-5 hours).



Flight information can change rapidly, and not all flights run daily. Please do check directly with the airlines’ websites or Skyscanner before finalising any booking with us. Please do not book your flights before we have confirmed your booking.

Baggage Transfers

Separate hotel to hotel luggage transfers are not included as all your transfers between accommodations are by boat and you will carry your main luggage with you. However, you will never have to carry your main luggage while walking as all the walks are always out-and-back or circular – you will check-in at your next hotel before you start the walk.

Country Info

Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia in the west, Hungary to the north, Serbia in the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south. The state also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Croatia has an unusual shape (similar to a croissant), which comes as a result of five centuries of expansion by the Ottoman empire towards Central Europe (although Croatia was never conquered by the Ottomans).

Croatia has a fantastic 5,800 km of coastline, 4,100 km of which belong to islands, cliffs and reefs. There are 1,200 islands in the Adriatic, but only about 50 are populated. The biggest island is Krk (near Rijeka) which has a land area of 462 square km, while the country’s other well-known islands include Hvar, Brac, Korcula, and Pag.

The local currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna (HKR). The best way to carry money is a combination of cash and credit/debit cards. You can then draw cash from ATMs. AThey are available all over Croatia and are the safest and easiest way to access cash. Traveller’s cheques are not widely accepted and attract high rates of commission. Make sure that you change any money that you will need for the day ahead.

Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas. Cheques can be cashed in banks. Please note that bank hours are very different from bank hours in the EU. Most banks are open only in the morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a couple of hours in the afternoon. If you need to change money during the tour, we recommend that you look for a bank in the morning.

Note, Euros are accepted at some larger shops and hotels and generally taxi shuttles. Credit cards are not widely accepted.
EUR 1=~7.50 Kuna
AUD 1=~4.80 Kuna
USD 1=~5.40 Kuna
GBP 1=~9.07 Kuna

Up-to-date travel advice on Croatia is available here.

Trip Info for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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Difficulty Grade: Easy to Moderate

This trip requires a basic physical condition. It is easy to moderate and the terrain varies from paved and cobblestone streets (during village exploration) to single-track trails with loose stones or gravel, rocky paths, ancient ruins, and sets of ancient stone steps. The trails are often exposed to the sun (read more about difficulty grades).

Route Navigation

We strongly advise you to follow only marked trails and never try to shorten the path through the unknown and unmarked terrain. We will provide you with detailed road notes and maps, and you can call our 24/7 local assistance phone number anytime. More detailed info on route navigation will be included in your holiday information pack.

When to Go

This trip is available from 15 March till the end of November.

Traditionally April/May/June and September/October have always been the most favourite time of year because the weather is best. If you choose to visit during July and August you should be aware that temperatures may be high and make walking slightly more difficult.

Please also note that Dubrovnik may become overcrowded in the summer months!

The flexibility of self-guided holidays means that there are no fixed dates and you can start your holiday on any date in the season – so please indicate desired starting date when booking.

Weather

The climate in is mild, Mediterranean; there are warm and dry summers and mild and pleasant winters. The average air temperature during the coldest part of the year is 6ºC, and during the warmest 30ºC.

What to Bring

Having the correct personal equipment will make your walking holiday more enjoyable and comfortable. We hope that you find the following suggestions useful when considering what to take on your trip. They are based on personal experiences, and we are confident that you may find other solutions working equally well.

  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Suitable clothing including good walking
  • Socks
  • Hat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water carrier / bottle
  • Food and snacks
  • Rucksack
  • Guidebook & Maps (supplied)
  • Blister treatment kit
  • First aid kit
  • Cash and credit cards

Included for Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast

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  • 6 x overnights in small 3-star quality family run hotels/guesthouses
  • 6 x breakfasts
  • Information package including detailed route description (maps and route notes), a guidebook, luggage tags and vouchers for hotels.
  • Ferry tickets on all days as listed in itinerary
  • Private car transfer from Bol to Milna town (Brač)
  • Arrival meeting
  • 24/7 phone assistance by our local office / representative
  • On request – 7-day rental of walking equipment (hiking poles, backpack, basic rain jacket) at no extra charge

Supplements*

  • Single room supplement: Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplement is applicable
  • This holiday is available for solo travellers. As transfer and accommodation costs are not shared, a solo traveller supplement is payable
  • High season supplement: due to the popularity of the area, hotels charge higher rates during the peak months and this is reflected in the tour price

*To calculate the price of the tour for a specific date, including the cost of different options and supplements, please click CHECK AVAILABILITY above, pick your date and number of people. On the next screen you can choose desired options and extras and see the total price of your holiday before you decide whether to submit a booking enquiry. 

Extra Costs

  • Entrance fee to national park Mljet, approx. EUR 12 per person, to be paid on the spot

Excluded

  • Flights and connecting land transfers to first accommodation
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the program

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