Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik
Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia - Dalmatian Coast Hiking Tour

from €930

This self guided hiking tour in Croatia is focused on the mainland Dalmatian coast and the many islands just off-shore. The coastline is dotted with historical towns, cities, and villages, but the country is very narrow and so visiting the islands is absolutely part of a visit to the Dalmatian ... Read More

  • Reviews
  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Hiking (level 3)
  • Availability
    March - November
  • Duration
    6 Nights / 7 Days
  • Distance
    Hiking 10-15km daily

DAY 1 - Split 7km (short loop) or 14km (long loop) + exploring old town Elevation gain: 180m Duration: 3/5h+2h city walk

Welcome to Split, 1700 years old Roman town! Meet our representative in the morning for your orientation before starting your hiking tour along the Dalmatian coast and islands. Start your walk along the coast, passing couple of beautiful bays and beaches, follow trail, which leads you to Marjan Park forest, famous recreational place for the locals. Discover many charming churches and trails with amazing views on Split, sea and nearby islands. Continue on and discover the old walls and basement of the Diocletian’s Palace, numerous cafes and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food in Split!  

Vila Baguc B&B


Split

Vila Baguc B&B

Located in Split, this is an historic property owned by one of the oldest families in Split – every line has its own family nickname and theirs was Baguc. As this villa is the old family estate, they honor the tradition and name it by the family line... First mention of the villa was the draft in Italian from 1856 . The rooms are equipped with various in-room facilities, such as the air-conditioning, underfloor heating and hairdryer in the bathroom, cable TV with 60 channels, minibar, wired and wireless internet and safe.

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 2 - Hiking this Island of Brac 16km (west side loop) or 14km (from Lovrečina) Elevation gain: 190 or 140m Duration: 4.5 or 3h

Start the day with a boat ride from Split to Island Brac. Once you arrive on Island Brac, you have option for an easy coastal hike from Lovrecina bay or you can enjoy west side loop which takes you along olive grove and the quiet village of Sutivan and then back along the coast to Supetar. Or you can combine both options, for a 25-km hike. Whatever path you choose today, you will enjoy great views on the mainland, quiet coastal paths, discover ancient Greek and Roman ruins and sleepy fisherman villages. One of the trademarks of Island Brac is stone and stone quarries – the White house in Washington and Diocletian’s palace are just some sites that were built with that stone! All the ancient villages and towns on Brac are kind of an exhibition of fine stone work! Then enjoy some free time to swim at one of many beaches surrounding Supetar, or discover historical sites and local culture before return to Split.  

Vila Baguc B&B


Split

Vila Baguc B&B

Located in Split, this is an historic property owned by one of the oldest families in Split – every line has its own family nickname and theirs was Baguc. As this villa is the old family estate, they honor the tradition and name it by the family line... First mention of the villa was the draft in Italian from 1856 . The rooms are equipped with various in-room facilities, such as the air-conditioning, underfloor heating and hairdryer in the bathroom, cable TV with 60 channels, minibar, wired and wireless internet and safe.

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 3 - Hiking the Island of Hvar; 12km Elevation loss: 310m Duration: 3-4 h

Today head toward another island in Croatia; Hvar! Rated as one of the "top 10 most beautiful islands in the world" according to Traveler Magazine! Cultural and historical sites, lavender fields, crystal clear turquoise waters, charming villages and towns are just some of the highlights this island has to offer. Take a “cultural walk” along the narrow streets of Stari grad town, literally translated "The Old town". Founded in the 4th century B.C. this is one of the first Greek colonies in the Adriatic. Enjoy numerous charming squares, restaurants and cafés of Stari Grad, before continuing to the abandoned villages, once famous for lavender and rosemary oil production, to the south coastline of Island Hvar. Along the way you walk along lavender fields, olive groves and discover charming and hidden beaches with turquoise sea color, before arrival to Hvar town. In the afternoon treat yourself with well deserved café or aperitif at one of numerous bars along Venetian influenced piazza of Hvar town before dinner!  

Palace Hotel Hvar


Hvar

Palace Hotel Hvar

The Palace is ideally located in the heart of the old town overlooking Hvar Piazza, old town and marina. The rooms at The Palace have been equipped with simple fixtures and furnishings that provide comfort and convenience while allowing guests to thoroughly enjoy all the natural charm and beauty of this historical hotel.

