The Croatian Adriatic Coastal Walk

The Croatian Adriatic Coastal Walk

Croatia » Self-guided (independent) hiking tours

  • Scenic coastal hiking trails, island walking routes
  • Dubrovnik - UNESCO heritage listed site
  • Sea food, Mediterranean cuisine, variety of local wines
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  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

From 650 €

Duration (days): 8

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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 being also a national park). Exploring Croatian coast and islands on foot offers 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 local way of life and rich history.
The hiking trails are easy to moderate, without steep stages.

Day 1: 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.
Day 2: Konavle (hiking up to 12 km.)
Full day hiking along the charming paths and villages of the area of Konavle. Starting from your accommodation in Konavle countryside, you start with a walking path that goes firstly along the village, and then accross the valley, through forests and vineyards to the area of the river Ljuta (with old water mills). Overnight in Gruda.
Day 3: Dubrovnik
Organized transfer towards Dubrovnik right after breakfast. After you leave the luggage in your accommodation, we continue to the town itself. Here you will have a guided walking tour in the historical centre of the Old city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is considered as one of the most beautiful town in the world. This gem is a part of UNESCO World Heritage list. The package includes orientation city tour with a guide (up to 2 hours) and optional half day trip on island Lokrum'(Botanical garden). Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 4: Island Lopud (hiking up to 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.
Day 5: Mljet Island
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.
Day 6: Mljet Island
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.
Day 7: Dubrovnik
Transportation to Dubrovnik where you have a free day. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: Departure
Organized transportation to Dubrovnik Airport.

Accommodation and luggage transportation
Family-run pensions and 3-star hotels, en-suite rooms, including breakfast. Luggage transportatin is included.

Price:
- April - May and October - 650 Euro
- June and September - 680 Euro
- July and August - 745 Euro
* In case your travel period involves arrival/departure in different months, the higher rate will be used for invoicing purposes.

Single room supplement: 160 Euro

Group size: min 2 persons

The price includes: maps and route notes in English; local emergency support; time table of buses and boats; other useful information: shops, markets, restaurants…; accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary; airport transfers on arrival and departure, transfers mentioned inside the itinerary and ferry tickets;

The price does not include: other meals and drinks, national park entry fee for Mljet Island (appr. 12 Euros pp), personal expenses, insurance, tips

Tips: the trip is available between April and October (best period May-June and September); the hikes are not particularly difficult at all but the warm weather may make some stages more exhausting;