Trekking on Island Brac

• 7 days (5 trekking) £580
• 7 days (3 trekking) £455

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DAY 1
Arrival to island Brac, accommodation in old stone houses in the centre of a picturesque
primordial place named Sutivan.
DAY 2
Trekking: Sutivan - Bobovišca luka – Bobovišca – Ložišca - Sutivan
Starting from Sutivan, over the St. Roko hill to Junceravan plateau along the rocky roads to the arrival of an abandoned noble family home in Sutivan. On the way you will enjoy the surroundings of well maintained hundred year old olive groves, partly thick pine woods and the smell of aromatic herbs and spice plants (such as oregano, sage, rosemary etc.). Each season brings different beauties, colors and smells. Continue with trekking on the way from where the nearby islands and mountains on the mainland may be seen. Arrival to the small village of Bobovišca on the sea, the home place of the great Croatian poet and writer Vladimir Nazor, where we’ll have a small break. From the sea a climb to the inland of the island once again, on the way introduction to new varieties of plants, arrival to the village Bobovišca, a place where it appears as if time has stopped a hundred years ago. Our next location - Ložišca, which has the most beautiful church tower on the island Brac. The return to Sutivan leads through the canyon named Veliki dolac (where the river Cetina flowed in the older geological faze), over an old stone bridge, which dates back to the monarch days of Austrian king Franjo Josip and then through olive groves along rocky roads to our final destination, Sutivan.

Duration: from 09.00 till 16.00 h
Length of track: cca 18 km

DAY 3

Trekking: Pod Gažul -Vidova gora - Bol
Van transportation to the old shepherd’s village of Pod Gažul. The hike from Gažul continues through the black pine woods to Trolokve on the mountain Vidova gora, where cattle (mainly sheep’s and horses) come to drink water. After that, a climb to the top of Vidova Gora (the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands) with a view of the beach of Zlatni rat in Bol (Golden Horn) and the surrounding islands like Hvar, Korcula, Vis etc. Picnic break. From the peak (780 m) a hike along Vela staza (Great way) to the famous tourist place of Bol. After visit to the museum and botanical garden of Dominican monastery, time at disposal for swimming, lunch or walk through the town. Return to Sutivan by van.

Duration: from 09.00 till 16.00 h
Length of track: cca 17 km

DAY 4

Trekking: Dol-Škrip-Donji Humac-Mirca-Sutivan
Van transport to village of Dol. Dol is an old picturesque place close to the coast town of Postira, where not much is changed over last 100 years. After sightseeing of Dol, a climb at cca 200 m and arrival to Škrip which is the oldest town on the island (over 3000 years old). On the same place you can find ruins of Illyrians, Romans and finally Croats who came in the 7th century on the island. Through the centuries people learned to live here at stones and with stones fighting to survive.

Near Škrip there are lots of old Roman quarries. From the stone of these quarries slaves built the famous Diocletian palace. After sightseeing of the town and museum of island history, continuation through landscape of olive groves and vineyards to Donji Humac village. There are still active quarries close to Humac and we will feel the beauty of the stone by the visit to the atelier of well known sculptor Pere Jakšic. Picnic break. Trekking continues through the landscape of olive groves to the village of Mirca, then along the coast through pine woods forest to Sutivan.

Duration: from 09.00 till 16.00 h
Length of track: cca 22 km


DAY 5

Trekking: Žeženik-Blaca-Murvica
Van transport to the location of Vidova Gora, upon descent you may view the southern part of the island along the picturesque mountain way with interesting geological forms,
rocks and plants to see. These parts were till the beginning of the last century full with olive groves and vineyards, which is to be seen through typical stone terraces. Continue
along this road arrival to the desert Blaca, a unique cultural locality on the island. Blaca is actually a monastery founded 500 years ago by Glagolitic priests hiding from the Turks.

Through centuries the monastery spread from a simple cave shelter to a very important cultural and scientific centre with a school for children, a library with nearly 8000 books in 5 languages and an astronomical watch-tower. Today it is a museum. After sightseeing of the monastery we continue through the canyon to the very heart of attractive Blaca bay with its blue-green colors and with an invitation for swimming. After the swimming and picnic break, continuation of our tour along the shady pinewood routes on the south coast of the island to the village of Murvica. Return from Murvica by van.

