For many years the city of Dubrovnik has been a leading destination in the Mediterranean. Overflowed with tourists during high season and with thousands disembarking each day from huge cruise ships, it has become clear that something had to be done to not overload infrastructure, and to save our nature, culture and heritage. Why Dubrovnik?
Responsible travel

HIKING ON THE ISLANS ON OWN

We have prepared a program to empower those who want to visit Dubrovnik but consider responsible travel. Our suggestion is to come outside the peak season (July and August), stay for longer time, use local transport such as public buses and ferries and to eat and shop locally. This tour will engage you in lot of walking and hiking. Follow beautiful and aromatized wooded trails of Kalamota, walk through the maze of narrow streets of Korčula town. Feel the sand between your toes while walking on Lopud island. Walk through Dubrovnik, pearl of the world cultural heritage and take a deep breath when you’re surrounded by greenery of the National park Mljet. Do not miss the botanical garden, the olive grove and the fortress of the island of Lokrum, where beautiful peacocks welcome hikers.

Day 1. Dubrovnik

Arrival to Dubrovnik . Shared shuttle will be provided from the airport to the place of your stay.

Travel materials (ferry or catamaran tickets, local bus tickets, entrances) will be handed over to you upon our arrival.

Day 2. Kalamota

Departure from hotel to Kolocep island; Kalamota island – how the locals like to call it. Kolocep is the smallest of the three settled Elaphite islands. Many religious buildings were built there during the fifteenth century. The eastern and western parts of the island are covered with thick pine woods and there are only two villages on the island: Gornje and Donje Čelo. Its vegetation, quietness and Mediterranean pine scents invite you to relax while taking a walk through the forest. Easy level hiking: about 3 hours.

Day 3. Korčula

Departure to Korčula island.

Legend has it that the great seafarer and explorer Marco Polo was born in Korčula. One can see everywhere traces of the turbulent history of this beautiful town, dominated by the Cathedral of St Marc. A guided sightseeing tour of this walled medieval town includes the entrance to Marco Polo museum. Ancient palaces and narrow streets reminiscent of the town's historic rival – Dubrovnik.

Hiking: easy level. Return is expected in late afternoon.

Day 4. Lopud

Today we will walk on the island of Lopud, the most developed and visited island of the archipelago. According to archaeological findings, the island of Lopud was in inhabited for thousands of years; as evidenced by many remains of buildings and ruins. Passing through the lush Mediterranean vegetation; rich cypress, pines and palm trees and visiting the Fortress “Spanjola” we will witness the true beauty that island Lopud offers. The path will lead us to beautiful sandy beach Sunj, where we will have the opportunity to refresh and play “picigin”.

Hiking: about 1 and half hours. This is relaxing day, with lot of time for swimming and resting.

Day 5. Dubrovnik

We will spend this day walking through the beautiful Pearl of the Adriatic - The Old Town Dubrovnik. The tour starts at Pile Gate, the main entrance to the Old City. While having a walk through the Town, surrounded by 1940 meters long walls, we will have the opportunity to visit (from the outside) numerous museums, churches and monasteries. You’ll witness why Dubrovnik is called Town museum. This is an easy walking tour. If you’d like you can prolong your walk (on own) all the way to the park “Petka”.

Day 6. Mljet

Today we will walk on Mljet island, one of the forested and greenest islands of the Adriatic.

You will see what is the true magic of nature, culture and history mixed in one true paradise on Earth. . The National park Mljet covers the one third of the entire island. Salted water lakes, preserved forest and colorful history attract many nature lovers and encourage many to take an active recreation. Hiking takes about 3:30 hours.

Day 7. Lokrum

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 3 hours.

Day 8. Dubrovnik

Departure from hotel to Dubrovnik airport.

Departure from hotel to Dubrovnik airport.

Itinerary :
Hiking on own activity program includes:

Day 1: Dubrovnik;
Day 2:Kalamota;
Day 3: Korčula;
Day 4: Lopud;
Day 5: Dubrovnik;
Day 6: Mljet;
Day 7: Lokrum ;
Day 8: Dubrovnik.

The program includes:
• 7 nights' accommodation at a hotel of your choice, BB basis *
• Entrances: City Walls Dubrovnik, Mljet National park
• Shuttle transfer from Dubrovnik airport to place of your stay / return shuttle to the airport
• „P“ ticket for local bus line Libertas for 20 rides
• Local guides: Korčula town and Dubrovnik
• Tickets for ferry ride to island Kolocep and Lopud
• Tickets for catamaran ride to island Korčula and Mljet
• Tickets for boat ride Lokrum


*We suggest to stay in Gruž or Lapad bay area because of their location. Both are walking distance from port where you'll catch ferries and catamarans for the islands. Also both are 20 minutes walking distance from the Old Town Dubrovnik. Accommodation is possible to arrange in the guest houses owned by local people. Not included:
• Meals and drink
• Tips
• Porterage
• Any other service not mentioned in the above

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