Dreamstime L 22521712 View Of Mountains At Biokovo, Croatia

Stunning coasts, breathtaking scenery, old medieval towns and rugged mountains: all this and more make up some of the best walks and trails Croatia has to offer.

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Dalmatian Riviera

From the clear waters and pebbly beaches of the Makarska Riviera, to the backdrop of magnificent Biokovo Mountain, the small town of Makarska is our wonderful setting for a week of walking. The 4 chosen guided walks are a great introduction to some of the stunning landscapes of Croatia.

Biokovo – The Adriatic Throne

Following a well-beaten hiking trail on rocky ground and partly through beech forest, the path begins at St. Jure, Biokovo’s highest peak. With amazing views over the whole of Zabiokovlje Sinj to the Vrgorac Central mountains and around to Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina) we continue on foot to Vosac peak where more stunning views across the whole of Dalmatia await. Lunch is taken in a mountain hut.

Cetina River Canyon

From Kostanje village, we follow a path through the village and out into vineyards and olive groves before steadily climbing along the narrow track into this picturesque canyon. Here a boat will be waiting for us as we become surrounded by nature, heading along the river through this impressive 400m deep canyon to the small town of Omis

The footsteps of Brejan Labourers

Our walk today follows good paths, and the odd bit of forest gravel road, from Upper Brela to the Church of St. Nicholas, dating back to the 13th-century. It’s then over to Nevestina Stina for picturesque views of the sandy beaches and villages below with lunch as a picnic en route to Topic, a charming village on the mountain slopes with beautifully preserved Dalmatian architecture.

Villages of Mount Biokovo

Setting off from the village of Bast, we cross over the Smokvina River admiring the steep cliffs of Mount Biokovo and through the picturesque villages of Mletin Bor, Baskovic, Veliko Brdo and Makar. The whole route affords wonderful views of the entire western part of the Makarska Riviera, the coastal towns of Split and the central islands. A picnic lunch will be taken along the trail.

Hotel Bella Vista

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hour

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 09°C,
Apr 14°C, May 18°C,
Jun 21°C, Jul, Aug 24°C,
Sep 21°C, Oct 17°C,
Nov 12°C, Dec 09°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Split Airport to Hotel Bella Vista is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes , depending on weather and traffic.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 8 to 11km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions

Villages at the foot of Mt Biokovo
Length approx 11 km Altitude: 360 m ascent, descent 380 m Walking 4 h - easy terrain

Following in the footsteps of Brejan laborers
Length approx 9 km Altitude: 300 m ascent, descent 300 m Hiking 4 h. light to moderately heavy terrain.

Canyon of Cetina river
Length approx 10 km Altitude: 200 m ascent, descent 270 m, Walking 4 hours, mostly easy terrain

Biokovo - throne of the Adriatic
Length approx 8 km Altitude: 170 m ascent, descent 350 m Hiking 4 h, medium heavy terrain

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
Listed below are a few of the optional tours which may be on offer to you during your holiday. The prices quoted should be used as a guideline only and operation of all excursions is subject to a minimum number of participants. Full details of all the tours available and the exact amounts will be given at your Information Meeting as the prices will be dependant on the number of people wishing to take the trip. Your Tour Leader will book the excursions for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

A day excursion to Split and Trogir Boat excursion to Brac with fish picnic including lunch on board Day excursion to Krka National park

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
May 21 ºC, Sep 25ºC, Oct 20ºC

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
01 Oct 2018 08 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1215 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Solos Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily plus 4 lunches (of which 3 are picnic lunches)

What’s extra:

  • Mountain view room with balcony
  • Sea view room with balcony
  • Insurance see here
  • Optional Excursions*
    Take a day trip to Split & Trogir
  • Experience a fish picnic on a boat to Brac
  • * Subject to availability

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    20°C Oct

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Easy to Medium
  • Distance: 8 to 11km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential
  • NB:
    You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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