Duration: from 09.00 till 18.00 h
Length of track: cca 25 km

DAY 6

Trekking: Pucišca-Lovrecina-Postira-Splitska
Van transport to Pucišca which is situated in the deep bay on the North-East coast of Brac. After sightseeing of the town, a visit to the school for stone cutters, where young people learn how to work the stone. Trekking begins with the climb to a 170 m high hill, with its the ancient Croatian church of St. Jure (St. George), the protector of Brac. After a look we will descend to the coast and that to the bay Lovrecina. Lovrecina is interesting not only because of the ruins of the old Christian church from 5th century, but because of the attractive sand beach. The strong north wind named «bura» brought sand from the mainland from delta of the river Cetina. After picnic break and swimming (depending upon season) continuation along the coast way to the town of Postira, known through the fish factory, and few kilometers away to Splitska. This picturesque coast village was the main Roman port for stone transport to Split. Return to Sutivan by van.

Duration: from 09.00 till 16.00 h
Length of track: cca 20 km

DAY 7

Excursion to Hvar
Van transport to Bol. A boat trip to a nearby island, the sunniest Croatian island Hvar. Our destination is the town of Hvar, the town you will not forget because of its numerous monuments and beauty (churches, forts, one of the oldest theatres in Europe). After sightseeing of the town, the Fortica fort, Renaissance theatre and Franciscan monastery with a tour guide, free time at disposal for picnic break and swimming (depending upon season). Return to Bol by boat and to Sutivan by van.

Duration: from 8.30 till 18.00 h

DAY 8
Visit to Diocletian's palace and the old town of Split, departure
Van transport to Supetar and with ferry to Split, a town whose inhabitants call it with great pride «the most beautiful city in the world». It is a city with vivid Mediterranean spirit which lives for 1700 years. It began when the Roman emperor Diocletian, who was originally from these parts, decided to build a big palace (today under the UNESCO protection). After sightseeing of the Diocletian Palace and the old town with tour guide, departure for your destination.

Important Information

Experience (difficulty) level
• Trekking days involve 4-6 hours per day.
• You don't need to be extremely active but reasonable standard of fitness will allow you to make the most of it.
• All trekking days in this program are designed with the beginner in mind.
• It is suitable for anyone who enjoys regular exercise and is fit enough to undertake trekking.
• We'll often be far from civilization, so your general health must be god, and able to withstand bad weather if necessary.
• This tour is lead by one experienced leader who's trek with you, sorting out first aid needs and handling all the trip logistics.
• If you have any doubts about your suitability, please contact us.

TREKKING TOURS
• These trekking tours are designed as walking tours.
• The routs are not difficult and duration of walks is reasonably short.
• Summer day temperatures can affect the level of difficulty.
• For this trip, any person in normal fitness condition will enjoy the walks.

ACCOMMODATION
• Our base for this activity week is a Sutivan, small town of original Dalmatian architecture, located by the sea of the northern-west coast of Island Brac.
• In this type of vacation, our price is based on twin share accommodation in standard category. It means that if you are traveling alone in group, you will be required to share with another traveler of the same sex.
• If you don't wish to share, single rooms can usually be arranged at an extra cost.
• Accommodation is in the private old stone houses in Sutivan and the rooms are clean and comfortable. In old traditional Dalmatian houses in the centre of the town it is possible that in some cases you would have to share a bathroom with another room.
• Also, in offer there are many of others possibility of choices in different categories, like luxury rooms, apartments and houses.
• For special wishes, please contact us and we can direct you to the preferred accommodation.

MEALS
• Half-board for 7 days (breakfast and dinner) in activity day’s picnic lunch, which means a full board for this program.
• You have all of meals at the small authentic Dalmatian restaurant Porat, in the center of Sutivan.

WHAT TO BRING
• small rucksack (20 –35 lit.)
• plastic sport-bottle for water
• sun cream
• good pair of sunglasses
• sunhat
• sports or walking shoes
• t-shirts and shorts
• wind stopper or some warm clothing
• swimming costume
• socks
• camera and photo equipment

Prices
Two options
• 7 days with 5 day guided trekking + 1 excursion + visit to Split £580
• 7 days with 3 day guided trekking + 1 excursion + visit to Split £455

Included in price
• 7 nights accommodation in Sutivan as listed in itinerary
• 7 half-board (picnic lunch in activities days) as listed in itinerary
• full time services of a group leaders when on a group adventure
• all equipment, instruction and supervision from our fully experienced activity leaders
• all transfers to and from all activities
• all tickets for museums and others entrance fees as listed in itinerary
• transfers from the airport to island Brac and back
• transfer when you are coming, from Supetar ferry harbor to Sutivan and back when you are leaving
• insurance for activities

Not included in price
• flights, travel costs
• activities mentioned as optional are arranged and paid for locally
• any personal expenses
• tips and gratuities
• travel insurance
• any expenditure of a personal nature
• in /out transfers,
• HB accommodation in hotels per program,
• ferry boat fees between islands and continent,
• bicycles, helmets
• accompanying van
• tour leader


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