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Sailing best of southern Dalmatia
Day 1 Split - Milna na Bracu, Brac
Rendezvous at your hotel in Split at 12:00 am. Afterwards transfer to nearby Kastela marina from where we start our sailing. Your skipper will give you a detailed briefing of the tour, safety conduct on the boat and will teach you the basic sailing skills.We spend the first night on the island of Brac in a charming Mediterranean village of Milna.
Hours of sailing: 2
Day 2 Milna na Bracu, Brac - Pakleni island, Hvar
Southern Dalmatia offers one of the most beautiful marine landscapes in the world. Famous for its crystal-clear turquoise sea and old Venetian towns it is truly a world gem.Today we sail to the famous island of Hvar. We explore the narrow cobbled streets of Hvar city, climb to the fortress overlooking the island and enjoy some good wine in a chic town's cafes. In the afternoon we move to the marina on Pakleni island opposite to the Hvar city. The small island offers great swimming on its western side and great dining in the evening.
Hours of sailing: 2
Day 3 Pakleni island, Hvar - Komiza
Weather permitting we sail to unspoilt island of Vis. Breathtaking scenery of the island and it's rich past gives it a special charm. During the WWII the island used to be Tito's partisans stronghold and safe area for injured American pilots. We visit the amazing Blue grotto on nearby Bisevo island which was the marshal's Tito personal headquarters. You can actually swim inside the grotto. We spend the night in a lovely fishermen village of Komiza on the W side of Vis. The surrounding area offers great opportunities for afternoon hikes along the olive and fig groves.
Hours of sailing: 4-5 hs
Day 4 Komiza - Skrivena luka, Lastovo
Already becoming skilled sailors, we embark on a 7 hour journey to the remote and mysterious island of Lastovo. The island used to be off limits to the civilians for a long period of 40 years in the time of Tito's Yugoslavia. Therefore it stayed almost untouched and it offers amazing waters. Imagine you can see 100 feet deep into the water. We spend the night in the area called "The Secret bay" where the local restaurant owner prepares a mouth-watering Adriatic lobster. Add some top quality virgin olive oil to this and you get a real gourmet extravaganza.
Hours of sailing: 6-7 hs
Day 5 Skrivena luka, Lastovo - Korcula
We spend the day on dozens of small islands close to Lastovo. The area is an absolute paradise for swimming and sunbathing. In the afternoon we sail to the homeland of legendary Marco Polo. We walk tiny cobble stone streets that from above has a shape of a fish bone. Beautifully preserved old town of Korcula hides some of best examples of Venetian architecture in Croatia.
Hours of sailing: 3-4 hs
Day 6 Korcula - Scedro 4h
The straight between Korcula and Peljesac peninsula is a paradise for sailing and surfing. The constant breeze creates great playground for sailing enthusiasts. The wind will take us back in the direction of Hvar where we will anchor in a small island of Scedro. The secluded bay offers again some great dining (how about octopus salad and black risotto).
Hours of sailing: 4 hs
Day 7 Scedro - Boboviste, Hvar
From Scedro we sail to the village of St. Sunday placed in a setting of craggy cliffs and pine trees. We spend the day swimming and slowly sailing back to the island of Brac.
Hours of sailing: 6hs
Day 8 Boboviste, Hvar - Split
In the early morning we sail back to marina Kastela and return to Split. On our last day we explore the fascinating city of Split and its old quarter called the Diocletian palace with its tiny cobbled streets, squares and antique shops. Say goodbye to the team until next time (Dovidjenja)!
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Is Slovenia a safe destination to travel?
Slovenia is independent since 1991, member of EU and NATO since 2004 and one of the safest countries in Europe.Is Slovenia a member of EU, currency?
Do I need visa?
Visa for all members of EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ is not necessary. Visa terms are the same as in all the members of EU. Slovenia is a member of EU since 2005 and uses Euros as a single legal currency since 2007.
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 "je n'sais quois" 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 less the regular single supplement. 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).
Sailing in Croatia
Sail on one of the safest and calmest seas in the world. For you TrekTrek explored the most secluded bays to anchor and tasted the best wine on the islands. Our storyline is full of history revealed trough gourmet food, wild nature and renaissance architecture. From island to an island experience the variety Croatian sea has to offer - under the guidance of our expert skipper that will make your sailing trip safe, comfortable and adventurous.
As some of the scholars argued, Croatian islands were the setting for the legend of the Greek hero Odysseus. Its small scattered islands and cities of yore unfold stories of the times of pirates and buccaneers. The sea is the setting of the quest for power between Venetians and Dalmatians and of the quest for knowledge between west and orient. From Jason of the Argonauts to Marco Polo this was the cradle for some of the best stories of our times. And they all started on a sailing boat.
DAY 1: Split - Milna na Bracu
DAY 2: Milna na Bracu - Pakleni island, Hvar
DAY 3: Pakleni island, Hvar - Komiza
DAY 4: Komiza - Skrivena luka, Lastovo
DAY 5: Skrivena luka, Lastovo - Korcula
DAY 6: Korcula - Scedro
DAY 7: Scedro - Boboviste, Brac
DAY 8: Boboviste, Brac - Split