Discover Dalmatia’s hidden beauties on this hiking tour along coastlines and ridges, rivers and valleys. Hike through Croatia’s unique karst landscape when exploring the Motor and Biokovo mountain ranges. Stroll through the bustling streets of Split and Hvar town, where modern glamour meets the timeless architecture of ancient cultures. Witness UNESCO World Heritage Sites and engage with locals as you witness them tending their vineyards and aromatic lavender fields. And indulge in gourmet cuisine day after day. This Dalmatian journey is one for the senses!
Arrive in Split
Begin your Croatian adventure with a tour of Split’s natural and historical wonders by exploring both Marjan Hill and Diocletian’s Palace. Hike to the top of Marjan Hill where you can gaze out upon the Adriatic dotted with islands as well as the sprawling city below.
Hike Mosor Mountain
We go where the locals go today as we trek along the local mountaineer’s favorite Mosor Mountain trails. Witness Croatia’s unique karst terrain up close as you climb and keep an eye out for wildlife and flora. After, return to explore more of Split’s many offerings.
Rise early and enjoy a fresh breakfast before departing for Brač Island. Once there, we travel to Vidova Gora, the highest peak in the Dalmatian Islands at 780m. Stretch your legs with a hike to the secluded Blaca hermitage, a UNESCO World Heritage site still redolent of its rich heritage. Take an evening ferry back to Split.
Explore Makarska Riviera and Mount Biokovo
Today’s excursions first take you to the Makarska Riveria’s sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches. From there, we travel inland up the foothills of Mount Biokovo, a protected Nature Park. As you hike, explore the unique biodiversity and geomorphology so unique to the Dinaric mountain range. Once we’ve finished exploring the jaw-dropping foothills, return to Split for the evening.
Explore Hvar Island’s Forgotten Villages
Rise early and set off across the sea from Split to Hvar. Once on shore, we set off on foot with a leisurely hike through Hvar’s terraced, aromatic fields and lost villages. Learn more about the region’s rich history of lavender oil production and the locals’ way of life as we walk. We eventually make our way to Hvar town, where you can indulge in fresh Croatian cuisine and explore the lively nightlife before bed.
Visit Grapceva Cave & Humac
Our first stop of the day is to Humac, a former shepherds’ settlement which offers panoramic views of the island’s valleys and capes. From Humac we proceed to Grapceva Cave, known for the prehistoric artifacts discovered here. Dating back to the Neolithic Period, this discovery dates Grapceva as one of the Mediterranean and Adriatic’s oldest settlements, giving Grapceva Cave the reputation as the cradle of Hvar’s civilization. After today’s adventures we return to Hvar town.
Hike St. Nikola Peak, Visit Sveta Nedjelja
Enjoy an exhilarating hike to St. Nikola’s peak this morning, following ancient paths still used by locals to tend to their vineyards. Take in the views and rest at the summit before heading back down. On the return hike, stop by a picturesque cave before arriving at the village of Sveta Nedjelja. There should also be opportunities to take a dip in one of the inviting bays as we walk along the coast!
Say goodbye to guides and guests today before catching your return flight home. We organize departure times according to your flight schedule to assure a smooth travel day.
Dates & Rates
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|Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018 |
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Rates: from $2,195
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July and August are considered Croatia’s ‘season’. It is summer during that time, and tourism is in full swing. The weather is hot, the sea is blue, and the coast is at its best. The only drawback is that it is the peak of tourist season. Everything is busy in Croatia this during the summer and the crowds can be overwhelming. The weather in Croatia varies from the north to the coast. The north has a Continental climate with temperatures averaging around 77 degrees Fahrenheit in August. The coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate and the temperature can reach as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather in May, June, September, and October will be milder, but some businesses may be closed.
You will need a passport that is valid for 6 months past the end of your trip, but a visa is not required for tourists who are on trips of less than 90 days.
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna, although some places will accept the Euro, you may be spending a fortune in the exchange rate. You can either exchange currency before you travel or get it from an ATM when you arrive, again watch for the exchange rate. Remember, it is never a good idea to keep a lot of cash on you while you are traveling, but in local shops and markets having some Kuna on you is helpful.