On day 1 of your Croatia Walking Holiday, you will arrive to the picturesque region of Istria. Your destination for the day is the charming town of Krasica, where your journey will begin. Nestled in the heart of Istria, Krasica is a small town known for its rolling hills, verdant forests, and picturesque countryside.
Overnight in Krasica
On the first full day of your Croatia Walking Holiday, you’ll set off on an exciting circular hike along the scenic paths of Parenzana, a trail that was once a railway track. Starting in Krasica, you’ll follow the trail as it winds its way through the rolling hills of Istria. Along the way, you’ll pass by picturesque villages, vineyards, and olive groves, taking in the stunning views of the countryside.
The highlight of the day will be the hilltop village of Buje, where you will have a nice lunch and enjoy the panoramic views. After lunch, you will retrace your steps and return back to Krasica, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a day spent in the great outdoors.
The day will lead you from the charming town of Krasica to the hilltop village of Motovun. Walk through the picturesque cobbled streets of Grožnjan, known for its charming stone houses and artist community. After passing through the village of Livade, you’ll be transferred by car up the hill to Motovun where you will have the chance to explore the charming medieval town and enjoy the panoramic views.
Overnight in Motovun
Transfer to Motovun hill
You will have the option to either relax and explore the charming medieval town of Motovun, or take a circular hike through the surrounding fruit orchards. The hike will take you through the beautiful countryside, passing by picturesque vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees. You will also have the opportunity to stop by an award-winning Benvenuti winemaker, where you can taste some of the local Teran wine, known for its deep ruby color, full body, and rich flavor. This day offers a great balance of both relaxation and adventure, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural and cultural beauty of Istria.
Local wine tasting
On day 5 of your Croatia Walking Holiday, you will be transferred to the Mirna River, where your hike for the day will begin. The trail will take you past the ruins of Pietrapelosa Castle, an ancient fortress dating back to the medieval period, offering a glimpse into the region’s rich history. As you continue on your hike, you’ll pass through picturesque countryside, traversing around the Zudeka gorge and passing by medieval mines. The highlight of the day will be the climb to the old town of Buzet, perched high on a hilltop and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Overnight in Mirna River area
Transfer to Mirna River area
You will start the day with a transfer to the Poklon Visitor Centre in the Učka Nature Park, where you will start your last two days of hiking. The hike will take you through the beautiful Ucka Nature Park, offering breathtaking views of the Kvarner bay and the Adriatic on the east side of Istria. You will descend towards the coastal town of Lovran, known for its charming old town, lovely beaches, and mild Mediterranean climate.
Overnight in Lovran
Transfer to Učka Nature Park
On the last hiking day of your Croatia Walking Holiday, you will have the choice of two routes to explore. The first option is to walk along the picturesque coastal promenade called “lungomare”, passing by elegant villas, secluded beaches, and towering rocky cliffs. You will have the opportunity to stop at charming cafes and restaurants, admiring the islands across the sea. After passing the resort of Opatija, you will be picked up by a bus and returned to Lovran from the harbor of Volosko.
The second option is to explore more of the Učka National Park from Mošcenicka Draga, where you will have the chance to take in great views of the seaside.
Extra night at the accommodation
Are you ready for an adventure in one of the most beautiful regions of Croatia? Imagine yourself wandering through rolling hills, verdant forests and the picturesque countryside of Istria.
The Croatia Walking Holiday offers you a chance to cross the region from west to east, immersing in the natural beauty of the peninsula and experiencing the local culture.
Throughout your journey, you will hike on scenic routes, and take in the stunning views of the changing landscapes. You will also have the opportunity to explore medieval towns and villages, such as Krasica, Motovun, Buzet, and Lovran. You will also walk along the coast and admire the islands across the sea, making every day feel special and unique.
Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned hiker, this holiday is easy and suitable for everyone who can walk a few hours on relatively easy terrain.
We understand that planning a holiday can be stressful, and that’s why we have designed this Croatia Walking Holiday to be as stress-free as possible. We take care of all the details, from booking the accommodations to providing you with a detailed itinerary and GPS routes, so you can focus on enjoying your trip. We also arrange all the transfers, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our goal is to make your journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible, allowing you to fully enjoy the hike.
Inquire now, pack your walking shoes and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful Istria region of Croatia.
If you prefer warm weather and swimming, the best time to visit is during the summer months of June to August. During this time, the temperatures are high and the sea is perfect for swimming and water sports.
If you prefer cooler weather and hiking, the best time to visit is during the spring and fall months of April to May and September to October. During these months, the weather is mild and perfect for exploring the national parks. And even better, there are fewer tourists crowding around the most popular spots.
Overall, the best time to come to Croatia for an activity holiday is when you can find the perfect balance of weather and activities that suit your preferences.
At our company, we prioritize flexibility and tailoring the tour to fit your specific needs. To achieve this, we work with a variety of high-quality accommodations that can be adjusted based on your preferences, budget, and availability. The accommodation you will be staying at will be confirmed prior to the tour and communicated to you in advance.
The weather can sometimes have an impact on the activities planned on our tours. In the event of particularly bad weather, we may need to cancel or alter the itinerary to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our guests. If a cancellation does occur, we will provide suitable alternatives or offer a partial refund. If you are worried about the weather affecting your trip, please reach out to us before departure to discuss any potential impacts.
Our activity holidays are designed to be enjoyable and thrilling, but they do require a certain level of physical fitness. It is advisable that all participants have a moderate level of fitness to fully engage in the activities and prevent any potential injuries. If you have any doubts about your fitness level, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We will gladly discuss your options and help you choose the right holiday for you.
Yes, we provide all the essential equipment needed for the activities on our holidays. This includes safety gear like helmets, harnesses and other protective equipment, as well as any specialized equipment that might be needed for a specific activity. However, before arrival, we will need to take your measurements to ensure proper fitting of the gear. We assure you that it’s only for your safety and comfort and we aren’t being intrusive.
For the activities on our holidays, we recommend that you bring a swimsuit and towel for any water activities, and comfortable shoes that are easy to move around in for hiking and cycling. Additionally, please bring comfortable clothing that is suitable for the activities you will be participating in.
Breakfast is included in our holidays, but we make sure to provide ample time and options for lunch and dinner. We will provide information about local dining options and make recommendations based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. We aim to let you experience the local cuisine and have a delightful dining experience during your adventure holiday. Therefore, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Most of our activities are suitable for children who are at least 12 years old. However, in some cases, the minimum age may be determined by the child’s height or weight rather than their age. If you have any doubts about your child’s ability to participate in a specific activity, please feel free to ask us directly. We are happy to provide more information and assist you in choosing the right activities for your family.
For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.
For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.
For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.