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Hiking Dalmatia

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Hiking Dalmatia

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Get an unforgettable open horizon experience from the highest peaks of Central Dalmatia
• Explore the old lost villages and a prehistoric cave
• Let yourselves be dazzled by the charms of the island, crystal clear sea and Mediterranean plants
• Find out why Dalmatia is a gourmet oasis

 

TOUR DETAILS:

Day 1 Welcome to Split

Once known as the Gateway to the Islands, the Dalmatian capital of Split is Croatia’s fastest growing tourist destination, and a city which is on the move. Tourists are now staying longer and discovering the additional treasures of this increasingly international city beyond its main attraction, the 1700 year-old UNESCO World Heritage site, Diocletian’s Palace, which was built as a retirement home for a Roman emperor of the same name. With sea, beaches, islands, mountains, culture, heritage and a sensational gourmet scene, it is little wonder that Split is becoming known as one of Europe’s hippest and complete tourist destinations.
Today we will have an easy start. We will enjoy beautiful Marjan hill and the city of Split, exploring its historical and natural side. We will climb to the highest point of Marjan hill which offer spectacular views on the city and surrounding islands, form where you will get better feel which places will be visited in upcoming week.
Followed by welcome dinner in local tavern in the evening.
Overnight in hotel in Split.

Accommodation: Split
Meals: Dinner
Activity: Guided hiking tour;
DAY 2 Mosor mountain

After the breakfast we will start with a 30min shuttle from Split centre to starting point of our todays hike. We will hike on trails that are very popular with local mountaineers. Mosor is a mountain range in Croatia located near the city of Split on the Adriatic coast. It belongs to Dinaric Alps, and it stretches from the pass of Klis in the northwest to the Cetina River in the southeast.
The highest peak is the eponymous Mosor peak at 1,339 m.a.s.l. There are no inhabited areas on the mountain above 600 meters. It offers variety of routes from easy walking (although in rough carst terrain) to real climbing routes and superb views on Croatian islands, Split / Solin / Trogir / Kastela urban area, coastal mountains such as Biokovo or interior mountains such as Dinara, Troglav, Kamesnica, Vran or Cvrsnica – situated behind interesting landscape of Dalmatian “Zagora” (meaning “country behind mountains”) and Cetina river canyon.
Overnight in hotel in Split.
Accommodation: Split
Meals: Lunch
Activity: Guided hiking tour;

DAY 3 Day on Brac island

Brac island – covered in vineyards and olive grows dotted in white sheep grazing, with its long tradition in stone carving and fish processing, this is the island where new and old meet. And no one can say there isn’t plenty to see and do!
We will depart on early morning ferry from Spli to Brac island. As we arrive to Brac transfer will take us to the highest point of Brac – Vidova Gora which is highest peak of Dalmatian islands (780m). We will hike to Blaca hermitage which is protected by UNESCO. Situated in the southern part of the island of Brac, the deserted area was inhabited by refugees who fled the Turkish invasion in the 15th century. The population had to fight a harsh environment, yet their settlement flourished and later became the economic center of the island. As the refugees used the Glagolitic alphabet, Blaca also became an important source from which it spread. And when its Franciscan monastery received the leadership of Nikola Milicevic, a priest with a passion for astronomy, science became another feature of what used to be a remote, useless desert.
Return to Split on evening ferry and overnight in our hotel.

Accommodation: Split
Meals: Lunch
Activity: Guided hiking tour;

DAY 4 Biokovo mountain exploration

After early breakfast we will take a shuttle from Split to Makarska Riviera, (about 50km), situated at the foothill of mountain Biokovo which is a part of the Dinaric Mountains and as such has a direction of NW-SE. Other than its position, Biokovo is unique also because of its geomorphology and its biological diversity which were the main reasons Biokovo was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1981. Our hike takes us through beautiful vistas – among the best in the whole mountain. The trail is good and hike itself is worth every drop of the sweat, especially with the view from the top. On the other hand when seen from the Riviera coast perspective Biokovo seems so powerful, yet inviting against clear blue sky, and it is up to us to check it. Why? Simply because it’s there.
Overnight in Split.

Accommodation: Split
Meals: Lunch
Activity: Guided hiking tour;

DAY 5 Lost villages of Hvar island
After breakfast, you will board on a ferry that will take you to Hvar. Hvar town is an ancient city with rich history. With its architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate many would describe it as a true fairy-tale city, unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and mundane, tourist present.
Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian, naval empire. Today, it is center of island’s tourism and one of the favorite destinations in Dalmatian Riviera – a town of smiling and courteous people, who are almost only dedicated to tourism.
After your arrival you would meet with our guide and enjoy an easy hike to the lost villages of Hvar, followed by lunch in small local tavern.
Overnight in Hvar town.
Accommodation: Hvar
Meals: Lunch
Activity: Guided hiking tour;
DAY 6 Humac & Grapceva Cave

We will start on a shuttle to Humac, once a shepherds’ settlement, which offers a bird’s eye view of the valleys and headlands on the west side of the Island, yet also providing a view of the Island of Brac and the coastline of Makarska. From Humac we will hike to Grapceva Cave, the cradle of Hvar’s culture and civilization. The cave is one of the prehistoric findings dating back to the New Stone Age (Neolithic Period) 5000 – 4000 years BC and one of the oldest discoveries in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. Overnight in Hvar town.

Accommodation: Hvar
Meals: Lunch
Activity: Guided hiking tour;
DAY 7 Highest peak of Hvar island

Today we will hike to the peak of St. Nikola. We will transfer you to the starting point of the hiking tour. The hiking tour leads you through vineyards following ancient paths treaded by locals who still cultivate their land in the same way their ancestors used to do. On the way down you will stop at beautiful cave and finally arrive in the village of Sveta Nedjelja. Since we continue along seaside there would be chance for swimming in one of beautiful bays on the way.
Farewell dinner will be organized in Hvar town in the evening.
Overnight in Hvar town.

Accommodation: Hvar
Meals: Dinner
Activity: Guided hiking tour;

DAY 8 Departure/End of the tour
Day when we say goodbye. We will organize your departure timings according you your further traveling plans.