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Treasures of the Dalmatian Coast

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.6 Read 11 reviews
  • Split, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Dalmatian islands of Brac and Hvar.
  • Strolling through the wonderful village of Vrboska, nicknamed “little Venice”.
  • Taking many opportunities for refreshing swims in turquoise blue seas.
  • Visiting “Dragon’s Cave” a dwelling of Glagolitic priests from the 16th century.
  • Enjoying coastal walks through olive groves, vineyards and ancient villages.
Discover the beautiful city of Split and ferry hop from the Dalmatian Coast to the islands of Brac and Hvar. Walk along trails that take you through ancient and sleepy villages and walk along beautiful beaches with vibrant turquoise blue seas, the most famous being Golden Horn on Brac island. There are also many opportunities to view ancient sites and excavations en route. Stroll through the Plavac Mali vineyards and perhaps indulge in a glass or two of this rich and flavourful red. Explore the Stari Grad Plain and stroll through trendy Hvar Town, eventually sitting in a plaza to enjoy a well-deserved plate of roasted lamb garnished with Mediterranean herbs or delicious Dalmatian fish soup.

What To Expect

This tour showcases coastal walking and island hopping to Brac and Hvar. Walk along Roman, Venetian and Greek trails and visit ancient villages and ruins. Drink the delicious local wine, discover the delights of this area’s incredible gastronomy and stay in very characterful accommodation all of which will welcome you warmly.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Groups > 10, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

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Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is suitable for people that are in good physical condition and it is rated easy to moderate. Generally walking trails in Croatia tend to be quite rocky so you do have to be careful with your footing when negotiating the trails. This tour provides longer and shorter options almost every day. There are some small sections on roads where care should be taken.

Navigation

You will be provided with detailed route notes and maps. The routes are sometimes way-marked but at times they are not, so you will have to keep focused on the route notes as you walk! 

Accommodations

Your 8 day Treasures of the Dalmatian Coast self-guided walking tour includes 7 nights in very characterful guest houses, B&B’s and a resort. In Jelsa you will stay overnight in small apartments which are basic but comfortable and where breakfast is taken in one of the local restaurants. During the high season, you might be booked into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. Any alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard as those described.

Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. Solo walkers are also welcome for an additional charge.

Meals

7 Breakfasts are included. The information that you receive upon arrival will give you suggestions regarding where to eat lunch and dinner each day. On some days you will need to buy picnic supplies to take on the walk with you, but again all of this information about where you can buy these supplies will be listed for you.

Included
  • 7 Nights in small hotels, guest houses and B&B’s
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers
  • All the boat transfers (except for the one on Day 8 back to Split from Hvar)
  • Welcome meeting and orientation briefing
  • Route notes and detailed information pack
  • Organizational assistance and backup from our area manager in Croatia and our office
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Dinner and Lunch
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
Extras
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

When To Go

Spring in Croatia is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely. We do not offer the tour in July or August as it is too hot for walking then. Please note that at the very beginning and end of the season (early April and end of October) any swimming pools at accommodations may be closed and restaurant offerings may be more limited during this time. 

Getting to the Start

By Air: Split Airport is 25km outside the city. It is served from the UK by Easyjet, Jet2, Monarch, Norwegian and Croatia Airlines. Other airlines flying to Split include Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and several more. From Split Airport to Split Centre: Shuttle buses run frequently and cost about £4. A taxi takes 30 minutes and costs £30.

Getting from the End

Your tour finishes in Hvar. Take a ferry back to Split (payable locally) from where you can catch a shuttle bus to Split airport.

Luggage Transfer

Door to door baggage transfer is included in the price of your trip.  We ask you keep your baggage to a maximum of 1 bag per person (maximum weight 20kg)

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Split Day 2 Loop walk from Split through Marjan 9 miles / 15 km Day 3 Ferry to Brac. The Island of Brac: West Side Loop 10 miles / 16 km Day 4 Island of Brac: East Side Loop 8.5 miles / 14 km Day 5 Visit Murvica and the Dragon’s Cave (4hrs) and walk to Bol. Catamaran to Hvar 7 miles / 11 km Day 6 Jelsa Loop 9 miles / 15 km Day 7 Southern Hvar and Hvar Town 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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