The adventure begins in Dubrovnik, but it doesn’t stay there for long. (We’ll come back, don’t you worry.) Within hours of touching down, you’ll head to the harbour in nearby Gruz to take a ferry to Lopud Island.
Never heard of Lopud? That’s because it’s nothing like Dubrovnik, and hasn’t been hit by heavy tourism yet. Still, it’s got a hell of a lot to offer to adventurers like you and that’s why you’ll base yourself here for the next couple of days. The island sits in the Adriatic a few miles northwest of Dubrovnik and is one of the Elafiti Islands. If you thought Greek islands were nice, you’ll love how luscious these land masses are. And you’ll probably be pleased to know that they’re way less crowded than their more famous Mediterranean counterparts.
But if you thought you’d be spending your time on the island of Lopud, think again. Remember, there might not be mountains but this is still a Bucket List Co adventure, and we reckon you’ll get to know Lopud best from the water surrounding it. So that’s exactly what you’ll be doing, starting in a kayak. How else can you appreciate this beautiful coastline?! You’ll explore Lopud’s secret beauty spots and snorkel in some of the most unimaginably crystal clear blue kingdoms that exist.
And if you’re feeling bolder than your great uncle Dave when he’s three pints in, you might even catch yourself leaping into the deep from the limestone cliffs. Avoid breaking your legs on the way down and you’ll enjoy mountain biking across Sipan Island too. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, ancient churches and bountiful fig trees, this’ll be a day you’ll never forget. And with a spectacular hike above Piva Lake, white water rafting in Brstanovica and Dubrovnik Old Town to explore during the rest of the trip? You’re probably not going to want to go back to the life you left behind. Sorry (not sorry).