Welcome to Walking Holidays Croatia, your trusted companion in crafting unforgettable self-guided walking tours in this beautiful country, perched on the east side of the Adriatic Sea.
Our mission is to help you uncover the hidden gems of Croatia, a country renowned for its diverse Mediterranean landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture.
Whether you’re an avid hiker seeking an adrenaline rush in the Velebit mountains or a leisurely walker looking to soak in the serene beauty of Dalmatia, we have something for everyone. Our hiking holidays are meticulously designed to offer a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.
But our tours go beyond just walking. They offer a dive into the Mediterranean culture, giving you a chance to experience the local way of life and savour the delectable cuisine. And of course, take some refreshing swims in the Adriatic in between all that.
With us, you receive a personalised booklet before your trip, filled with recommendations for authentic experiences, a detailed day-by-day itinerary, and comprehensive descriptions of your hikes, complete with GPS routes. We take care of all your accommodation bookings and offer 24/7 support during your walking holiday, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.
So, do you already have a region in mind?
Croatia is a treasure trove of stunning landscapes, each offering a unique walking experience.
Here are some regions that are a must-visit for every hiking enthusiast:
Explore the unspoilt beauty of the islands of Croatia, each with its unique charm and character. An island-hopping walking holiday is the best option to do that.
From the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea to the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, Dalmatia is a paradise for leisurely walkers, and the best base from where to explore it is Dubrovnik.
Known as the “Tuscany of Croatia”, Istria offers a blend of rolling hills, vineyards, and medieval hilltop towns. You can explore this landscape on our Walk & Wine Istria Holiday.
Experience the raw beauty of Croatia’s national parks, home to pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and impressive rock formations. Go on a walking holiday across multiple Croatia National Parks and explore the best of them.
Croatia, a gem nestled in the heart of Mediterranean Europe, is a walking holiday destination like no other. It’s where the azure waves of the Adriatic Sea meet the rugged charm of off-the-beaten-path trails, creating a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure.
Imagine walking along the sun-kissed coastline, the sea breeze gently tousling your hair, only to find yourself amidst the tranquillity of a forest trail the next moment, or a rugged karst canyon. Croatia offers this unique duality, making it an ideal destination for those who seek the thrill of exploration without straying too far from the comforts of a classic seaside vacation.
But the allure of Croatia extends beyond its stunning landscapes — foodies will love it! The local cuisine is a delightful medley of Mediterranean flavours, where every meal is a celebration of fresh seafood, locally grown produce, and exquisite wines.
So, whether you’re navigating the winding trails of Istria, exploring the historic streets of Dubrovnik, or savouring a glass of wine as the sun sets over the Adriatic, a walking holiday in Croatia is an experience that engages all your senses.
It is what the name suggests, there is no guide that is breathing down your neck. As provided by us, it is a unique and flexible vacation option that allows you to explore the picturesque landscapes of Croatia at your own pace.
We take care of all the logistical details for you — we book your accommodations, supply a comprehensive itinerary with descriptions of routes, highlights along the way, and any other vital information you might need for your adventure. This itinerary is accompanied by GPS navigation via an easy-to-use app to ensure you can explore freely without worrying about getting lost. And to provide you with peace of mind, we also offer 24/7 support throughout your holiday, ensuring assistance is always just a call away if you need help during your journey.
This setup allows you to enjoy the beauty and culture of Croatia while maintaining a certain degree of freedom and flexibility in your schedule, making for a truly personalised travel experience.
Ideal times to embark on a walking holiday along the Croatian coast and islands are the shoulder months of May, June, September, and October. During these periods, the climate is optimal for hiking and exploring stunning coastal landscapes. If you’re a fan of swimming, the summer months provide warmer sea temperatures for a refreshing dip. However, the higher temperatures during these months can make walking more strenuous.
Absolutely, we understand that everyone has unique dietary needs and we aim to cater for them. Most places we visit can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. However, it is crucial that you inform us of any food restrictions or allergies in advance so we can ensure your needs are met throughout your holiday.
Many of our holidays are suitable for children. However, certain more challenging trips, such as those involving mountain hiking, may require children to be physically prepared and sure-footed. For the safety and enjoyment of younger participants, we recommend they be at least eight years old to join the tours.
Our walking holidays are crafted to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels. We offer flexibility to adjust the tours as needed. While you do not necessarily need prior hiking experience, it’s beneficial to be sure-footed and equipped with sturdy hiking shoes. The only exception is our Hut to Hut hiking holiday, which is more demanding but fully guided, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
We arrange for our guests to stay in a mix of hotels and private accommodations, depending on the specific holiday and the region of Croatia being explored.
Yes, we strongly recommend booking in advance. Early booking not only secures your spot but also provides you with a wider range of options. Please note that if you book just prior to or during the season, we may not be able to guarantee availability in certain hotels and apartments.
Croatia is well-connected by air, with international airports in major cities like Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, and Pula. Alternatively, you can also reach Croatia by train or bus from various European cities, or by car if you’re touring from a neighbouring country. If you’re travelling from a further distance, connecting flights via major European airports are usually available.