Go active in Hvar – best adventures for your vacation

There are a couple of ways to get your heart racing while in Hvar


That is, if you are done with just laying on our private beach and admiring the most beautiful sunset in the world! It rarely gets old, but we understand you might enjoy a more active vacation. Don’t worry – Hvar is an island that has it all. Nature that leaves you breathless and more than 2700 sunny hours per year are irresistible combination for modern adventurists. You can even combine your love of sunsets with kayaking. The hours before sunset offer the best time for paddling, as the sky tends to explode with color and the sea becomes glassy and calm, just after the summer afternoon winds calm. The sunset tours are usually designed as a leisurely paddle that ventures just far enough along the waterfront. This might be the best way to say goodbye to the day of adventures before heading to a good nights rest in Hotel Podstine. For a host of watersports like paddleboarding, jet-skiing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, head to any nearby beach for an opportunity that suits your needs. 


Cycle, run, climb – Hvar gives you an array of active holiday choices


If you are a lover of rock climbing, there are free climbing spots scattered around the island which are open to climb all year round. There are several climbing spots, but the closest one is called just like our hotel – Podstine. Podstine crag literally means “UnderRock” in Croatian. It is the closest crag to the town of Hvar and the only one in walking distance from it, although a challenging walk. If you ucan’t imagine your day without a run, you are in luck. Runners od Hvar’s Half marathon have shown increasing interest in participating in unique semi-marathon with one of the most beautiful and the most demanding roads (22 km long and 400 m of height difference) from Stari Grad to Hvar. Whether you like to run on asphalt, cobbles, gravel or dirt, there are many trails you get to choose from for your daily run. If walking is more your speed, you should try hiking. For example, choose the Lavender Road amid sweetly scented lavender fields as you work your way from Stari Grad to Hvar Town, stopping to visit the historic villages of Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje. If you choose to mix gastronomy with your walks, you can enjoy some really good wine trails, local restaurants and hidden gems. Add a couple of spots for a qiuck sea dip and you will have a well rounded day of enjoying the best of Hvar. Cover even more ground on cycling tours that go around the island. Discover the best panoramic views, riding through wild landscapes, lush countryside, and typical Hvar villages while also training like a pro.


Drive around Hvar and explore it’s secrets


The most convenient way to travel around the island is by car, or by scooter. The main island’s road D116 runs from Hvar Town to Sućuraj and connects all major towns on the island, like Stari Grad, Jelsa, and Vrboska. Rent a scooter from Hvar Town and traverse much of the island terrain and enjoy a hidden beach you stumble upon. The more adventurous will want to join an ATV off-roading excursion that encompasses all of the above as well as St. Nicholas, Hvar’s tallest peak, and Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded by vineyards renowned for their difficulty to cultivate. Wherever you choose to go around Hvar, you will discover a part of nature, a piece of history or an activity you will find hard to ignore. Activate all your senses and enjoy each day – then come back and expore it all over again. Because Hvar is really, really worth it! 

hvar island old town