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Croatia Multi-Sport

Explore Croatia’s beautiful islands on this fast-paced adventure. Hike, bike, kayak and swim in the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Island hop by ferry along the beautiful Adriatic coastline and swim in clear blue water

  • Cover nearly 60 miles on foot, by bike, and sea kayak on your weeklong adventure

  • Hike to the highest peak of all the Adriatic Islands on the Island of Brač

  • Spend your downtime exploring local villages and the beautiful Adriatic coast

GROUP DEPARTURES

Join as a solo traveler or with friends to experience these amazing destinations with fellow travelers from all over. We guarantee all group departure dates even if only one person is signed up. We recommend asking how many people are currently in your group before booking. 

*See more on difficulty levels here.

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Arrive in Dubrovnik, transfer to Konavle
Day 2: Konavle to Island of Lopud to Konavle
Day 3: Konavle to Island of Mljet
Day 4: Island of Mljet
Day 5: Island of Mljet to Island of Brač
Day 6: Island of Brač to Island of Vis
Day 7: Island of Vis to Island of Biševo to Island of Vis
Day 8: Island of Vis to Dubrovnik Airport for International Departures

A quick note on Croatia: this is a new destination for OneSeed this year, and while we've meticulously researched and test run the trip, unexpected surprises and hiccups may arise. Most of the time these will make the trip that much more of an adventure!

Expedition dates indicate when you should arrive and depart in Croatia. Arriving early or departing late? Contact us to book an additional day with lodging and airport transfers. See our Cancellation Policy.

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Day 1:  DUBROVNIK TO Konavle

A OneSeed staff member will greet you at the Dubrovnik international airport and take you to your hotel located in the village of Gruda, a 15-minute ride from the airport. Gruda is located in the small Konavle region known for its colorful wine valleys and rolling hills of just south of Dubrovnik. Here you can rest, drink some wine, or stroll through the local village. In the evening, complete a trip briefing with your guide before a delicious welcome dinner at your hotel located on a family farm.

Inclusions: Airport transfer; welcome dinner; hotel accommodations  

 
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Day 2:  Konavle to Island of Lopud to Konavle

After breakfast, head to Gruž, the main port of Dubrovnik. Board a ferry for a 30-minute ride to the island of Lopud, one of the most beautiful islands in the Elaphite archipelago. Begin today’s adventure by kayaking to the island of Šipan. Trade your paddle for pedals and explore this charming and peaceful island on mountain bikes. Enjoy a picnic lunch before getting back on your bikes to finish your ride on Šipan. At the Suđurad harbor, kayak back to Lopud before returning to your hotel in Konavle for the night.

Total Kayaking: approximately 5 miles (8 km) / 2-3 hours kayaking

Total Biking: approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) / 1-2 hours biking

Inclusions: Breakfast; lunch; ground transport; ferry; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 3: Konavle to Island of Mljet

Get an early start today. From the hotel, head to the port of Prapratno (1.5 hrs) where you will catch a ferry for a 45-minute ride to Mljet National Park, one of the oldest marine sanctuaries in the Mediterranean. The island will amaze you with its rich cultural heritage, history, and natural beauty. From the port of Sobra, begin your hike to Veliki Grad, the highest point of the island. Hike down the other side of the island before heading to the town of Kozarica for the night.

Total Hiking: approximately 12 miles (19.3 km) / 5-6 hours hiking

Inclusions: Breakfast; lunch; ground transport; ferry; national park fee; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 4: Island of Mljet

Wake up early for a tour of the surrounding bay and islands by kayak. Follow the coastline of Mljet National Park and explore uninhabited islands while taking time to swim in the crystal clear sea. Return to Kozarica in the afternoon. Enjoy the evening with a glass of wine with beautiful seaside views from your lodge.

Total Kayaking: approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) / 5-6 hours kayaking

Inclusions: Breakfast; lunch; national park fee; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 5: Island of Mljet to Island of Brač

After breakfast, explore the Island of Mljet once again, this time by foot. Hike around the island, past lakes, and spend some time swimming in the water. In the afternoon, return to Pomena and board a ferry for an evening 2.5 hour ride to the Island of Brač and arrive at sunset. Once on the Island, settle into your hotel in the village of Postira right on the water.

Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.2 km) / 5-6 hours hiking

Inclusions: breakfast; lunch; national park fee; ferry; ground transport; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 6: Island of Brač to Island of Vis

Get an early start today, leaving around 7am for a challenging hike up Vidova Gora (2,552 ft), the highest peak on all the Adriatic Islands. The hike begins in the village of Postira on the north coast of Brač at sea level. Ascend through old olive fields, vineyards, and Dalmatian pine forest. After reaching the peak, descend 750 ft (a little over a mile) to the village of Dol where you will have lunch at a 400-year-old family owned castle. Afterwards, you will be taken to Milna to catch your catamaran to the Island of Vis and the village of Komiža. The rest of the day is yours to rest or head out for an optional evening hike along the beach.

