8 days
Duration
Dubrovnik
Location
8+
Age
4/10
Activtiy level
Apr-Oct
Dates
4-10
Group size

Our Sail & Hike holiday takes you to the Dubrovnik region in the south of Croatia. You will explore the old walled town of Dubrovnik, Konavle, the Elaphiti Islands, Mljet Island National Park and the Peljesac Peninsula while sailing on a yacht and hiking.

This sailing and walking trip has been designed for active and independent hikers who are comfortable walking on their own and without the guide. Please note that not all activities are guided. Occasionally the guide will provide information and directions for the guests to walk at their own pace.

 

Day ActivitiesPlaceLodgingMeals
1ArrivalSipan IslandGuesthouse
2Hiking Sipan IslandSipan IslandGuesthouseB
3Walking Lopud IslandLopud IslandGuesthouseB
4Elaphiti & Peljesac sailingElaphiti & PeljesacYachtB
5Sailing, hiking, SUP & swimmingMljet Island National ParkYachtB
6Sailing & hikingPeljesac PeninsulaYachtB
7Sailing & sightseeingKolocep & DubrovnikYacht or GH*B
8DepartureDubrovnik
1

Arrival at destination – Luka Sipanska

After the arrival at Dubrovnik Airport or harbour you will be transferred to Luka Sipanska. This village at the far end of Sipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. Luka Sipanska will be our base for the first three nights of the holiday. Enjoy the afternoon exploring, swimming and sunbathing.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Sipanska.

2

Hiking Sipan Island

Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the largest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries. Two villages, Luka Sipanska and Suđurađ, are connected by a road with very little traffic, which is ideal for cycling and hiking. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Sipanska. Meals: B.

3

Lopud Island Hiking

Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island’s safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island. Return to Luka Sipanska for yet another wonderful sunset.
Accommodation: 3*** guesthouse in Luka Sipanska. Meals: B.

4

Boarding and Elaphiti Islands Sailing

Spend a relaxing morning on Sipan enjoying walks, swimming, sea kayaking or paddleboarding in the peaceful Luka Sipanska bay. Board the boat in the afternoon and set sail to Ston on the Peljesac peninsula. Our boat is a modern Nautitech 44 catamaran with four en suite rooms, plenty of deck space and excellent sailing performance. We sail west between the Elaphiti Islands until we reach Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula – a lovely old town unspoiled by tourism, with pleasant cafes and restaurants. Take the time to explore the Ston city walls, salt farms, or taste its famous oysters or mussels. For those who are looking for more hiking, you guide will introduce you to most pleasant routes to take around Ston.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

5

Mljet Island National Park sailing, walking, paddleboarding and swimming

Today is reserved for Mljet Island National Park. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for paddleboarding, hiking and swimming. We will hike from the catamaran to the lakes, where you can take a boat to the small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. Ask your guide for advice if you are looking for some more demanding routes; in Mljet you get the opportunity to choose the perfect length and difficulty of your route. We anchor in a quiet bay for the night.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

6

Peljesac Peninsula sailing and hiking

Today we explore the Peljesac Peninsula, one of the most successful and famous wine making regions in Croatia. It is a true oasis of peace with its vast vineyards, salt and oyster farms, quiet towns, narrow streets and hidden beaches. We will sail from Mljet in the morning and spend the day hiking around Žuljana village and along fruitful vineyards of Peljesac. Ask your guide for the best route for you. We are spending the night in quiet and charming Zuljana village.
Accommodation: yacht. Meals: B.

7

Elaphiti Islands sailing, visit Dubrovnik

We will have an early start today and sail between the Elaphiti Islands with occasional swimming or snorkeling stops until we reach Koločep, a small island with lovely Mediterranean villages and excellent hiking trails. Koločep’s bays, caves and coves make it a perfect place for paddleboarding as well. Enjoy lunch in one of the best fish restaurants in the area before transferring to the mainland in the afternoon to visit Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most beautiful walled towns. Return to Komolac for a farewell dinner in the serene ambiance of the Ombla River.
Accommodation: guesthouse or yacht. Meals: B.

8

Departure

Transfer to Dubrovnik hotel, bus station, harbor or airport. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

The Sail & Hike trip has been designed for active and independent cyclists who are comfortable cycling long distances on their own and without the guide. Please note that not all activities are guided. Occasionally the guide will provide information and directions for the guests to cycle at their own pace.

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

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double990,00 €940,00 €820,00 €
twin1089,00 €1034,00 €902,00 €
single1238,00 €1175,00 €1025,00 €

All prices are per person.
High Season: June 17 – September 8
Intermediate Season: May 27 – June 16, September 9 – September 29
Low Season: April 15 – May 26, September 30 – October 27

Departure dates 2017 - Saturdays and Sundays
April151622232930
May67131420212728
June34101117182425
July1289151622232930
August5612131202627
September239101617232430
October17814152122

Price includes:

  • 4 nights on the catamaran (double rooms, en suite bathroom), 3 nights in guesthouse on Sipan Island
  • 6 breakfasts
  • activities and use of equipment
  • local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • transfers from Dubrovnik airport or harbor
  • local transfers
  • yacht skipper
  • assistance
  • insurance

Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.
Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).
Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible.
Twin rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 10% surcharge per person.
Additional nights in Dubrovnik Old Town or on Sipan Island may be booked.

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