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Description

This self-guided walking holiday is a variant of self guided walking – cultural sightseeing holiday and includes UNESCO town Dubrovnik and islands; Sipan, Korcula, the beautiful island of Mljet (national park with its salt lakes and ruined Roman palace). The island of Korcula is the birthplace of Marco Polo, Mljet is one of the most green Mediterranean islands, Lopud is an island in the Dubrovnik vicinity with long history, whilst Dubrovnik needs no introduction. During a tour you will stay in bed and breakfasts and in private apartments, you will have a local contact for emergencies and will have everything you need to enjoy this relaxed and flexible walking and cultural holiday in an exceptionally beautiful corner of the Adriatic and southern Europe.

This walking tour is not difficult to walk and it is acceptable for people of average fitness.

Adriatic islands hopping tour is trip with daily departures from April 1st to November 1st, trip length 8 days (7 nights), you can choose your departure day in any date between April 1 and October 31.


Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival day - transfer across Pelješac peninsula to Korčula island

Arrival day, after meeting at Dubrovnik airport with our guide/driver we will transfer you along Peljesac peninsula to port of Orebic, where we take ferry to Korcula, after short ride (just 10 – 15 minutes) to Korcula and seaside town Lumbarda, your base for next 2 days.

First day if you have enough time you can have short, warming up walk, to follow the path above the village and visit some of the sandy beaches, vineyards, enjoy in spectacular views to the open sea and island Of Lastovo, or to Peljesac peninsula, without interruptions of cars and traffics.

Accommodation: B&B.

Included Meals:

Night Stop: Lumbarda.

2nd Day: Village Lumbarda, Island of Korcula, walking tour up to 15 km

http://www.mapmyhike.com/routes/view/1928959553

Walking route is about 10 km, but you have another 5 km pathway from the Korcula town to Lumbarda

After breakfast, starting walking tour from village Lumbarda, through olive groves and countryside area of Zrnovo to Town of Korcula. It is very interesting scenery of sandy beaches, pinewoods, olive groves…Upon arriving in Korcula town you have possibility to explore city by yourself (stroll through narrow streets of the Old Town, Cathedral and museum, birthplace (house) of the Marco Polo…) From town you can walk back or take taxi to Lumbarda .

Accommodation: B&B Lumbarda

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

3rd Day: Lumbarda – travelling to the island of Mljet, hiking in the National park Mljet

Hiking distance is about 10 km (depends of the address of your hotel)

–        http://www.mapmyhike.com/routes/view/1033105847

Today you visit delightful island of Mljet, famous by it is natural protected area where are two salt lakes and many historical monuments date from the ancient times.

–        After breakfast you have transfer to port of Korcula where you take ferry to Mljet, journey time about 2 hours. Your hiking trip starts in village Polace or Pomena (famous by ruined Roman Palace) and your route will take you around the salt lakes, through villages, vineyards and pine forest.

Night Stop: Mljet island, Polače

Accommodation: B&B  

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

4th Day: Mljet hiking

Hiking distance is about 12 -15 km

http://www.mapmyhike.com/routes/view/1033107211

Second day on Mljet you will have chance to explore much more of this green island. If there is a season of nice weather you can enjoy swimming in salt lakes (the sea temperature there is always couple degrees higher then in the open sea), or you can visit St. Mary island where Benedictine founded monastery in 12 century. This island you can reach by small excursion boat.

For the rest of the day there are plenty opportunities for cycling inland of the island or to the other side of the island where village Pomena is.

Night Stop: Mljet, Polace

Accommodation: B&B    

Included Meals: Breakfast

5th Day: Mljet - Dubrovnik, time to explore Dubrovnik on your own or sightseeing tour with our guide

This is a departure day from Mljet, you head to Dubrovnik where you spend the next 2 days of your trip.

You take ferry from Mljet island to Dubrovnik and arrival to Dubovnik port around noon.

During the afternoon in Dubrovnik you have free time, or optional city tour with our guide.

Accommodation: B&B in Dubrovnik

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

6th Day: Dubrovnik - island of Lopud - Dubrovnik

Walking distance about 9km

http://www.mapmyhike.com/routes/view/1927888502

Self-guided walking trip on the Lopud island.

This morning you take ferry from Dubrovnik port to the Lopud island, ride takes about 45 min, for the return (in the afternoon hours) you have several departures from the Lopud port to Dubrovnik.

Lopud reach Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate with plenty sunny days, old stone houses, churches and number of noble palaces. Lopud is perfect gateway from Dubrovnik for a day hike, there are several hiking trails, or big one that makes loop around the island of 9 km where you can discover old forts, churches, botanical garden, the magnificent views over the cliffs… it is also famous for having the one of the best beaches in Dubrovnik.

Lopud is one, centrally located, in the group of the Elaphite islands; it is well connected with everyday ferry lines with Dubrovnik port. The main town and biggest place is Lopud, settled in picturesque bay with Franciscan monastery and water front surround with palm trees and citruses.  

Hiking trail starts from the Lopud port and follows the streets and steps outside of the town to magnificent view point where is fort Kastio and Sv. Ivan church, after that goes along the beach of Šunj and above cliffs on the southern side of the island… this trail finish in the town Lopud, port area where you have started it.

Accommodation: B&B in Dubrovnik

Included meals: Breakfast  

 

7th Day: Dubrovnik to Cavtat

Morning shuttle to coastal town Cavtat, rest of the day is on your own or hiking tour to the hills above Cavtat (7km), or explore Cavtat coastal countryside to town Cilipi and back, or on foot explore bays and the historical parts of the town.

Night Stop: Cavtat

Accommodation: B&B    

Included Meals: Breakfast

8th Day: departure

After breakfast and according to the flights we organize transfer to the Dubrovnik airport or port of Dubrovnik, or bus terminal.

Included Meals: Breakfast

-          Some days in tour itinerary (days on the islands) could be in different order then original itinerary because of the seasonal ferry departures.

 


Summary

Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Dates start any date between April 1 and October 31
Level easy to moderate
Terrain
Activities walking, hiking

Rates

April 650 € per person
May & October 700 € per person
June & September 715 € per person
July & August 775 € per person

Other info

Single supplement EUR 180 (per tour).

Extra nights EUR 40 - 55 per person (BB).

Type of the accommodation:  rooms with own bathrooms B&Bs and small family hotels.

Meals: 7 x breakfast.

Extra transfers, if needed:

Dubrovnik city (loco transfers) 1 - 4 pax EUR 25 per car

Dubrovnik airport - Dubrovnik 1-4 pax EUR 40 per car

If the tour is divided into 2 different months and there are 2 different tour prices then we charge it on the costs of the month where they spend more days (if the tour start May 29th and end June 5th) then we charge it on rates from June.

Trip includes:

Materials, maps and directions for self guided walking tours (route notes), local emergency support, time table of buses, boats and other useful information: shops, markets, restaurants...

Trip includes services for the orientation by our local agent for each destination and service of meeting and support during traveling between tour destinations. Transfers and boat tickets, national park Mljet entrance tickets are not included.

Trip excludes:

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Transfers outside days/times specified above
  • Meals and beverages specified above
  • National park tickets are not included in the price and need to be bought at the entrance to National park Mljet