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 4 - Hiking the Fortica Fortress and town of Korcula; 2-3km Elevation gain: 100m Duration: 2h

After breakfast, walk to Fortica Španjola– a fortress located on a hill above the town Hvar, where the latest renovations were done in the 16th century. On your way to the fortress, enjoy some unforgettable panoramic view of the city, its surroundings and Pakleni Islands as well as museum with collection of amphora and other exhibits from antiquity in the Middle Ages located in fortress. If you are interested in some beach time, you might want to take taxi boat to Pakleni Islands, a small but beautiful archipelago located right across from Hvar! You an enjoy a nice walk, or swim in secluded bays and have a nice lunch overlooking Adriatic! Later in the afternoon, take a boat ride to Korcula, where you''ll send next 2 nights.  

Hotel Korcula De La Ville


Korčula

Hotel Korcula De La Ville

We proudly present the Korčula De La Ville Hotel building a new tale from 2015: a tale based on its intriguing past. Visit the oldest town hotel surrounded by the Korčula's stone monuments and share the experiences of its most common or famous visitors. Go out on the spacious terrace and enjoy the traditional seafood specialties complemented by a glass of Korčula wine and a magical sunset. Be a part of the Korčula De La Ville Hotel's story! •Newly-renovated in 2015 •Villa by the sea in the old heart of the town of Korčula •View of the sea, boats and a spectacular sunset •Hotel of historical importance - the first town hotel on the island of Korčula (1912) •Celebrities as hotel guests •First class seafood specialties

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 5 - Visit Korcula and Marco Polo's home! 11.5-23km Elevation gain: 360m Duration: 2,5/4h

Today discover your third Island: Korcula! The island is considered to be the hometown of Marco Polo, the famous world traveler, where his silk road began. Korcula used to be a Greek colony, dating back to the 4th century and called Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula). Nowadays, it's famous for producing some of the best Croatian white wines: Posip and Grk. Today's hike takes you along the natural park with some amazing rock formations and wild life. The walk itself is very peaceful and relaxing, in an unusual but very pleasant landscape for Dalmatian karst region. The area is containing dolomite rock formations and is very densely wooded. Following the nature park continue along the ancient Napoleon path, along olive groves, small vineyards, small fields of sage, oregano and many other healthy herbs. The hike ends in the village of Pupnat, were you have the option to enjoy unique lunch prepared by Farac family. Most of their ingredients come from the fields where you have been walking through. Spend the afternoon in medieval Korcula town and explore its cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings and other architectural masterpieces made in Gothic and Renaissance style.

Hotel Korcula De La Ville


Korčula

Hotel Korcula De La Ville

We proudly present the Korčula De La Ville Hotel building a new tale from 2015: a tale based on its intriguing past. Visit the oldest town hotel surrounded by the Korčula's stone monuments and share the experiences of its most common or famous visitors. Go out on the spacious terrace and enjoy the traditional seafood specialties complemented by a glass of Korčula wine and a magical sunset. Be a part of the Korčula De La Ville Hotel's story! •Newly-renovated in 2015 •Villa by the sea in the old heart of the town of Korčula •View of the sea, boats and a spectacular sunset •Hotel of historical importance - the first town hotel on the island of Korčula (1912) •Celebrities as hotel guests •First class seafood specialties

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 6 - Boat ride to Peninsula of Peljesac and Dubrovnik; 9km (+4km Ston walls) Elevation gain: 226m Duration: 2 h + optional Ston walls walk: 1km

Start the morning with a short boat ride to the peninsula Peljesac and the town of Orebic, which was founded in the 15th century as a part of Republic of Dubrovnik (Ragusa). Famous for its seaman and its maritime traditions, nowadays in Orebic you can see charming stone houses (villas) of the once famous sea captains. From Orebic start your hike along the southern slopes of Mt. Ilija, where you will pass secluded vineyards, an old Franciscan monastery and enjoy the great views on Korcula and Peljesac archipelago. Once back to the coast, enjoy scenic walk along waterfront of Kučište and Viganj, a laid back Dalmatian villages. In the afternoon, head back to the mainland. On the way, you'll pass through Ston, where you can discover the second longest stone wall in the world! Then, continue to the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik, where you'll spend your last evening!

Hotel Lero


Dubrovnik

Hotel Lero

Recognizable by its tradition longer than 40 years, Hotel Lero is a favorite destination of many guests in Dubrovnik area. Unobtrusive and reliable partner for all guests who visit Dubrovnik on business, but at the same time a perfect base for those who came to rest and explore the historic sights of the Old city. An ideal location favored by many tourists and business guests who visit Dubrovnik. Whether the purpose of your travel is business or vacation, our staff will provide professional and personalized service in order to maintain a high the level of your stay. The hotel consists of two connected buildings and offers accommodation on 5 floors. Spacious and comfortable, all rooms host a wide range of amenities to suit the needs of today's discerning traveler. Most of our 155 contemporary designed rooms offer sea views and are equipped with regular 3 star amenities.

