Croatia self-guided trekking vacation, Dalmatian Islands

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Croatia self-guided trekking vacation, Dalmatian Islands

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

We arrange for our clients to take the ferry from their arrival point. This drastically lowers the carbon footprint compared to taking another flight in order to make the journey. It also enables the clients to have a peaceful and scenic journey with a unique view of Croatia.
We also use ferry transfers rather than car transfers within the trek and if there is no ferry we make sure clients can get to their hotel without the use of a car transfer.

With no natural beaches on the island the paths and beautiful scenery which people walk past are its greatest commodity for tourism. It is therefore extremely important that the paths are preserved in their best condition for all walkers to enjoy. We advise all of our clients to stay to the marked paths. This is to maintain the environment as they pass so that it remains pristine for walkers using the pathways in the future. We also advise that they take all of their rubbish with them until the end of the day and dispose or recycle it as is appropriate.
We also encourage clients to take their own water bottles and use boiled or locally purified water to eliminate the purchase of plastic water bottles.

Community

All of our accommodations on this trek are of high quality chosen for their charm, location and friendliness. We have personally stayed in or visited all of our accommodations. They have all been selected for their great locations, friendly atmosphere and traditional hospitality, as well as the warm welcome they offer to walkers. All of the hotels which we use on this trek are small and family run. This enables the establishments to continue into the future so that more people are able to enjoy this part of Croatia. We also arrange for our clients to eat either at the hotels or at small local restaurants, again keeping the income in the small towns and villages where they stay overnight.

On some of our walks we recommend visits along the way to bring in tourism to the community and knowledge of the cultures. These include an opportunity to sample local wine at the Kolumbic farm, exploring the town of Stari Grad and visiting the ancient chapel of St Vitus.

We highly recommend adding extra nights in Split either at the beginning or end of the trek. Nestled between mountains and sea, this exuberant port city is a pleasure to explore and has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Visit Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments), as well as various intriguing museums and the wide range of incredible Croatian restaurants within the atmospheric old walls. Our recommendations are there to help clients engage with the traditions and history of Croatia as well as adding more nights in local accommodation.

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