View of Zlatni Rat and Adriatic from Vidova Gora

Hiking Brač's Hidden Trails, Brač Island


Many visit the island of Brač for its acclaimed beaches (including the "Golden Cape," Zlatni Rat). But you may be surprised to learn that the island has one of the most scenic hiking trails in Dalmatia, one that takes you off the beaten path to spots not typically visited by tourists. This trail is for the true lovers of hiking and those who want to ditch the crowds and discover hidden gems.

The trail stretches from the village of Dol to the top of Vidova Mountain, where you can relish the views of Brač, its neighboring islands (including Hvar and Vis, and weather depending, even Italy), and the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Along the way, you'll pass numerous natural and cultural sights, including archaeological monuments, breathtaking viewpoints, and protected natural phenomena.

One of the hike's highlights includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site Blaca Monastery (also known as the Blaca Hermitage), built in the 16th century and into the surrounding rock. Flourishing in the 18th century, Blaca is the most preserved Renaissance hermitage monastery and has over 11,000 books in its library.  

About halfway through the hike, you'll stop at a local estate to enjoy a lunch and learn about the secrets of hidden Brač. 

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Itineraries with Hiking Brač's Hidden Trails

Hike & Sail: Split, Brač, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Explore three amazing Croatian jewels—Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik—and discover why so many people fall in love with Croatia. In just a week you'll have time to learn about Croatia's long, rich history in the cities of Split and Dubrovnik; relax on beaches and go sailing around the Pakleni Islands, and hike to monasteries and forgotten villages on Hvar and Brač.

Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 9 Days

Experience the best of the southern Dalmatian coast with this cultural and active 9-day itinerary. Starting in historic Dubrovnik, you'll work your way to the islands of Korčula and Hvar, before ending your trip in the ancient coastal city of Split. Along the way, you'll paddle to the nearby Pakleni Islands, sail to the famed waters of the Blue Cave and Vis Island, and tour unique points of interest on Brač Island.