FOOTSTEPS OF NAPOLEON


The hiking trails lead over magnificent landscape that surrounds Dubrovnik - Srđ, Konavle, Trsteno, Pelješac and nature park of island Lokrum. Trails follow the roads and fortresses which are the legacy of Napoleonic presence in this part of Adriatic in the early nineteenth century.

So let’s follow the footsteps of the Emperor!

The first route leads from Šumet by Strinčijera to Imperial Fort - which dates from 1810,. This route enlightens the walker on the strategic importance that Dubrovnik had in the eyes of Napoleon.

The second route that stretches from Trsteno to Majkovi offers stunning views of the area. There is also house of honey which is possible to visit in the area. The construction of breathtaking route through Konavle fields took four years of effort (1806 – 1810). You’ll witness how the “Napoleon Road” on Pelješac elegantly blends with the wine of the area. The Fort Royal on Lokrum island (built in 1806) permanent tenants today are none other than local peacocks.

Enjoy while a passionate history buff guide reveals the genius strategic secrets of Napoleon.

 

Day 1. Dubrovnik
According to the flight schedule, arrival and transfer to the hotel. Leisure and discovery of the Old City on own.

 

Day 2. Šumet – Fort Imperial
The hike goes along the ancient aqueduct of Dubrovnik, built in 1437 and which is 11 700m long. The route starts at the source Vrelo in Šumet and leads to the Fort Imperial on Mount Srđ; which offers fantastic view over the roofs of Old Dalmatian city.

Easy level hiking about 3:30.

 

Day 3. Trsteno - Majkovi
Departure to Trsteno, romantic location, famous for its Arboretum, beautiful garden, summer residence and old monuments of nature.
We will take the old « Napoleon road » to Majkovi where you may expect the breathtaking views and there is possibility to visit its original house of honey.

Easy level hiking about 2 hours with possibility of visiting Arboretum Trsteno.

 

Day 4. Zvekovica - Pridvorje
At the most southern point of Croatia, in the landscape of exceptional beauty, is situated Konavle, area appropriate for many active breaks. The architecture is in perfect harmony with the nature, but Konavle has serious role in maintaining folk tradition.

The Konavle traditional costumes, adorned with fine silk embroidery, especially the women's costumes, embody the centuries-old culture of living, and down to the present day it is perhaps the most beautiful representative of the Croatian folklore treasure.

The hiking starts from Zvekovica, and follows the route Konavosko Polje. We reach Pridvorje and return to hotel.

Easy level hiking about 2,30 hours with low ascent.

 

Day 5. Ston - Pelješac
Ston, small medieval town, where stands the longest wall in Europe, is proud to own the oldest saline (which is still in business) in the world. Ston is also famous for its oysters, mussels and many vineyards. The hike begins at Ston and continues to Gornje Selo to eventually join the splendid vineyards of Ponikve ; representative of strong wine culture.

Easy level hiking about 2,30 hours with low ascent.

Day 6. Lokrum - Fort Royal
Today you will have the opportunity to explore the island of Lokrum known as special forest vegetation nature reserve, which is under UNESCO protection. The paths of Lokrum will take you through the botanical garden and lead to the highest point of the island - the fortress Fort Royal which is built in the shape of a star by the French. Fort Royal offers a beautiful view of the Old Town, Cavtat and Elaphite islands. Don’t be surprised if beautiful peacocks join you during your walk to an old olive grove on the island.

This is an easy hike that takes approximately 2,5 hours.

Day 7. Dubrovnik
Day free to discover the Town and its specialties on own.

Day 8. Departure
According to the flight schedule transfer will be arranged. Departure.

 


Itinerary:
Activity program includes: Day 1: Dubrovnik; Day 2: Šumet – Fort Imperial; Day 3: Trsteno - Majkovi; Day 4: Zvekovica – Pridvorje; Day 5: Ston - Pelješac; Day 6: Lokrum – Fort Royal; Day 7: Dubrovnik; Day 8. Departure.

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: Šumet – Fort Imperial; Day 3: Trsteno - Majkovi; Day 4: Zvekovica – Pridvorje; Day 5: Ston - Pelješac; Day 6: Lokrum – Fort Royal
Meals: 3 lunches (day 3, 4 and 5)
Entrances: Cable car – one way, nature park Lokrum
Tickets for boat ride to island Lokrum

 

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

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
If required, Nordic walking poles can be assured.
Itinerary is general and some deviations are possible due to size of a group, duration of general and safety briefings (due to variations in physical condition of group members some distances may take more or less time to pass), trips or distances may be shortened or prolonged due to preferences of the group.


In case of bad weather conditions that may significantly influence the safety, trips can be canceled, stopped or itineraries can be changed. It is possible to change the date of a certain trip. For example: in case of rough water – big waves, kayaking (in tours that have that activity) will be canceled and replaced by walking tour. Generally, we will try to find a best possible solution together with a tour leader.


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

All given information is general, non-binding, and may be used only as guideline.

Please contact us for the final offer.

 

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