Self-guided Hiking tour: Split to Dubrovnik

Support
Self-guided
Duration
8 days
Intensity
Moderate

About Tour

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Hiking tour from Split to Dubrovnik is an excellent way to discover the hidden beauties of the Adriatic, explore the small Mediterranean cities, visit the islands, and have a spectacular adventure. The tour begins in Split, leading to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet, and final destination Dubrovnik. For each destination, we have prepared routes that include the most beautiful places and paths. The trails vary in length and range from which you can choose easy, medium, or hard

Itinerary

The first stop is Split, the center of Dalmatia

This adventure begins in Split, the famous festival destination and residence of the 1700-year-old Diocletian's Palace. Once you are all settled in, you will meet with our team that will brief you with the information you need for the upcoming days. Your journey of discovering the beauty of Croatia starts with Split. The first stop is Marjan Hill (178 m), a beautiful park located on a peninsula near the center that overlooks the sea, full of Aleppo pine. This easy hike is an excellent warm-up for the days ahead. The trail is mild and 5 km long. After a lovely walk through Marjan and incredible views from the hill, it's time to discover the city center. The Diocletian's Palace is a landmark of Split and a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Peristyle, the cathedral of St. Domnius, piazzas, Romanesque buildings, and vast cellars located within the Palace walls. The Palace has many layers such as excellent Mediterranean restaurants, taverns, bars, art galleries, and of course, its witty locals. You will spend the night in Split.



Discover the marvelous island of Brač

In the morning, you will hop on a ferry that will take you to your first destination, Brač Island. After a pleasant 50-minute ferry ride, you will arrive in Supetar, the main town of the island. The rich cultural and historical heritage of Supetar will take you back in time. You will find yourself surrounded by numerous rustic villas, cobblestone streets, and romantic squares called pjace. The emphasis is on an 18th-century church with a beautiful bell tower and museum. With its cultural events, festivals, numerous restaurants, and bars, Supetar is the most popular place on the island. For your time in Supetar, we have prepared three different hiking routes, each starting from the harbor. Trails vary in length and range from which you can choose easy, medium, or hard. Descriptions and details for all routes, you can find in the travel booklet which you will receive upon arrival in Split. Overnight at a hotel in Supetar.

Visit the most popular destination on the Adriatic, Hvar 

In the morning you will travel to Milna, where you will take a ferry to the island of Hvar. You will arrive in the town of Hvar, a beautiful place with an old town full of historical buildings and monuments. Hvar city gained glory and power during the Middle Ages as an important port within the Venetian nautical empire, and today is one of the most popular destinations on the Dalmatian Riviera. It is renowned for its unique blend of luxurious Mediterranean life, rich historical heritage, Venetian architecture, and mild climate. We have prepared three different hiking routes for this destination, each starting from the main square of Hvar. The trails vary in length and range from which you can choose easy, medium, or hard. You will spend the night in the town of Hvar.

Explore Hvar before departing for Korčula Island

Enjoy your morning leisure in Hvar. Relax on the beach or wander in the narrow streets while exploring the shops, galleries, bars, and restaurants. You can also take one of the hikes offered in your booklet. If you like, you can join us on our kayak tour to the Pakleni Islands to get the best combination of activities in Hvar. Later you will board a ferry from Hvar to Vela Luka on Korčula. Vela Luka is located on the western side of the island of Korčula in a vast bay with many indented coves. The town developed in the early 19th century in a deep sheltered bay. The name Vela Luka originates from the Croatian term, which means big harbor. The residents of the town are mostly farmers, fishermen, and tourism workers. Vela Luka has an average of 2,500 hours of sunshine a year. Overnight is in Vela Luka.

Visit the small Mediterranean town of Vela Luka

After a delicious breakfast, continue exploring Croatian wonders, starting with the island of Korčula and the town of Vela Luka. Vela Luka is a quiet Mediterranean town. The surrounding area is mild, with hilly relief, and the highest hill is Hum (376 m). We have prepared three different hiking routes starting from the center of Vela Luka. The trails vary in length and range from which you can choose easy, medium, or hard. Descriptions and details for all routes can be found in the travel booklet you will carry with you throughout the trip. In the evening, walk around the city promenade and taste local specialties while enjoying the pleasant summer breeze. Overnight is in Vela Luka.

