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Hiking Dalmatia - guided
DAY 1 Arrival to Trogir
Your journey starts in Trogir, a Unesco World Heritage protected medieval trading port. From Roman times to the Venetian republic the stories of Trogir will unfold in front of you. Walk the old city centre and sample the local cuisine. Meet and prepare for the trip.
DAY 2 Krka waterfalls and Trogir
Krka NP, long and narrow, begins where Krka river touches the sea. In order to explore it far inland, waterfalls have to be negotiated by foot, sometimes breaking the journey on the boat. In the afternoon visit of Skradin, an old town located at the mouth of the river.
Day 3 Omis - mountains hike
Scenic drive to Omis, situated in the delta of Cetina river, home of infamous corsairs, who used the river canyon for their excellent hideout. Climb up to the fortress high above Cetina canyon for unique views over the town and the islands. Afterwards take the road to Peljesac peninsula named also the gardens of Dubrovnik republic. Stay the night in a hotel admiring small islands and Korcula town across the straight. For a reward at the end head to the shore and taste delicious sea-food fresh out of the sea.
Acc. Peljesac peninsula
Day 4 Korcula - trekking
A short ferry ride to Korcula - a Venetian medieval bustling town that once harbored Marco Polo. Hike through one of the last remnants of the oak forest in Dalmatia. Through fields of olive trees and the island's vineyards, we explore secluded alcoves across the island. We round up the day with Korcula's virgin olive oil and a glass of the local white wine.
Acc. Peljesac peninsula
DAY 5 Peljesac - trekking
Mt.Ilija, high above Orebic, has breathtaking views of the mainland mountain Biokovo and an archipelago of small islands scattered around Korcula. As the nature reserve remains undiscovered by the crowds, hiking to the summit we might catch a glimpse of wild deer and mountain goats roaming the white rocks. For a reward at the end of the hard day we descend to the shore and taste delicious sea-food fresh out of the sea.
Acc. Peljesac peninsula
DAY 6 Mljet - trekking
A two-hour boat trip brings us to the true pearl of Dalmatia, the island of Mljet. The only island where wild lush and verdant forest grows all the way to the rough coastline that supposedly once sheltered the Greek hero Odysseus. In the NP we hike around two lakes, take the boat to the lake monastery and ascend to the hill Montokuc. In the late afternoon we take the ferry back to the Peljesac where we walk on the longest stone walls in Europe that had been protecting the salt fields and wine plantations. You stay the night just below the old walls of Ston which hide one of the best restaurants in Dalmatia. Black risotto is a must.
Acc. Little Ston
DAY 7 Dubrovnik - departure
This journey concludes in a gem of the whole Adriatic. On the last day we explore the fascinating city of Dubrovnik, Unesco World heritage site, with its tiny cobbled streets, squares and antique shops. We climb the hill overlooking the city and walk the city walls. Say goodbye to the team until next time (Dovidjenja)!
2013 LAND COSTS
Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations. Almost all our trips are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo traveler we shall try finding a roommate of a same gender. If you still prefer to have a private room we will arrange it for you and ask you to pay the single supplement fee.
guiding: expert leadership; TrekTrek guide
accommodation: 6 x bed & breakfast accommodations food: 6 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches (Day 2,3,4,5,6), 1 welcome dinner (Day 1)
transportation: airport transfer Split airport - Trogir on Day 1 (one arrival per group), ferry to Korcula island, ferry to Mljet island, all ground transportation
entrance fees, activities: NP Krka, NP Mljet
other: VAT all
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
food: Dinner meals (except welcome dinner on Day 1) and drinks, refreshments at morning and afternoon stops
other: medical expenses, personal expenses and optional activities, insurance of any kind, transfer to and from Slovenia
transportation: transport to Dubrovnik airport on Day 7
How did TrekTrek become what it is?
The story had begun when a few seasoned travelers embarked on an expedition in Nepal. After months of hardships in the rough country they knew their friendship will endure and thus together envisioned their future. With wealth of worldwide experience in adventure travel they set out organizing tours to the world's remotest places (Tibet, Sahara, Patagonia...) With the unique charisma they lured top adventure experts and Balkan researchers to their aid. Through time and with the experience from abroad the team engaged half of the company in local responsible adventure tourism at home in Slovenia, Croatia and in the rest of the Balkans. After 10 years in business they strive for excellence worldwide and are one of the finest adventure travel companies in the region.
