Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

“Our only self-guided 7 day walking vacation on the Dalmatian coast, taking in the islands and Dubrovnik, with luggage transferred from one place to the next for you.”

Highlights

Konavle Valley | Dubrovnik | Sipan Island | Mjet Island and national park

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Departure information

Departures can be arranged at any time from 1st April to 1st November
Our top tip:
Tomi offers other activities, so for an extra kayak or mountain bike session, just ask.
Trip type:
Self-guided walking.
Activity level:
Moderate. Average 15 kms/day.
Accomm:
Small locally owned b&bs.
Included:
Accommodation, all breakfasts, luggage transfers, Dubrovnik walking guide, ferries.
Meals:
Average main course 8. Plenty of local produce for picnics.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge 105 for own room.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Traveling on foot, you will explore beautiful Croatian islands and historical towns. The area where we provide our vacation is a very rich in historical and cultural sights and protected environments (forests, vineyards, sea shores, UNESCO towns, etc). These regions are very fragile and sensitive parts of Croatia's unspoiled coast; there you can find stone and sandy vineyards, a thousand year old olive trees, clear and blue bays, few hundred years old villages and towns protected by UNESCO.

All our travelers are informed and encouraged to respect the environment, to buy local food, souvenirs, use public transportation that benefits locals. We provide this trip as the small group vacation in off seasons time, we try as much as we can to reduce all negative impacts to this region, to show all the beauty to our guests and to give more back to the local community. On this trip we provide direct benefits to the local communities, from the accommodation organized at local families, using local guides and local transportation services, to the food and beverages produced on local farms.

We try to do our contribution of preserving the environment and saving it for future generations. We emphasize principles of responsible and sustainable travel in each level of our business: "Minimize the bad and maximize the good impacts of tourism to protect the environment and socio-cultural diversity as well as achieving positive economic results for the local community".

Tourism is not just about traveling, meeting people, different cultures... we have to see tourism as one of the world's largest industries too. Besides positive impacts, modern tourism can have negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts on: water, natural beauty of the country, beaches and islands, plants, birds and animals, traditional ways of life and cultural heritage. Principles of responsible travel can sustain destinations and local communities for the future.

Our efforts are present in following aspects of our business:

- As transportation is very important in tourism, we support the idea of green transport; cleaner vehicle options which helps areas to stay cleaner.

- Seasonal pressures: we do marketing campaigns to spread guests throughout all seasons (spring, autumn or winter) not just through summer.

- Wherever possible we use accommodation providers which support efforts of good environmental practices such as recycling and conservation of water and energy.

- Using local employees, guides, accommodation providers and transportation services, we ensure that financial benefits remain in the local community.

- We employ local people, our accommodation is mostly provided in local run guest houses, cottages, or apartments; Our guides educate and inform guests on the tour about local culture, history, habits.

- 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 support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services.

Our environmental policy

- We used 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).

What you can do:

- Be informed about the cultural customs and environmental pressures on Croatia.

- In many places fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so use a minimum for showering and washing, especially when you are on islands, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.

- Turn out the lights or air condition when you leave your room, use the public transport as much as you can, minimize your waste generally

- Pick up your litter, never leave any trace in nature, when you are in rural areas please stay to the trails and don't damage or take any plants or flowers.

- Remember that your travel destination is someones home.

- Try to learn and use some Croatian worlds for example: dobro dosli - welcome.


27 Reviews of Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

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Reviewed on 29 Oct 2017 by

Difficult to pick out one highlight but the walk around the beautiful lake in Mljet with a swim at the end was certainly a highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017 by

We enjoyed getting out into the countryside on the walks. Since we were towards the end of the season, most of the time we were the only ones on the trails. The area was spectacularly beautiful, so everywhere we went had amazing views. We liked staying in small B&Bs. Each one had an interesting history. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2017 by

all of it was amazing! Excellent. Our tour operator are a fantastic company and ensure you are well cared for put together a great itinerary. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2017 by

My stay on the island of Mljet - absolutely gorgeous place, plenty of places to walk and swim - when avoiding the heat. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2017 by

We learned a great deal about local history, their family, and got lots of recommendations about the area. They even drove us to a very special restaurant a few kilometers away so we could sample authentic cuisine. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2017 by

Simply wonderful....Seeing parts of Croatia off the beaten tourist routes. The salt water lakes on Mljet Island are stunning. The facility to stop at almost any point on the walk and go for a swim was wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2017 by

Excellent... Read full review

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by

We felt the vacation was excellent and provided a wonderful experience of the countryside and islands around Dubrovnik. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2017 by

The two nights at Lovric in Lumbarda were fabulous. We had a spacious room with a lovely view. The breakfasts were great. Lumbarda is a pleasant small town away for the main tourist crowds. Really special. If I went to Croatia again, I'd spend a week here. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2017 by

Exploring the islands offshore southern Croatia was the highlight. A welcome break from the tourist hot spot of Dubrovnik. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2017 by

Exploring the islands near Dubrovnik was the highlight. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2017 by

The islands of Mljet and Korcula were our favourites. Dubrovnik is beautiful and fascinating... Very good. Our travel were efficient and helpful and all the transfers ran smoothly. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jul 2017 by

Many highlights... Mljet National Park and kayaking on the two salt lakes (kayaks were not included, but was well worth it) staying in Polace, our B&B hosts in the Konavle Valley, hiking up Mt. Szenicica, emerging through a tunnel on the Peljesac Peninsula to a fantastic beautiful, easy ride perched high up over the scenic coast. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by

The most memorable was the beautiful countryside. Wonderful people. Amazing city of Dubrovnik. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2017 by

Staying on the beautiful Island of Mljet and the walks around the lake and up to the highest point. We also enjoyed a day of cycling. The accommodation was outstanding, very friendly hostess, lovely light rooms overlooking the sea, and a private beach area. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2017 by

The island of Mljet...it was so beautiful. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jun 2016 by

Our experience with Responsible Travel was A++ and we would look first to them when considering other travel whether foreign or domestic. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Oct 2016 by

Highlights included - the walk on Mljet in the national park up to the top, with stunning views out over lakes, hills and the Adriatic; the best tuna steak ever from the small restaurant in Lapad...the list goes on! Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2016 by

A fantastic choice which we thoroughly enjoyed, with good walks and excellent sandy beach swimming. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 May 2016 by

Thank you once again for a very wonderful vacation. You can be sure that we will encourage friends to use your company. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2015 by

It exceeded our expectations! We loved it. The walking was a great way to engage with the countryside and view local life. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jun 2015 by

Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2015 by

Fabulous break. I would definitely have given it 4 stars, were it not for the points mentioned in number 2 (around things being closed in Mijet and Sipan being a bit underwhelming!). The operator however was truly fabulous. Absolutely 100% organised and hassle free; driven from a to b every time with an on-time and friendly driver, all tickets sorted in advance, absolutely everything sorted and smooth. Brilliant company, and a great vacation. I wish I could be back there now! Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2013 by

An inspiring vacation from the places visited to the better understanding of Croatian history...The most memorable part was learning from our hostess and guides the impact of the Homeland War. The most exciting was the trip to Mljet. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2013 by

We loved it. The walking was relaxed and you could really walk as much or as little as you wanted. By the end of our week, when it was getting quite hot in the afternoon we just sat under an olive tree in the garden, ate a picnic, read a book and watched the yachts go by. Lovely Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2013 by

A well balanced interesting trip with fantastic scenery, history, wonderful people, excellent food and a good mix of countryside and city options. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2012 by

Great - we had a wonderful time and are thinking when we can go back. Read full review

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