 

 

Explore the city of Marco Polo

After a cup of coffee and breakfast, you travel to the next place, the town of Korčula. With our private transportation, you will reach your destination in half an hour. Korčula is the capital of the island, with around 3,000 inhabitants. The most prominent sight is the medieval old town with its walls and towers, monuments, piazza, cafes, galleries, open-air cinemas, and more. The town of Korčula was built on a peninsula, overlooking the Pelješac peninsula. Narrow streets, designed according to a fishbone, help reduce the impacts of wind and sun, providing citizens with a convenient and comfortable settlement. Visit the house of Marco Polo, the most famous adventurer who inspired many to sail off and explore the world. For today we have prepared a moderate hiking route, starting from the center of Korčula. Overnight at a hotel in Korčula.

Hiking tour through Mljet National Park

A 30-minute ferry ride will take you to your next destination Pomena. Pomena is a small pueblo located in the western part of the Mljet National Park. The National Park covers an area of 54 km2 and includes two salt lakes, Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero, Soline bay, the villages of Goveđari, Polače, and Pomena. It is a beautiful green island with 70% of its area covered with forest. Olive trees and vines on the island create a stunning combination of tenderness, aroma, and sensation. For your time on the island of Mljet, we have prepared a moderate hiking route, starting from Pomen and sightseeing the lake area in the National Park. Overnight in Pomena on the island of Mljet.

The final destination is Dubrovnik, a pearl of the Adriatic

On the last day of this adventure, you will head to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. The city has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. The tour ends with your arrival in Dubrovnik. We can help you book additional services in Dubrovnik, such as transportation, accommodation, and similar. Spend the rest of your day discovering this remarkable city. Dubrovnik offers outstanding nightlife, world-class restaurants with Michelin stars, and upscale bars. Things to visit in this exceptional city are the majestic City Walls, the Tower Minčeta, Fortress Lovrijenac, Fortresses Revelin, Onofrio Fountain, St. Vlaho's Church, main street Stradun, and hill Srđ with a spectacular view from the top.

Our Great Staff

Vedran Medvesek
Guide

Vedran Medvesek

Vedran is our mountain biking and kayaking guide. Since joining our team in 2016, he has created and organized many of our mountain bike tours. He loves to spend his free time in nature, practicing adrenaline and adventure sports. Physical activity is always a good idea that can help you stay calm and focused, Vedran says.


Veselka Huljić
Guide

Veselka Huljić

Veselka is a world traveler who has dreamed of improving holiday experiences for travelers visiting Croatia. Knowing the fact that there are many hidden gems on the Adriatic coast, she desired to show visitors magical places. In 2005, her dream came true she opened a business and has been touring ever since. Her motto is, enjoy every step of the journey with a smile on your face, and never stop learning and exploring, who knows what you might find.

Kristian Marovic
Guide

Kristian Marovic

Kristian is our trained guide in kayaking, hiking, and cycling tours. He has many years of experience in adventure sports, which makes him an expert in conducting these tours. His friendly and positive energy will enchant you. His motto is no matter what you are a climber, kayaker, or cyclist, the greatness that appears behind us and before us in an adventure is nothing compared to the greatness that lies in our hearts.

Arrangement

Included

- 1 night in Split
- 1 night in Supetar
- 1 night in Hvar
- 2 nights in Vela Luka
- 1 night in Korčula
- 1 night in Pomena
- road book with all necessary details, maps, route descriptions, points of interests, restaurant recommendations
- luggage transportation and passenger transportation to starting points of easy routes in the road book
- ferry tickets
- 24/7 assistance and emergency contact

Not included

The price does not include: 

- Meals (besides breakfast)
- airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Personal expanses
- Additional transfers, depending on selected optional (upgraded routes: Moderate/challenging)
- Optional excursions
- entrance fees

Summary

Support
Self-guided
Duration
8 days
Intensity
Moderate
price per guest
from 1,125 € / 8,440 kn