For an authentic adventure packed with culture, heritage and natural beauty, a walking holiday in Croatia could tick all the right boxes. You'll be out and about for most of the day, so you won't be disappointed if you're looking for an active holiday.
Our Croatian itineraries are self-guided walking tours, allowing you to explore the region at your own pace. With the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, cuisine and geography, our walking holidays in Croatia make a fabulous choice for adventure, relaxation and exploration.
What's more, you can expect a fantastic level of service included when you book with Headwater. A few of the perks of booking with us include:
- Hotel accommodation included and pre-booked by us
- Routes, maps and detailed notes
- GPS route directions
- Dedicated luggage moving, so you'll never walk with heavy bags
- Optional flights and airport transfers
Croatia is brilliant for walking holidays, regardless of your strength, experience or ability. Seasoned walkers will appreciate the rugged, mountainous terrain away from the city, but it's equally possible to enjoy strolls from town to town.
Whether you're travelling as a couple or you're on a solo trip, Croatia is a safe, welcoming and spectacular destination. Our walking tours in Croatia lead you to unspoilt views, lively towns and sandy beaches. The warm, sunny climate in the country makes it a fantastic choice from spring through to autumn.
We give walking ratings to each of our tours. You're welcome to choose any holiday – our ratings are there simply to give you an idea of the physical demands of the terrain. From there, you can make an informed decision on which tour best suits you.
- 1 Boot routes are ideal for families, couples and anyone seeking an easy-going route. You might encounter some hills, but they won't be too strenuous.
- 2 Boot holidays usually involve 4-6 hours of walking each day – and you'll need to be comfortable with ascents up to 700m.
- 3 Boot walking tours involve a similar amount of walking as our '2 Boot' trips, but there might be climbs up to 1,000m. Good fitness and navigation skills are essential, and these tours are not recommended for under-12s.
- 4 Boot walking tours are the most challenging we offer: high altitudes, remoteness and intense conditions could be expected depending on your location.
When you're deciding where to stay in Croatia for your walking holiday, you'll need to think about your level of physical fitness as well as the type of holiday you're looking for. Our walking tours in Croatia should be manageable for most of our guests, but if you're seeking a challenge, our Dalmatian Islands walk is the most technical.
When you book walking holidays in Croatia with Headwater, you can rest assured that we've taken the time to create an itinerary that works for you. You can simply arrive with your walking kit and get straight out there. We'll sort every detail in between, providing a smooth and hassle-free tour of the best destinations in the country.
H3: What should I wear on a walking trip in Croatia?
Choosing what to wear on a walking trip in Croatia will depend on your preferences and, most importantly, the weather conditions at the time of your visit. Above all, you should wear breathable clothing that will keep you comfortable for hours on the trails.
Depending on the month of your visit, you might need to pack a light jacket, but Croatia is generally very warm and dry throughout the year. You'll need clothing suitable for walking in heat, including shorts, short-sleeved tops, and breathable layers. Many of our guests also wear long caps and sunglasses.
On your feet, you'll need a sturdy pair of walking boots with sufficient ankle support. We'd recommend taking them for a short walk at home before you travel, just to make sure they're comfortable.
As well as your walking clothes, sunglasses and boots, you might choose to pack:
- Sun protection with high SPF
- A light jacket
- Water bottles and/or hydration systems
- A small backpack for on-the-go essentials – one between two should be fine
- Basic first aid kit
- Long-life snacks and energy bars
- Compass, notepad and pencil