Vis Hiking tour
FOLLOW THE HISTORY PATH
Come to and visit the island of Vis – rich with nature, cultural heritage, fishing tradition and welcoming people, we will take you on a journey to a completely different world, where there is no stress and everything is simple, unique and deeply relaxing.
The island of Vis is the last example of unspoilt Mediterranean coastline. On Vis, the lifestyle, culture and wildlife once shared by the rest of the Mediterranean has been preserved by historical accident. The World Wide Fund for Nature has declared that Vis is one of the last jewels of the Mediterranean and they want to protect the island from mass tourism.
Walk along the footsteps of ancient Illyrian tribes, climb to the highest top of the island, enjoy the view over vineyards and olive groves, feel the opulence of herbs and taste unique island products.
INFO: Every activity is guided professional. Bring good shoes for hiking. Prior experience is not a requirement; age limit for children is 11.
Our tourist agency has got a van/jeep which guarantees additional security during the programme.
Group size: 6 – 12 people
SAMPLE 8 DAY ITINERARY
Each day is planned the evening before, giving you the ultimate flexibility to enjoy activities in the very best conditions. You will be the part of the group of 10 people maximum and we are not restricted to the normal schedules, we can be flexible according to your wishes.
DAY 1. ARRIVAL
Transfer from Vis harbour to Komiža, arrival to the private accommodation, welcome drink, meeting the tour guides, program presentation and detailed arrangements.Dinner
DAY 2. HIKING ST. BJOŽ–DRAGODID-RUDINE-BARJOSKA BAY
After breakfast follow the track towards St. Bjož hill. The walk is 3 km long before we reach the first abandoned village of Bjož. We will visit the chapel, ring the old bells,say hello to “Thinking tree”, and take a stroll around the village. We will take a short break next to the stone houses and taste the water from the well. Surrounded by the sounds of nature, we will wave to the Eleanor’s hawk. After this we continue to walk to the village Dragodid, where we will see the Lavender House, Tramontana Avenue and “Lazy Dalmatian” labyrinth After a short break we will continue with our walk towards the next village named Rudine , the distance is only 500 meters. Along the way we will enjoy in the scents of rosemary, lavender and other herbs – you were probably not aware of the fact that there are over 300 kinds of herbs growing on the island. We will experience their aromas and learn what they are traditionally used for on the island. We will continue walking to Barjoška bay on the north-west side of the island. In Barjoška bay you can have a swim. When we get hungry we will have a light lunch on the beach and enjoy the quiet in this beautiful bay. On the way back we will visit Manjarema fort, whose remnants witness the well known naval battle, known as the battle of Vis from 1866.Return to Komiža in the late afternoon hours. Dinner
DAY 3. HIKING HIGHEST PEAK HUM – ŽENA GLAVA– PLISKO POLJE
After breakfast the van will take us to Hum peak (587m) where we will have a great panoramic view of the nearby islands. We will start our walk with a visit to Tito’s cave (visit to cave and short break). Then we will continue to Žena Glava village with a short walk towards Zlatna strana hill (Gold side). We will stop for a short while and admire the vineyards and the greenery. After a walk around the vineyards we will continue for further 4 km to the village of Plisko Polje. We will see the RAF airport, which used to be active during WW II, and used by the elite British air force. We will hear the story of the cricket on the island of Vis and visit the existing cricket ground.Lunch and tasting of local products is planned in a tavern named Roki. After lunch we will continue with our walk towards a picturesque village named Marine Zemlje (Mara’s lands) and go further to the Stiniva bay – one of the most beautiful bays in the Adriatic. We will spend some time there, return to the village and the van will transfer us back to Komiža, via the town of Vis. Dinner
DAY 4. THE ISLAND OF BIŠEVO – MEZZOPORAT BAY/POJE VILLAGE/PORAT BAY
Breakfast. We will start from Komiža and take the speedboat to the island of Biševo (15 min). We will arrive to Mezzoporat bay and there we will take small boats to visit the Blue Cave. Afterwards we will take a walk along Biševo plateau (2km slightly up the hill) to the village of Poje, where we will visit the church of St. Silvestre, hear about the island’s history and head towards the old school. We will descend to Porat bay (1km slightly down the hill), a sandy beach on the west side of the island facing the open sea. We will have time for swimming in this gorgeous sandy bay, playing some ball games (picigin) and when we get hungry, our host Jakša, the owner of a small beach restaurant, will prepare lunch. We will return to Komiža by speed boat in the afternoon. Dinner
DAY 5. ŽENA GLAVA/ST. ANDRIJA/ČUNKOVICA/VIS TOWN
After breakfast departure from town of Komiža to the village of Žena glava.First part of the way we will go by van.When we arrive to the village of Žena glava we will start to walk to the peak of St.Andrew.( 2 hours cca) On the St.Andrija ( 267 m) there is mountain house located excatly at the top that dominates the redundant port of Vis.We will stop there for a snack and drink and enjoy the panoramic view of the town of Vis. From the peak to the next point Čunkovica is 4 km downhill. After that we will go to the town of Vis – about 2 km downhill.Free time in the Vis town, back to Komiža by van.Dinner
DAY 6. VIS/ZLOPOLJE/STONČICA//KOMIŽA
After breakfast the van will take us to the town of Vis, where we will visit the Archaeological museum and take a tour of the town. We will start our walk by climbing over the Basulinka hill, through Zlopolje, which is characterized by spacious vineyards along the valley. We will carry on to Stončica bay with one of the oldest lighthouses in the Adriatic. We will take a short break there, and we will have a possibility to enjoy swimming or beach volleyball. Lunch in the agrotourism. Transfer back to Komiža. Dinner
DAY 7. RELAX DAY
Today we will take slow , after breakfast you can have a swim, read your favourite book explore the things that you haven’t seen on the island yet. Our van is on disposal, we can take you wherever you like to go. Enjoy your free afternoon!Dinner
DAY 8. DEPARTURE
Optional activities: kayaking, caving, rock climbing, abseiling and speed boat trips.The schedule of activities may change depending on the weather conditions.
HIKING TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transfer from /to Vis Town Ferry Terminal
- 7 nights accommodation- private house
- breakfast and dinner on 7 days
- Lunch/picnic on 5 days
- 5 days guided activities
- entrance to the Blue Cave and Archaeological museum
- van and speed boat transfers
- transfers on the 6th day of activity
- sojourn tax
- bed linen and towels
Prices excludes Flights, Ferry & Insurance, extra drinks
March, April, May, until 15th of June, September,October, November