Imagine a walking holiday in Dalmatia....
with its beautiful coast line, dramatic mountain range, medieval towns, quaint bays and stunning vineyards, Croatia's Peljesac peninsula is the perfect location for walking and wine tasting holidays to suit all needs. Walkers are able to soak in the rich heritage of the area by following one of the many coastline walks to the sleepy village of Viganj and archaeological site of Nakovana dating back to 6000 BC or to the main town of Orebic with its wonderful promenade which bears witness to its once rich maritime past.
If you have something more strenuous in mind you can take one of the recommended trails up to Mt Illja and enjoy spectacular views.
The Old Town of Korcula on the island of Korcula opposite the birth place of Marco Polo, is one of the best preserved medieval towns of the Mediterranean. Settled in the early prehistoric period the town of Ston has a 5.5 km wall, the largest in Europe. Here are some of the oldest salt works where salt is still produced in the traditional way it has been done since ancient times. Mali or Small Ston is renowned for its farming of oysters, muscles and other shellfish and has been since Roman times.
Walks and treks – In the dramatic mountain range, fishing villages, bays, ancient old towns
Wonderful sea front accommodation – Just sit back and enjoy beautiful views from the seafront villa
Culture and history – Venetian Old Town of Korcula, The walled town of Ston and the ancient Salt flats
The wine roads – Wine tasting and walks through the spectacular wine growing areas
Authentic Food - Mouth watering, home produced, home cooked food and excellent seafood
Adventure - Sea kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, diving, cycling.
Not included: Flights/Drinks/tickets for chairlifts/museums and activites i.e. kayaking
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Here are some suggested walks and trips. These can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. All walks may be 3, 5 or 7 days, guided, self guided or a bit of both.
Collect from Dubrovnik airport. Depending on the arrival time, a steady drive to Perna where you will be staying, making various view stops along the way OR a guided tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic. You can walk the city wall and then take a guided tour through the Old Town. Leave for Perna around 4.30 pm and arrive around 6.30 pm.
Walk up to Mount Ilija - a full day with picnic half way up the mountain. You can go as far as you wish and wait for the party to return.
Drive back to the airport, stopping at the botanical gardens of Tresteno to enjoy the lovely views over the Elphitii islands of Lopud and Sipan.
|WHAT TO BRING:
- small backpack (20-35 lit.)
- plastic sport-bottle for water
- sun cream
- good pair of sunglasses
- sun hat
- walking boots/shoes
- walking sticks
- t-shirts and shorts
- longer pants if weather dictates
- wind-stopper/warmer clothing
- swimming costume
- socks for walking
- camera and photo equipment