Island hopping tour - 7 day

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This tour covers several amazing Croatian islands: Drvenik Veli, Drvenik Mali, Šolta,  Brać  and Hvar. We will take "the southern route" which covers the islands' south shores with amazing wild and untouched nature, big cliffs, lonely bays, cultural and historical sites, traditional fisherman's villages, easygoing islanders lifestyle, amazing local specialties, and many more! This tour is perfect for combining other multisport activities including snorkeling, biking, hiking, rock climbing, windsurfing, sailing etc....



DAY 1    Sevid – Drvenik Veli
First day of our adventure we will pick you up at your arrival place (bus, train, airport or any other agreed place) and take you to our starting point, town of Sevid.
Once arrived in Sevid, you will meet your guides, have a detailed route introduction and take a short training course on the gear, kayaking technique, microclimate opportunities and of course safety on the sea. After this you are ready to start this great adventure!
We are starting our tour from Sevid and heading east to Drvenik Mali island and it’s beautiful Vela Rina (Big sand) beach. On the way we`ll see lots of small coves and beaches with interesting and amusing formations of limestone rocks.
As we reach the south side of the island Drvenik Veli, we will find an amazing blue lagoon Krknjaši where we will stop for a night and camp in this amazing place of nature. Krknjaši is one of the most popular nautical bays on the whole of Adriatic Sea with two islets enclosing the sandy bottom bay. The combination of crystal clear sea and sand gives the lagoon an amazing turquoise colure.  Here  is an option of hiking to other side of the  island to its only village, untouched by tourism, place where time has stopped 100 years ago.
Overnight: Camping
Meals: Dinner
Distnace: 10 Nm


DAY 2   Drvenik Veli – Maslinica - Tatinja (Šolta)
Today , after breakfast and packing up we will paddle to the Maslinica village on the Island of Šolta. Maslinica together with its archipelago presents one of the most interesting places on Šolta. It is different from Drvenik Veli and Mali, allowing you to visit some of the traditional domestic farming - visit farm with local animals, see olive and vineyards and learn about producing extra quality olive oil and red vine, and of course taste all of it.... or just visit some local artists’ exhibitions. In the middle of the village there is a 17th century Marchi brothers’ castle (photo below).
After couple of hours in Maslinica we will continue paddling on south side of Šolta passing numerous small bays where we will stop, have snorkelling or just take a swim. Today we will finish in gorgeous bay of Tatinja where we will have camping overnight.
Overnight: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Distance: 8-9 Nm


DAY 3     Tatinja (Šolta)  - Milna (Brač)  
What we have in front us today is truly amazing day. South east Šolta is the area where you can spend hours exploring. After we leave Tatinja bay till the last point of Šolta we will have 56-60 meters high vertical cliffs, rocks of all kind of shapes, small and big crags and caves. Once we reach east point of Šolta we’ll pass small channel to Brač Island and visit place of Milna which is placed in perfectly safe two sleeves bay and it is best preserved baroque small place in the area.
Overnight: Private apartment 3*
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Distance: 8-9 Nm


DAY 4    Milna – Smrka
Today on schedule is combined day with kayaking and hiking, first we will have a relaxing morning kayaking on south side of Brač where we’ll paddle by and into rock caves and many different bays like Osibova, Lučice and Maslinova and take a swim in turquoise water. With paddling we’ll finish in Smrka where we will make a camp for overnight. In program for today is hiking to The Blaca desert.
The Blaca desert is actually a monastery-hermitage founded by the Glagolitic priests from Poljice, fleeing from the Turks around 1550. after the island's government gave them permission to settle here, they built an extremely valuable monastic and economic complex from their modest quarters in a Ljubitovica cave during 400 years, and lived independently until 1963 when the monastery was turned into a museum.
Overnight: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Distance: 8 Nm


DAY 5     Smrka  – Bol
Today we will paddle downwind from Smrka to Bol, the windiest place on Adriatic coast.
While paddling to Bol, on steep hills of south side of Brač you’ll see our best grapes growing on the sun and near the sea waiting to be picked from our maintained vineyards and give us, that worldwide famous, Croatian red gold.
Today we will finish our tour in Bol, Brač’s oldest coastal settlement and the only settlement on the island’s southern coast and place famous for one of best known beaches in Europe, Zlatni rat. It’s a triangle of shingle that changes shape with the winds and tides and juts out into a perfect azure sea. Zlatni rat is well known windsurfing and kite surfing destination, with a strong daily west winds is great for beginner and advanced windsurfers. You’ll have time to try this amazing sport, go scuba diving or just do a bike tour.
Bol also has a good night life with lots of great restaurants and bars, so we can use this night to relax a bit.
Overnight: Private apartment  3*
Maeals: Breakfast, dinner
Distance: 8 Nm


DAY 6    Bol – Vrboska – Jelsa (Hvar)
After leaving island of Brač we will cross channel to the Island of Hvar.
The village of Vrboska will be our first stop,, hidden deep inside  the bay that contains a small islet in the centre. Vrboska is also called ''Little Venice'' due to its small bridges connecting two sides of the bay. We will be visiting Fishing Museum and the 16th century  fort church of St Mary of Charity.
After Vrboska we’ll be heading to Jelsa where we will spend the night  and have a special farewell dinner, sharing the stories from this exciting adventure.
Overnight: Private apartment 3*
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Distance: 8 Nm


DAY 7    Jelsa - Split (ferry transport)

In morning we will have breakfast and pack.
After saying good bye to each other we will transfer you to Split to your preferred location (train, bus or air port).

For those interested in extending their active vacation, we can offer 1-3 day optional biking tour (subject to additional charge) across Hvar island through small traditional villages, vineyards and with spectacular views.



Tour summary

Tour type: Multi day trips
Activity type: Sea kayaking
Distance: 80 Nm
Duration: 7 days
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Point of special interest: Sea kayaking, hiking, snorkelling, traditional croatian gastronomy
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Suggested minimum age: 12 years old

Tour price: from 799 EUR

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