No Stress on Cres

HIKING FOR YOUR BODY AND SOUL

Explore Croatia’s unspoiled hiking paradise - 8 days hiking holiday for your body and soul.

Hiking Tour

Imagine strolling through a magical forest full of old oak trees in which rays of sunshine cut through the leaf canopy and suddenly you find yourself in a fairytale world. You hike through centuries old olive groves, abandoned villages which existed before the Roman Empire, you will climb the mountain ridge Osorćica and enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole Kvarner Bay. On this journey you encounter local sheep and from time to time even a young deer comes to say hello. You smell the intense scent of sage and plentiful of other medicinal herbs while royal griffons circle above you in the high sky. You will enjoy lonely bays where the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea shines und invites you to take a refreshing dip. And now imagine that this is not a fairytale and that you can experience it all in one week on one island. Welcome to Cres – the biggest, longest and the most beautiful island in Croatia.

8 days hiking holiday for your body and soul

On this memorable hiking holiday we will take you to the fascinating and diverse hiking paradise on the island of Cres. Every day you will discover a new natural paradise. From a enchanting oak forest, a picturesque coastal hike, breathtaking views on a mountain ridge, to historical mountain villages from long past times. Of course, there will be refreshing stops for swimming in lonely bays in the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea. Our accommodation is in the family run Pension Tramontana in the historic village of Beli, a haven of peace, surrounded by deep green hills of the Tramontana forest and a dreamlike view on the Kvarner Bay.

Dates:
  1. 29.08. – 05.09.2020.

  2. 29.08. – 05.09.2020.

  3. 03.04. – 10.04.2021.

Level of difficulty: easy to moderate hikes

5 guided hiking tours with mountain guide Karlo (German / Croatian / English) Small groups from 6 to 16 participants.

What's in the price?

Included in the package:

  • 8 days / 7 nights in the Pension Tramontana in double room (single room surcharge 200 EUR)
  • 5 guided hiking trips on the island Cres with local mountain guide Karlo
  • Local transfers during to the location of the hiking tours
  • 7 breakfast buffets with fresh fruits, vegetables and local products
  • 7 dinner with vegetarian, fish and meat option
  • We place a great importance on a healthy and local products and get our food from local fishermen, farmers and beekeepers. Whenever possible we use products from of our own garden.
  • Free internet in the Pansion Tramontana guesthouse

Not included:

  • Arrival / Departure to / from Beli
  • Fees for museums, etc.
  • Drinks during dinner
  • Lunch / lunchbox

Price:

  • 599 EUR per person in a double room
  • 799 EUR per person in a single room

Accommodation:
The Pension Tramontana is situated not far from the old town Beli and is located at the end of the village, where the asphalt ends and the eco and historical trails begin. It has a beautiful view on the Kvarner bay, Beli and the surrounding nature. The spacious terrace is ideal for a lazy breakfast and romantic dinner during warm summer nights.

How to get there?
By Car: The journey by car from southern Germany (e.g. Munich) takes about 8 hours. If you don’t want to drive the whole way in one day you can make a stopover in Austria or Slovenia. You reach the island Cres by ferry from Istria (Bestrova) or from the neighboring island Krk (Merag). Check here for more information: https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia

By train: An easy and environmentally friendly way to reach Cres is by taking the night train from Munich to Rijeka. There are sleeping cars and you travel overnight to Rijeka. From Rijeka you can take the speed ferry directly to the town Cres from where we can pick you up. More information:
https://www.nightjet.com/en/reiseziele/kroatien
https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia

By airplane: The closest airport is Rijeka which is located on the island Krk. Additional options for arrival are Pula or Zagreb. We are happy to help you to book a flight and to arrange transfer to Beli.

Weekly program

Day 1
Arrival in Beli. Upon arrival of all guest we meet at a beautiful look out with a fantastic view. During a welcome drink and a snack, we have a detailed look on our hiking program and the program for next day.
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 2
After breakfast we cross the northern part of the island from east to west. We hike through the magical Tramontana forest and once we reach the northwestern coast of the island, we make a swimming stop at the lovely beach of Porozine. For our way back to Beli we take an easier walking route. If you prefer to stay longer on the beach and don’t want to walk back to Beli we can pick you up by car in the late afternoon hours.
Beli – Porozine
Walking time 3 hours / length 7 km / altitude 280 m
Porozine – Beli
Walking time 3 hours / length 8 km / altitude 400 m
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 3
In the morning after breakfast we drive to the town of Cres. From there we take a short walk along the coast where we stroll through the century’s old olive groves and reach a panoramic road with a wonderful view. From there we start walking down to the picturesque bay of Nedomislje where todays swimming stop awaits you. Via an easy coastal walk we return to the town of Cres from where we return back to Beli for dinner.
Walking time 3 hours / length 10 km / altitude 250 m
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 4
After breakfast we drive to the coastal town Nerezine from where we start our hike to the mountain ridge of Osorćica. When we reach the top we will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view over the Kvarner Bay and the Northern Velebit. There is a lunchbreak at the only Croatian mountain hut on an island in Croatia. We walk back to the artist town Osor and have some free time there. We return to Beli for dinner.
Walking time 4 hours / length 11 km / altitude 600 m
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 5
Day at leisure. Today you can relax and sunbath at one of the three beaches in Beli. You can visit the Beli Griffon Visitor Center or take a Photo Tour (additional costs). You can also explore other hiking trails of the Tramontana forest or visit one of the many historic villages on Cres. We will find the right program for you!
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 6
Today we drive to the fishermen village Valun. From there we start a hike towards Pernat, a historic village in the inland. After a short break we continue walking towards Lubenice. This magical village stands on the 300 m high cliff over the sea and offers a spectacular view. On the way back to Valun we mainly walk downhill and relax at the beach in Valun after the hike. Transfer to Beli.
Walking time 3,5 hours / length 10 km / altitude 430 m
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 7
For our last hike of the week we return to the town of Cres. We start walking along the coast and climb up to the small church San Salvadur from where you can enjoy a fantastic view on the Istrian peninsula. We continue walking through the forest to the bay of Sveti Blaz. After taking a swim we return to the town of Cres. There is free time to stroll around the old town or for one more swimming stop. Return to Beli for dinner.
Walking time 5 hours / length 15 km / altitude 580 m
Around 7:00 pm dinner

Day 8
After a tasty breakfast unfortunately, we have to say goodbye (or you can extend your stay for a couple of days!). A wonderful hiking week is behind us and unforgettable moments spend on the biggest, longest and the most beautiful island of Croatia.