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Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Islands of Croatia

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Hooked on Cycling & Walking > Croatia > Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Islands of Croatia
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2 (Day 2 is longer than a Level 2 tour)
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily 8th April to 30th October
  • Location: Konavle (near Dubrovnik airport)
Tour Details

On this walking holiday in Croatia, you shall explore the historic city of Dubrovnik, its surrounding countryside and some of the nearest Dalmatian Islands. By foot, you can explore the Islands of Sipan, Mljet of the Elaphite Islands, see ancient towns and cultural heritage of this region. Of course, you shall also experience the stunning coastal landscapes and the countryside region around Konavle. Dubrovnik is one of the must-see destinations and should be on many persons bucket lists, as in 1979 it was awarded UNESCO World heritage but in 1991 did have significant damage when in the Serbian and Montenegrin soldiers besieged the town for 7 months. After the conflict restoration took place in the 1990’s and Dubrovnik is now back to its former glory!

The Croatian Adriatic coast and islands tour will show you Croatia in a way that brings 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.

Starting Location

Konavle (near Dubrovnik airport)

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights bed and breakfast
  • Mid-range B&B’s and Guest Houses
  • Information Pack
  • Routes, Maps, and App
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer Dubrovnik accommodation to docks on day 5 with luggage.
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • In/Out transfers from Dubrovnik airport (1 transfer per booking)
  • GPS files available

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Supplement
  • Flights
  • Cost before and after tour
  • Extra nights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Season supplements
  • GPS Device Rental
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park, approx. 12€
Trip Info

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL IN KONAVLE (Near Dubrovnik)

Konavle is located in the most southern part of the region of Dubrovnik around 6 miles from the airport. It is very well known for its natural beauties and contrasts starting with its green hills up to Konavle valley through numerous charming villages, vineyards all the way to its exceptional cliffs, stretching above the sea.  On arrival at Dubrovnik airport, a transfer is included from the airport to the area of Konavle where you will spend the first two nights. You shall have a welcome meeting and tour introduction at 7 pm today.

Day 2KONAVLE 11.3 miles 18km, up 550m, walking time 6 hours

Today you shall have a charming self-guided walking tour of local paths and villages around the area of Konavle. Starting out from your accommodation in Konavle you shall head out into the countryside, crossing the valley, through forest and vineyards all the way to visit some exceptional looking cliffs, stretching above the sea.

Day 3DUBROVNIK, a 2hour guided city tour.

After breakfast check out from your guesthouse in Konavle and transfer to Dubrovnik. During the morning you shall have a guided walking tour explaining some of the history of the Old City of Dubrovnik. You shall find Dubrovnik to be a beautiful, historic city of lovely red-roofed buildings all surrounded by medieval fortified walls. This gem is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The author  Sir George Bernard Shaw once said, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik”.

Day 4ISLAND OF ŠIPAN 8.8 miles 14km, up 150m 4 hours.

Today you shall have a walking tour on the island of Šipan. We set out from the main port of Dubrovnik by local boat to Sipan, this is the largest of the famous Elafiti islands and have two little settlements – Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj, both of which are ancient and you shall be amazed to their great character. Sipan is an island with a rich cultural heritage and is characterized by rich Mediterranean vegetation of vineyards, olive trees and pine forests, which is perfect for walking.

The starting point of the walk shall be Sudjuradj from where you shall head inland through the interior of the island to the other settlement Luka Šipanska. There are many possibilities to walk and to explore the island, there are just few cars on the island because Sipan is an island of the fisherman! In local history Sipan was a residential place of Dubrovnik patricians or noblemen, so if you follow the road from port Sudjuradj along the vineyards and olive trees to (western part of the island) port of the Luka you will find many interesting sights of old churches, summer residential palaces, beautiful pine forest, hidden bays and much more.

Late afternoon return to the port of Sudjradj where the boat departs to Dubrovnik.

Day 5THE ISLAND OF MLJET 5.6 miles 9 km, up 350m, 3 hours walking time.

Today our walking tour takes you to the highest peak in the national park area, hill Montokuc, on your way from Montokuc you head down through pine forests to the salt lakes again. Night stay in Polace, Mljet.

Day 6 THE ISLAND OF MLJET 9.3 miles 15 km, up 300m, walking time 4 hours.

The Island of Mljet is often known as the “green island” because of its lush vegetation, it really is a pearl in the Adriatic and one of the 8 Croatian National Parks. As with Sipan, there is beautiful Mediterranean vegetation, clear blue seas, numerous bays, beaches and cliffs, but also two lovely salt lakes, warm even early in the year. Your day starts with a bus to the port of Dubrovnik, from where you will take a boat to Polace on Mljet. Your walking tour begins on arrival at the village of Polace behind ancient remains of a Roman palace which dates from the 2nd century. Here the walk 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. Night stay in Polače, Mljet.

Day 7DUBROVNIK

Transfer to Dubrovnik where you have a free day to explore further this wonderful historic city.

Day 8DEPARTURE

Transfer from hotel to Dubrovnik airport included

 

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Fly to Dubrovnik airport where a transfer to first accommodation is included.

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