5 Great Hiking Spots In Dubrovnik

It’s a city that has been ruled by various empires and kingdoms over the centuries and has survived earthquakes and war.

Hiking may not be what comes to mind when you think of Dubrovnik, but nature abounds in and around the city. While Dubrovnik’s popularity may be largely focused on its association with Game of Thrones, there are some pretty incredible secrets to uncover when you leave the walls of the city.

A range of day hikes, multi-day treks, and coastal walks are easily accessible whether you wish to explore nearby national parks, escape to an island, or head into the mountains.

While you can walk along Dubrovnik’s famous Old Town walls and partake in Game of Thrones walking tours to spot filming locations and uncover the city’s history, the best-kept secret may be the hiking opportunities that are available via easy day trips from the city.

Whether you wish to book an organized hiking tour, rent your own vehicle, or make use of the many ferries that connect you to various nearby cities like split and islands like Hvar, here are some incredible hiking locations you may want to consider for your next Croatian holiday.

It’s a city that has been ruled by various empires and kingdoms over the centuries and has survived earthquakes and war.

Hiking may not be what comes to mind when you think of Dubrovnik, but nature abounds in and around the city. While Dubrovnik’s popularity may be largely focused on its association with Game of Thrones, there are some pretty incredible secrets to uncover when you leave the walls of the city.

A range of day hikes, multi-day treks, and coastal walks are easily accessible whether you wish to explore nearby national parks, escape to an island, or head into the mountains.

While you can walk along Dubrovnik’s famous Old Town walls and partake in Game of Thrones walking tours to spot filming locations and uncover the city’s history, the best-kept secret may be the hiking opportunities that are available via easy day trips from the city.

Whether you wish to book an organized hiking tour, rent your own vehicle, or make use of the many ferries that connect you to various nearby cities like split and islands like Hvar, here are some incredible hiking locations you may want to consider for your next Croatian holiday.

Hiking is the best way to enjoy Mount Srd in the sense of feeling a sense of accomplishment, however, there is the option to take a cable car up the mountain and simply walk down, or vice versa.

The hiking trailhead located off Jadranska Cesta Street can be a bit tricky to find so you may want to ask directions from your hotel or do a bit of research on Google Maps beforehand. There are several routes leading out of the city that will guide you to the trailhead.

The hike to the summit involves about an hour uphill climb along a series of switchbacks that help take some of the steepness out of the climb.

Upon reaching the top of Mount Srd, you will discover Fort Imperial which dates back to the Napoleonic Wars. There’s also a small war museum and restaurant with impressive views over Dubrovnik below and offshore islands in the distance.

If you wish to extend your hike, I recommend walking down the road that leads to the small mountain town of Bosanka that features the ruins of some old buildings that were ravaged by war.

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