Croatia family activity holiday for teenagers
Description of Croatia family activity holiday for teenagers
This Croatia family activity holiday for teenagers is for families who love to keep active together, but also enjoy locations where their teenagers can go off and explore independently. Most of the time is spent on Croatia’s two largest Elaphiti islands, just off Dubrovnik. First Sipan, where you stay in a family owned guesthouse for three nights, and enjoy guided cycling and hiking trips. This is the largest of the Elaphiti islands, almost car free and there are a plethora of ancient, traditional towns to discover en route, as well as the medieval Beccadelli Castle. And of course, there are beaches at the end of every bike and hike trip too. Many of which you can see on a hike to the island’s highest peak, Velji vrh.
From Sipan we travel to Lopud Island, where we also spend three nights in a local guesthouse, enjoying time on the water here, sea kayaking to tranquil coves and secret caves or out to the nearby and uninhabited island of Ruda. This island is also our favourite spot to try out some stand up paddle boarding, as well as being a great spot for taking a day trip to Kolocep Island, where the Blue Cave is a divine spot for swimming.
This holiday is top and tailed with time in Dubrovnik, our fine waterfront medieval city, from where we also have a chance to explore the nearby Konavle valley. With the turquoise waters of the Adriatic on one side and Snije˛nica mountains on the other, it’s a wonderful place to explore by quad bike, a highlight for many of our teenage visitors. This is a holiday is not only active and adventurous, but also one that invites you to engage in island life and the small communities that still thrive there, all adding to the fun and games that we invite you to share with us here in Croatia.
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PlanetWe work with small groups of a maximum of eight participants, making sure that their stay is in accordance with the local community habits and not disrupting to the nature in the area. Our guides emphasize on the importance of leaving the environment as it is. We observe the wild life life but we do not disturb it.
In this tour packages we include the tourist tax which is collected by the community of Konavle and is used for financing the local projects for protection of the flora and fauna in Konavle valley. We also include the entrance fee to the Nature Park Ljuta River and thus support financing of maintenance of the Nature Park. Every year during the off season our guides participate in marking the hiking trails in the mountains of Konavle.
Part of our program also includes sea kayaking. We support the slogan: Help Us Keep the Adriatic Clean. If we find plastic objects in the sea while kayaking we collect them and proceed for recycling. Our kayaks are also made from recyclable plastic. They do not cause any form of air or water pollution and are the most environmentally friendly way of travelling by sea, producing no noise that could be disturbing for marine life.
PeopleKonavle valley is rural area south east from Dubrovnik, where people have still preserved a traditional way of living. The chief economy is agriculture and during the last ten years local authorities have been working on the development of rural tourism which is becoming an important source of income for the local inhabitants. Recently rural tourism has created many jobs and helps the development of small entrepreneurship among the local people: restaurants, bed & breakfast facilities, art galleries, family owned wineries, adventure activities. In our program we only include the service providers from the local villages.
We work with local, family owned restaurants where the food is prepared with fresh ingredients from the farms and gardens in Konavle valley. The local homes we chose for our guests offer genuine Mediterranean charm. We employ only local guides who are familiar with nature, people and tradition of the region. We include the visit to the museum that celebrates local traditions and folklore heritage. The money collected from the entrance fees is used for reconstruction and maintenance of the cultural monuments of Konavle region. We closely cooperate with local cultural institutions and we point our visitors towards local cultural festivals (Dubrovnik Summer Festival) and similar manifestations. We suggest our travelers visit historically, culturally and environmentally important sights.