Old Town of Dubrovnik – UNESCO’s Adriatic gem
NP Mljet – the green oasis of the Mediterranean
Visit the Elaphiti islands
The pride of the Croatian South, Dubrovnik town is a must-see on its own. On this tour you will discover the charming ambience of one of the best preserved medieval fortified towns in Europe and the world! You will walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit the museums and palaces, take great photos from the City walls and enjoy the musique and ambience of Dubrovnik by night.
At the same time, Dubrovnik region offers exciting hikes with stunning views to the mountains of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro as well as to the coast and the nearby islands.
This trip will also give you the chance to taste the highly appreciated wine of Peljesac region and also to meet the Old Town of Korcula, often called „little Dubrovnik“.
We will walk the trails that have been used by local people throughout the centuries of the free Dubrovnik Republic and we will meet the region’s cultural and etnological background.
Joining this tour will make you experience Dubrovnik in a different and exciting way!
Itinerary / 8 days
Arrival to Dubrovnik airport and transfer to hotel in Dubrovnik, where we stay for the duration of the trip. Overnight in hotel.
Morning guided tour of the Old town of Dubrovnik. In the afternoon, walk to the peak Srđ, to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik and its red tiled roofs.
Today we climb to peak of Strazisce to enjoy spectacular views of Dubrovnik, the sea and the islands. The path we take is with aromatic herbs and wild flowers.
A boat adventure to the tranquil island of Mljet and its national park. Walking paths follow the lakes shoreline and mountain trails lead to stunning view points that overlook the salty lakes of the national park.
Today we climb to Snjeznica (Snowy Mountain), the highest mountain of Dubrovnik region and the only mountain in the area on which snow lies each winter. Savour the charming view to the sea and islands from one side the mountains of Bosnia & Herzgevoina and Montenegro towards the innerlands.
Daily excursion to the peninsula of Peljesac. First we will take a leisurely walk on the slopes of St. Elias peak, rewarded by great views of the island of Korcula and its archipel. We will rest underneath the centuries old cypress trees and visit the Franciscan monastery, high above Orebic town. Later on, we will descent to Orebic to enjoy the ambience of this sailor’s town and then continue to one of the wine cellars of the peninsula, for a tasting of the highly appreciated Peljesac wines Postup & Dingač.
On our last day of the hiking program, we will take a leisurely walk on the beautiful island of Kolocep, a part of the Dubrovnik archipelago – Elaphiti. A tranquil and verdant oasis, just a 30min boat drive from Dubrovnik will relax our senses and let us dive into the Mediterranean spirit one more time. Possibility of swimming in the clear blue Adriatis sea, on one of the serene island beaches.
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport. Departure.
Number of days walking: 6
Level: leisurely to moderate
Average daily distance: 10 km / 6,25 miles
Terrain: Low altitude; quiet mountaineering paths
7 nights in a private family gueshouse, just minutes away from the Old Town of Dubrovnik.
All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Eating & drinking
All breakfasts are included throughout. Croatian cuisine is a mixture of fine seafood, grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads, with influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.
Vaccinations and Visa
Visas are not required by the following nationalities: British and other EU countries, Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities. There are no specific health risks.
This program offers a great mix of leisrely to moderate walking combined with cultural insight of the region. The „cherry on top“ is the wine tasting at Peljesac peninsula.
The walks are fairly easy, with an altitude diffence of a maximum 400m, mainly up to 200m. The paths are well maintaned, with some rocky parts, which is why we suggest taking good, sturdy walking shoes, togehter with your pair of flip-flops for the beach !
No real hiking experience is required and anyone with a reasonable level of fitness can do the program.
If you have any queries about the difficulty of the trip please do not hesitate to call us.
Most of our guide crew started their tourleading in Dubrovnik region. After years of leading groups on hiking, cycling and discovery tours, we are proud to say that we have a whole team of experts for Dubrovnik and south Dalmatia. Find out more about your guide here.
Weather & seasonality
Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. We generally travel off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly on the July departures and can reach the mid to high 30s (degC).