Hike and Cruise in Southern Croatia 2021

This guided hiking tour in Dalmatia starts on Hvar Island and ends on Brač, exploring amazing Adriatic coastline in between.

  • from: 415 €
  • Harbour: Split
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Description

Guaranteed departures from SPLIT

SPLIT – OMIŠ – MAKARSKA – MLJET – PELJEŠAC – KORČULA – VELA LUKA – HVAR – BRAČ – SPLIT

This guided hiking tour in Dalmatia starts on Hvar Island and ends on Brač Island, both stunning places. During your tour, you will explore amazing coastlines, towns and old villages. You will hike the historic islands and explore Mljet National Park, climb some high peaks and relax on the beaches, eat delicious local food and try robust, local wines.

Croatia is incredibly beautiful, full of rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate. Without doubt, one of the finest ways of exploring it is on foot.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Exploring islands by foot, magnificent views, historical towns

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Itinerary

DAY 1   Saturday  OMIŠ (L)

HIKE: Omiš – Fortica – Omiš
  • Length: 4 km
  • Duration: 1,5 h
  • Total ascend: 330 m
  • Highest point: 301 m
  • Difficulty level: 3/5

Check-in and departure at 13h. Lunch during the journey to Omiš and time to meet fellow passengers and the crew. Upon arrival in Omiš, walk tour to the Fortica fortress above town which is located on the top of Omiš Dinara. That was an important position for pirates because they could control the huge area on the sea and on the mainland. You can see the whole city, the canyon of Cetina river as well as the islands Brač, Hvar and Šolta. Return to Omiš and overnight.

DAY 2       Sunday      MAKARSKA (B, D)

HIKE: Vošac – Sveti Jure – Voša
  • Length: 11 km
  • Duration: 3,5 h
  • Total ascend: 550 m
  • Highest point: 1762 m
  • Difficulty level: 3/5

Breakfast during sail from Omiš to Makarska with panoramic cruise at the foot of the mountain Biokovo – the biggest, the hardest and the most beautiful mountain in Dalmatia. After arrival to Makarska, transfer to the mountain hut ‘Pod Vošcem’ where starts our hiking tour to the highest peak of Biokovo, and at the same time the second highest Croatian peak – Sveti Jure (1762 m). In the close vicinity of the hut is the peak Vošac (1422 m) with beautiful and unforgettable views on the whole Makarska riviera, Omiš, Split and also the island of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo and Pelješac peninsula. We continue further, a little uphill then little downhill and so on to the mountain hut. There is a telecommunication tower in the vicinity as well as the peak Sveti Jure, but the climb to the top is secured by rope. After relaxing and enjoying the view to the mainland, the sea and the islands, we go the same way back to the mountain hut and further with transfer to Makarska.

DAY 3       Monday

MLJET (B,L,CD)
  • Length: 13 km
  • Duration: 3,5 h
  • Total ascend: 350 m
  • Highest point: 235 m
  • Difficulty level: 2/5

Morning sail towards the lush green island of Mljet. Breakfast during cruise and enjoy the views of Hvar island, Pelješac peninsula and Korčula island. Arrival to Pomena, lunch on board and afternoon walking tour on National park Mljet, the oldest National park on the Mediterranean. Entrance fee to be paid on the spot approx. 17 EUR per person. The main reason why Mljet is proclaimed national park is definitely its two connected salt water lakes, rich flora and a unique appearance of the coast, cliffs, rocks and numerous islets. Hike tour to the peak Montokuc (235m) with the wonderful view of the whole Mljet archipelago and neighboring islands. In return, refreshment in salt lakes. Possibility of Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Pomena.

DAY 4       Tuesday      PELJEŠAC (B,D)

HIKE: Orebić – Sveti Ilija – Orebić
  • Length: 16 km
  • Duration: 6 h
  • Total ascend: 1100 m
  • Highest point: 960 m
  • Difficulty level: 4/5

Before breakfast, cruise towards Pelješac peninsula with the dominant peak of Sveti Ilija (960m). Start of hiking tour from Orebić. Easy climbing to Ruskovići village and then further by a well-built and well-kept hiking path. The trail goes through a pine forest, but also some parts are very steep so caution is necessary. After approx. 3 hours of hiking we reach the peak, which is one of the widest and the most beautiful viewpoint in Croatian mountains. Descend to Orebić taking less steep path with a wonderful view of archipelago of Korčula town. Arrival to Orebić, boarding the ship and short cruise to Korčula town. Dinner on board and overnight.

