Croatian Islands Trail Running

CROATIA | TRAIL RUNNING | SELF GUIDED OR GUIDED TOUR

CROATIAN ISLANDS TRAIL RUNNING

Trail running holiday in Croatia with island hopping and running – fastpacking through typical island landscapes, taking in the beauty of old stone towns and pebble beaches. Visiting island of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet before concluding the tour with running above Dubrovnik. A true Dalmatian trail running delight.


The Dalmatian Coast – 1000 islands – is one of the true wonders of Mediterranean, with the clearest waters in the Adriatic Sea, magnificent historic and cultural interest. Experiencing this special region by foot is by far the most rewarding way to travel. Exploring small fishing villages and the stunning Dalmatian Coast landscapes. The magical towns of Dubrovnik and Split. Enjoying the colourful and varied Dalmatian food  divided into fishermen’s and farmer’s cuisine.

From your arrival in Split until the end point in Dubrovnik, your journey will take you to the beautiful islands of Brač, Hvar, Mljet and Korčula, traveling by ferries, boat and catamarans. You will enjoy your running between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. The trip concludes in the well known town of Dubrovnik, where you will run and admire the architecture of the old stone town center.

Dalmatia – It’s more than a destination, It’s a vibe!

Dive into the Mediterranean way of life, feel yourself slowing down and relaxing to the smell of pine trees and the tempting sound of sea waves. Sail to the popular Dalmatian islands, be inspired by history and culture and let divine gastronomy along with the turquoise sea and untouched nature take your breath away.

Karst stones, olive groves, top quality wine and the glittering Adriatic Sea as the backdrop, Croatia makes it easy to find epic and inspiring trails to run. Croatia is a major producer of high-quality wine and olive oil. You’ll enjoy a Mediterranean feast wherever you go, with local products always at the forefront.

This tour is designed by expert runners for runners.

At Lajf Inc. we specialise in designing epic trail running and fastpacking tours. We are committed to seeking out the very best in everything for our runners and hikers that only the knowledge and experience of our local team can provide. This epic Croatia Islands tour is designed by our great team members and passionated runners.

Facts:

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Activity: Trail Running | Fastpacking
Length: 12–16 km/day or 16-25 km/day
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Accommodation: Small Fine Hotels ****
Date: From April 1st to October 30th.
Booking: Any day of the week (self guided tour)
Start of the tour: Split, Croatia.
End of the tour: Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Price: 1.185,00 €/person (self guided tour, min. 2 people in group). | 1.795,00 €/person (guided tour, minimum 4 people in group).  

 

Note: This running tour is organized in a way that allows the runner to choose a longer or shorter stage – running course every day. The run takes place on carefully selected and most beautiful trails, both for longer and shorter routes. The courses are mainly scenic and aim to bring the runner closer to the experience of Dalmatia and its locals. The runner focuses on running and runs exclusively in daily running gear. All other accompanying activities (luggage transportation, transfers, accommodations, etc.) are taken care of.

PRICE OF SELF GUIDED TOUR / PERSON

1.185 EUR

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Activity

Self guided / guided tour

Difficulty

Moderate

Season

April 1st – October 30th

Accommodation

Hotels ***/****

Booking

Start of the tour on any day of the week.

Start of the tour 

Spit, Croatia

End of the tour

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Trail running - fastpacking across the islands of Croatia and experiencing the typical Mediterranean atmosphere.

Croatia never disappoints a runner. It captivates them with its magnificent trails across unique islands filled with Mediterranean charm, the scent of lavender, and the mysterious coves of the Adriatic Sea. Running vacations, like nowhere else, full of energy, locals, and delicious cuisine. Holidays where you still encounter authentic shepherds with flocks of goats.

Inclusions

Items that are included in the cost of the tour price:

Exclusions

Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price:

Optional Extras

Optional extra services, that are not included in the standard tour price:

Private guided tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Split, Croatia! 

