Hiking on Mount Biokovo

Address: Makarska, Split, 21300, Croatia
Telephone: 021 679655

- Expensive


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.

Value for money

Price advice

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

Expert tips

Carry plenty of water – at least 1.5 litres per person, as there’s nowhere to buy provisions on the mountains.

Be sure to wear decent hiking boots.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife