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The Adriatic is never far away as we hop by land and ferry between towns and islands along the coast of Montenegro and Croatia. From Europe’s southernmost fjord, the Bay of Kotor, to the waves lapping the beach on the island of Korcula, water is our constant companion. Each of the pretty sun-drenched towns in which we stay lie close to a network of ancient paths linking rural villages. Our holiday is accompanied throughout by a local walking guide, as well as your Ramblers Walking Holidays leader. We start in Herceg Novi in Montenegro, close to the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, in whose old town one palm-shaded square leads to another. Above rises Mount Orjen, where one of our walks follows a trail to the isolated Za Vratlom mountain hut, set amidst landscapes of high pasture, open woods and rocky outcrops. We move on to Kotor town itself, at the far reaches of the fjord, hemmed in by water and mountains and fortified by impressive walls. One day we follow the ridge which separates the Kotor and Tivat sides of the bay. From Kotor we visit Budva, walking in the hinterland, way above the coast. Besides the walking there is also time to visit these picture-postcard seaside towns, as well as the idyllically sited fortified island village of Sveti Stefan. Now we move north into Croatia where an overnight and morning amidst the red roofs of Dubrovnik is followed by a ferry ride out to Korcula, the greenest and most interesting of Croatia’s thousand islands. Our hotel lies close to the marina, from where we follow the coastal path to the island’s capital with views out to the tiny islands in the archipelago. We also visit the island of Mljet, walking around the island’s lakes. We return to Dubrovnik for an overnight stay near the airport before our flight home. Simply an exceedingly nice holiday!
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
With a 70 year history of specialising in guided small group walking holidays, Ramblers Holidays offer over 250 inspiring guided walking and activity holidays in the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The nature of their holidays not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but travelling in a small group also reduces the environmental impact. Ramblers Holidays has a passion for travel and discovery and they are dedicated to making exploring the world on foot a fantastic and positive experience for everyone; for you as the traveller and the locals whose country, culture and lifestyle you’ve come to enjoy.
From their early pioneering holidays into the wild and mountain landscapes of Europe, they have continued with their passion for travel by creating discovery walking holidays to an increasing range of destinations. Their ethos is about seeing the world on foot, offering everything from lowland ambles to high mountain trekking, from short sightseeing walks to challenging long distance trails, from adventurous activity holidays to strolling between the museums of renaissance Italy.
Travelling in small groups, un-insulated from the world you’re visiting by a coach window, allows you to get a very direct and personal experience of your destination and to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. You’ll get to see not only the big ‘must see’ highlights but also the less discovered places, you’ll get a feel for the history and culture that’s shaped the country as you see it today and you’ll taste the food the way the locals do it. Ramblers most immersive holidays are their Experiential tours which take you beyond the trodden path and allow you to get under the skin of your chosen destination. Seek solace amongst the mountains on a mindfulness, yoga and meditation retreat, learn the art of cooking a perfect tagine in Morocco, watch a stunning sunset as you chase the ‘Big Five’ across Kruger National park or tread amongst tranquil temples of worship in Indonesia.
Ramblers Holidays’ company mission is to generate funds for walking charities. So, unlike most tour operators they are run as a not-for-profit. All of their profits not required for the running of the business are channelled back into charitable causes, both home and away. In the UK, through the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, they support the Ramblers and other smaller outdoors charities. They also offer direct financial support to walking groups through The Walking Partnership. In order to aid their sustainable tourism ethos, they run a staff-managed initiative called Heart and Sole which directly supports communities in the destinations they visit.
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