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This guidebook describes 30 day walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic, ranging from short, easy coastal strolls to more challenging, full day outings over rocky ridges and summits, with spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast. Featuring routes on 14 Croatian islands, including the islands of Hvar and Mljet, as well as quieter islands.
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From the Kvarner Gulf (south of Rijeka) to southern Dalmatia (west of Dubrovnik), the Croatian islands feature limestone ridges and toothy knolls alternating with olive groves and lush green forest, while coastlines boast sun-drenched beaches and striking cliffs.
The islands are covered by a network of superb hiking trails. Paths are almost uniformly clear and well marked, and the views are frequently spectacular. The walks cover 14 islands spread fairly evenly along the length of the Croatian coast, visiting better-known places such as Hvar, Brac and Mljet, as well as less well-known spots such as Dugi otok and Lastovo.
From short coastal strolls to full-day outings over rocky summits, the walks in this guidebook cover an island chain of outstanding beauty. While a moderate level of fitness is assumed, the routes described are in general very easy - none require any scrambling / climbing skills or equipment, and the amount of ascent, the duration and the distances involved are moderate.
“Looking through this book I became entranced by the beauty of the Croatian Islands, and immediately added them to my list of places to visit...sometime. Like all the best guidebooks, it is a manual, a ‘how to book’. Mr Abraham comes across as pretty laid back, but his experience and knowledge of the islands is apparent. He introduces the reader to unexpected delights and provides a comforting companion to the thirty walks covering fourteen of the islands.”
British Guild of Travel Writers, Nov 2014
The following websites have changed since the book went to press. The correct addresses are as follows:
Introduction/Wildlife/Fish and other marine life
www.fishonline.org (not www.fishonline.org/pocket-goodfishguide)
Introduction/Getting there/By ferry
www.azzurralines.com (not www.azzurraline.com)
Korcula/Introduction and Other walks on Korcula
www.velaspila.hr (not www.vela-spila.hr)
Also the ferry company Emilia Romagna has now stopped running ferries to the Croatian islands.
Owing a production error, some of ferry routes (for Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj) were left out of the table in Appendix C. Click here to download the missing section of table.
|When to visit|
|National parks and nature parks|
|Food and wine|
|Phone and internet|
|Walking on the Croatian islands|
|Using this guide|
|Walk 1 Obzova|
|Walk 2 Rt Škuljica|
|Walk 3 Hlam|
|Walk 4 Zakam and Jurandvor|
|Other walks on Krk|
|Walk 5 Kamenjak|
|Walk 6 Kamenjak to Matkići|
|Walk 7 Premužićeva staza (Matkići to Lopar)|
|Other walks on Rab|
|Walk 8 Sis|
|Walk 9 Tramuntana|
|Other walks on Cres|
|Walk 10 Osoršćica|
|Walk 11 Veli Lošinj – The Dolphin Way|
|Other walks on Lošinj and Susak|
|Walk 12 Rt Vnetak|
|Other walks on Unije|
|Walk 13 Šimuni to Sv Vid|
|Walk 14 Dubrave to Sv Vid|
|Walk 15 Šćah|
|Other walks on Ugljan and Pašman|
|Walk 16 Oštravica, Orljak and Veli vrh|
|Walk 17 Kruševac|
|Walk 18 Telašćica Bay and Mir jezero|
|Walk 19 Vidova gora|
|Walk 20 Sv Nikola|
|Walk 21 Stari Grad Plain|
|Other walks on Hvar|
|Walk 22 Sv Mihovil to Sv Duh (Hum) and Komiža|
|Walk 23 Žena glava to Sv Duh (Hum) and Komiža|
|Walk 24 Komiža to Rt Barjaci, Dragodid and Sv Blaž|
|Other walks on Vis|
|Walk 25 Vela Luka to Hum|
|Walk 26 Kočje|
|Walk 27 Kom|
|Other walks on Korčula|
|Walk 28 Hom|
|Other walks on Lastovo|
|Walk 29 Malo jezero|
|Walk 30 Veliki Gradac|
|Other walks on Mljet|
|Appendix A Route summary table|
|Appendix B Gateway cities – Rijeka, Zadar and Split|
|Appendix C Ferry routes|
|Appendix D Further reading|
|Appendix E Croatian language notes and glossary|
|Appendix F Contacts and useful addresses|