How can I reach you?
You can reach us via e-mail, email@example.com, phone 00 386 1 425 13 92, mobile 00 386 41 521 655 or in our office TrekTrek, Bicevje 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
What kind of activities can TrekTrek organize?
TrekTrek's main focus is on hiking and biking holidays. With experience as ex-members and avid supporters of several scout organizations we also possess the skills to specialize in multisports and family adventures TrekTrek also covers activities such as white-water rafting, canoeing and canyonning in Slovenia and worldwide.
How do I know what level of activity is suitable for me?
In order to have the best experience for the trip you need to have the adequate physical fitness. On our hiking trips you need only to carry a day pack (except on hut-to-hut one). On our biking tours a support van and luggage transfer as standard. Our trips are divided in three categories: easy, moderate and challenging. For easy trip there is no need for extra preparation. Moderate trips call for your regular activities. And challenging trips require good fitness and adequate skills to cope with the adventure. For a detailed description click here and do not hesitate to call us for additional information.
I love nature and outdoors, but I have my own private preferences! Can you arrange something for me?
Customized trip is a perfect way to adjust the trip according to your needs and time. Changing the storyline, focusing on food and wine or just making the walks shorter. Be it a corporate holiday or specialized research hand-tailored to your specific wishes, we can make it happen. How big are the groups? Group size depends on the tour. Still wanting to keep the experience as personal as we can, we usually travel with small groups of 10-12 people. Thus being capable to immerge ourselves in local environment or get an invitation by an old sheepherder. We always keep our groups below 16 people.
Who travels with TrekTrek?
Different people with common interests signing in from all over the globe. Our clients share same passion for responsible active travel and nature. All ages and different occupations with a similar lifestyle, they strive for a common goal - embark on a great adventure experience, taste some delicious wines and food and expand their horizons. Mostly singles, but also couples or friends, coupled with a fantastic guide, keep the group dynamics on the level.
What can I expect from family trip?
In our family trips we have implemented our adventure experience, attuned and remodeled to be suitable for kids. Our activities are wrapped in a solid storyline to keep the kids interested and give them a possibility to learn while playing and discovering. On the other hand these family adjusted adventures still keep to the same standards as all of our trips, guaranteeing that parents will have a great energetic trip as well.
What does "senior friendly" mean?
Our trips marked "senior friendly" are considered to be less strenuous and more comfortable for elderly travelers. This does not mean that the programs are not active in their core and that younger people do not go on this kind of trips. It should be considered as a guideline that makes the adventures suitable for people who do not engage in everyday physical activities and are looking for shorter walking or cycling hours.
Can I bring my kids to a normal departure?
It all depends on the age and your kids abilities. For older kids (12-18) there should be no problem taking them on our regular trip. If you need help please consult our team or chose from our family programs. Remember that on our family trips kids might have an excellent opportunity to meet their counterparts and that regular trips require them to be more independent.
What kind of accommodation is provided on my tour?
We keep our accommodation up to standard with quality hotels on prime locations in towns and villages. Only the boutique hideaways with the right ambient and a certain conform to our strict standards. On the other hand certain mountain trips do include getaways deep in the nature high up in the Alps. To get far away and stay close to nature we sleep in huts which are basic, but clean. In some secluded and still untouched parts in the lowlands, where tradition is still alive and tourist infrastructure is on a family-owned base, we sleep in simple family run inns or rustic lodges - a perfect choice to meet warm and friendly people. At all times we select the accommodation on the basis of right ambient, location and quality of service.
What kind of meals can I expect?
We believe that excellent food is one of the most significant things on the trip (especially because the owner's personal quest for the ideal blend of flavors). Not only does it concern your health and well-being it also opens a new gate to a different culture. Slovenian cuisine has strong Italian ties mixed with Mediterranean winds. Our food is always fresh and organic fusion food enriched with local farmer's dishes or completely made by old recipes of our grandmothers. We emphasize fabulous gourmet picnic lunches with various salads and fruits seasoned with freshly picked herbs. And we never forget the joys of excellent wine and smells of musky vine cellars. Bon appetite! Dober tek!
Who will be leading me on tour?
Our guides keep to the standard of the founders of TrekTrek. They are all zealous world travelers, outdoor enthusiasts who share similar values and vision that of the company. They enjoy world in its unspoiled shape and are conscious about sustainable travel. But above all they are educated experts from different spheres of life that take care about your safety and undergo every year's tests in first aid and safety conduct. On one side they have the vast experience from leading expedition trips in Himalayas and Sahara and on the other because they live in the region can give you the real insight on the culture and its people.
