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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$1720USD

 
 

Overview

Trip Code: DIW

Trip highlights


  • Discovering Dubrovnik Old town on foot
  • Experiencing the landscapes and traditions of the Konavle region
  • Exploring the Islands of Mljet and Šipan
  • Soaking up the warm hospitality of your hosts in charming guesthouses
  • Delighting in fresh local produce

With its dramatic coastal position and stone walls encircling the terracotta roofs of the old town, it is no wonder that Dubrovnik is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Discovering this enchanting city and its surrounding islands on foot is the essence of this self guided walking holiday. From the outlying region of Konavle, where the summer houses of Dubrovnik's elite were built amongst vineyards, olive groves and mountains, walk through a countryside with endearing traditions. A short ferry ride takes you to the island of Šipan, where forested trails connect pretty villages and hidden coves, perfect for a swim break. Spend two nights on the island of Mljet and explore its salted lakes and national park on foot and sample its excellent wines, goat's cheese and olive oil from the comfort of your charming guesthouse accommodation.

Trip Grading

introductory to moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

On arrival at the airport, the driver will be waiting at the Dubrovnik airport hall, holding a sign with your name and then take you to your accommodation in Konavle. Upon arrival at the acccommodation, check in and info briefing with your host. Our representative will provide documentation for your trip – hotel vouchers, route description and maps, luggage tags and ferry tickets. Note: no dinner is provided this evening if you have booked the upgrade hotels

Meals:  D

Today's loop walk starts from the village of Radovcici and takes you to the seaside, where you can visit the beautiful Pasjaca beach. The walking track leads from the seaside towards the villages of Cilipi and Komaji and back to Radovcici. Overnight in Konavle. Walk: 18km/11.25mi. +599m/1309ft, -397m/1302ft

Meals:  B

After breakfast you will transfer to Gruz port to catch the ferry (included) across to Lopud Island, a crossing of just under an hour. (Your luggage is transferred to the hotel in Dubrovnik). Nowadays Lopud is a charming and relatively quiet place with lovely beaches and no cars or traffic, home to a permanent population of under 300 people. In the past however, Lopud was a very important port, with great strategic importance - in the 17th century it is said to have had a population of 14,000 people, mostly involved in seafaring. Formally part of the Republic of Dubrovnik, from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, the French, English and Austrians took turns controlling this strategically located little island. Nowadays there are reminders of the island's more momentous maritime past with the atmospheric ruins of a fortress and palace, churches dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries and a restored Franciscan monastery. You will have the day to walk around the island and enjoy its beaches before taking the ferry to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Overnight Dubrovnik. Walk 9.5km/6mi +316 m / -316 m, +1036 ft / -1036 ft Note: If rough weather makes it impossible for a passenger ferry to operate, you will not be able to sail to the island and do this walk - no refund of ticket cost is provided if this occurs.

Meals:  B

In the morning you will transfer to the port of Dubrovnik to take the ferry to the island of Sipan (included), the largest of the Elafiti islands. Disembark at the town of Sudjuradj, from where you will start walking towards the small town of Sipanska Luka. These two larger settlements are connected by a road that cuts across the fertile fields of Sipan. During the 15th century, many aristocratic Dubrovnik families built summer manors on Sipan. The summer manor of the Sorkocevic family stands out in Sipanska Luka. In Sipanska Luka you can try some local dishes and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Later in the afternoon, return to Sudjuradj and take the ferry back to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Walk: 13km/8.1mi. +252m/827ft, -255m/836ft Note: If rough weather makes it impossible for a passenger ferry to operate, you will not be able to sail to the island and do this walk - no refund of ticket cost is provided if this occurs.

Meals:  B

The island of Mljet is one of Croatia's 8 national parks. The 'green island' is well known for its untouched nature, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests with their rich flora and fauna. It's a peaceful place to enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Transfer from your hotel to the port, to take the ferry to Mjlet (included) then check in at your hotel, either in Polace (or Pomena). Today's walk from Polace is towards Montokuc, with magnificent views of the island. From Montokuc you descend towards the village of Seline, on one of the lakes. You can have a swim here before heading back to your hotel. *For departures in April, May and October there is only an afternoon ferry so you will complete this walk along with the lakes walk the following day. Walk: 9km/5.6mi +290m/951ft, -290m/951 ft Note: If rough weather makes it impossible for a passenger ferry to operate, you will travel between Pelješac and Mljet with a shuttle van and on the large car ferries that operate via the mainland, creating a longer travel day.

Meals:  B

Mljet National Park makes up most of the island and there are several villages and two salt water lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero - and a lovely Benedictine monastery on the island of Sv. Marija (St Mary). Today you can walk around the islands and enjoy a leisurely day. For lunch you can go to the small restaurant on St Mary. Overnight Mljet. Walk: 15km/9.5mi. +215m/705ft, -232m/761ft

Meals:  B

Today you go to the Pearl of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik. After breakfast you will take the ferry towards Dubrovnik then transfer to the centre to meet your local expert for a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik's old town (2hrs). Explore this stunning UNESCO World Heritage centre then the rest of your day is free. Note: If rough weather makes it impossible for a passenger ferry to operate, you will travel between Mljet and Pelješac with a shuttle van and on the large car ferries that operate via the mainland, creating a longer travel day.

Meals:  B

Breakfast and transfer to Dubrovnik airport, where the trip concludes.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner (standard hotels. No dinners included with the upgrade option)
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (upgrade to 3-4 star hotels - supplement applies)
  • Luggage transfers (note: you carry your luggage with you on the ferry to/from Mljet)
  • Digital information pack: App (can be used offline) with route notes & maps
  • One arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport on day 1 and one departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport on day 8 - per booking
  • Local transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Ferry tickets
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park
  • Guided 2 hour walking tour in Dubrovnik
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to and from Dubrovnik
  • Meals not listed as included: lunches, dinners (except 1 dinner on standard hotel trip) and drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide (except as shown in Dubrovnik on Day 7) - this is a self guided tour
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Entrance fees in monuments, Dubrovnik walls, cable car in Dubrovnik
  • Items of a personal nature
  • if ferry tickets are unused for any reason there is no refund available

Grading

introductory to moderate  

The trip is graded introductory to Moderate (grade 2). Daily walks range from 11km/6.8mi to 18km/11.2mi and the ascents and descents require a good level of fitness. The accent is on keeping a steady pace with time to stop and take photos (subject to weather conditions). You will need to be in good physical shape and able to walk confidently on a variety of trail surfaces (smooth to quite rocky) to participate fully in this trip. At any time, weather conditions may be variable and you should be prepared for all conditions including strong sun and extreme winds.


Departure dates

Daily from 1 Apr to 31 Oct

Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
Note:
Mid season is from 20 Sep to 31 Oct, high season is from 20 Jun to 19 Sep, supplement applies

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Priceper person from

$1720USD

Options & Supplements*
  • upgrade to 3-4 star hotels - supplementUSD$520
  • single supplement - standard hotelsUSD$580
  • Solo Traveller Supplement - standard hotelsUSD$880
  • single supplement - upgrade hotelsUSD$1240
  • Solo Traveller Supplement - upgrade hotelsUSD$1450
*Prices listed are per person

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