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Vis and Hvar Islands Walking – Croatia

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8-day walking holiday in Croatian Dalmatia with walking tours on the beautiful Vis Island - Croatia's Best kept Secret! - and enjoyable walking trails on Hvar Island. Explore the amazing islands' coasts, famous beaches of the Adriatic and medieval towns on foot.

 

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All about the Vis and Hvar Islands Walking – Croatia.

8-day walking holiday in Croatian Dalmatia with walking tours on the beautiful Vis island - Croatia's Best kept Secret! Experience great walking trails on the beautiful Hvar island. Explore the amazing islands' coasts, famous Adriatic beaches and medieval towns on foot. A moderately paced walking holiday with seven half and full days of walking (between 5-6 hours per day).

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Dalmatian Islands.
  • Unique walk on the great trails on Vis island - Croatia's Best kept Secret!
  • Beautiful coastal towns of Vis, Komiža, Hvar, Stari Grad, ...
  • Explore Dubrovnik with a beautiful walk in the old town.
  • Split - Walk around the old town and Marjan Nature Park.
  • The island of Vis – a pearl among Croatian Adriatic Islands.
  • Hvar Island - island of natural beauty and numerous aromatic plants.
  • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
  • Taste the richness of the Dalmatian culinary.
  • Explore the legendary and the most beautiful Dalmatian beaches. Stiniva (Vis) and Dubovica (Hvar).
  • Walk to the top of Vis's highest peak Mt Hum (587 m) and to the top of Hvar island - Sveti Nikola (628 m).

Facts:

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Activity: Self guided walking
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Accommodation: 3* hotels and private accommodation
  • Date: From March 15th to November 30th
  • Start of the tour: Every Friday
  • Start location: Split (Croatia)
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Full organisation of the walking tour and holiday.
  • Introductory briefing in Split on day 1 (morning).
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, ferry and catamaran tickets with timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, ...
  • Maps with marked walking routes.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 8-day rental of walking equipment (hiking poles, 20-30l backpack, basic rain jacket).
  • 7 nights in 3* hotel and 3* private accommodation with breakfast.
  • All sea transfers according to the itinerary:
    • Ferry transfer from Split to Vis (Vis island).
    • Catamaran transfer from Vis to Hvar (Hvar island).
    • Catamaran transfer from Hvar to Dubrovnik or back to Split (day 8).
  • All land transfers according to the itinerary:
    • Private car transfer on Hvar Island (4).
    • Private car transfer on Vis Island (1).
    • Bus transfer from Komiža to Vis.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Single supplement: 240 €
  • High season surcharge: 120 € (July, August)
  • Note: Start of the tour is every Friday!
  1. Day 1 Split
    • Morning Introductory meeting in Split.
    • Afternoon coastal walking tour and Marjan park walk in Split (7 km, 3-4h).
    • Old town walking tour.
    • Hotel***, Split.

     

     

  2. Day 2 Split to Vis Island
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Morning Ferry Boat ride from Split to Vis (Vis town).
    • Walking tour from Vis to Komiža via North trail (12-14 km, 5-6h).
    • 3* Apartment, Komiža.
  3. Day 3 Vis Island
    • Breakfast in the apartment.
    • Circle coastal walking tour from Komiža and back (12 km, 4-5h).
    • Afternoon: Optional visit of Komiža Fishing museum.
    • 3* Apartment, Komiža.
  4. Day 4 Vis Island
    • Breakfast in the apartment.
    • Walking tour to Mt Hum (587m) and Stiniva Beach (15-17 km, 5-6h).
    • Swimming in Stiniva - one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian Coast.
    • Short private transfer back to Komiža town.
    • 3* Apartment, Komiža.
  5. Day 5 Vis to Hvar Island
    • Early breakfast in apartment.
    • Morning bus transfer from Komiža to Vis.
    • Morning Catamaran transfer from Vis to Hvar (Hvar Island).
    • Accommodation in hotel***.
    • Circle coastal walking tour from Hvar town to Milna and back (12 km, 4h).
    • Hotel***, Hvar.
  6. Day 6 Hvar island walk
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Walking tour Brusje to Malo Grablje and Dubovica (14-16 km, 5-6h).
    • Swimming in Dubovica - one of the most beautiful beaches on Hvar Island.
    • Short private transfer back to Hvar town.
    • Hotel***, Hvar.
  7. Day 7 Hvar island walk
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Morning transfer to starting point of the walk.
    • Walking tour: Sveti Nikola (628 m, 10 km, 5-6 h).
    • Afternoon transfer back to Hvar town from Sveta Nedelja.
    • Hotel***, Hvar.
  8. Day 8 Hvar to Dubrovnik or Split
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Optional 1: Morning catamaran transfer from Hvar to Dubrovnik. Afternoon: Dubrovnik old town walking tour (2-3 hours).
    • Optional 2: Afternoon catamaran transfer from Hvar to Split.
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3* Hotels and Private Pension

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* and 4* hotels (comfortable with en-suite) and private accommodations.

Day 1: Hotel in Split (Double/twin room with breakfast).

Day 2: Apartment in Komiža, Vis Island (Private apartment with breakfast).

Day 3: Apartment in Komiža, Vis Island (Private apartment with breakfast).

Day 4: Apartment in Komiža, Vis Island (Private apartment with breakfast).

Day 5: Hotel in Hvar, Hvar Island (Double/twin room with breakfast).

Day 6: Hotel in Hvar, Hvar Island (Double/twin room with breakfast).

Day 7: Hotel in Hvar, Hvar Island (Double/twin room with breakfast).

  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • comfortable clothes,
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
  • water bottle (preferably reusable),
  • first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads),
  • large backpack to pack all your belongings,
  • hiking shoes –  choose wisely!

IMPORTANT: Appropriate footwear is an essential part of any hiking tour. There are a variety of models on the market designed to meet the needs of different types of hikers; the challenge is finding the one that works best for your purposes.

Choose softer and more flexible hiking shoes, appropriate for longer walks. Those shoes are typically made of breathable material, are comfortable and do not require breaking in.

Shoes like that are usually not waterproof, but Croatia during the summertime has very little rain and the odds are good that during your tour, there will be no rain.

  • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging. There is an average of 5-6 hours of walking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • Breakfast is included in every accommodation.
  • We advise that you to start your daily trips early  in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery and escape the hot summer sun.
  • In case bad weather is predicted, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise in this case that you to place packed things in plastic bags before packing them in the  backpacks.
  • All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions, as well as  dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer.

Average temperatures during summer lies in the high 20s °C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C.

The sunniest island in Croatia is Hvar, with over 2,700 hours of sun per year. Split, Vela Luka (on the island of Korčula) and Dubrovnik are the next sunniest spots in Dalmatia.

Croatia boasts with very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

The tour is considered to be moderate level of difficulty.  A good physical condition is essential.
Due to the nature of the package, this program is not recommended for children younger than 15 years and pregnant women.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or legal guardian.

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