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Dubrovnik & Elaphite Islands Walking Tour
active holiday | Dubrovnik & 3 islands | 8 DAYS

Dubrovnik & Elaphite Islands Walking Tour


June 1st – Oct. 9th


from Dubrovnik


from 785 €

Dubrovnik and Elaphite Islands Tour combines historic Dubrovnik with the green Elaphite Islands. Great landscapes, amazing sea views, nice and easy walks, orange and lemon gardens, lush Mediterranean vegetation are the highlights.

Language: English




DAY 1 | Dubrovnik

Arrival transfer to Dubrovnik.

Visit the Old Town and enjoy the charm of this renowned medieval town and its shiny cobble streets with many attractions (time permitting)

Overnight: Dubrovnik.

DAY 2 | Dubrovnik | Šipan

Today we climb the Mount Srđ on the old serpentine road. As we climb each serpentine offers more and more fascinating view over Dubrovnik Old Town, open sea and Elaphite islands. We reach the top of the Mount Srđ and visit the 1991 War Museum situated in the Napoleon Fortress. The walk continues on top of the Mountain to the village of Bosanka and on the donkey stairways down to Dubrovnik.

Afternoon: Transfer to pier Gruž in Dubrovnik, evening departure to the island of Šipan where clients are welcomed by local host.  

Overnight: Šipan

Altitude: 400 m

Walking distance: 6 km

DAY 3 | Šipan

After breakfast which is served on the terrace of the local restaurant we start our walk through the dense pine wood, we arrive at abandoned stone house with walls and castle that was used as mint during Dubrovnik Republic days. Our way takes us through olive trees and fields to big fortress church St Spirit, built in the form of cross, we climb the top and enjoy the 360 degrees breathtaking view of the Elaphite islands and Šipan valley and hills.

Our walk continues on the local road between the fields and terrace shaped olive groves (Šipan has most olive trees to number of inhabitants in the world according to Guinness’s book of records), carrob trees and vineyards. We reach the old monastery complex with castle and walk on to the hill of St Nicolas chapel with view over the Šipan channel to mainland mountains chain and small villages nested along the shore. Walking down the hill takes us back to our accommodation. Free time for swimming or relaxing at the beach.  

Dinner and overnight on Šipan.

Walking distance: 10 km

DAY 4 | Šipan

Morning walk across the island, passing the fascinating castle and ruins of large renaissance villa to the village of Luka, situated in a deep bay. This village has lovely Dalmatian architecture, and exceptional natural setting. Our walk continues along the sea on a narrow pathway and the landscape is changing all the time. The shallow crystal clear water, small beaches, Dalmatian flowers and Mediterranean bushes will delight you. Cary on walking on the island pathway through the fields and pine covered hills. Short break at the top of a hill in a farm house nested in middle of the olive trees for Dalmatian ham and goat’s cheese and olives lunch. Return to Suđurađ on a pathway between the stone fences and terrace gardens, passing the old goat’s village.

Overnight: Šipan.

Walking distance: 6 km

DAY 5 | Šipan | Koločep | Lopud

Embark the local boat to the green island of Koločep .We start our walk from Donje Čelo village and its

deep bay with sand beach, passing the old preromanesque church ruins and chapel of St Nicola, walking around the island on a pathway that takes us to the protected forest area of the old pine trees and Mediterranean groves. The breathtaking steep cliffs green pine trees touching the clear water and open sea on our route are on the south western side followed by red lantern and cause bays on the northern side. We reach the small fishermen’s village Gornje Čelo. After lunch, relax on the beach and return to Donje Čelo where we take local boat to Lopud. Evening on Lopud – enjoy walk or dine in one of many small restaurants on island.

Overnight: Lopud

Altitude: 120 m

Walking distance: 6 km

DAY 6 | Lopud

Morning walk through the village of Lopud, visiting the Renaissance garden and Franciscan Monastery, continue walking along the orange gardens to the highest point of Lopud with the fort Kastio that offers magnificent view over Lopud, its red tile roofs, bell towers and green Elaphite islands on one side and Mountain range on the mainland. We descended on the shady pathway through green forest of pines, laurel, carob and Mediterranean groves. Evening – enjoy sunset and drink in one of many restaurants on the sea front.

Overnight: Lopud

Walking distance: 6 km

Altitude: 215 m

DAY 7 | Lopud

A morning crossing on the local pathway to the other side of the island to the sandy beach where we make a short stop for coffee or drink. Optional swimming and sunbathing before we continue our walk, passing the ancient church of Gospa od Šunja, and on the walking pathway through the pine forest back to Lopud.

Dinner and Overnight on Lopud

Walking distance: 6 km

Altitude: 200 m

DAY 8 | Lopud | Dubrovnik departure

Departure Transfer to Dubrovnik airport



* In case of unfavourable weather conditions we reserve the right to change the itinerary


A typical day


Our base is the guesthouse, where we meet each morning for breakfast. The main activity in the morning is paddling. During the sea kayaking, we stop at hidden beaches and caves for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the island.


While kayaking we stop at typical local taverns and restaurants. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. There is also grocery store where one can buy a sandwich as well as small market with local fruit and vegetables.


After lunch we usually take the siesta, since it is the hottest part of the day. Then you can swim, snorkel, explore the island or simply sit in a shade and enjoy your afternoon coffee. After siesta, we continue our kayaking expedition.
Late afternoon: We return to the guesthouse. There is usually some time between our return from kayaking and dinner so you can relax in your room or take a walk.


We dine in a cosy local restaurant. Two dinners are included in price. You can enjoy typical Mediterranean specialties, seafood, meat, fresh vegetables seasoned with olive oil. Vegetarian food is available as well. Ice cream on Lopud is a must.


Private guesthouses on the islands are licensed and approved for tourists. Rooms are typically shared, with two people per room. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and clean, with private bathroom, bed linens, and towels. Guesthouses are conveniently located. Everything is within walking distance. Hotel accommodation is also available on request, hotels on the islands are 3 star, small but pleasant.


Foot wear
Cotton socks: 1 – 2 pairs (medium thickness)
Wet shoes: 1 pair (these can be a pair of thick soled dive booties or an old pair of sneakers. Dive booties protect your legs against sharp objects and sea urchins.)
Hiking shoes: 1 pair (these can be city walking shoes or running shoes).
Sandals: 1 pair


We recommend leyer cloathing
Pants: 2 pair
Shorts: 1 – 2 pairs. We recommend roomy, lightweight shorts that dry quickly
Long underwear top : 1 pair
Lightweight jacket: we recommend windproof and waterproof jacket
T-shirt: 2 – 3
Long Sleeved shirt: 2 light weight long sleeved travel/sun shirts
Bathing suit: 1-2

Head & hands

Sun hat – a baseball cap or a wide brim sun hat
Paddling gloves: 1 pair – optional

Miscellaneous required items
Sunscreen and lip balm : SPF at least 25
Sunglasses : 1 pair (Glasses should transmit no more than 10% visible light and should be UV protected.)
Towel for the beach : 1 (we recommend a small size pack towel)
Snorkeling gear: If you are an avid skin diver or want to spend a lot of time in the water we recommend that you bring your own mask,, snorkel, fins, neoprene booties and gloves.
Casual Travel Wear: No fancy clothing is needed for our dinners. Your casual pants, skirt, a T-shirt or a blouse will be perfect.

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