Lopud Island Loop Walk
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Lopud IslandPhoto: Clare Stockman, Macs Adventure
Take a loop walk around the island where you will discover picturesque bays with palm trees and citruses, old forts, churches, a botanical garden, and the magnificent views over the cliffs.
Take the ferry from Dubrovnik Port to Lopud Island, (45 min). Once on Lopud you will be surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, old stone houses, churches and number of noble palaces. Lopud is the perfect gateway from Dubrovnik for a day walk. Take a loop walk around the island where you will discover picturesque bays with palm trees and citruses, old forts, churches, a botanical garden, and the magnificent views over the cliffs. It is also famous for having one of the best beaches in Dubrovnik, so don't forget your swim suit. There are a number of ferries back to the city this afternoon.
Don't forget your swim suit!
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There are a few sections of the walk on small country roads and along pavements of busier roads today. Where there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is to walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.
July and August are the hottest months. At that time of year, the temperatures can rise into the 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Always make sure to stay hydrated and carry plenty of water. There aren’t many water fill points along the way. It is also advisable to wear skin protecting clothing and use sun cream/screen. We recommend starting the walk very early in the morning. Have an extended lunch or just rest under the shade of an olive tree and continue when the heat of the day has passed. Please be aware however that the restaurants do not generally start serving lunch until 12.30pm. We recommend inquiring about the day’s forecasted weather before setting out on the walk. A useful website for climate information specific to towns and countries is www.weather2travel.com or www.yr.no
This depends on the time of year; if traveling in the spring or autumn it can be cool in the morning, but it soon heats up in the late morning and afternoon so make sure to bring some layers. During the summer months, the area can be prone to afternoon thunderstorms, so waterproofs or a rain poncho are also essential in case of heavy showers. In the heat of the day, sun cream is essential, and a sunhat is highly recommended. Otherwise, normal hiking gear in a 25-litre rucksack will suit.
A sturdy pair of well broken-in walking shoes are recommended.
A fully charged phone is essential; if in doubt that the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
It's always best to be prepared and bring some snack with you to keep your energy levels up. It is recommended to drink 0.75 litres of water per hour of walking, so refill filtration bottle/s along the way.
Other essential items are blister treatments and a first aid kit, insect repellent, biodegradable toilet tissue, and a whistle and torch.
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