Cavtat Bay From A Different Perspective
SEA KAYAKING IN CAVTAT BAY – KONAVLE
Bored with the same holiday activities? Try something totally different and take the family sea kayaking, and give them a totally different experience.
All ages are catered for and no previous experience is required, safety equipment etc is all included and there are plenty of rest stops for the not so fit .
They have double kayaks and single ones – they will also supply you with bags for personal effects – TIP! Take a couple of bottles of water.
It’s best to start with a half day and leave the full day excursions for the fitter more experienced kayakers. On arrival the guides will teach you basic paddling techniques and take you through the safety manuals which will help you during the trip. First stop is usually the Old Port of Cavtat, a small and very picturesque harbour very popular with the super-yachts! Further along you pass a famous water-polo field – which was used for training by the three gold medal players from the 2012 London Olympic Games!
Moving along past the lovely Hotel Croatia you head a bit further out to the little islands Mrkan, Bobara and Supetar – these are now classed as nature reserves, this is usually where everyone has a break and a swim.
If you book a late afternoon tour – they usually bring you back at sunset just in time for a sundowner at the Kamen Mali sunset bar.
Further afield there are sea kayaking tours out to the Elaphite islands , or combine a day sea kayaking with cycling on one of the islands you can even do a whole week exploring the coast and all the islands.
There is usually something to suite everyone.
CYCLING IN PODSTRANA
A promenade stretches along the entire 6 km coast of Podstrana and continues along the left bank of the River Zrnovnica for 2 km – These promenades are landscaped and separated from the main thoroughfares, giving opportunities for relaxing walks and leisurely bike ride.
Promenade by the river Zrnovnica, of approximately 3 km – an easy, flat and pleasant trail for cycling and observing the flora and fauna of the river
The tar macadam path of Perun quarry – Gornja Podstrana, of approximately 6 km – a demanding mountain trail with breathtaking views.
Vrsina – Perunsko, approximately 4 km – an extremely difficult trail on the peak ridge of Perun, a site rich in prehistoric and early Christian heritage.
Perunsko – Vilar, approximately 4.5 km – an extreme downhill trail that spectacularly descends down to the road through the Vilar canyon.
Lungomare, approximately 6 km – an easy and flat road by the sea that provides magnificent views of the Podstrana coast.
Mura – Mutogras, approximately 1 km – an extreme downhill trail that leads from the spring of Mura to the sea.
Olive grove path – hotel Le Meridien Lav, approximately 5 km – a demanding trail that starts in Gornja Podstrana and leads through a picturesque landscape of traditional agriculture, with a variety of exits ending by the sea.
Old Villages Trail – The trail connects the port of Strozanac, in the western part of the Podstrana area, with the town of Omis, taking you through historic villages and ending at the old village of Duce, in the vicinity of the former parish Church of St Marco and its cemetery. The centre of Omis and the cliffs of the Cetina River estuary are also well worth visiting.
Our local rep can help guide you to more information about the cycling opportunities and hiring bicycles.