The Islands of Croatia
30 walks on 14 Adriatic islands
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.
Seasonssuitable for walking year-round, with spring, summer and autumn being the best; May, June and September are the optimum months for walking, while July and August are the hottest
CentresKrk, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, Unije, Pag, Ugljan, Dugi otok, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet
Difficultyfrom short, easy coastal strolls with minimal elevation gain to more challenging, full day outings, over rocky summits, though all are well within the reach of the walker and no special equipment is required
Must Seewell-developed network of trails around Baška (Krk), the rugged east coast of Rab, Osoršćica on Lošinj, popular Hvar, rugged Vis and remote Lastovo, Telašćica and Lastovo nature parks, and Mljet national park
This guidebook describes 30 walks on the islands of the Croatian Adriatic. 14 islands are covered and the walks can all be completed within a day. Routes range from 2-19.5 km and are almost all easy, with no technical difficulties or scrambling.
The walks are arranged from north to south starting in the region of Kvarner (including Krk, Rab, Cres and Losinj), then covering northern Dalmatian coast (including Pag, Ugljan and Dugi otok), Central Dalmatia (including Brac, Hvar and Vis) and Southern Dalmatia (including Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet).
There are regular ferry services to all 14 islands in the guide, and there are bus services to all but 3 of the walks described. It includes extensive background information on history, language and culture, as well as a comprehensive section on wildlife and plants, detailed information about public transport (including ferry routes), and essential information on two gateway cities to the islands, Zadar and Split, providing you with all the practical details you need to explore these islands more fully.
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Rudolf Abraham (www.rudolfabraham.co.uk) is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Central and Southeastern Europe. He is the author of 14 books, and his work is published widely in magazines.View author profile
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