Overview

Trip Overview

This trip will show you why the City of Dubrovnik has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. A simple hike to the Imperial Fortress built in 1806, during the reign of Napoleon, will offer you a spectacular view over the city’s impressive stone architecture and signature red roofs.

It is not only the Old City that takes all the fame; surrounding islands and charming hinterland contribute greatly to Dubrovnik’s nickname “The Jewel of the Adriatic”. Wander along the coastal walking paths of Lopud island next to centuries-old pine trees, wild lavender and olive groves where ancient Greek, Roman and Slavic ruins can be seen. Walk along steep serpentine bends from village to village, hike towards the old railway path and enjoy exploring beautiful landscape of the very south of Croatia.

Long leisure walks do wonders for the appetite, and traditional Croatian taverns are as much a highlight along the way as the landscapes and history.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike on Srđ hill
  • Discover the island of Lopud on foot
  • Deep forests hiking tour on beautiful island of Lopud
  • Discover old railway hiking tour and relax sitting on 7 meters high terrace on a big oak-tree
  • Visit city of Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic
RouteDubrovnik –  Lokrum – Elaphite islands (Koločep & Lopud) –Cavtat
Duration8D / 7N
LevelModerate
SeasonAll seasons
AltitudeMax 791 m metres
Total activity distance50 km
Total activity time12 Hours
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik.

AccomModationDubrovnik: Selection of hotels available upon request
MealsDinner
Transfer time1 Hour

Day 2: Srđ hill hiking tour

Hike on Srđ hill, enjoy the  view of the old town of Dubrownik and Relax riding Dubrovnik cable car.Our hike will begin from the east side of Dubrovnik, Ilijina Glavica.

The tour then continues along the old streets lined with stone houses, until we reach a narrow path leading to the Imperial fortress. The views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas are magnificent from the fortress.We’ll continue our journey with short ride by cable car from the fortress directly to the old town.

AccommodationDubrovnik: Selection of hotels available upon request
MealsBB
Transfer time30 mins
Activity time2 Hours
Altitude395 metres
Distance8 km

Day 3: Fort Španjola hiking tour

Exploring another beautiful island from the Elaphite group is our mission today. According to archaeological findings, Lopud has been inhabited for thousands of years. It is home to many ancient Greek, Roman, and Slavic buildings and ruins. Today, Lopud is the most developed island from the three Elaphites, and one of the most frequented.The island is covered with lush forests made up of pines (Aleppo, coastal and pine groves) and Mediterranean maquis. On the southeast side of the island there is an attractive sandy cove, where the famous Šunj beach is located.

After the breakfast, we will begin our walk along the coastline through a forest trail to the viewpoint at Beneša cape. We will take a short break to enjoy magnificent views of the sea and the island of Šipan. We will continue toward the stunning sandy beach in the bay of Šunj, where we will have another short break

Next, we will stroll along paths to the church of ”Gospa od Šunja” which was erected in the 15th century. We will take a short tour of the church and then continue along a dirt track leading towards the Španjola fort. The fort is located near the highest peak of the island, Polačica, and was built in the 16th century as part of the defense system against pirates and Turks. After a short break and sightseeing, we will head back to Lopud harbor.

AccommodationDubrovnik: Selection of hotels available upon request
MealsBB
Transfer time1 Hour
Activity time3 Hours
Altitude130 metres
Distance8 KM

Day 4: Old railway hiking tour

Trek and discover the forgotten railway line, closed back in the 1969. Our route starts from the scenic village of Vojski Do and goes all the way to the adventure park Cadmos Village. The path follows the old railway located beneath impressive Sniježnica Mountain. This adventurous trip takes us through two tunnels to the former railway station situated in the village of Mihanići.

Our journey continues through lovely Konavle valley where you can see beautiful vineyards maintained with much love and care. At the end of the tour, we will come to the adventure park Cadmos Village where, despite of its theme, you can relax on the 7-meter-high oak tree terrace with stunning views of Konavle valley and enjoy peaceful natural surroundings.

At the end of the tour, we will come to the adventure park Cadmos Village where, despite of its theme, you can relax on the 7-meter-high oak tree terrace with stunning views of Konavle valley and enjoy peaceful natural surroundings.

AccommodationLopud: Selection of hotels available upon request
MealsBB
Transfer time2 Hours
Activity time2 Hours
Altitude100 metres
Distance12 km

Day 5: Free day

Use your free time to relax and enjoy, charge your “batteries” for new adventures which await us on this trip!

Day 6: Stone crosses hiking tour

Our hiking tour starts from typical Mediterranean town of Cavtat. On our route, we will pass by the Church of St. Đurđa (George) which dates back to the 15th century up to the charming small village of Močići where Mithraeum, the ancient sanctuary of the god Mithras is located. His cult was widespread in this region from the 2nd to the 6th century.

Along the path you will discover many stone crosses. Their purpose was significant in the past during the procession and celebration of Blessing the fields ceremony. In this area we will also find various endemic plants, as well as wild aromatic herbs of the region whose scent will follow us throughout the way.

After a short rest we will proceed towards delightful town of Čilipi, the biggest settlement in Konavle. This is surely the best place to meet the tradition of Konavle. The largest church in Konavle, the parish church of St. Nicholas, and a square surrounded by governmental and family stone houses are all located in Čilipi. Our journey continues through lovely Konavle valley where you can see beautiful vineyards maintained with much love and care.

Included: instructor, bottle of water, wine tasting

Day 7:  Departure

Transfer from Cavtat to Dubrovnik airport

MealsBreakfast
Transfer time20 min
Pricing and dates
Included
Accommodation and meals:
  • As per request, following accommodation is available: 1/2
  • Snack and refreshment
  • Meal plan: BB
Trip leader Zoran Ateljević (Certificates):
  • Rescue3 International Swift water Instructor
  • Mountain guide
  • Alpinist
  • Caver and Cave rescue Instructor
  • Mountain rescuer
Other items:
  • 24 hour service hotline / Adventure specialist Zoran Ateljević
  • Minivan land transportation
Excluded
  • Tipping, personal expenses, personal gear…
Cancellation policy
  • 45-30 days prior the departure – 25% of total amount
  • 30-21 day prior the departure – 50% of total amount
  • 20-14 days prior the departure – 75% of total amount
  • 13-6 days prior the departure – 90% of total amount
  • 5-0 days prior the departure – 100% of total amount
Notes
  • Health conditions- Good physical condition
  • Minimum 7 years old
Gear list

Provided

  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Map of the area if necessary

Recommended

  • Camp Towel
  • Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
  • Casual Shoes for Travel and Free Time
  • Day Pack (21L-35L)
  • Day Pack Rain Cover
  • Fleece/ Sweater
  • Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
  • Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
  • Liner Socks (Synthetic)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
  • Luagage (1 Piece)
  • Luggage Tags and Locks
  • Passport/Money Belt or Pouch
  • Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
  • Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
  • Sun Block and Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses and Accessories
  • Swimwear
  • Tee Shirts (Synthetic)
  • Toiletries
  • Water Bottles (Two 1-Quart) or Hydration System

Optional

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Cycling and/or Paddling Gloves
  • Dry Bag (5L-10L)
  • Ear Plugs
  • Electrical Adapter Plug and Converter
  • Eye Mask
  • Insect Repellant
  • Reading and Writing Materials
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Travel Pillow
  • Trekking Poles
  • Waterproof Camera

Travel Documents

  • Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)
  • Valid Passport

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