Dubrovnik Walking Festival
The third Dubrovnik Walking Festival will take place from the 1st to 7th of October 2018 – The Festival is designed to display a different face of Dubrovnik – the one away from crowds, experiencing local flavours and hidden paths, with walkers experiencing the sense of freedom, calmness and belonging to nature. Walks meander through the gorgeous farming land of Konalve , picturesque villages, old pathways winding along railway tracks, through vineyards and olive groves stopping for lunch at some little vineyard for a glass of heavenly wine – It’s an unique program designed to fit everyone – from absolute beginners to advanced hikers.
Dubrovnik’s interior as well as it’s surrounding islands will take your breath away. Islands are covered in pine tree forests, lined with beautiful beaches, cliffs and coves. Each step of the way will bring you different aromas from local herbs to the temptations of local cooking (especially fresh fish) in local homes that you can visit. On the island of Lopud, trails pass through rich Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation, dreamy gardens and parks to the sandy beaches.
Kolocep, a bit quieter than Lopud, is covered in pine, carob and olive trees with gardens in the shadow of fragrant orange and lemon trees. Two villages on opposite sides of the island are connected with winding trails, though which aromas of ripe fruit mix with scents of the sea. If you prefer a city view, then Srd and Bosanka trails should be your choice. Light to modestly steep trails will bring you to the top of the hill where you will feel you have the entire city in the palm of your hand. This is the best views of of Dubrovnik, encompassing the Rijeka Dubrovacka, Elafiti islands, Mljet, Lastovo, Korcula, Peljesac, Zupa Dubrovacka, Konavle, Snjeznica, Orjen…
Another interesting trail is a historical one – that of an old aqueduct, designed in such a perfection and precision of inclines in order to bring the water to the City by gravity from 11.7 km away.
Perhaps the most versatile trails can be found in Konavle area, from Cavtat to Radovcici. Unique natural surroundings and many adjoining trails allow you to start your adventures even from the nearby villages of Popovici, Komaji, Cilipi and Mocici. The trail passes next to many excellent domestic households where you can stop and enjoy the traditional food, or walk down to the coast and the hidden beaches such as Kamen mali, Zarubaca, Puvalice, Bjelina, Vapina, Luka Cilipi, Pasjaca and Penda. Archeology and biology lovers will also find their interests fulfilled on this trail as old churches, shrine of Mithras as well as endemic plants can be seen along the way.
Even the old railway trail can be very exciting, passing through verdant Konavle fields and magnificent vineyards. Many vintners have small wineries or tasting rooms adjacent to vineyards, so both hiking and tasting pleasures can be experienced here. Spectacular scenery abounds .
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