Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking Holiday

Explore Baška Voda's beautiful coasts and mountains with views of canyons and waterfalls


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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Hills & moorland


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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £849.00 - 7 nights


Prices are per person

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Holiday overview

2019 Dalmatian Coast Guest Booklet

Walk to the neighbouring resorts of Brela and Makarska, and on the balcony path beneath the Biokovo Mountains, all with great sea views. Enjoy a boat trip to the stunning island of Brač with its amazing beaches and sleepy villages, and visit the impressive Cetina Gorge. 

Holiday highlights

  • Walk the Cetina Gorge, then taking a boat trip to the town of Omiš
  • Stop at charming coastal resorts for a dip in the turquoise waters of the Adriatic 
  • Evening boat ride to Makarska to enjoy the town lit up at night
  • Outstanding waterfront hotel, right on the beach at Baška Voda
  • Free day opportunities to visit the ancient city of Split and the medieval town of Trogir

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks with two options every walking day
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half board - continental breakfast and evening meal.

In pictures...


Hotel Bacchus in Baska Voda, Croatia

The 4-star Hotel Bacchus is located on the seafront, overlooking the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and the island of Brač. There is a peaceful pebble beach in front of the hotel where sun loungers and beach towels can be hired.

Built in 1993, Hotel Bacchus is owned and managed by Mate Divic and his family, and guests have rated the accommodation, meals and service very highly.



Your room

The hotel has 27 en-suite bedrooms, many with superb views of the sea or the mountains.

The facilities in each room include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
Hotel Bacchus bedroom


Hotel Bacchus outside-lounge, dining The hotel has a good range of facilities and public rooms, including a lounge bar perfect for meeting fellow guests.

There's an attractive restaurant which takes full advantage of the sea views and opens onto a terrace where meals can be taken in good weather.

Hotel Bacchus offers modern leisure suite on the lower floor with a sauna and spa pool - perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.

The hotel also has internet access.


Our holidays at Hotel Bacchus are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

There is an extensive selection of hot and cold options for breakfast from a s self-select buffet. Hot options are cooked fresh to order and include boiled or poached eggs, bacon, and omelettes.

Lunch (payable locally)
There are a number of shops in Baška Voda, where you can buy ingredients for your picnic lunch. On other days it may be possible to eat in local cafés; your leader will advise you of all the options.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Evening meal
The three course evening meal offers a mixture of Croatian and international dishes, and, as might be expected, there are fish and seafood options. The starter is selected from a superb buffet with a wide variety of salads, soup and hot dishes. Main course is selected from the extensive menu.
Hotel Bacchus lounge, dining-room

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer whilst finding out more about the next day's walks. We'll enjoy a leisurely evening meal and you may also like to join your leader for an evening stroll along the prom to the harbour and visit one of the local bars, or enjoy a boat trip along the beautiful Adriatic Coast.

Your leader will also keep you informed of any local events going on nearby. Alternatively, you may like to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.


Baška Voda Guided Walking Holiday

Our experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day. Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness.

We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next, or just explore independently or relax around the resort. Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable.

Admire the views right along the Dalmatian Coast on walks to the neighbouring resorts of Brela and Makarska, and also from the balcony path that runs beneath the Biokovo Mountains to the botanical gardens at Kotišina. A highlight of the week is the boat journey to the beautiful island of Brač.

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

Easier Walks: 5 to 7 miles (8-11km) generally on good paths and tracks. Up to 1,100 feet (330m).

HF Holidays walks level 3 medium

Harder Walks: 7 to 10 miles (11-16km) on steeper and rougher terrain. Up to 2,200 feet (660m) of ascent in a day.

Day 1: Arrival day

Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to see a little of Baška Voda before your evening meal. On the first evening our leaders will explain more about our walks and there will be plenty of time to meet with your fellow guests.

Day 2: Villages and coast around Baška Voda

Option 1: Along the coast to Brela

Enjoy walks around the Villages and Coasts of Baska Voda

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (330m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our circular walks from Baška Voda heads inland to the mainly abandoned Dalmatian village of Topici. We descend to the coast at Brela then head back beside the sea to Baška Voda. 

Don’t miss: On wide paths with wonderful views this is a popular walk with numerous places to stop after lunch for one last swim in the brilliantly clear waters of the Adriatic.

