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.
From short coastal strolls to full-day outings over rocky summits (suitable for all abilities), the walks in this guide cover an island chain of outstanding beauty. 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.
A superb network of trails covers the islands, and the views they offer are frequently spectacular. Yet, despite being near tourist hotspots, most see hardly any use. This guide has all the information walkers need to explore the islands fully and ensure these paths get the footfall they deserve.
30 varied walks on 14 beautiful Adriatic islands
information on history, culture, wildlife, public transport (including ferry routes) and accommodation
useful glossary of Croatian terms and phrases
suitable 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
Krk, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, Unije, Pag, Ugljan, Dugi otok, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet
from 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
well-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