Take a ferry to the island of Brač, and hike to the peak of Vidova Gora for breathtaking views of the Adriatic
Discover the charm of Hvar, with its coastal trails leading to the stone villages of Velo and Malo Grablje
Visit the medieval town of Korčula, and feel like Marco Polo, the explorer arguably born there
Explore the beauty of Mljet National Park, with its lush greenery and scenic walking trails
Experience the historic city of Dubrovnik, with its marbled streets, stairways, and stunning coastal views
Your journey begins upon your arrival in Split, a vibrant city teeming with history. An optional transfer from Split Airport to your accommodation is available. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city’s old town and Marjan Park at your leisure.
Overnight in Split
The day starts with a scenic ferry ride from Split to Bol, located on the island of Brač. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to hike to Vidova Gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic islands, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Afterwards, you can explore the town of Bol and unwind on its beautiful beaches, like the iconic Zlatni Rat. The day concludes with a ferry ride to the island of Hvar.
Overnight in Hvar
13 km; 780 m of elevation gain and 780 m of elevation loss
As the sun rises, you’ll be transferred to the historic village of Malo Grablje, a place where time seems to have stood still. From here, you’ll embark on a hike to Velo Grablje, a journey that takes you through a landscape dotted with olive groves and lavender fields. The trail then leads you along the coast, offering breathtaking views of the azure Adriatic Sea, as you make your way back to Hvar.
11 km; 150 m of elevation gain and 450 m of elevation loss
The day begins with a ferry ride across the sparkling Adriatic to the island of Korčula, known for its dense forest and old town, arguably the birthplace of Marco Polo. Upon arrival, a short transfer will whisk you away to the village of Pupnat.
From here, you’ll walk back to Korčula town, a journey that takes you through olive groves and fields, offering glimpses of the local flora and fauna. As you explore the narrow streets of Korčula Old Town, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time, with medieval walls and historic buildings telling tales of centuries past.
Overnight in Korčula
9.5 km; 80 m of elevation gain and 400 m of elevation loss
Board a ferry to the island of Mljet, a place of untouched natural beauty often referred to as “the green island”. Here, you’ll spend the day walking on the North West Park Trail, a path that takes you through lush forests and around salt lakes. The island’s National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with its diverse flora and fauna offering a unique experience. As you explore Mljet, you’ll feel a sense of peace and tranquillity, a testament to the island’s natural charm.
Overnight on Mljet
13 km; 340 m of elevation gain and 340 m of elevation loss
Your journey continues with a ferry ride to the historic city of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your accommodation, located within the city’s ancient walls. Spend the day exploring Dubrovnik with a guided walking tour, walking through marbled streets and climbing stairways that offer stunning views of the city and the sea. As you discover the city’s rich cultural heritage, you’ll understand why Dubrovnik is often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
2-hour guided walking tour
The day begins with a ferry ride to Suđurađ on Šipan, the largest of the Elafiti islands. From here, you’ll walk to Šipanska Luka, a journey that takes you through vineyards, olive groves, and pine forests. After a leisurely lunch in a local tavern, you’ll walk back, taking in the island’s stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. As the day draws to a close, you’ll return to Dubrovnik by ferry, carrying with you the memories of a day well spent.
10 km; 140 m of elevation gain and 140 m of elevation loss
Your journey concludes with an optional transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. As you depart, you’ll carry with you the unforgettable memories of Dalmatia’s stunning landscapes and rich history.
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7 x accommodation with breakfast in 3* or 4* hotels/apartments
Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
24/7 service and support during your holidays
Transfers (ferry/taxi) as per itinerary
This adventure is more than just another Croatian vacation — it’s an exploration of the stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of Croatia’s most beautiful region.
As you traverse the top islands of Dalmatia all the way to Dubrovnik, you’ll experience the unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage that this region offers.
Dalmatia, nestled on the eastern Adriatic shore, is great to explore on foot. The islands are a treasure trove of pristine beaches, clear waters, and historic towns. The trails lead you through olive groves, vineyards, and along the coast, offering breathtaking views at every turn.
Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Split, from where you’ll take a ferry to the picturesque island of Brač. Here, you’ll hike to the peak of Vidova Gora, the highest point of the Adriatic islands. The journey continues to Hvar, where you’ll explore the historic villages of Velo and Malo Grablje.
Next, you’ll discover the medieval town of Korčula, walking through olive groves and fields to the Kocje Nature Park. The tour concludes in the historic city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning architecture and marbled streets. There, you’ll also spend one day exploring the largest of the Elafiti Islands, before departing.
At Walking Holidays Croatia, we believe in making your holiday as hassle-free as possible. We provide a detailed itinerary handout with all the GPX routes, book all your accommodations, and arrange all the transfers, including ferries. In case of any emergency, we offer 24/7 support to ensure your safety and comfort.
So, are you ready to explore the best of Dalmatia? Join us on this Island Hopping tour and experience a journey like no other.
And if you want to pair this by sailing with small ship cruises, make sure to check out our partner page for their offer.
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.
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.
As this is our best-selling product, it is also designed to accommodate a wide range of people. If you are able to do a few hours of walking on terrain that doesn’t have many steep climbs, you’ll be fine. Only the first hike to Vidova Gora is a little steeper (750 m of elevation gain), but can always be substituted for an easier hike by the coast.
What we would also recommend is that you start all of these hikes early in the day. Especially in summer months, the temperatures can climb quite high, making some of the trails less pleasant if tackled too late
Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.
Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for those who want a hastle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.
For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.
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