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Croatia Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 3
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  • Trip Start: Split, Croatia
  • Trip End: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatia Dalmatian Coast Adventure Tour

Sea kayak in pristine waters, bike through medieval towns, and embrace vibrant Mediterranean culture on our Croatia Adventure.

You've likely seen pictures of the Dalmatian Coast, with orange-roofed houses dotting magnificent coastlines and beauty stretching beyond where the eye can see. Explore the best of it on our 6-day Croatia Adventure. After meeting your fellow travelers in Split, you'll board a ferry and head to Hvar Island. Your home for the next few nights, you'll enjoy biking through stunning Venetian Renaissance architecture, sea kayaking around the Pakleni Otoci islands and sampling local food. Next, take a private boat to Korčula island, where spectacular views of the Adriatic sea await. Bike through olive groves, snorkel in the warm Mediterranean waters and relax over wine-tasting at a local vineyard. If you're ready for a true hiking vacation, hop aboard our Croatia Dalmatian Coast Adventure Tour.

Croatia Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Split, Croatia Trip End: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Day 1Ferry to Hvar Island, cycle Jelsa and Vrboska

  • Day 2Sea kayak the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands

  • Day 3Cycle Korčula Island

  • Day 4Hike Kočje nature preserve & explore Korčula Town

  • Day 5Buggy safari on Lumbarda beach, snorkel and wine tasting

  • Day 6Head back to Dubrovnik, depart for home

  • Day 1

    Ferry to Hvar Island, cycle Jelsa and Vrboska

    We meet in the morning in Split before we ferry to beautiful Hvar Island, disembarking at the quaint harbor town of Stari Grad, home to the fortified Tvrdalj castle, the impressively restored Bianchini Palace and a Dominican monastery. Mount up and pedal to Jelsa, admiring the octagonal Renaissance Church of Saint John and the turquoise, pine-fringed waters of Mina Bay and Grebišce. Continue on to Vrboska, also known as “Little Venice” for its plethora of small bridges. Explore the sixteenth-century church of Saint Mary of Charity and the Renaissance works of Veronese and Bassano at the Church of Saint Lawrence. Finish your ride in Hvar, whose long waterfront promenade, yacht-lined quays, traffic-free marble streets, and tasteful harbor-front bars and cafés offer the perfect retreats for relaxing and people watching. Explore beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces, a Franciscan cloister, and a historic arsenal before climbing to a Spanish fort for spectacular views of the city at sunset. This evening we gather for a festive welcome dinner.

    Hotel Adriana, Hvar (Lunch, dinner)

    Stari Grad to Hvar Biking Distance:
    Up to 43.5 kilometres (up to 27 miles), easy to moderately strenuous

  • Day 2

    Sea kayak the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands

    This morning we set off to explore the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands by sea kayak. Scattered off the southwest coast of Hvar and blanketed in the low pine forest, the archipelago originally derived its name from the native paklina, a pine resin once used as a ship sealant. Paddle the idyllic bays of Marinkovac Island and savour the ubiquitous scent of pine, lavender, and rosemary as you coast along the sandy beach at Sv. Klement Island. This evening, enjoy a cooking class and dinner at a local restaurant, and try your hand at a Croatian speciality such as ćevapčiči (spiced sausages) with ajvar sauce, mussels, and black risotto.

    Hotel Adriana, Hvar (All meals)

    Sea Kayak Pakleni Otoci Islands:
    3.5 hours including lunch, easy

  • Day 3

    Cycle Korčula Island

    Travel by private boat from Hvar Town to Vela Luka on Korčula Island for a day of biking. Set on a tiny peninsula on the Pelješac channel, Korčula was first home to Slavic pirates who used the island as a base from which to attack passing ships; in the year 1000, it was taken over by Venice, marking the start of an 800-year on-and-off Venetian rule. Today, the island is renowned for its gorgeous, white quarried stone, countless secluded bays, small, uninhabited islands and breathtaking views. Make a stop in Smokvica to enjoy lunch as a group. Explore several small villages on today’s ride, which culminates in the medieval walled town of Korčula, whose Old Quarter boasts a harmonious mix of 15th century Gothic and 16th century Renaissance trimmings. Visit the home of Marco Polo, Saint Mark’s Cathedral with paintings by Tintoretto, the Town Museum, and the Byzantine Icon Museum. Feast on some fresh and authentic Croatian seafood tonight at Restaurant Riblji.

    Hotel Liburna, Korčula Island (All meals)

    Korčula Island Biking Distance:
    Up to 48 kilometres (up to 30 miles)

  • Day 4

    Hike Kočje nature preserve & explore Korčula Town

    Today we'll travel to the village of Zrnovo where our hike begins through Mediterranean vegetation and along centuries-old stone walls. As we enter the Kočje nature preserve the landscape changes from fields to lush Croatian Oak forests, a canyon with dolomitic rock formations, and a cave with natural spring water. We then make our way along the picturesque Peljesac peninsula to a farm to table restaurant for lunch. After, you'll have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy Korčula and even go for a swim in the Adriatic if you please. Dinner this evening is on your own.

    Hotel Liburna, Korčula Island (Breakfast, lunch)

  • Day 5

    Buggy safari on Lumbarda beach, snorkel and wine tasting

    Today we start with an exciting buggy safari heading for Lumbarda beach. Follow your guides along the coastal gravel roads above Lumbarda and Žrnovo villages, pausing to admire the spectacular views and to swim and snorkel in two hidden bays. Admire the tranquil waters and look for wildlife as you enjoy lunch on the boat. Enjoy a wine tasting before making your way back to Korčula Town by bike. This evening we gather for a delectable farewell dinner.

    Hotel Liburna, Korčula (All meals)

    Korčula Town to Racisce Biking Distance:
    Up to 33.8 kilometres (up to 21 miles), easy

  • Day 6

    Head back to Dubrovnik, depart for home

    Enjoy one last breakfast before you are transferred to the Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik town. Most will opt to spend a night in Dubrovnik to explore its picturesque town centre which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


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Useful Info

What's the maximum group size on this trip?

This trip has a maximum of 18 guests plus two experienced guides.

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Hotel Luxe in Split at 7:30am or the Split ferry at 8:00am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Split for your pre-night, but you must get to the pick-up point at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Dubrovnik Airport in time for flights below or a hotel of your choice in Central Dubrovnik around 12pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Dubrovnik at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Dubrovnik after 2pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides at the end of an awesome trip and EURO€100 ~ US$120 per person per Trip Leader seems to be the norm, however less, more or not at all is also fine too.

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