Peak Altitude: 2,552 ft (778 m)

Total Hiking: approximately 10 miles (16 km) / 5-6 hours trekking

Inclusions: breakfast; lunch; catamaran; ground transport; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 7: Island of Vis to Island of Biševo to Island of Vis

After breakfast on the lodge’s terrace, take a short walk through the small fishing village of Komiža to board a boat to the Island of Biševo. Once on the island, take a private boat tour along the coast visiting the Modra Špilja, the beautiful ‘Blue Grotto’ sea cave. After the tour, return to the beach where you will set out on a hike across the island and learn why the area is under protection of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Once on the other side, take a swim in the sea before returning to Komiža for your farewell dinner. Enjoy your final night with a traditional family style meal cooked on a hillside farm.

Total Hiking: approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) / 4-5 hours trekking

Inclusions: Breakfast; lunch; ferry; national park fee; ground transport; farewell dinner; hotel accommodations

 
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Day 8: Island of Vis to Dubrovnik International Airport

Prepare for a very early start today! At 6:00 am, head to the port for your hour and half catamaran ride to Split. Once in Split, take private transport for an approximate 3-4 hour ride to the Dubrovnik International Airport to catch your international departure home. Wake up time is 6:00 am - Catamaran departs at 7:00 am arriving at Split by 8:25 am.

** International flights need to depart after 3pm **

Inclusions: Breakfast (on catamaran); catamaran; ground transport to airport


NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items

  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)

  • international airfare and meals during travel

  • snacks during trek

  • beverages outside of designated meals

 

INCLUSIONS

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to expedition start date

  • 2 nights accommodation in Gruda

  • 2 nights accommodation in Kozarica

  • 1 night accommodation in Postira

  • 2 nights accommodation in Komiža

  • welcome + farewell dinner

  • meals as indicated on itinerary

  • trekking permits and National Park entry fees

  • mountain bike and kayak rentals

  • guide services

  • all ferry, catamaran, and ground transportation in Croatia

  • airport transportation on Day 1 and Day 8

 

*All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here.

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WHAT TO BRING

 

You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else. A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trip. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. See current weather conditions for Dubrovnik and the Island of Brač.

Packing System:  You are responsible for your daypacks (15-21 liters) while hiking, kayaking, and biking on the trail. The rest of your belongings should go in a medium-sized duffle bag or suitcase. Be sure to bring bottles or a hydration pack with at least 3+ liters of water, snacks, camera, and a towel and bathing suit for days spent on the water. Your luggage may be left in storage at your hotels on the islands.

Don't forget

 

We need you to have everything on the list below for our expedition to go smoothly, so there is no one item that is more important than another. Double-check your entire list and make sure to have/review these important items below.

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Valid Passport

Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your arrival date in Croatia.

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Medical insurance card

Should anything happen, we can get you the care you need.

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Required Vaccinations

It is important to receive required (or recommended) vaccinations before traveling abroad. Check the CDC's recommendations for Croatia here.

 

The List (check it twice)

Multi-Sport Gear

  • Casual clothes for travel and free time. Plan to have clothes each evening to wear to a local restaurant.

  • Daypack (15-21L)

  • Synthetic hiking shorts

  • Lightweight shorts

  • Synthetic T-shirts

  • Synthetic long sleeve shirts (with sun hood recommended)

  • Hiking boots/sneakers

  • Hiking socks (synthetic or wool)

  • Water shoes (Tevas, Chacos, etc. / no flip flops)

  • Bathing suit

  • Lightweight rain / wind jacket

  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (3-4 liters)

  • Sun hat

  • Sunscreen 50+ SPF

  • Sunglasses

  • Full size quick-dry towel

  • Mosquito repellant

  • Travel soap / shampoo

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Dubrovnik

  • Flight information submitted

  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date (to be carried at all times)

  • Photocopy of passport

  • Medical insurance card

  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Other (optional)

  • Small dry bag for camera/sunscreen during kayaking

  • Headlamp

  • Paddling gloves

  • Flip flops

  • Reading material

  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes

  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Dubrovnik (if applicable)

  • Guidebooks

  • Camera

  • Electrical adapter plug and converter

MLJET ISLAND - Temp (℉)

CLIMATE

From May to September the Adriatic Sea is warm enough for swimming. In spring and early summer, the maestral (strong, steady westerly wind) makes for great sailing. July and August are Croatia’s high season for travel, boasting the sunniest days and hottest along the coast.

See current weather conditions for the Island of Brač.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Does it matter what time I arrive or depart?

  • If you arrive/depart at any time on the scheduled start/end dates of your trip, OneSeed will arrange for airport or bus station transfers. Pickup will be arranged to efficiently transfer clients with arrival times in close proximity (generally within one hour of each other). If you plan to arrive before Day 1 or stay past Day 8 of your trip, you will need to coordinate your own airport transfer or purchase a trip extension through OneSeed.
  • Your expedition ends upon arrival to the airport in Dubrovnik around noon. We ask that you not book your outgoing flight until after 3 pm in case there are any delays earlier in the day.

