Croatia Self Guided Walking Tour / Split – Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Islands

Tour Dates: April through October

Discover the best parts of Central Dalmatia – town Split and Islands Brac and Hvar. Spend couple of
days in Split, with historical sites dating back to 300 A.C. and then leave for Dalmatian islands.

Visit ancient villages and coastal trails of island Brac. Spend an afternoon on the famous Zlatni rat beach in
Bol. After the boat ride from Bol to island Hvar, explore UNESCO wor ld heritage site of Stari Grad
plain and charming coastal towns of Jelsa and Vrboska. On your final day of tour, walk along south
side of Island to reach famous and fancy town of Hvar.

Besides walking, cultural and gastronomical
discovery and exploration, you might want to enjoy swimming in beautiful Adriatic, as our tracks take
you along great and secluded beaches. This tour is designed with optional daily distances; shorter or
longer. If you prefer to have a quiet day on the beach, it is possible! Or, if you prefer to walk for 4-5
hours per day you are able to do it! Enjoy walking along Roman, Venetian and Greek trails while
discovering local culture and gastronomy of Dalmatia – one of the most beautiful areas in Croatia!

2023 Price: From €1300

euros per person, double occupancy, depending on the level of accommodations and the season. Judy & August are high season. Single Supplement: From €375 Euros
Price Includes:
  • Welcome meeting and orientation briefing
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary (6 nights in guesthouses and B&B)
  • Road book – information package with detailed route notes and maps, historical description, dinning suggestion and other important and useful information
  • luggage transfers
  • All the transfers mentioned in itinerary
  • 24/7 assistance and emergency contact
Price Does Not Include:

International flights, lunches, dinners

Tour Difficulty

  • Easy or moderate
  • Most of the days during this tour have option for longer or shorter walks. You walk at your own pace and there is no rush.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the islands of Brac, Hvar and the town of Split
  • Visit old fisherman villages
  • Hiking, and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, olive oil and seafood of the Mediterranean

Itinerary

Day 1: Split

Welcome to Split, a 1,700-year-old Roman town!

Meet our representative in the morning for briefing regarding your walking tour along the Dalmatian coast and islands.
Start your walk along the coast, passing by a couple of beautiful bays and beaches, following the trail which will lead you to Marjan Park-Forest, a popular recreation place for citizens of Split. Discover many charming churches and paths with amazing views on Split, sea and nearby islands.
Later in the evening we suggest you to continue your walk and discover the old walls and basements of the Diocletian’s Palace, numerous cafés and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food!
Overnight: Split
Hiking distance: 9 (short loop) or 15km (long loop) + exploring old town
Elevation gain: 180 m Duration: 3/5h + 2 h city walk
Highlights: Split, Marjan Park-forest, local beaches, green and fish market, Diocletian’s Palace

Day 2: Brač Island – west side loop

Enjoy ferry ride to your first island – Brac. Located in front of Split, it represents the biggest and the
highest central Dalmatian island, best known for its “Brac marble” – stone used to build many
important sites such as White House in Washington, Diocletian’s Palace in Split and many more.
For the first day on Island Brac we have two suggestions, you can choose loop walk to the west side of
the island or very easy coastal walk.
First one takes you along the olive groves and between stone fences, built ages ago. Discover Sutivan,
charming sleepy village on the north shore of Brac, before returning to Supetar.
The easy option takes you along the path to Splitska, following east coastline of island Brac. Choose
between many beautiful beaches along your walk for a quick dip in the Adriatic!

