Hiking in Brijuni National Park, Istria Secret cove on a hike around the Istrian Peninsula Walk around the symbol of Zadar city in Croatia; the Church of St Donatus Dramatic landscapes are common on the Istria on Foot self guided walk
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3 of the Best Walking & Hiking Tours in Croatia

Explore the charms of Dubrovnik, Istria and the Dalmatian Coast on an affordable holiday

Croatia has long been considered a jewel of the Mediterranean, consistently ranking as one of Europe’s top active travel destinations—and it’s not hard to see why. Tie up your shoelaces, strap up your day pack, and get ready to look at three of Croatia's best walking tours.

Explore the treasures of Dubrovnik, become wonderfully immersed in the villages of Istria, and be amazed by the sheer beauty of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast and islands. Whether you want a self guided experience or to tour with a professional local guide, there's an unforgettable journey in Croatia for you.

Here are three Croatian hikes you will want to add to your 'to walk' list.

 

  1. Croatia Coast and Canyons Guided Walk

  2. Explore the stunning beauty of the Plitvice Lakes on foot

    The unforgettable Croatia Coast and Canyons Walk is a guided trip in northern Croatia takes in the interior and coastline between Zagreb and Split, an area rich in medieval towns and villages, breathtaking national parks, cascading waterfalls and spectacular mountains. 

    In the company of an expert local guide, you will explore some of Croatia’s most beautiful pockets, from the emerald terraced ponds of Plitvice Lakes National Park to the spectacular canyons of the little known Velebit Mountains, Croatia’s largest mountain range.

  3. Istria on Foot Hiking Tour & Villages of Istria Walking Tour

  4. The beautiful town of Pula on the Istrian Peninsula, Croatia

     

    Istria remains one of Europe’s best kept secrets, brimming with rolling hills, pristine wilderness, medieval villages and a dramatic coastline. On the Istria on Foot tour highlights include: exploring the village of Motovun and its striking hilltop setting, surrounded by vineyards and truffle forests; visiting the islands of Brijuni National Park, where ancient pine forests meet with the azure waters; and ascending Mount Vojak for sweeping views over the Bay of Trieste, the Julian Alps and the Adriatic islands.

    There's also the Villages of Istria Walk, another self guided tour where you can visit Groznjan with its artistic vibes, Hum which is officially the smallest town in the world, Buzet which is the truffle capital of Croatia, and the charming cobblestone town of Motovun. Follow a section of the Parezana trail and hike to the summit of Istria's highest mountain.

  5. Dubrovnik and Islands Walking Tour

  6. Viewpoint in Dubrovnik, Croatia

     

    With its dramatic coastal position and impressive stone walls encircling the terracotta roofs of the UNESCO-protected old town, it is no wonder that Dubrovnik has become known as ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’. The Dubrovnik and Islands Walking Tour really immerses you into the Croatian lifestyle and you can get an authentic look at local culture.

    In between exploring this captivating city, the essence of this new walking holiday concentrates on discovering its surrounding islands on foot – from the outlying region of Konavle, where the summer houses of Dubrovnik’s elite were built amongst fragrant vineyards, centuries-old olive groves and imposing mountains to the isles of Šipan, where forested trails connect traditional villages and hidden coves, and Mljet, known for its saltwater lakes and verdant National Park, as well as 12th century former Benedictine monastery, set on a small islet.

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