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Last updated: 26 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

The highest peak on the Dalmatian islands, Vidova Gora (778m) affords fantastic views over the archipelago. It’s a 2-hour hike up following a well-marked, sometimes steep, footpath, or you can cycle it – there’s a 22km cycle path.

At the top, you’ll find a rustic eaterie, Konoba Vladimir Nazor, serving the local speciality, spit-roast lamb.

Sit on the terrace and soak up the scenery as you look down over the vineyards and out across the neighbouring islands of Hvar, Vis and Korcula.

As a secondary hike, visit the Blaca Monastery, clinging onto the flanks of Vidova Gora. Remote and remarkable, it was built during the 16th century and is only accessible on foot. The monastery can be reached by boat from Bol, followed by a steep 45-minute hike.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 4-5 hours

Getting there & doing it

The footpath start at Bol. There are guided trips available, but it’s easy to do independently. Just take plenty of water and wear good hiking boots.

Cycling tours are also available – Brac Adventures will transport your bike to the top so you only have to cycle down. The tour also includes a stop at an Olive Oil Museum for tastings. Min age 16.

When to do it

The trail is accessible all year round. The weather can be bad in winter, when the top is often covered in snow, so it’s safest to stick to the April to October season.

Remember, it gets hot in summer. If you’re walking or cycling then, start at dawn.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Biking Vidova Gora - Dol

Makarska

Biking Vidova Gora - Dol
This biking tour begins at the top of Vidova Gora, the highest peak of the island Brač, and ends at the seaside. The path is 22 kilometres long, and it takes about 2:30 hours to cross it. The interesting part of this tour is the completely different vegetation and climate you will experience on the mountain top and at the seaside. Vidova Gora mountain offers not only the best view on the island, but also pristine nature and a great biking trail. Descending from the mountain, sheltered by the black pines we will go towards the villages. We will pass through Nerežišća - located on the crossroads of the island's main roads and Škrip – the oldest settlement in Brač, where we will visit the Museum of Oil. The museum presents the traditional process of olive oil making on the island of Brač. The Museum of Oil exhibits olive mill, olive press, spindle for tightening press screw, bags, fireplace for heating water and all traditional tools for transport, production and storage of olive oil.

Price: €85

Min age: 14

Rating 4.73 / 5 [19 ratings]

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