Overnight: Supetar, Island Brac
Distance: 16 km or 11 km  Elevation gain: 190 or 150 m Duration: 5 or 3 h
Highlights: Brac Island, olive groves, Sutivan town, secluded beaches
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Island Brac – east side hike

This morning you start from Lovrecina, the only sandy bay on island Brac and the site of important
archaeological findings and excavations that refer to ancient Roman culture and Early Christian
basilica dating from the 5th century. From Lovrecina continue along pine shaded northern coastal path
to Postira and Splitska; 2 laid back fisherman villages located on the north shores of Brac. For those
who want to extend the walk, we suggest visiting Skrip – the oldest settlement on the island founded
by the Illyrians in 1000 BC, where charming and small island museum is located. Afternoon at your
disposal, either to swim at one of many beaches surrounding Supetar or discover historical sites and
local culture.
Overnight: Supetar, Island Brac
Distance: 14 km Elevation Gain: 150 m Duration: 3-4 h
Highlights: Lovrecina beach, villages Splitska and Postira, Supetar
Meals: breakfast

Day 4: Island Brac – From Dragon’s cave to Golden Cape beach and Island Hvar

Start the day with transfer to Murvica, eco village located on the southern slopes of Island Brac.
Murvica is surrounded by turquoise sea, stunning beaches and Plavac Mali vineyards.
Enjoy the walk to Dragon’s cave; ancient temple and dwelling of Glagolitic priests.
In the afternoon enjoy walk to Golden Cape beach and Bol town, before boat transfer to your next
island – Hvar.
Overnight: Jelsa, island Hvar
Distance: 11 km Elevation gain: 110 m Duration: 3 h
Highlights: Murvica village, Dragon’s cave, Golden Cape beach, Bol
Meals: breakfast

Day 5: Island Hvar, Jelsa loop

After leisure breakfast you can choose between 2 beautiful trails, or do both of them!
The coastal and easier walk takes you along beautiful coastal road to another fisherman village and
port called Vrboska. Little stone houses, romantic bridges, narrow alleys are reasons why Vrboska has
earned a name title “Little Venice”.Visit the most beautiful site in Vrboska and in the area; The church
(fortress) of St. Mary of Grace from the 16th century, built from the local people for the defense
against the Turks. Continue your walk along small peninsula, which is actually great location for
midday swim before return to Jelsa!

The other hiking option offers great views of Stari Grad plain – UNESCO protected site, which
represents a comprehensive system of land use and agricultural colonization by the Greeks, built in
the 4th century BC. This hike starts by following a narrow trail just above Jelsa. It is a cultural
landscape that has remained intact since it was created. Continue your walk to charming inland
village of Pitve before returning to Jelsa.
Overnight: Jelsa, island Hvar
Distance: 10 / 15 km Elevation gain: 110/ 310 m Duration: 3,5 . 4 h
Highlights: Vrboska, Pitve, Jelsa, Stari Grad plain, olive groves
Meals: breakfast

Day 6: South side of island and Hvar town

Today you are leaving sleepy and tranquil town Jelsa and depart for trendy Venetian style Hvar town.
The walk we have planned for you today is along south side of Island Hvar, discovering charming and
hidden beaches with turquoise sea color; mostly flat walking along coastline. If you want to extend
your tour, we have suggestions to start from Grablje – abandoned village once famous for lavender oil
production where still nowadays lavender fields and traditional lifestyle can be seen!
In the afternoon discover Hvar town, treat yourself with well-deserved coffee or aperitif at one of
numerous bars along Venetian influenced piazza of Hvar town!
Overnight: Hvar town, island Hvar
Distance: 5 / 7km  Elevation gain: 110 / 310 6 m
Duration: 1 – 2 g
Highlights: Inland villages of Malo and Velo Grablje, lavender fields, south costs of Island, secluded
beaches with turquoise sea, Hvar town
Meals: breakfast

Day 7: Tour ends in Hvar town

Today after breakfast your tour ends. Depending on your departure flights, we will suggest the easiest
way to return to Split. If you do not need to rush, you might want to check Fortica Španjola – fortress
located on hill above the town, with the last renovations done in the 16th century. Hike to the fortress
gives you unforgettable panoramic view of the city, its surroundings and Pakleni Islands as well as
collection of amphora and other exhibits from antiquity in the Middle Ages located in fortress.

Meals: breakfast