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ADRIATIC COASTS AND ISLANDS

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The Adriatic is never far away as we hop by land and ferry between towns and islands along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia.
  • Product Code 28910
  • Holiday Type New Holiday
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 9 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Adriatic Coasts and Islands

The Adriatic is never far away as we hop by land and ferry between towns and islands along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia. From Europe’s southernmost fjord, the Bay of Kotor, to the waves lapping the beach on the island of Korcula, water is our constant companion. Each of the pretty sun-drenched towns in which we stay lie close to a network of ancient paths linking rural villages. Our holiday is accompanied throughout by a local walking guide, as well as your Ramblers Walking Holidays leader.

We start in Herceg Novi in Montenegro, close to the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, in whose old town one palm-shaded square leads to another. Above rises Mount Orjen, where one of our walks follows a trail to the isolated Za Vratlom mountain hut, set amidst landscapes of high pasture, open woods and rocky outcrops.

We move on to Kotor town itself, at the far reaches of the fjord, hemmed in by water and mountains and fortified by impressive walls. One day we follow the ridge which separates the Kotor and Tivat sides of the bay. From Kotor we visit Budva, walking in the hinterland, way above the coast. Besides the walking there is also time to visit these picture-postcard seaside towns, as well as the idyllically sited fortified island village of Sveti Stefan.

Now we move north into Croatia where an overnight and morning amidst the red roofs of Dubrovnik is followed by a ferry ride out to Korcula, the greenest and most interesting of Croatia’s thousand islands. Our hotel lies close to the marina, from where we follow the coastal path to the island’s capital with views out to the tiny islands in the archipelago. We also visit the island of Mljet, walking around the island’s lakes.

We return to Dubrovnik for an overnight stay near the airport before our flight home. Simply an exceedingly nice holiday!


Holiday Highlights

  • Two very differing countries.
  • Varied walking from the coast, towns to mountains.
  • Local walking guide and a Ramblers Walking Leader.
  • Great panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic coastline.
  • Spectacularly and defensively sited coastal towns and villages.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways). 
      Airport transfers.
      Half board en suite accommodation.
      Local walking guide for the duration of the holiday.
      All entrance fees into National Parks.
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Upon arrival into Dubrovnik airport we will take a 45 minute transfer to our first centre, Herceg Novi.

  2. Day 2

    Orjen Mountain Hike - Starting from Herceg Novi and passing by Spanjola Fortress, Matkovici we continue on to Kameno village and St Jovan Church. Continuing on from Kameno we walk back via the village of Trebesinj and Igalo finishing back in Herceg Novi. Ascent/Descent 550m / 4 hours 30 minutes

  3. Day 3

    Orjen Mountain Hike Part 2 - A looped hike to the mountain hut "Za Vratlo". Our walk starts from Zlijebi with our trail ascending to a plateau from where we continue to walk to the mountain hut. From the hut we descent to Borici. This is a nice walk with a view of the Adriatic sea. At the end of the day we transfer to picturesque Kotor. Ascent 550m / Descent 650m / 4 hours

  4. Day 4

    Walking tour of Kotor taking in the cities ramparts, views of the town and the fjord from Ivan Tower on the top of the ramparts (290 meters climb). Our walk takes us down via the small church of Sv. Jovan. Free time to explore town. 4km, 2 hours 30 minutes, Ascent/Descent 300m

  5. Day 5

    Pastrovacka Gora, Sveti Stefan and Budva - After breakfast we head to Budva. Upon arrival we will have a couple of hours free time to explore town after which we move on to Brajici village and walk via Kosmac Fortress and the village of Ogradjenica close to Sveti Stefan and Przno village. Transfer back to hotel in Kotor bay. Ascent 100m / Descent 550m / 4 hours 30 minutes

  6. Day 6

    Hiking Vrmac Mountain sitting above Kotor town. Our walk starts from Kotor town with a zig-zag trail which will take us to the top of the Vrmac Mountain. Our path follows the ridge where we will enjoy views of both the Kotor and Tivat parts of the bay. Descend to Donja Lastva (next to Tivat town). At the end of the walk we will take the two hour transfer to Dubrovnik. Ascent/Descent 650m / 4 hours 30 minutes / 16km

  7. Day 7

    From the last few busy days walking it's time to take a break with a free morning to explore beautiful Dubrovnik before our boat trip to Korcula and our final centre of Lumbarda in the mid afternoon.

  8. Day 8

    Mljet National Park - Our final full day in the Adriatic begins with a short transfer to Korcula where we then take a ferry to the island of Mljet. Arriving on Mljet we will do a loop walk around Malo and Veliko Jezero (the Small and the Great Lake) visiting a small island Sv. Marija located in the Great Lake then return to Pomena. Transfer to Polace and boat trip to Korcula island for a very short transfer back to Lumbarda. Ascent/Descent 300m / 4 hours / 10km

  9. Day 9

    Hiking to Korcula - A great coastal walk from Lumbarda to Korcula town. The path we follow takes us along the shore with great views of the archipelago and its 22 islets, of which the most interesting ones are Vrnik, and Badija, with its Franciscan monastery dating from the 14th century. Free time for lunch and to explore the town before returning to Lumbarda. Ascent/Descent 300m / 4 hours
    After our days walk we will start our ferry and coach transfer back to Dubrovnik in the mid afternoon ready to catch our flight home tomorrow. Our hotel for the night is next to Dubrovnik airport allowing a civilized start to our homeward journey.

  10. Day 10

    It's sadly time to go home and our journey home with a quick transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 45 minutes

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Hotel Borik, Lumbarda

Located on the eastern side of island of Korcula, Hotel Borik is in the heart of the little village of Lumbarda, only a few steps from the main street and with a view on the marina Lumbarda and the Pelješac peninsula. The hotel’s beautiful building is the former stone summer palace of the Miroševic family. Accommodation is air conditioned with a private bathroom with shower & wc. Room facilities also include hairdryer, telephone and satelite TV.

 

 

 

 


Vila Margot, Herceg Novi

The hotel garni Villa Margot“ is located in the center of Herceg Novi. Herceg Novi is one of the most beutiful cities at the Montenegro Coast. It is situated at the very entrance of Boka Kotorska bay. It has mild Mediterranean climate and above 300 sunny days a year.  Hotel garni Villa Margot is the exclusive object where all the rooms have the , the bathrooms, terraces, phones, Wi-Fi Internet, TV sets, aircondition , central heating, parking place. Inside, villa has a few apartments with kitchen as well as individual rooms for two persons, equipped with double beds. A closed swimming pool, sauna and meeting room are also available to the villa guests.

 

 

 


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