Hiking on Mount Biokovo

Price guide: Expensive

Makarska, Split, 21300

Price guide: Expensive

Sea views from Biokovo
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Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Hiking on Mount Biokovo

Explore the rocky slopes of one of Dalmatia’s highest mountains, close to Split.

I love the sea, but I love the mountains too. Mount Biokovo, rising behind the seaside town of Makarska, 67km southeast of Split, is home to Dalmatia’s third highest peak, Sveti Jure (1760m). Spend a day here hiking and you won’t be disappointed. As you work your way up through this barren rocky karst landscape, you get evermore stunning views over the sea and islands - on a clear day you can see Italy across the water and Bosnia Herzegovina when looking inland from the top. Be sure to bring a camera, and keep an eye open for chamois goats and mouflon sheep, some of the rare hardy mammals that can survive on these scanty pastures. To join an organised group trek, contact Biokovo Active Holidays. They also arrange sunrise and sunset trips to Sveti Jure by minibus, with a one-hour gentle walk included. And they offer mountain biking on Biokovo too.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay 270-350 kunas for a half-day or one-day hiking trip with Biokovo Active Holidays.

Expert tips: 
Be sure to wear decent hiking boots.
Carry plenty of water – at least 1.5 litres per person, as there’s nowhere to buy provisions on the mountains.

More information on Hiking on Mount Biokovo :

Price guide:
Mountain, Viewpoint
Makarska, Split, 21300
021 679655
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Biokovo Active Holidays arrange hiking tours on Mount Biokovo Apr-Nov every Thursday, weather permitting. Other days can be agreed on request. Sunset tours operate Apr-Nov on Tuesdays, and sunrise tours Apr-Nov on Thursdays.

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