Croatia multi activity holiday

“Get active amongst Adriatic islands, rolling hillsides and sun-dappled pine forests as you kayak, hike and cycle the Croatian coastline and go sightseeing in Dubrovnik.”


Sightseeing in Dubrovnik | Lokrum | sea kayaking | cycling on Sipan Island | hiking on Mljet Island | 40km bike ride in Konavle countryside | swimming and snorkelling | vineyards, olive groves and traditional taverns | pine and cypress forests | secluded bays and cliff-top trails |

Description of Croatia multi activity holiday

Combining sightseeing in Dubrovnik with some of Croatia’s most scenic countryside and three Adriatic islands is a real joy however, adding a full range of activities into the mix never fails to turn activity holidays Croatia into the stuff of legends.

No matter whether you’re exploring by bike, kayak or on foot, the Dalmatian coastline is an exceptional platform to undertake any Croatia activity holiday with chances to swim in crystal clear bays and soak up some sun on sandy beaches, ensuring this seven day break is bound to be as relaxing as naturally active.

The islands of Lokrum, Sipan and Mljet are perfect for activity holidays in Croatia with pine and cypress forests offering welcome shade as well as some superb tracks opening out onto unhindered ocean views and scenic spots from where to swim, snorkel or set sail by kayak.

From vineyards and olive groves to fishing villages and traditional taverns, this is the ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to be part of a small group where the main focus is on relaxed travel, outdoor activities and really insightful cultural discovery.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:Arrive in Dubrovnik and transfer to your hotel in Dubrovnik for overnight stay.
Day 2:After breakfast, enjoy a three hour guided walking tour of the red tiled city of Dubrovnik which is spilt between sightseeing in the historic old town centre and walking the medieval city walls. After the sightseeing tour you're welcome to explore at leisure before your second overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Day 3Transfer by minibus, after breakfast, to the old port of Dubrovnik where you'll meet your guide and find out the basics and safety procedures of sea kayaking. Sea kayaking is a really stable and fun means of getting about over water and once you're afloat you'll be invited to paddle past Dubrovnik en-route to Lokrum Island which features several secluded bays for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on the beach. Total sea kayaking time: 3hrs. Free time on Lokrum Island: 2hrs. After discovering Lokrum's botanical garden, 12th century monastery and saline lake it's time to head back to Dubrovnik for your third overnight stay.
Day 4Head to the old port, after breakfast, and take the local ferry to Sipan Island. Sipan is a really beautiful location and packed full of Mediterranean character with gnarled vines, olive groves and pungent pine forests making an ideal background to the day's self-guided cycling tour. The cycling starts at the port of Sudjuradj before heading across the island to the western port of Luka. Numerous monuments to the island's cultural heritage align the route with summer palaces, ancient churches and traditional fishermen's taverns ensuring all of your senses are treated to a great day out. Return to Dubrovnik old port via Sudjradj in the late afternoon before your fourth overnight stay in the medieval walled city.
Day 5:Today starts with a transfer to Dubrovnik port, after breakfast, before taking a boat to the village of Polcae on Mljet Island, one of Croatia's eight national parks. Renowned for its lush green vegetation and stunning Mediterranean landscapes, Mljet provides the perfect place for a three hour hike with several cliff top trails and incredible sea views allowing for a glimpse at the natural beauty of Croatia's Adriatic coastline. After hiking to the island's highest peak, Montokuc, you'll have plenty of free time to swim and snorkel in the clear blue water of the island's secluded bays before returning to Polace after lunch and the return ferry ride to Dubrovnik for your fifth overnight stay.
Day 6:Your final day of organised activities takes you into the beautiful Konavle countryside, after breakfast, where you'll embark on a 40km (approx) bike ride from Cilipi to Ljuta before continuing to the historic town of Cavtat. The landscapes in the Konavle region are perfect for cycling with numerous traditional villages and agricultural hillsides helping to paint an incredibly peaceful picture prior to the late afternoon transfer back to your accommodation in Dubrovnik for your penultimate overnight stay.
Day 7:Today has been left free for you to explore, relax and enjoy the cobbled streets and historic walls of Dubrovnik or plan an optional trip to one of the neighbouring towns or villages. Final overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Day 8:Wave goodbye to the medieval walls and red tiled roofs before transferring to Dubrovnik airport after breakfast.

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2020: 17 Oct

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Benefits from our presence in the environment are very positive because we always try to give much more than we get. We invest in the environment, local people and community on this trip particularly by helping the local community in Konavle countryside (or on island Sipan) to stay there and benefits from their rural way of life. In Dubrovnik Old town we pay fees and tickets and percentage of prices support conservation of cultural and archaeological sights.

We use recycled paper. We recycle all our waste paper (brochures, etc). Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.We support different local ecological associations and our staff was directly involved in afforestation (planting of pine trees in Dubrovnik area after fire disaster in summer 2007). Besides this afforestation during autumn 2008 and a couple of seasons before, we directly support and we are involved in the ecological action of cleaning the sea. This underwater cleaning is ecological action which is support by local diving centers and fisherman's associations. The planting trees and underwater cleaning are ecological actions which we have supported for many years; moreover I am one of founders of this ecological association.

We encourage travelers to be more responsible with water waste, and we inform all our travelers before their tour about area, especially travelers on tours when they are in protected areas, sea or countryside. We inform travelers about local cultures and habits, we inform our travelers that leaving litter in the sea or beach could have very negative consequences to the fish, sea ecosystem and finally themselves.

We inform travelers to be very careful with fire and to avoid open fire during summer, if they would like to go on fishing we suggest them to go with some local fishermen, if they go scuba diving we inform them about diving clubs which will take them to underwater archaeological sights which are protected and conserved. During their diving or snorkeling it is not allowed to take away anything from the sea except feeling good.

As the transportation is very important in tourism, we support the idea of green transport; cleaner vehicle options which helps area to stay cleaner. We encourage our clients to use public transport and bikes especially when they are on the Islands. We encourage our clients to choose kayaking rather then boat excursions, walking rather than coaching tours and sailing rather then speed boats etc.

The Impacts of this Trip

We travel in small groups (up to 16) and use many services of local people such as accommodation, transfer services, small family run restaurants which serve domestic food and beverages. We employ local staff and we indirectly support people to stay in rural areas. Through our trips we encourage our guests to buy local hand made souvenirs and to buy locally grown products such as herbs, brandy, wine, cheese, honey etc.

All our guides are local and we train our staff to be more responsible for the local environment and ecology. We buy local products as the souvenirs for our partners and we encourage our guests to buy local products. We use local services as much as we can. For restaurants we always choose restaurants with character (mostly family run restaurants with local specialities). On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. We use a lot of locally owned accommodation and this provides direct income for local house owners.


1 Reviews of Croatia multi activity holiday

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 04 Aug 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Kayaking to Lokrum and spending time in the beautiful walled city and staying in
a beautiful guest house.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take some serious insect repellent - mosquitoes appeared to be immune to anything we had with us.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We ate at local restaurants, walked everywhere and all our guides were local.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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