Do I need to carry any of my gear and luggage?
On our hiking trips a small day pack with personal gear is enough. Only on our hut-2-hut more strenuous trip additional equipment and clothes need to be carried. On our bike trips van support and luggage transfer is provided. Panniers are always installed on bicycles for a few personal things. Basically we take care of your bulky luggage from day one to the end.
What bikes do you use for your rentals?
Top quality hybrid Marine brand bikes equipped with Shimano XT transmission with triple chain rings. Every time double checked for safety and thoroughly serviced.
Can I do a trip extension?
We encourage you to do so. Because we are not limited to one region we provide and encourage trip extensions when possible. We also do trips in Croatia and Montenegro and can thus further your adventure experience in other regions in Adriatic. If you would like to extend your trip with sailing in Croatia, hiking in Montenegro or sightseeing in Venice, let us know and we shall make the necessary arrangements.
What kind of equipment and gear do I need?
It all depends on the trip. Your regular outdoor equipment should suffice on most of our trips. If this will be your first encounter with hiking or cycling please let us know. We can give you relevant information on your basic equipment (shoes, rain jacket, hat, etc.). Everything you may require on the adventure will also be discussed in advance in the detailed itinerary description.
How do I sign up for a TrekTrek trip?
Please contact us via e-mail or phone and you shall be given further instructions.
Is there a deposit required? When you book our trip we will ask you for a 25% deposit. How far in advance do I need to book?
In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked. We recommend booking at least four months in advance.
What are the consequences if I cancel my trip?
If you cancel 90 days prior to departure, there is a cancellation fee of 50 EUR. Between 90-61 days prior to departure the fee is your deposit. Between 31 - 60 days prior to departure there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the original trip price; there is no refund for canceling a trip less than 30 days prior to departure.
What is a single supplement? What is a "forced" single supplement? Do I have to pay more if I am traveling solo (forced single)?
Most of our trips are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo traveler we shall try to find a roommate of a same gender. If you still prefer to have a private room we will arrange it for you and ask you to pay the single supplement fee. If there is no one with whom you can share, you are required to pay a "forced" single supplement fee, which is usually lessthe regular single supplement.
Do I need travel insurance?
Although our trips and the country are safe we still recommend travel insurance.
Why and what TrekTrek needs to know about my health situation?
Our trips are safe and comfortable, but include a certain level of physical activity. For that reason we need to know about certain chronic diseases and allergies that might inhibit you enjoying certain activities. By giving us your personal and relevant medical information you help us prepare in advance and also get the most from your adventure. Absolute confidence is guaranteed.
What are my responsibilities as a trip member?
A member is expected to be part of the group, because it is safer and more fun that way. Attention should be paid to our safety procedures and other guide's instructions. Group travel always requires some flexibility and understanding that all the needs of the group can not be taken care at the same time. Above all nature and local customs should be respected.
What about the phone, internet and ATM. Do I need traveler's checks?
Most of hotels or nearby restaurants have wireless internet. The mobile phones have good coverage in towns and villages and a lot of times in nature. ATM machines are very frequent and the country is safe. Most of the shops, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard).
CROATIA: Hiking best of Dalmatia - guided
Blue sea relentlessly pounds against white rocks, but each island shares a different story, offers different wine and food and harbors its unique customs. Be it in the wilderness of Mljet NP or in the national songs of Korcula town, in lush Krka NP or dry karst of Mt. Ilija, by walking, one penetrates upon the essence of Dalmatia. Where nature and culture meet, you will discover humble life and passionate people, history of medieval battles and tales of the heroes of Argonauts.
Our island hiking trip is designed to get you as close to the local people as possible - the same people who for the most were not seafarers and wisely kept away from open sea. Trough orchards, olive groves, wine terraces we explore different traditions on the Dalmatian islands. Two National Parks and secluded island trails will give you enough opportunity to be in touch with rich flora and fauna - in a comfortable but adventurous unique hiking adventure.
Day 1: Arrival to Trogir
Day 2: Hike NP Krka waterfalls
Day 3: Omis mountain hike
Day 4: Korcula island trekking
Day 5: Peljesac peninsula trekking
Day 6: NP Mljet island trekking
Day 7: Dubrovnik city walk