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8 DAYS – GROUPTOUR 6/12 PERSONS – CROATIA – ** HIKING EXPRERIENCE REQUIRED

The island of Korcula lies off the south coast of Croatia and is one of the most beautiful islands in this region. Experience walking the beautiful nature on this beautiful island. It has been declared by many newspapers and magazines as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is Croatia in its purest form.

Hiking trails
Korcula is about an hour and a half sailing from Dubrovnik and is 47 km long and about 7 km wide. Besides old towns, beautiful beaches and bays, you can also enjoy the beautiful nature and gastronomy with even organically produced wine. Narrow hiking trails lead past centuries-old olive trees, through vineyards and you walk through wonderfully smelling forests. Along the way you will see Dalmatian villages with terracotta-colored roofs, romantic bays with clear blue water and the most beautiful beaches.

Climate
Korcula is an island that is ideal to visit every season. The hottest, sunny days are of course in the summer. Then the temperatures rise to an average of 29 degrees. But even in winter, Korcula is a beautiful island to visit. The temperatures are then mild, around 11 degrees. You can enjoy the beautiful nature and beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea every season.

Venetian republic
You can compare the mentality on the island with the Italian mentality. Not surprising because once the island was part of the Venetian republic, and it was called Curzola. Korcula has built up name recognition as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. It has not been officially proven, but the fact is that many people on this island carry the family name Polo. Officially, Marco Polo was born in Venice, but since Korcula fell under Venice during that period, it can indeed be true.

Day 1
Reception by the tour guide at Dubrovnik airport and then a tour of about 1 hour with an English speaking guide through Dubrovnik. At the end of the afternoon by minibus to Korčula.

Day 2
Walk to Pupnat and Kneže. You walk on an old road that was built in the time of Napoleon. Via Pupnat you arrive in Kneže, Pupnat is the oldest village on the island of Korcula, about 12 km from Korcula town. The village was cleverly moved by settlers in the hilly part of the island to not be noticed by pirates.
(13 km – 390 m – 4 hours)

Day 3
Walk to the fishing village of Lumbarda. This is a village with quiet and cozy beaches and delicious wines. Around the village the Grk grape is grown, it is used for fine dessert wines and white wine. Most vintners produce enough to provide local restaurants with their wines and to meet their own needs. A good reason to try the local wine at the restaurants in Lumbarda!
(15 km – 160 m – 4 hours)

Day 4
Walk via a sheltered and narrow forest path to the bay Pavja Luka. The pebble beach is clean here and the water is always crystal clear. After visiting this beautiful beach you continue the hike over quiet paths to the seaside resort of Žrnovo.
(15 km – 240 m – 5 hours)

Day 5
A free morning. In the afternoon you will follow a special cooking workshop.

Day 6
Walk to the ancient protected nature reserve Kocje with interesting rock formations. The area has an area of ​​approximately 10,000 m2. According to legend, fairies have lived here who sometimes helped the local population. The water source in this nature reserve is also called ‘Good Fairy’. Through an impressive and woody route to the village of Žrnovo you’ll go back to the hotel.
(10 km – 350 m – 3 hours)

Day 7
Today we sail to the mainland and drive in the direction of Dubrovnik. Along the way there are 2 walks on the program with highlight the walls of Ston, the largest urban fortification project of the then Europe with a total length of 5.5 kilometers.
(10 km – 150 m – 3 hours)

Day 8
We need to get up early, because the plane is leaving soon…

Itinerary subject to change. It may happen that we have to adjust the program due to weather conditions or local events.

Hotel Marco Polo ****
If you are looking for an amazing location close to a town and cannot imagine a holiday without the pleasures of a wellness centre, then you must visit the Marko Polo Hotel. Named after one of the best-known seamen from Korčula, the hotel is an ideal haven for world travellers. Located on a hill above the sea and natural beaches, it will present you with a unique view of the Renaissance town of Korčula which is a 10-minute walk away from the hotel.

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Hotel Cavtat ***
Hotel Cavtat is small, friendly hotel, the perfect choice for those who want to experience an authentic Croatian hospitality combined with high service standards and quality.
It is set in a quiet location across the road from the bay, at the very centre of the charming resort town of Cavtat, close to shops and restaurants. Experience leisure, rest and full relaxation during your stay with us,
Our friendly staff will make sure you will want to come back years to come, great number of our guests already return every year to their favorite room.

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In a nutshell
Hiking: for groups, 6 to 12 persons
Experience: Level 2
Duration: 8 days, 7 night

Customize your holiday
The basic principle is that your flight arrives at the airport of Dubrovnik by 10:30 at the latest.
If this is not feasible, we offer the possibility to arrive at least 1 day earlier including an overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

It’s also possible to extend your stay in Dubrovnik at the end of this holiday. If you have any other wishes or requests, please write them down in the “Your message” field of the inquiry request form.

Date & prices:
02.05.2019 till 09.05.2019 – EUR 739,00
03.10.2019 till 10.10.2019 – EUR 719,00
Single use supplement: EUR 175,00

Prices are in euros and per person

Included in the price:
– 6 nights in hotel Marco Polo**** (Korcula)
– 1 night in hotel Cavtat*** (Dubrovnik)
– Half board service in both hotels (breakfast & dinner)
– Local transport to and from the walks
– Cooking workshop
– Local English-speaking contact person
– English speaking tour guide in Dubrovnik

The prices do not include airfare. You receive a total price, including the price of airline tickets, when issuing a quote.

If you wish you can also stay longer. Please write down your wishes in the “Your message” field of the inquiry request form.