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walking1Rising suddenly and spectacularly beyond the narrow ribbon of coastal cities and rocky beaches, the mountains of Croatia have much to commend them as a walking destination. Ranging from gently sloping, forested hills to rugged tops and limestone crags, and reaching its most spectacular in the massifs, collectively known as the Dinaric Alps, it is a wilderness of magnificent grandeur, rich in wildlife and plants.

The routes in this guide cover all the main hiking areas in Croatia, from the Dinaric Alps along the coast to a number of other areas further inland. Catering for a range of abilities, they run from easy day trips on islands in the Adriatic to extended itineraries across jagged mountain chains. The book also contains generous background information, including sections on history and language, and appendices giving details of mountain huts and shelters. ( © Walking in Croatia)

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A guide book which provides holiday ideas for single travellers, couples, families and groups of all ages and abilities: These lavish guides are not only excellent travel companions, they are an ideal source of inspiration and guidance in planning a trip.

Presented in a clear and engaging manner, their superb combination of informative text, color photography, and illustrative maps brings each destination to life. Discovering new places has never been easier. Color photos and maps throughout.

Hiking/ Walking in Croatia in 1950’s : This advert from mid 1950’s produced for French visitors is showing a couple of walkers in their walking gear (rucksacks, boots, walking pole…) walking along Croatian seashore, passing near road sign that indicates … read more

Walking and Hiking News and Travel Articles >> Travel.Telegraph – walking trip around Croatian countryside

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Although weather in Croatia can be warm or hot we would still recommend following walking gear :

  • Walking Boots – Leather or waterproof fabric, and they need to be already broken in.
  • 2 or 3 pairs of walking socks. Blisters can be avoided by wearing a thin sock underneath , or buy a pair of ‘guaranteed not to blister’ socks which are made up of 2 layers.
  • Waterproof anorak
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Extra fleece or sweater to put on during a stop.
  • A thin top for when it gets hot walking.
  • Trousers loose enough not to restrict your movement, and shorts for hot weather.
  • Gloves, hat, neck warmer or ear warmer, especially in winter but can be needed in wind on higher walks.
  • Rucksack to carry spare sweater, waterproofs, packed lunch, water bottle, and other bits and pieces.
  • Good sized water flask or a plastic water bottle.
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat in summer
  • Walking poles – not essential, but good for balance on uneven ground and they reduce wear to your knees.
  • Towel
  • Large plastic bag to put inside your rucksack to keep the contents completely dry. No rucksack is waterproof.
  • Camera and batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Torch
  • Map of the area and compass if you like knowing where you are
  • A foam mat to sit on – from camping/outdoor shops
  • Swimming costume

More info on things to pack on every hiking/walking trip or holiday, the list created by experienced hiker is here.

  • Walking Croatia – Korcula – Island of Korcula is a very pleasant to have a marvelous walks around. There are numerous routes around the island yet unexplored, as well as some well known routes to follow. Korcula can be enjoyed by walking and hiking enthusiasts and active adventure travelers as well as complete beginners and Sunday walkers too. Korcula is perfectly suited for walkers, and there are numerous .. read more about this walk
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  • Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time 🙂 – Steven Wright