Do I need a visa? And what about passport requirements?

  • Citizens of the US, EU countries, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Croatia. Travelers can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.
  • You must posses a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your trip departure date.

What happens if my trip is altered due to unforseen circumstances?

Per the Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver Agreement, if your expedition must be altered at any point, you are responsible for any additional costs.Canceled flights and transportation strikes happen. We do our best to ensure that your experience is unaltered by handling the situation efficiently and smoothly. For complete terms and conditions, see here. We recommend reviewing optional trip cancellation and interruption insurance to cover expenses in these instances. Some instances that have come up are:

  • A twisted ankle one week before a trip
  • Power outages in the Atlanta airport leaving travelers stranded
  • Burst appendix!
  • Earthquakes or floods cutting a trip short

DO I NEED ANY IMMUNIZATIONS OR MEDICINE?

Talk to your physician and follow recommended CDC guidelines found here.

WILL WE NEED TO FILTER WATER?

Water is safe to drink from the tap!

WHAT FOOD SHOULD I EXPECT TO EAT ON THE TRAIL?

  • Meals are a nice mix of Croatian dishes and western food that are high in carbohydrates and protein to keep you fueled up for the expedition.
  • Breakfast may include eggs, oatmeal, bread, ham & cheese, fruit, tea, and coffee.
  • Lunch is usually a sandwich (with a vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options), fruit, and dried fruit.
  • Expect delicious Mediterranean food for dinners on your own. Lots of fish, seafood, risotto, potatoes, spinach, olive oil, olives, cheese, smoked ham, figs, tomatoes, pasta, and bread.
  • OneSeed is able to accommodate most allergies and dietary preferences. If you didn't include this information on your registration form, please email info@oneseedexpeditions.com. We recommend any vegan travelers bring extra protein bars.

WHAT MEALS AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?

You are responsible for dinners on Days 2 - 6. We offer a 'kitty' system to cover these dinners. The kitty is a cash contribution to a central fund managed by your guide. You can pay a set amount (around $125) upfront for your guide to manage dinner payments, currency exchange, and tipping if you do not want to manage it on your own. At the end of the trip your guide will return any leftover cash from your kitty contribution.

WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?

You will be sleeping in guest houses and villas along the coast and islands. Every guest house has private rooms with private bathrooms. It is recommended that you bring your own travel shampoo and soap.

How many people will be on my expedition?

We generally cap our group departure dates at around 10, though some may be slightly larger depending on the expedition. We guarantee all group departure dates whether there are 1 or 10 travelers signed up. We recommend asking our team how many people are in your group when you sign up for a departure date. Keep in mind, travelers may join or cancel at the last minute! If you are the only one in your group, we are happy to work with you on changing your travel dates if no deposits have been made.

what is the etiquette for tipping?

Tips for expedition guides are always appreciated. Averages below are based on per person recommendations.

  • Head Guide: $7-10/day

Tipping etiquette in Croatian restaurants is pretty standard. It is expected that you leave a 10% gratuity, even if there is a fee included on your bill. If you found the service particularly wonderful it's good etiquette to tip 15%.

DOES SOMEONE CARRY MY PACK? WHAT ABOUT LUGGAGE?

You will carry a small daypack (15-21 L) with anything needed for your daily adventures. OneSeed will handle all additional bag transport and storage at your hotels.

HOW SHOULD I TRAIN FOR MY TREK?

  • Multi-sport expeditions require an average level of physical fitness. No technical skills are required, and first-time trekkers, bikers, and kayakers are welcome. We always recommend that travelers break in their hiking boots before the expedition. Taking training hikes or rides that mimic the mileage and amount of time you will be trekking in Croatia is recommended.
  • Travelers should be able to swim and feel confident in the water.
  • While not at altitude or too physically rigorous, this trip does include long active days and early mornings.

WHAT IS THE ELEVATION? IS ALTITUDE A CONCERN?

The highest elevation you will reach on your trek is 2,552 ft. Trekking at high elevation is generally not a concern below 10,000 ft.

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

Visit the terrain section above to see average temperatures and weather forecasts for Croatia's southern coast. Expect hot days and warm nights, with the hottest temps peaking in July.

ANY OTHER TIPS?

We always ask that you stay safe on the trail by drinking plenty of water, eating well, and communicating openly with your guide about any issues that arise. Be sure to take care of your belongings, be respectful of your travel companions, and respect the natural landscape that you're exploring.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will be able to reschedule or be reimbursed the full cost of this adventure net the non-refundable deposit of $1000.00. If any cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure for this adventure then you will lose the complete value of your experience.

If your expedition must be canceled by OneSeed due to circumstances outside of your control (e.g. natural disasters, weather, etc.), we will work with you to reschedule at no extra cost. If rescheduling is not possible, you will be reimbursed the total amount of your purchase less 20% of trip cost.

All discounted and promotional offers made through third-party partners are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.


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