Small country BIG adventures!
Epic hikes and wicked scenery, dig out your hiking shoes and get ready to make time for the great outdoors.
If your vegan adventure holiday fantasies include clear Mediterranean waters and a balmy breeze coupled with soaring mountain peaks all rolled into one then today is your kind of trip so read on..
Split international, Resnik (SPU)
Mountains. Meadows. Forests. Spring-fed swimming spots. Delicious plant-based food. Might-just-change-your-life kind of scenery. Friendly locals. Awesome sunrise moments.
Make time for the great outdoors, this is the best opportunity ever to justify buying those new vegan hiking boots you’ve been lusting over!
Crystal clear skies, green pines, heavenly beaches, unforgettable mountain-top moments and vegan-food-heaven guaranteed!
This vegan-friendly holiday is perfect for:
Welcome to Croatia!
You’ll be met at Split international airport or in Split centre by your Vegan Adventure Holidays Tour Manager before heading into the centre of Split which is home to the rather epic Diocletian’s Palace.
The palace was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD and just happened to put Split on the UNESCO world heritage list!
You’ll have lunch with your new friends at a nearby vegan restaurant in Split before travelling just 30 km inland towards the small but mighty town of Sinj where you’ll be based for the next 6 nights.
Nestled in the River Cetina Valley, Sinj sits in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia County and is surrounded by three stunning mountains: Kamešnica, Svilaja and Dinara.
Later this evening you’ll get together once again with the group for and your Vegan Adventure Holidays Tour Manager for a friendly trip briefing whilst private vegan chefs prepare your dinner.
Let the adventures begin!
After loading up on some healthy carbs, saying hello to your new friends you’ll set off towards the cute mountain village of Zelovo which is the starting point for today’s hike.
With an ever changing landscape you’ll get to experience meadows and forest before reaching the peak, Eagle Rock. At 1140 m the view up here is something special and you’ll be able to see Lake Peruca, the highest peaks of Croatia and Bosnia and just when you think it couldn’t get any better, a well deserved delicious vegan lunch will be served in a mountain house when you head back down!
After lunch there will be a short hike in the Sutina Canyon, this hidden gem of Dalmatian karst is a protected area and still not yet on the tourist map, natural pools, springs, forest and an overwhelming sense of peace and quiet make this place unique.
// Distance: 13 km
// Duration: 6 hours
// Ascent: 400 m
After breakfast we’ll head towards the port in Split to take the ferry over Brac island where we’ll be visiting the fascinating Gea-Viva eco-camp.
The camp has its own solar showers, energy sources, water reservoirs, a beautiful garden and orchard all designed by permaculture principles which show how we can live in harmony with nature by combining spirituality with ecology.
There will be an interactive workshop about permaculture at the eco camp while our friendly hosts prepare a tasty plant-based lunch.
The eco-camp is only a 15-minute walk from to the beach so you can spend the afternoon exploring the island or swimming, the choice is yours!
Moving away from Croatia’s island speckled coastline, today you’ll get to experience the most thrilling part of Kamesnica, the Kurtegica dolac which is located on the Bosnian side of the mountain.
Kamešnica is a mountain in the Dinarides on the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Most of today’s route takes us through beech and fir forests which make for a pleasant trip even during the hottest summer days! For those with lots of energy, you can even head further up one of the nearby mountain tops for breathtaking views of both Bosnian and Croatian landscapes.
All this hiking will allow you to thoroughly enjoy another tasty vegan box-lunch pre-prepared by our fabulous private vegan chefs.
// Distance: 12 km
// Duration: 5 hours
// Ascent: 400 m
Pack your swimmers and a towel because you’re about to get wet!
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll set off for River Centina, without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Croatia for freshwater kayaking. The route is simple, no spectacular skills are required so you just need to enjoy the river!
Since there is no major industry in the area, the Cetina river itself is very clean and clear, supplying drinking water to much of Central Dalmatia, so don’t hesitate to go for a swim. After a riverside lunch break, we’ll head down to the coast where you can relax, swim or explore for a couple of hours, the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
If your vegan adventure holidays fantasies include clear Mediterranean waters and a balmy breeze coupled with soaring mountain peaks all rolled into one then today is your day!
There are very few places in the Mediterranean where peaks of over 1,500 metres high come so close to the sea and Biokovo is one of them. During today’s you’ll get an incredible panoramic view of the many islands dotted around the coastline and mighty cliffs of Biokovo which rise directly from the Adriatic sea, one of the cleanest in the world.
Tasty vegan energy bars and a pre-prepared lunch from our private vegan chefs will see us through the first half of the day before we head down to the coast for an afternoon swimming and relaxing on the picturesque Makarska riviera.
Boasting crystal clear sea, green pines, heavenly beaches, charming bays and breathtaking views of the Biokovo mountain, your last afternoon is Croatia will be very special as you have some time to reflect on all the adventures of the past week, soak up the sunshine and just enjoy some time with your new friends before enjoying one last group dinner this evening back in Sinj.
// Distance: 11 km
// Duration: 5 hours
// Ascent: 400 m
After a farewell breakfast, you will have a transfer back to the airport or Split centre.
This adventure comes to an end today but the experiences you’ve had will make you ask yourself when the next adventure begins!