HIKING EXCURSION OF NATURE PARK BIOKOVO
Departure every Wednesday from April 15 through Sept. 15, 2018
Nature Park Biokovo – summit Sv. Jure 1762 m – approximately 8 hours of walking
Before registering and paying for the trip please fill out the Health Questionnaire
Biokovo – a mountain with its roots firmly planted in the sea and head in the clouds. Every step to the highest peak of Sveti Jure at 1762 m above sea level, will be rewarded tenfold with panoramic views of the sea and islands, of the Dalmatian Hinterland, the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring Italy. Biokovo is home to 87 churches and chapels. Along with its proud heights the mountain also has hidden depths. There are over 400 caverns and caves. Some of them are eternally covered in snow and ice which defy even the hottest sunny days. People have inhabited Biokovo even before the advent of writing. This mountain is an old home that has preserved its ancient nature.
Nature Park Biokovo was founded in 1981.
Area: 196 km2 (19,550 ha)
Altitude: 200-1762 m
Highest peak: Sveti Jure (1762 m)
Sv. Jure is the highest peak of Biokovo and the second highest peak in the Republic of Croatia. This stone peak with a small plateau is home to a large building of the TV and telecommunication transmission facility in an enclosed area. The peak point itself, marked with a geodetic pillar, is in this enclosed area, and therefore not accessible to hikers. Outside of the fenced area, there is the picturesque chapel of St. George.
The peak offers a remarkable view of the Biokovo plateau and its numerous sinkholes. In good weather, visitors to the peak can also see the field of Imotsko polje and the contours of the Apennines across the sea in Italy.
This hiking excursion is intended for hikers:
- who enjoy longer hiking trails,
- who are in good shape and can walk 8 h,
- who want to experience the view from the second highest peak in Croatia,
- who want to experience the unbelievable beauty of Nature Park Biokovo,
- who want to experience a fantastic view of the sea from the summit of Biokovo
- who are guided by expert guides.
Departure every Wednesday from April 15 through Sept. 15, 2018.
5.15 h Pick up from your address (hotel, hostel, apartment, etc.)
5.30 h depart from Roosweltova 44; Split – Zagvozd
(Split – Zagvozd-Milići 70 km – approximately 1 h drive) (Milići – mountain hut under Vošac 50 km – 1.5 h drive)
7.00 h entrance into Nature Park Biokovo and hiking tour start
12.00 h arrival at peak Sveti Jure 1762 m
12.30 h descent towards the mountain hut under Vošac
15.30 h mountain hut under Vošcac – lookout
16.30 h return trip to Split (drive 130 km – 2.5 h)
19.00 h arrival in Split
Length of trail: approximately 8 hour walk
Ascent: 1220 m – approximately 5 km
Total drive: 190 km
Fitness difficulty: K 3
K 1 K 2 K 3 K 4
Technical difficulty: T 2
T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4
Food: each hiker carries his/her own food and water.
- food which is not sensitive to heat
- fruit (apples, oranges, dried fruit)
- energy bars
- rehidromix (rehydration mix)
- backpack (20-30l)
- hiking shoes
- pants, long
- swim suit
- quick dry shirts
- wind breaker
- cap or hat
- mini first aid kit
- small knife
- cell phone
Before registering and paying for the trip please fill out the PZ.
Shortly thereafter you will receive an e-mail confirmation if this type of trip is appropriate for you. This is followed by reservation payment
Price for the group: 74 Euro per person
Price of the trip – private: 515 Euro
Included in the price:
- organization of the trip
- licensed (UIMLA) guide
- insurance policy by Triglav Osiguranja
Not included in the price:
- entrance ticked to NP Biokovo
Info: adults 50 kn;
- food and drinks for the day
- snack in one of the local establishments
- tip for the guide
- hiking poles 5 Euro/day
- parasol 2 Euro/day
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons
Maximum number of participants: 7 persons
Hiking trip is guided by internationally licensed guide (UIMLA)
- in case the excursion is cancelled due to bad weather conditions it is possible to choose a different excursion with a different date
- in case the excursion is cancelled due to bad weather conditions a refund of the reservation payment will be awarded with a 5% hold for bank transaction costs
- in case a client cancels the excursion a refund of the reservation payment will be awarded with a 5% hold for bank transaction costs.
Mountain Fit is the organizer and as such is responsible for the excursion.
In cooperation with http://www.split-transfers.hr
By registering for the hike, every person assures the organizer that he/she is physically and emotionally fit for this trip. Furthermore he/she states that the trip is voluntarily undertaken, and that he/she will follow all written and verbal rules of safety or otherwise presented by Mountain Fit, or the trip guide. He/she acknowledges that enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel, such as this trip, is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life in his/her homeland and that such risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, and are the reason for his/her participation. He/she thus agrees to be responsible for his/her own welfare.
Mountain Fit reserves the right to make route and itinerary changes or trip modifications as required or desirable to improve the trip quality and to accommodate for the well-being of all participants.
Mountain Fit also reserves the right to refuse as a trip participant, or remove, at his/her own expense and without any refund, from a trip, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the riggers and requirements of participating in the activities, or who is determined to detract from the enjoyment of the trip of others.