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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.

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.

Simply an exceedingly nice holiday!

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience two very differing countries.
  • Enjoy varied walking from the coast, towns to mountains.
  • Local walking guide and a Ramblers Walking Leader.
  • Admire the great panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic coastline.
  • Discover 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 English speaking 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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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

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 out of Croatia to our first centre in Herceg Novi, Montenegro.

  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 take a 1 hour 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. At the end of the day we will take to the Fjord with a boat trip to Our Lady of the Rock and Perast.
    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 the Island of Korcula and our final centre of Korcula in the mid afternoon.

  8. Day 8

    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 our hotel.
    Ascent/Descent 300m / 4 hours

  9. Day 9

    Mljet National Park - Our final full day in the Adriatic begins with a short journey to Korcula town where we then take a ferry to the island of Mljet. Arriving on Mljet we will have 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. At the end of our walk we will take the boat back to Korcula island and our hotel.
    Ascent/Descent 300m / 4 hours / 10km

  10. Day 10

    It's sadly time to go home and our journey back to Dubrovnik begins with a 30 minute ferry crossing followed by 2 hours 30 minutes travelling by road.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c. 45 minutes
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Our hotels along the Adriatic...

... in Montengro and Croatia will be over four centres. Two in Montenegro (Herceg Novi and Kotor) and two in Croatia (Dubrovnik and Korcula on Korcula Island).

All of the hotels we use are 3 star tourist class where you we will be staying in twin, double or single bedded rooms with en-suite facilities. It would be worth noting that most of the hotels we stay in do not have lifts so you will need to be able to carry your luggage.

Room facilities do differ from hotel to hotel however all have:
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Wifi
- Air Conditioning
- Television
- Telephone

All of our hotels excluding our accommodation in Dubrovnik has a pool or easy access to the local beach perfect for a revitalising dip after a days exploration.

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