Trekking Omiš – Biokovo
The next trekking destination that I chose is the nostalgic Dalmatia. You can be sure that there will be many special surprises and local culinary delights during the tour. Besides gorgeous beaches, lots of sun and limpid sea, Dalmatia offers also intact nature, gastronomic delights and delicious local wine. It is all spiced by a special charm of local people; their hospitality, kindness and their traditional song will make you dream to come back to Dalmatia. Our destination is Omis with it’s surrounding hills, Poljička mountain and mountain ridge Biokovo.
TREKKING OMIŠ – BIOKOVO OFFER
DATE: 09. 10. – 12. 10. 2019
The magical Omis is a small, Central Dalmatian town and port, located between Split and Makarska Riviera. It is situated in the mouth of the Cetina river. Many different gastronomical influences have crossed here through the centuries. Excellent wines, delicious fish and aromatic local olive oil are just the basic ingredients of the Mediterranean food; from the outskirts of Poljica come the gourmet specialties as poljički soparnik, Dalmatian prosciutto and dishes prepared under a baking lid. The first Dalmatian “konoba” (tavern) was located in Omis.
The undulating mountain ridge of Biokovo is located in the central part of Dalmatia. The ridge with its highest peak St. Jure (1762 m) descends steeply towards the Makarska coast and therefore offers to its visitors, in addition to mountain pleasures, stunning views over the Makarska Riviera, the islands and the vast sea. Since 1981, the area Biokovo is declared as National Park.
(Omiš – Poljička mountain – Omiš)
Upon arrival to Omis we will settle in lovely suites in the very centre of the town. Then we will take walk on Poljička mountain that extends in the direction Omiš – Split. It’s not a high mountain, but it is an amazing tour, as the mountain lies between the Mosor mountain and the Adriatic coast and from the river bed of Žrnovnica river in Stobrec all the way to the mouth of the river Cetina in Omis. Poljička mountain consists of three reefs, Perun, Vrsine and Mošnica; the highest part reaches (594 m) above sea level. The view from Poljička mountain reaches on the sea side all the way to the Central Dalmatian islands, to the Omiška Dinara and to Biokovo. The view from the west side of the mountain spreads towards the Kozjak hill, Stobrec, Split, Kaštela, Trogir and Zrnovnica. Besides the rich nature there are also many cultural and historical characteristics of the area, as there are many (abandoned) old Dalmatian villages on the mountain, built in a traditional style. The descent to the town will be followed by dinner and rest.
(River Cetina – Omiš – Omiška Dinara – Omiš)
After breakfast we will go on a rafting on the river Cetina. Cetina is one of the biggest Croatian littoral rivers. It flows past some major cities as Vrlika, Sinj, Trilj, Blato, Zadvarje and Omis, where it flows into the sea. The river springs in a town called Vrela Cetine at (385 m) above sea level. It has numerous springs and the largest is lake Glavaševo (vrelo Glavaš), which reaches about 100 m of depth. During the centuries the riverbed has created breath-taking forms that impress even the most demanding visitors. In the last decade it’s becoming popular for rafting, canyoning and canoeing.
After returning to Omis we will have a lunch break and then we will go on a tour on the wild and beautiful Omiška Dinara, whose highest peak, Kula, reaches (864 m). The mountain ridge stretches from Omis to the mountain pass Dubci and is a natural extension of Poljička mountain from which it was separated in the past by the river Cetina. The northern and north-eastern part of the mountain are steep and enclosed by the canyon of Cetina River, while the southern and south-western part gradually descend to the sea and are linked with the Biokovo at the mountain pass Dubci at Vruja. There are not many such places that offer so much beauty, challenges and hidden corners that should be visited and explored. There is a combination of mountain, sea and river with the combination of rocks, pine wood, the enchanting vies and a rich cultural heritage. The creativity of Nature has reached beyond possible here and the icing on the cake is the rich historical heritage of the area. The descent will be followed by dinner and rest.
(Omiš – Makarska – Vošac – St. Jure – Lokva)
After breakfast we will leave Omis and head towards Makarska, where we will have the chance to admire stunning views. We will drive with a van to the Natural park Biokovo. The tour is quite demanding, so good physical condition is necessary. The first peak to reach is Vošac, a (1422 m) high summit, from where we will admire impressive view on Makarska Riviera, the sea and the nearby islands Brac, Hvar and Korcula. Vošac is a very popular mountain destination as it lays quite close to the main road and because there are two paths that run from Makarska past the peak of the mountain and towards St. Jure. Vošac is one of the most beautiful vantage points of Biokovo, as it is located on the very edge of the seaside. There is a stone mountain hut on the top of the hill, built during the Second World War. The path will take us on to the highest peak of Biokovo, St. Jure (1762 m), which is the second highest peak of Croatia. There is a picturesque chapel on the top of the mountain and nearby there is a transmitter for telecommunications and television network. We will continue our tour towards the mountain bivouac on Lokva (1467 m) where we will spend the night.
(St. Ilija – Šćirovac)
After breakfast we will head towards St. Ilija (1642 m), which extends northwest from the centre of Biokovo. Although this ridge is slightly lower that St. Jure, the vividness of its walls and the wideness of the view does not lag even a little bit behind the St. Jure’s group. The view is in fact even more vivid, as the ridge Biokovo is the thinnest in this area, so the view opens towards the northern and southern side. The view extends to the coastal region and towards the entire central massif of Biokovo from St. Jure to Veliki Šibenik, Šćirovac and Bukovac on the west side of the ridge. There is a small chapel on the top of St. Ilija, known as one of the finest and most original sacred buildings on Biokovo.
Our next destination will be Šćirovac (1619 m), one of the highest and most beautiful summits of Biokovo. Šćirovac is a massive mountain with steep slopes from where you can admire the mountain ridge of Biokovo and its highest peaks, Makarska Riviera and the islands. It is also called Miletnjak. After the descent to Makarska we will head home.
Trekking is not especially demanding and requires regular mountaineering equipment and good physical condition.
Price: 390€ (4 day)
|Complete trekking organization||Personal equipment|
|Ride to Makarska and back home||Food and drinks during the day|
|3 overnights (half board)||Payable sightseeing|
|Entrance fee for rafting on the river Cetina||Souvenirs|
Risk of cancellation insurance, insurance with international assistance abroad
Maximal number of participants is 7 people. Minimal number of participants is 4 people. The course of the trekking can be adjusted to participant’s needs and wishes. In case of only four participants a 70€ of additional payment is necessary.
Every participant will receive a list of necessary equipment and a tour description when applying.
Matej Jeram 041 479 274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations are possible until the end of September 2019!
(confirmation of the application requires an advance payment of 150€)