HighlightsKonavle Valley | Dubrovnik | Sipan Island | Mjet Island and national park
Description of Croatian coast walking tours, self guidedThe Croatian Coast is blessed with some truly beautiful natural scenery and if you’re looking for walks in Croatia that take in the lush green islands of the Adriatic as well as the cultural highlights of the country’s coastal crown jewel, Dubrovnik, then here’s where you start.
This seven day self-guided walking itinerary features three of the country’s southern islands, Korcula, Mljet, Sipan, and allows walkers to immerse themselves in outstanding natural scenery as well as the region’s fascinating cultural customs and rich medieval history.
Cultural sightseeing blended with moderate hiking in Croatia allows travellers to experience the best of both worlds and includes first-rate accommodation, straightforward map directions and local recommendations as part and parcel of the self-guided walking tour.
Our top tip: Tomi offers other activities, so for an extra kayak or mountain bike session, just ask. Trip type: Self-guided walking. Activity level: Moderate. Average 15 kms/day. Accomm: Small locally owned b&b’s. Included: Accommodation, all breakfasts, luggage transfers, Dubrovnik walking guide, ferries. Meals: Average main course £8. Plenty of local produce for picnics. Solos: Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge €105 for own room.
|Day 1:||Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the green hillsides and verdant valleys of Konavle, located southeast of the medieval walled city. Konavle is well-known for its rural countryside charm as well as its fantastic cliff-top views, sprawling vineyards and traditional old fashioned villages. Your first overnight stay will be in the small town of Gruda set within the heart of the Konavle countryside.|
|Day 2:||Today's maximum walking distance: 10kms. Explore the beautiful Konavle area on foot as you discover the scenic paths that lead over hillsides from one picture postcard village to the next. This is your chance to cross the valley and head into the forests and vineyards to where the Ljuta River fuels several traditional water mills. Overnight stay in Gruda.|
|Day 3:||Transfer to Croatia's iconic coastal citadel Dubrovnik where red roofs and medieval monuments make for a historic backdrop to today's two hour guided orientation and sightseeing tour. In the afternoon you'll be able to choose between free time in Dubrovnik or an optional half day visit to Lokrum Island and its impressive botanical garden and Benedictine monastery. Overnight stay in B&B accommodation in Dubrovnik.|
|Day 4:||Self guided walking trip on the Lopud island, up to 12km.
This morning we take ferry from Dubrovnik port to the Lopud island, sail takes about 45 min, for the return (in the afternoon hours) we have several departures from the Lopud port to Dubrovnik.
Lopud reach Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate with plenty sunny days, old stone houses, churches and number of noble palaces. Lopud is perfect gateway from Dubrovnik for a day hike, there are several hiking trails, or big one that makes 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.
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 follows 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 finish in the town Lopud, port area where you have started it.
Included meals: Breakfast|
|Day 5:||Mljet Island national park is where you'll be heading to today as you take the two hour ferry journey from the port of Gruz. The self-guided walking route starts at the village of Polace, famed for its Roman ruins, and leads past saline lakes, traditional villages and whispering pine forests before returning to Polace for your overnight stay on Mljet.|
|Day 6:||Your second day on Mljet lets you make the most of the island's verdant green landscapes as well as offering a chance to dip your toe into the saline lakes which are always a little warmer than the crystal clear waters of the surrounding Adriatic. Alternative excursions to recommended walking routes include a small boat ride to the nearby island of Saint Mary where a 12th century Benedictine monastery makes for a focal point before returning back to Mljet for your final night's stay on the island.|
|Day 7:||Your penultimate day finds you returning to the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik where you're free to walk the walls, undertake cultural sightseeing or just indulge in people watching at leisure. Final overnight stay in Dubrovnik.|
|Day 8:||Bid the medieval walls a fond farewell before transferring to your chosen departure point (airport, port or bus terminal) after breakfast.|
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