GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA
Guided Walking Holiday in Croatia
For 2020 we are very happy to introduce our first ever guided walking trip to Croatia!
Date: From Friday October 9th to Friday October 16th, 2020
Walking Grade: Moderate
Outward: Aer Lingus EI 476
Departs Dublin airport at 7am - arriving Dubrovnik at 11.25am
Transfer time from Dubrovnik to Baska Voda - 2 hours approx
Return: Ryanair FR 3881
Departs Dubrovnik at 13:40 - arriving Dublin at 16:15
Trip Details & What’s Included:
Baska (pronounced Bashka) Voda is a small village and port only 9km north of Makarska and just south of Brela. It's also a wonderful holiday destination in it’s own right. Once a humble fishing village, Baska Voda's beaches, pine woods and lovely setting have made it a favourite for seaside tourism.
Baska Voda took shape at the end of the 17th-century after the forcible departure of the Turks from the Dalmatian coast. Smallgroups of people began coming down from the highlands to the sea looking for fresh water (baska voda). The nearest settlement in antiquity was nearby Bast which was once the site of Illyrian-Roman Biston. Baska Voda is situated beneath the magnificent mountain range of Biokovo. It is famous for its pebble beaches surrounded by dense pine tree forest. According to the archeological findings, this area was inhabited 4000 years BC and the principal reason of the inhabitation of the area of Baska Voda has been the spring of drinking water.
Day one: Arrive Dubrovnik and transfer to Hotel Horizont, Baska Voda.
Afternoon free to check out the town.
Meet in bar atrium at 18:30 for a drink where Brian will give a talk on the upcoming walking days.
Dinner at 19:30 in the hotel restaurant.
Day 2: Our first walk starts at our hotel and follows the coastal path north west towards the nearby coastal town of Brela. Our first section of the trail follows the sea, sheltered by a canopy of trees and offers a feast of architectural gems of both new build and refurbished buildings. Loads of opportunities for swimming and coffee breaks before heading inland through the urban area rising to join the “French road”, which offers panoramic views along the entire coast before returning to our hotel.
Dinner tonight in a local restaurant and is not included.
Free day. Take the bus to Makaraska and check out this lovely port town with an amazing selection of waterside cafes. Dinner tonight is at your own expense.
Walk Day 4:
Leaving our hotel we head towards the town centre in order to turn North East through the town to join a trail which will bring us to the townland of Bast, Here we enter a warren of forest trail leading eventually to Umac by the sea for a swim before returning along the coast to Baska Voda. Of interest here is the opportunity to look over now derelict communist style holiday villages.
Walk Day 5: (approx 3 hours)
Today we propose a liner coastal walk, walking along the coastal path from Baska Voda to the market town of Mararska, The trail leaves near our hotel heading South East on a developed coastal path, part of which is sheltered by a canopy of trees, again we pass older style holiday accommodation before moving on enjoying magnificent sea views before arriving at the marina of the small coastal village of Promajna for a break. Onwards through a second coastal village of Krvavio before eventually entering the large market town of Makarska. We propose lunch some shopping and sightseeing beore returning by public bus to Baska Voda.
Day 6 – Free day
Distance 7 miles round trip.
Elevation gain 700m
The first section is on a road that leads to a quarry famous for its stone that has been used in the construction of the White House.
The road in turn becomes a rocky hiking trail that leads to the top of the mountain. The trail zigzags through pine trees offering us some shelter before we summit on the ridge high above Bol or Brac. The views from the summit makes it worth the effort and on a decent clear day you will be able to see the Croatian mainland.
Ferry back to Baska Voda.
Our final dinner tonight is included but not wine.
After an early breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik Airport at 9am.
Price: €750.00 per person sharing
Single Supplement €125.
Included is the government nightly tourist tax.
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