This holiday blends unique cultural experiences with scenic walking trails among some of the most pristine stretches of coastline found in the Mediterranean. This walking holiday encompasses a range of walking routes on the outlying islands, as well as the famous walled city of Dubrovnik. As such, most walking days on this route begin and end with a boat transfer. Walking is the perfect way of really getting under the skin of the rich history and awe-inspiring landscape of Dubrovnik and the islands, where you can experience the beauty of the Adriatic coast at close quarters. Island life is much slower around here, and you’ll find a delightfully laidback and tranquil environment for walking in Mljet National Park and the island of Lopud, which is completely traffic-free.
Your route begins in mainland Croatia, in the Konavle Countryside. From the village of Radovčići, a footpath takes you along a rural trail before joining the coast at Pasjača beach and turning off back towards the countryside towards the villages of Čilipi and Komaji, before returning to Radovčići.
This holiday has been designed to allow you plenty of time to discover and explore the medieval city of Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and includes a guided tour from a local expert.
Short boat transfers allow you to experience island walking routes, where the natural landscape of the islands has been beautifully conserved and your route is quiet and rural in character, occasionally punctuated by some of the islands small traditional villages.
The final day allows you further time to explore the maze of picturesque winding streets and charming harbours etc.
Hotels in the old town incorporate the attractive, historic features of the old Venetian architecture native to Dubrovnik old town. Outside of Dubrovnik, the places to stay are more in-keeping with the peaceful, relaxed nature of the surroundings, with beaches and great opportunities to sample the local cuisine never too far from your doorstep - perfect places to return after a day spent exploring the islands and Mljet National Park. Small villas typically make up most of the accommodation found in the countryside and islands, whilst in Dubrovnik, old Venetian tenements with original historic details and features are much more commonplace. This part of the world is famous for its hospitality, and you be assured of a warm welcome, a hearty breakfast and impeccable service whilst exploring the area.
Transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Konavle will be waiting for you on arrival. At the hotel, our local representative will be on hand before dinner to debrief on the walk ahead. Overnight in Konavle.
Today’s walk starts from the village of Radovčići and makes its way towards the shoreline where your route takes you along the beautiful Pasjača beach. Your trail then leads away from the coast, inland towards the villages of Čilipi and Komaji, before taking you back to Radovčići.
Today you are going to the Pearl of Adriatic – the town of Dubrovnik. After breakfast, take your transfer to the city. After arrival, our local guide will take you on a tour (approximately 2 hours) through the maze-like streets of the UNESCO protected Old Town. After the walking tour you’ll have free time to explore the rest of town before making your own way back to your accommodation.
Walking distance: walking tour in Dubrovnik old town with local guide (duration 2 hours)
Take a transfer in the morning to the port of Dubrovnik and then alight a public passenger ferry to the island of Lopud, part of the Elafiti archipelago. Imagine miles of sandy beaches, scattered palm trees, fields of flowers, romantic old buildings and absolutely no traffic at all – this is truly one of the most scenic islands of the Adriatic. As you walk around the island, discover enchanting gardens, stone-hewn churches and the old Austro-Hungarian fort, which affords stunning views over the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon, return to the quay to catch a passenger ferry back to Dubrovnik, before arriving at your accommodation.
Today’s route takes you to the Island of Mljet, one of 8 Croatian National Parks. The “Green Island” is well known for its untouched nature, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests as well as its profusion of interesting flora and fauna – all contributing to the peaceful and compelling experience of exploring the pristine beauty of the island’s natural surroundings. Arriving at Mljet via boat from Dubrovnik, your walk takes you into the town of Polače towards Montokuc Hill which offers a magnificent view over the island. From here, the route then descends you into the village of Seline, situated on one of the island’s lakes, where you’ll find ample time to take a dip before returning to Polače.
Mljet National Park makes up most of the island, where there are several villages, two salt water lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero, as well as a Benedictine monastery on the nearby island of Sv. Marija (St. Mary). Today’s walk takes you on a leisurely route around Sv. Marija, where you’ll find a great opportunity to have lunch at the island’s small restaurant as well as sit back and soak up the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the island.
After breakfast, board the catamaran to return to Dubrovnik. Please note that there is no organised walk today, leaving you with plenty of time to relax and explore one of Europe’s most dazzling cities in your own time.
7 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
Airport transfer (1 per booking) from Dubrovnik Airport to Konavle accommodation
Airport transfer (1 per booking) from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport
1 dinner (Night 1 in Konavle)
All personal transfers where indicated in the itinerary
Ferry tickets for boat travel where indicated in the itinerary
Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
Destination Manual and Road Book (route notes) showing directions to your accommodation
Price Does Not Include
Packed lunches– packed lunch provisions are available locally.
Evening meals (except Night 1).
Entrance to Mljet National Park – 12€ per person to be paid locally
Arrival and departure from Croatia
You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.
Our Natural Beauty of South Dalmatia holidays are available to walk April to October.
Nearest airport is at Dubrovnik - www.airport-dubrovnik.hr You are responsible for booking your air travel to and from Dubrovnik Airport
We will arrange transfers from the airport to Konavle accommodation on arrival and return to the airport from Dubrovnik accommodation on departure (one transfer per booking).
We can organise additional nights/rest days, as well as transport options. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you with your specific requirements. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.
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What Happens Next?
We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. We will then formally request a deposit of £150 per person (£100 per person for a single centre break) and book all your arrangements - find out about our full booking process here.
Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.
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