Hiking and Gourmet Tour description
On our hiking tour of the Dalmatian hinterland, you’ll get to experience breathtaking panoramic views of the region, discover historic Croatian monuments dating back to the 9th century, and enjoy a real culinary feast as our chef prepares “peka” inside an authentic Dalmatian tavern.
15:45 Departure from Split
16:10 Panoramic view of Cetina Canyon
16:30 Arrival at Truše, hiking start location
16:30 – 18:30 Hiking tour
18:30 – 20:30 Authentic Dalmatian Dinner in the old stone tavern
20:30 – 21:15 Arrival to Split
Tour is subject to weather conditions, and may be cancelled or the itinerary changed due to poor weather. If canceled the tour can be resceduled and you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
Designated stopping time at each destination may vary depending on weather conditions and number of visitors. If so, the itinerary may be adjusted in compliance with the guest to provide the best tour experience.
Important: Face covering is mandatory on this tour. Please bring your own face mask!
|•||Enjoy the beauty of the Cetina canyon|
|•||Climb to the mountain top for unparalleled panoramic views|
|•||Discover the “Lady of the Snow”|
|•||Delight in traditional Dalmatian cuisine|
|•||Savor in soparnik, a genuine Croatian brand|
|•||Transfer to start location|
|•||Dinner in traditional tavern (three courses with one drink)|
Hiking and Gourmet Tour Experience
The tour begins in the afternoon as we gather at the Sugaman Tours office, after which we hop in our air-conditioned minivan and head towards the nearby town of Omiš. The beauty of Omiš, with its towering mountains and stunning shoreline, is enhanced by the Cetina river which gushes into the sea and boasts a wild canyon that stretches deep into the hinterland.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CETINA CANYON
On the first stop of our tour, you’ll get to experience the beauty of the Cetina river canyon, the city of Omiš and its entire panorama. After we enjoy the views of the region, we will continue towards the starting point of our hiking tour and the small village of Truše.
Somorica and “the Lady of the Snow”
We’ll climb towards the mountain top, which is approximately 400 meters above sea level. The majority of the hike will pass through a shaded green forest, which will undoubtedly heighten the experience. The hike also offers a stunning panoramic view of the Omiš Riviera and the islands stretching as far as the eye can see.
As we reach the top of the mountain, we’ll encounter an ancient church standing proudly on the mountain’s edge. This Croatian church, which dates back to the 9th century, is named “The Lady of the Snow” thanks to the unusual event witnessed by the locals when snow fell on the mountain in the middle of the summer (precisely, on August 5th).
The church is also surrounded by old tombstones dedicated to the people who populated this area in the 9th century.
As we enjoy the spectacular view from the mountain, spanning the coastline and islands on one side and the Dalmatian hinterland on the other, we’ll make our way back for the real highlight of the tour – a traditional Dalmatian dinner featuring local specialties.
Authentic Dalmatian Cuisine
We’ll dine inside an old stone house exemplary of traditional Dalmatian taverns where a local chef will craft a meal based on the local cuisine. You’ll be able to enjoy three courses and drinks to your liking. The main course is Dalmatia’s famous “peka”, or meat and seafood prepared “under the bell.” Namely, this dish is prepared inside a fireplace, covered with an iron bell, which is then covered with hot coals.
After one bite, we promise you’ll be chasing after the taste for eternity. Another local delicacy on the menu is “soparnik.” Soparnik is traditional to this region and has been protected by the European Union since 2016. It is also part of Croatia’s intangible cultural heritage, honored by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
Soparnik was first made in this area many centuries ago and is said to be the prototype of Italian pizza. Not only is it a “must-try” delicacy of the region, but you’ll have the chance to take a bite out of history!
After we finish with our traditional Dalmatian feast, we’ll head back to Split to complete our Hiking and Gourmet tour.
Meeting point and arrival info
Office address: Obala Lazareta 3
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Arriving by car
July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
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Arriving by bus
Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
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Free Pickup Service
Free pickup service is subject to availability
Bring with you
|•||Bring the bottle of fresh water for the hike|
|•||Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking|
|•||Tour is brimming with beautiful sights, make sure to bring your camera!|
|•||Confirmation will be received at time of booking|
|•||Not wheelchair accessible|