DAY 5        Wednesday         KORČULA – VELA LUKA (B,L)

HIKE: Vela Luka – Hum – Vela spilja – Vela Luka
  • Length: 10 km
  • Duration: 3,5 h
  • Total ascend: 480 m
  • Highest point: 376 m
  • Difficulty level: 2/5

After spending the night in Marco Polo’s town, cruise to the other side of the island – to Vela Luka. Walking tour to the hinterland, first to the hill Hum (376m). Climbing the trail, it gradually opens your eyes to Vela Luka bay and then to the sea and neighboring islands, even to the coast of Italy. During the Austria-Hungarian governance, the fort was built here. After Hum, we return to Vela Luka and continue to the cave Vela Špilja – one of the most important archeological prehistoric locality in Europe. Entrance into the cave is 1 to 10 meters wide, 4 m high, facing the south with the wonderful view to the bay and the islets. Return to the port and overnight in Vela Luka.

DAY 6        Thursday      HVAR (B,D)

HIKE: Sveta Nedilja – Sveti Nikola – Stari Grad
  • Length: 15 km
  • Duration: 6 h
  • Total ascend: 680 m
  • Highest point: 628 m
  • Difficulty level: 4/5

Breakfast and cruise to the longest Croatian island – Hvar. Arrival to Sveta Nedija village, disembark from the ship and start of hiking tour to Saint Nicholas (628m), the highest peak of the island. Ascend by road and then macadam path through the numerous vineyards. There is a cross at the edge of the cliff and the neighboring chapel of Saint Nicholas after which the name of the peak comes from. Descend to the other side of the island by less steep path, towards Stari Grad. We go through Stari Grad field – well preserved ancient land division which dates from Greek times. There is a system of paths and plots. Dinner on board and overnight in the harbor of Stari Grad.

DAY 7       Friday         BOL (B,L)

HIKE: Bol – Vidova gora – Bol
  • Length: 12 km
  • Duration: 3,5 h
  • Total ascend: 850 m
  • Highest point: 780 m
  • Difficulty level: 3/5

Last active day in the week we start with sailing from Stari Grad to Bol with the goal of conquering the highest peak of all Adriatic islands – Vidova gora (780m). Breakfast during sail. We start hike tour in Bol. Paved road through the place and then the attractive built hiking path to the plateau of Vidova gora. Arrival to the top with the stunning view of neighboring island of Hvar, also to Vis, Korčula and Pelješac but also towards the world famous beach The Golden Horn. After relax time, descend the same way back to Bol, boarding the ship and cruise towards Split during lunch. Free afternoon for exploring the town of Diocletian. Overnight in Split.

DAY 8        Saturday    SPLIT (B)

Breakfast and disembarkation.

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Prices & Terms

Dates & Prices 2021

Walk & Hike Cruise Croatia   08.05.2021. 11.09.2021.
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE main/upper deck € 510 € 670
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE lower deck € 480 € 615
TRADITIONAL main/upper deck € 435 € 530
TRADITIONAL lower deck € 415 € 480

Guaranteed departure from Split harbour Saturday 13h, check in from 11h onwards.

Walk & Hike Cruise with professional guide.
Recommended equipment: hiking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection.

Cruise Price Includes

  • 8 days/7 night cruise
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 3 course lunch OR dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • unlimited water from water dispenser
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Free WiFi

Supplements & Reductions:

  • children under 10 years:  –50%
  • single use of cabin: +50%

Payment

  • Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount 
  • Remainder latest 30 days prior to arrival

Conditions & Cancellation policy

  • The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions
  • All cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10 participants are booked, organiser reserves the right to cancel the departure and changing the ship name if the need arises.
  • Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board.
  • In case of inappropriate behaviour captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

Cancellation conditions

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment non-refundable 
  • 29-22 days – 40% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 60% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)

Obligatory Supplement

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES  (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week

Disclaimer: Participant agrees to abide to the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather conditions.

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Notes

Category description

 

TRADITIONAL: Wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, lunch or lunch package and dinner,, a liter of water daily, free WiFi.

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

SWIMMING BREAKS: In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular stops for swimming while the ship anchors in secluded bays approximately 20-30 meters from the beach or after the hike before departure to next island.

HIKING ROUTE: The length of the daily hiking routes is estimated and informative and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done on route. Sailing and hiking routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective hikers on board. Departure depends on the program.

FOOD: Continental breakfast, lunch or lunch package (depending of the daily program) and dinner on board. During our hiking routes, we will recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip but are paid by the customers.

ENTRANCE TICKETS  to Mljet National Park and Dragon Cave are not included in price.

RECOMMENDED HIKING EQUIPEMENT: hiking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection.

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