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map

DAY 7 - Departure day after breakfast

Today after breakfast the tour ends. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik and explore the historical sites along with the magnificent wall that surrounds the old town!  

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Self guided hiking tour Croatia Split to Dubrovnik

Overview Map
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Accommodation in selected lodgings - choices & prices in Rates tab
- Buffet breakfast each day after Day 1
- Transfers as mentioned in itinerary including private boats between islands
- All luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Orientation meeting on Day 1 with our local English speaking representative
- Welcome drink (or cafe) at orientation
- Local emergency support throughout the trip
- Route book with all hiking route maps and cue sheets, sites, visit information
- Suggested places to eat lunches and dinners
- Self guided cultural walking programs to discover Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
- All taxes
- Pre-travel documents to help prepare for the upcoming trip.
- Pre-travel assistance with transportation, travel insurance, packing, preparations, and onward travel.
- Customer incentives and post trip offers
- Options for special dining experiences in Hvar and Korcula - cost supplemental; booked in advance.

Lodging

 
3 Star Hotels
Guesthouses
Upgraded 5* hotels
SplitVila Baguc Vila Baguc Marmont Hotel
Hvar Hotel Palace House Gordana Hotel Adriana
Korcula Hotel KorculaPlokata Apartman Hotel LD
Dubrovnik Hotel Lero B&B Sesame Inn Hotel Bellevue

Please note that the guesthouse option includes small properties so the number of rooms is limited and will change depending on availability at time of booking.
2018 Croatia -Hiking Split to Dubrovnik - 6 nights (rates per person based on double occupancy)
 
Guesthouses
3&4* Hotels
Premier 4* hotels
April995 Euros 1260 Euros1480 Euros
May1040 Euros 1410 Euros1630 Euros
June 1115 Euros 1540 Euros1890 Euros
July-August 1290 Euros 1670 Euros2040 Euros
September 1140 Euros 1590 Euros 1980 Euros
October 1010 Euros 1325 Euros 1680 Euros
Single Supplement 260-380 Euros 375-760 Euros 930-1400 Euros
*Single supplement is based on more than 2 travelers, for solo travelers please inquire for solo supplement which is higher than the single supplement above.

Save with 4 or 6 travelers per booking:Save 5% and 7% when you are 4 and 6 travelers per group!



GPS Rental 20 Euro per a person

How do our rates compare? See Why Pure Adventures is Better We include more services, respond quicker, and are there for your entire trip not just part of it. As a US based company, you can pay conveniently and securely. Call us toll free now 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8am-5pm MST); or eMail Us we respond same day to all emails. Our goal is to be better, respond quicker, and save you both time and money. We may not always be the least expensive, but we will be the best value for the money and time. Don't forget, we offer many destinations and will help you choose the best one for you. Let us help you and make your vacation easy!

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Some shorter hike options available
- Famous and beautiful islands of Dalmatian Coast
- Visit historical cities, Split and Dubrovnik

Need to Know:
- Elevation gains vary from 180m to 360m
- High tourist travel months are July,August and September
 
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This trip as shown is Self-guided but can be made as a guided hiking trip for groups of 4 or more - please inquire 

Total length: 56-62km / with optional hikes and walks around town.

Level: ModerateLevel 3
 
Dates: March through October; this is a self-guided tour. You can go any date subject to hotel availability. We can also organize guided trips for any private group and accommodate custom requests; please inquire
 
The Dalmatian coastline is famous for its islands and the historical cities of Split and Dubrovnik. General Croatia Travel Information

Details regarding transfers* between islands - On days with boat transfers you will travel by regular scheduled ferries. They are from 26" to 40" long and have speed of approximately 20 - 25 knots. In case of bad weather - regular ferries usually depart - and they are safe. For private boats - in case it is not safe we cancel those in accordance with the skipper and make alternative arrangements. The ferry and boat transfers are completely detailed in the road book which is covered at orientation. * luggage also travels on the ferries but is handled by partners so you can ride! 
Options

Book a Car Rental in Croatia or Throughout Europe
  • Get a Travel Insurance Quote: Travel Safe (US & Canada residents only)
  • Get a Travel Insurance Quote: Australia | New Zealand
  • Local Coordinator

    Ante or Snježana will meet you for orientation in Split on your arrival. Ante is originally from Split, degree in Economics, he is a cycling enthusiast and creates routes, itineraries and maps for us. Snjezana, also native if Split is a world traveler, degree in chemistry and a handicraft artist; she supports the trips from behind the scenes and will be available throughout your travels by phone. Both are fluent in English. 

    No equipment is needed on this tour. Bring your comfortable hiking shoes! GPS Rental 20 Euro per a person

    Request Additional Information

    Request your free Destination Guide and get a PDF summary of this tour by email.

    Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.