Option 2: Napoleon's Old Road

Napoleon's Old Road path

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Ascent: 1,900 feet (570m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend to a high mountain col then follow part of the extraordinary Napoleon’s Old Road to ascend to the best lunch spot of the week with views in every direction. A stony descent takes us to the coastal promenade for a delightful return to our hotel.

Don’t miss: enjoy the foothills of the Biokovo Mountains which rise above the village. 

Day 3: The Island of Brač

Option 1: Sumartin to Povljia

Sumartin harbour

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Ascent: 500 feet (150m)

The walk in a nutshell: After time to explore or enjoy a relaxed morning coffee in Sumartin, we'll walk to the hamlet of Rasotica. There's time to swim in the nearby picturesque cove before heading to lunch in the shade of an olive grove. Finally we walk to Povljia on north coast with its pretty basilica and harbour. 

Don’t miss: The island of Brač lies approximately four miles offshore from the mainland, and is about the same size as the Isle of Wight. The island’s coastline has a series of attractive harbour villages, two of which will be visited on our walks.

Option 2: Exploring Brač

Cove on Brac

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Ascent: 800 feet (240m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Sumartin to Povljia, enjoying stunning views across to the mountains on the mainland. We follow the route of the easier group but include an additional descent to a second picturesque cove for our picnic lunch.

Don’t miss: The boat journey from Baška Voda harbour to to Brač is a highlight of the day; an opportunity to enjoy this glorious landscape from a different perspective.

Day 4: The foothills of the Biokovo Mountains

Option 1: Hillside villages

Hillside village

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Ascent: 500 feet (150m), and 1,200 feet (360m) of descent

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the charming villages that lie beneath the mountains, on our walk from the village of Makar to the coast at Tučepi. On mostly good paths, we'll visit old churches, small villages and botanical gardens along the way.

Don’t miss: This gentle paced walk reveals the contrasts between the traditional life at the base of the Biokovo range and the welcoming facilities of an attractive coastal resort

Option 2: Into the Biokovo Mountains

Follow HF Holidays as they take you into the Biokovo Mountains in Baska Voda

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Ascent: 2,200 feet (660m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascends on a remarkably constructed former mule track into the Biokovo Mountains before contouring in welcome shade high above the coast. A slightly rougher descent takes us to a traditional café before walking to Tučepi. 

Don’t miss: This is the most challenging walk of the week, but your efforts will be amply rewarded by the fantastic views. 

Day 5: Free day

Waterfalls in the Krkaa national parkEach week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. On your free day you may wish to visit the fascinating medieval city of Split or visit the spectacular waterfalls of the Krka National Park and the tiny UNESCO city of Trogir.

Day 6: Hillside Villages to Makarska 

Option 1: Bast to Makarska

Baska Voda harbour

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting at the village of Bast, ascend to the 15th century Church of St Rocca before contouring along the hillside to a shaded lunch stop in the abandoned Dalmatian village of Baškovi. A gradual descent leads us to well-earned refreshments in Makarska. 

Don’t miss: Both walks will finish in Makarska, the largest resort in the area which has a popular bustling harbour. There's time to explore the town, or perhaps visit a harbour-side café at the end of the day.

Option 2: Below the Biokovo Mountains

View over Baska Voda

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Ascent: 1,500 feet (450m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend from Bast onto the flanks of the Biokovo mountains, initially in shaded forest before the views open out over Makarska. We can see the locations of we visited earlier in the week on Brač and high above Makar, before descending towards Makarska 

Don’t miss: This walk uses panoramic elevated paths in the foothills of the Biokovo Mountains. The views along the coast and across to the islands are superb throughout. 

Day 7: Cetina Gorge

Option 1: Into the Gorge

Boat journey through the Cetina Gorge

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Ascent: 800 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: An easy morning from the village of Kostanie through quiet villages takes us to a dramatic lunch spot with views to the Cetina River below. From here we follow a well-graded path through the trees leading us to our boats for the journey through the gorge. 

Don't miss: The delightful boat journey through the gorge to the coastal town of Omiš.

Option 2: Above the Cetina Gorge

View above the Cetina Gorge

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Ascent: 900 feet (270m)

The walk in a nutshell: take an alternative route to the easier route to visit a church for lunch with distant views high above the morning’s path, and then rejoin the path down to and into the gorge.

Don’t miss: Marvel at the Cetina Gorge; an impressive natural feature that has been carved through the limestone of the Biokovo Mountains.

Day 8: Departure day

Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and your leaders will brief you every evening about the following day’s walks.


Make the most of your European holiday by visiting two resorts. Why not combine our resorts in Croatia and Montenegro?

Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Baska Voda & Petrovac - 14nts

Combine a week at Baska Voda with a week at Petrovac in Montenegro. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of mountains, coast and the dramatic Kotor Bay on your walks, returning in the evening to our hotel in the charming seaside town of Petrovac.

A transfer between Hotel Bacchus and Hotel Rivijera via Dubrovnik airport is included in the price.

 Dubrovnik old town

 Baska Voda & Dubrovnik - 10nts

Combine a week at Baska Voda with a 3nt guided city break in Dubrovnik. In the company of an HF Holidays' leader you’ll explore the Old Town and walk the 16th century city walls, enjoy the shops and restaurants,  and visit the neighbouring island of Lokrum.

A transfer between Hotel Bacchus and Grand Hotel Park via Dubrovnik airport is included in the price.


To book any of our Two-Centre holidays call our Reservations Team on 0345 470 7558

Local area

Situated on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian Coast, the small resort of Baška Voda is an attractive base from which to explore the local area. Just to the south-east of Baška Voda is the larger resort of Makarska, where you’ll find a bustling harbour lining the large horseshoe bay. Ferries depart from here to the island of Brač, which we will also visit as part of the walking programme. This is a charming island with delightful harbour villages and hillsides rich with aromatic shrubs.A visit to Croatia is a fascinating cultural experience and your walks and sightseeing visits will give a great insight into this charming country.


A relaxing option is to walk along the coast to Makarska. This is a generally straightforward walk, taking around 2 hours, with plenty of opportunities for swimming along the way. In Makarska you may want to have lunch in one of the waterfront cafés, before returning to Baška Voda on one of the regular local buses.

Split - the capital of the region and is located 50km to the northwest of Baška Voda. The city can be reached by local bus, and the initial approach to the city through rows of dilapidated apartment blocks appears unpromising. At its heart, however, is an enthralling old town of narrow streets and ancient buildings. The principle sights are the Cathedral of St Domnius and the remains of Diocletian’s Palace with its spectacular gates, museum and temple.


A little further away is the equally impressive city of Trogir. Built on an island, this beautiful walled city has a maze of narrow streets, elegant waterfront cafés, and dramatic fortifications. A popular full day option is to combine a visit to Trogir with the spectacular waterfalls in the Krka National Park, and your leaders will organise this if there is sufficient interest.

Boat trips

A journey along the coast by boat will give you a different perspective of the region. A variety of tourist trips are available, some of which depart from Baška Voda, and others from Makarska.

Cetina Gorge Rafting

The Cetina River flows into the Adriatic at Omiš, a few miles to the north of Baška Voda. On its way to the sea the river has carved an impressive gorge that will be explored on day 6. For the more adventurous this dramatic scenery can also be enjoyed by inflatable raft or by boat.

Shops & facilities

There are several little supermarkets, bakers, cake shops and newsagents within a few minutes walk of the hotel from which ingredients for a packed lunch can be easily obtained. Reasonable exchange rates can be obtained at the bank a short walk along the front. There are several ATM machines within walking distance.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.


Travel by plane


‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick and Manchester flights to Dubrovnik airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 3 hours to the Hotel Bacchus.




Driving to us

‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

  • We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Dubrovnik airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £39.50
  • Why not let us book you a private taxi transfer - £265 per single taxi journey

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach


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31 Aug 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £899.00 £898.00 Holiday Guaranteed to run - book now - few places left Book Now
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5 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £849.00 £849.00 Book Now
12 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 12 Oct 2019, 8:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 12 Oct 2019, 12:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 19 Oct 2019, 1:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Oct 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,159.00 £1,159.00 Book Now
12 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £849.00 £849.00 Book Now
19 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 19 Oct 2019, 8:05 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Oct 2019, 12:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 26 Oct 2019, 1:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Oct 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,159.00 £1,159.00 Book Now
19 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 19 Oct 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Oct 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 26 Oct 2019, 1:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Oct 2019, 3 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,099.00 £1,099.00 Book Now
19 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 19 Oct 2019, midnight
  • Arrive: 19 Oct 2019, midnight
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 26 Oct 2019, 1:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Oct 2019, 3 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,099.00 £1,099.00 Book Now
19 Oct 2019 BVLCL - Dalmatian Coast Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £849.00 £849.00 Book Now

Prices are per person


  • Double room for sole occupancy: from £20 per night
  • Sea view: £10 per person per night
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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