SOUTH HILLS

Explore the massifs of southern Adriatic, hike through the Pelješac peninsula, Sniježnica, from Kamenski Kabao to Orijen and witness the most enchanting views of the Mediterranean bay and Dubrovnik.

A magic blend of contrast of Karst Mountains and blue Adriatic sea takes one’s breath away. Due to the height and separate position, Pelješac has one of the widest and most beautiful views. In the far south is situated Sniježnica mountain, which is the southern-most mountain range of the Dinaric mountains in Croatia, and rises above beautiful town of Cavtat, overlooking the peaks of the neighboring countries. The walking trail around the picturesque Herceg Novi takes us all the way to mountain lodge “Za Vratom” on Orijen, and then we follow the route from Kotor to Njeguš in Lovćen National park which has one of the greatest views of the bay and the most spectacular landscapes on the Mediterranean. This interesting tour ends with the magnificent panorama from the Srđ Mount over the sun-drenched roofs, of town Dubrovnik, the UNESCO world heritage monument.

Day 1. France – Dubrovnik
Arrival at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time on own to discover the Old Town Dubrovnik.

Day 2. Pelješac, St. Elie - 960m (N42˚59’46.7”E17˚9’34.2”)

The walking tour starts at Bilopolje. Shortly after we leave the village, the road trail stops and we began our climb through the low thicket bypassing the Zmijino Brdo (Serpent hill – 715 m) on the west side. The climb takes 2h 30 min – 3 hours. St. Elijah is the highest peak of Pelješac peninsula. Due to the height and separate position, it is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Croatian mountains. We descent down another trail which leads to Gornje Nakovane, situated north-west from Viganj. There is possibility to visit winery Matuško in Potomlje and the Ston saltern. This is the medium difficulty walk.

Day 3. Konavle, Snježnica - 1234m (N42˚34’26.0”E18˚21’6.7”)
We depart to the village of Kuna Konavoska, the most eastern point of Konavle valley, taking the road to the Sniježnica peak where is situated the Saint Elie Chapel from the 19th century. The road is still from the Austro –Hungarian time, and there are hiking trails that shorten the route. The top offers beautiful view on Konavle Valley and on Dubrovnik airport. It takes 4h 30 minutes with breaks to climb to top. Descent down to Kuna Konavoska takes 2h 30min. We can arrange the visit of the traditional mill on river Ljuta. This is a medium level hike.

Day 4. Orijen, Kamenski Kabao 1384m (N42˚30’26.06”E18˚33’24.02”)
From the motel Borići to 800 m from Herceg Novi we head towards the mountain lodge « Za Vratlom » with an altitude of 1160 m. It takes one hour of hiking to get here. From there to the top « Kamenski Kabao » takes around 40 more minutes walking. This route Borići – Vratlo – Kamenski Kabaro takes about 2h 30 min hours and if the group is in better shape it is possible to extend to route Odijevo – Kamenski Ravan. In this case, this interesting and scenic route overlooking the bay from one side and Orjen Massif on the other side takes 6 hours approximately.

Day 5. Njeguši 900m, Parc national de Lovćen (N42˚25’59”E18˚49’42”)
From the village of Njegusi, in the Lovćen National Park, stretches one of the most beautiful hiking routes that leads all the way to Kotor and takes around 4 hours. This is « the must » see place in Montenegro. After the transfer to Njeguši, tour starts with visit of the birthplace of famous Montenegrian ruler, the great bishop, poet - Petar II Petrović Njegoš, After which we go through Krstac passage, which offers magnificent view of the bay. We descent down the old military « zig –zag » road, which has more than 70 bends. We arrive to the abundant village Špiljari where is situated an interesting church, the Venetian St. John fortress and we finish the tour lowering down the stairs all the way to the center of Kotor. This is a medium level hiking tour.

Day 6. Srđ, 412m (N42˚49’16”E17˚40’47”)
This tour starts from Pile Gate, and continues via street « Branitelja Dubrovnik », through Dr. Ante Starčević Street. We walk all the way to Nuncijata street where is church Our Lady of Nuncijata. From the church leads the nice path from which the trail goes sharply uphill and meets goat path all the way to the fortress on Strinjčera hill. When you arrive to this hill the trail turns right on gravel road that follows to the top of Mount Srđ. This trail is not marked but there is no risk one will get lost.
Enjoy a breathtaking view over Dubrovnik, Rijeka Dubrovačka, Elafiti islands, Mljet, Lastovo and Peljesac, and when you turn towards north and east one can see Zarkovica, Malaštica, Sniježnica, Orjen, Župa Dubrovačka and Konavle. It is possible to arrange the return by cable car or to descent down on foot. The duration of this tour is 4 hours.

Day 7. Dubrovnik
Free day in Dubrovnik

Day 8. Dubrovnik - France
Transfer will be arranged according to your departure schedule.

Itinerary :

Activity program includes: Day 1: Dubrovnik; Day 2: Pelješac – St. Elijah; Day 3: Konavle - Snježnica i; Day 4: Orijen, Kamenski Kabao; Day 5: Njeguši - Parc national de Lovćen; Day 6: Dubrovnik - Srđ; Day 7: Dubrovnik;

Day 8. Depart.

The package can be realized in the period from April until November for minimum of 4 to 15 pax.

The program includes:
7 nights' accommodation at a 3* Hotel in Dubrovnik, BB basis
Transfers according the program
Guide during activities: Day 2: Pelješac – St. Elijah; Day 3: Konavle - Snježnica i; Day 4: Orijen, Kamenski Kabao; Day 5: Njeguši - Parc national de Lovćen; Day 6: Dubrovnik - Srđ;
Meals: lunch packet on day 2, snack on day 3, lunch on day 4, lunch on day 5, lunch on day 6
Entrances: Cable car – one way

Not included:
Drinks with meals
Tips
Porterage
Any other service not mentioned in the above 

If required, Nordic walking poles can be assured. Professional directions in Croatian, English, French and other languages are on request. All given information is general, non-binding, and may be used only as guideline. Please contact us for the final offer.

Accommodation is possible to arrange in the guest houses (private accommodation) or in hotels of different categories.

 

 

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