  • Arrival to Split.
  • Morning introductory meeting | Hotel, Split.
  • Short and fine running in Marjan nature Park | 5-8km, + 200-270m
  • Accommodation, Hotel, Split.

Trail running across a plateau full of meadows and an exceptional descent all the way to the Adriatic sea.

  • Breakfast in hotel, Split.
  • Morning ferry transfer from Split to Supertar (Brač island).
  • Running from Nerežišče to Bol via Pustinja Blaca.
  • Run – option 1: 24 km | +750 m -1.100m | 
  • Run – option 2: 15 km | +450 m -780 | 
  • Overnight, Hotel Bol, ****

Trail running on the beautiful island of Hvar, where you can smell the Mediterranean lavender with every running step.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Short boat transfer from Bol (Brač island) to Jelsa (Hvar island).
  • Running from Vrisnik (Jelsa) to Hvar town.
  • Run – option 1: 22 km | +750 m -950m | 
  • Run – option 2: 16 km | +550 m -650 | 
  • Overnight, Hotel, Hvar town ****

Running along the coast of the island and exploring the stunning small bays covered with pebbles and crystal-clear sea.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Running from Hvar town to Dubovica or to Vira bay.
  • Run – option 1: 14-18 km | +324 m -320m | 
  • Run – option 2: 10-12 km | +190 m -190 | 
  • Overnight, Hotel, Hvar town ****

Running on Korčula island, be inspired by history and culture and let divine gastronomy along with the turquoise sea take your breath away

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Catamaran transfer from Hvar to Korčula (Korčula island).
  • Running in the vicinity of the town of Korčula – either the big or small running loop.
  • Run – option 1: 19 km | +390 m -340m | 
  • Run – option 2: 14 km | +280 m -240m | 
  • Run – option 3 – Sveti Ilija (Pelješac): 17.5 km | +925 m -920m | (+ short ferry transfer to Orebič).
  • Overnight, Hotel Korčula ****

A trail running experience on a special island, which is a protected natural beauty due to its uniqueness and natural lakes.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Catamaran transfer from Korčula to Pomena (Mljet island). 
  • Running in the western part of the island, where the national park is also located. Either the big loop or the butterfly loop – double loop.
  • Run – option 1: 19 km | +620m -620m | 
  • Run – option 2: 16.5 km | +480 m -480 |
  • Overnight, Hotel in Pomena ***/****

A day spiced up with an exceptional running experience, where from the peak we admire the beautiful city of Dubrovnik with its famous stone fortress.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Morning catamaran transfer from Pomena (Mljet island) to Dubrovnik town.
  • Running in Dubrovnik is something special. Several options are available.
  • Run – option 1: 21 km | +490 m -490m | 
  • Run – option 2: 13 km | +450 m -450 | 
  •  Run – option 3: 7.3 km | +145 m -145 |
  • Overnight, Hotel in Dubrovnik ***

The trail running holiday ends at the southwestern cape of magical Istria.

  • Breakfast in Hotel.
  • Optional: Transfer to Airport …

Trail Running Expert

Špela is an enthusiastic trail runner, a nature lover, and a fan of cycling and ski touring. By profession, she is a Kinesiologist – Master of Science, primarily interested in exercise physiology and endurance sports. She applies her expertise to trail running, assisting runners with preparation and providing advice on nutrition, recovery, injuries…

Špela is also a trainee for the UIMLA mountain leader. At LIFE Hike, she prepares and manages trail running programs and holidays. She is also involved in creating the Triglav Trail Run race, which is considered one of the most beautiful trail running experiences in the region. Špela will provide you with advice on running, information about the destination, and help you prepare for your trail running holidays. She will be there for tips on difficulty, the specifics of the trail, equipment advice, and any other information to make your trail running vacation a wonderful experience.

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Croatian Islands Trail Running

Dive into the Mediterranean way of life, smell of pine trees and the tempting sound of sea waves.

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