Croatia·May - September

CROATIA CLIMBING SAILING JOURNEY

A certified mountain guide who is also a skipper, the beautiful sailing boat “Macrì”, hundreds of hidden climbing spots

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Overview

The Dalmatia region in Croatia is a dreamland for both climbers and sailors. Seventy-nine islands (and an infinite number of islets) run parallel to the coast, among which Brač, Pag, and Hvar are the largest. There is everything from bouldering, to short well-bolted sport routes, super long sport and trad routes, to deep water soloing. Icio and Marina's climbing and sailing experiences - including climbing stories of first ascents around the world, and cross-continental sailing journeys - will entertain you throughout the whole trip. It is an expedition, not a 5* holiday: get ready to help out in the sailing maneuvers and climb in really off-the-beaten-track crags!

Local Partners

Meet our local partner in Croatia

Icio

Icio

Icio, skipper and Certified UIAGM IFMGA mountain guide, climbed several first winter ascendents including Cerro Torre! He spent years sailing and climbing along the Dalmatian coast, now his home.

The Experience

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DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive in Milna, get familiar with your sailing home-for-the-week and meet Icio, Marina, and your climbing mates! Don't forget to set your alarm clock for the next day.

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DAY 2

Climbing at Cliffbase

Off sailing! You will arrive in Hvar and spend the day climbing at Cliffbase, a private crag personally bolted by its owner.
The day ends with a fish-based dinner at the port restaurant and a visit to its sunken wine cellar!

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DAY 3

Cliffbase and Chill

An early morning climb at Cliffbase and setting sail again! Direction: a local bay on the other side of the island. This afternoon is to chill - you can have a nice swim, some rest, or sup your way through the surrounding coves.

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DAY 4

Stari Grad Climbing + Bay

You know how it goes: wake up at dawn, and off to the next adventure! You will sail towards Stari Grad, rent a car and get to the crag. You'll climb in the afternoon, and as soon as you get off the crag you can jump in the water of a nice bay nearby.

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DAY 5

Climbing and Sailing

In case you did not get enough of it yet, you will spend the morning climbing around Stari Grad, in some inland crags!
You will leave by midday and after a few hours of sailing, you will get to another bay where you can rest.

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DAY 6

Milna + Peka

It is your last day of climbing, and you really want to get the most out of it! You will sail back to Milna in the early morning, and climb some inland crags nearby.
If you feel like it, a special dinner awaits you at the port restaurant: the traditional Croatian peka.

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DAY 7

Back Home

It is time to go back home - yes, already!

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

The Mapo Tapo Climbing Sailing Journey

The Dalmatia region in Croatia is a dreamland for both climbers and sailors!

Dalmatia region in Croatia is a dreamland for both climbers and sailors. Seventy-nine islands (and infinite number of islets) run parallel to the coast, among which Brač, Pag, and Hvar are the largest. It is a limestone lover’s paradise. There is everything from bouldering, short well-bolted sport routes, super long sport and traditional routes, to deep water soloing - almost every one of the 1000+ islands has vertical or overhanging cliffs on its south side! What better way to discover the area than sailing across all these islands?

The Mapo Tapo Climbing Sailing Journey

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Macrì Boat

Macrì Boat

Macrì, a 12-meter sailing boat, will be your home for the week! You will find all you need: two cabins - one for 2 and one for 3 people - shared bathroom and kitchen, a nice living room, climbing gears, an inflatable kayak, a sup, and lots of traditional Croatian liquors!

Macrì Boat

Macrì Boat

Macrì, a 12-meter sailing boat, will be your home for the week! You will find all you need: two cabins - one for 2 and one for 3 people - shared bathroom and kitchen, a nice living room, climbing gears, an inflatable kayak, a sup, and lots of traditional Croatian liquors!

Macrì Boat

Macrì Boat

Macrì, a 12-meter sailing boat, will be your home for the week! You will find all you need: two cabins - one for 2 and one for 3 people - shared bathroom and kitchen, a nice living room, climbing gears, an inflatable kayak, a sup, and lots of traditional Croatian liquors!

Macrì Boat

Macrì Boat

Macrì, a 12-meter sailing boat, will be your home for the week! You will find all you need: two cabins - one for 2 and one for 3 people - shared bathroom and kitchen, a nice living room, climbing gears, an inflatable kayak, a sup, and lots of traditional Croatian liquors!

What's Included

What's Included

5 days of sailing

6-night boat accomodation

Skipper

UIAGM IFMGA mountain guide

First and last night parking

Virtual expedition briefing

Icio's crazy climbing stories!

Accidents insurance

Equipment rental (apart helmet)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks on boat

Bars and restaurants

Fuel consumption (€25/each)

Ports parking (€25-€100/night)

A common fund will be set up

Norm is to pay also for Icio

Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”.

Helmet

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

The sailing and climbing expedition is conceived for climbers of all levels who want to explore and climb in pristine areas and lead the sailor life. Dalmatia has crags for every level, from 5a to 9a. No minimum level is required, since Icio is a fully certified mountain guide. The helmet must be worn at all times! (on this trip it is not included, remember to bring it!) What is needed is an adventurous attitude and thirst for exploration!

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Rock climbing is a risk sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not to go outdoor alone

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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Reviews

Wonderful 7-days sailing and climbing trip across several islands along the Dalmatian coast! Thanks to Icio and Marina we discovered remote, fascinating spots for climbing, including a private crag entirely spitted by a local climber. We slept both in ports and bays, tasted local food, wine and liquors, and attempted to sail the boat by ourselves!

Maddalena

The Mapo Tapo partners have made this experience unforgettable. Icio and Marina worked out a holiday -plan perfectly customized to us. Not only pleasant sailing along the most impressive coastlines of Croatia but also hiking to panoramic peaks, canoeing through wonderful bays, resuming our forgotten climbing-skills on sunny cliffs and, last but not least tasting fresh fish in small restaurants hidden in the little marinas.

Stefano F

FAQs

No minimum level is required for this trip as you will be accompanied at all times by a certified guide. However, you'll get the most out of it if you can already climb 5a on a toprope.

The minimum number of travellers is 2, and maximum 4.

You'll be staying on the boat, which means sleeping in shared cabins of 2.

The first step is to get to Split - you can do this by car, plane or ferry. From Split, you will need to take a ferry to Supetar on the island of Brac (departure every 2 hours).

If you are travelling by car, you will then need to drive from Supetar to the ACI Marina in Milna (approx 20 min) where Icio and Marina will welcome you on to the boat. If you do not have a car, Icio or Marina will pick you up at Supetar - just let us know in advance through the Whatsapp group. You can also take a ferry from Supetar to Milna, but these are quite infrequent.

Dates

Croatia - Milna
May 28 - June 3 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
June 4 - 10 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
June 18 - 24 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
June 25 - July 1 2023

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Croatia - Milna
July 9 - 15 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
August 27 - September 2 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
September 3 - 9 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
September 17 - 23 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

Croatia - Milna
September 24 - 30 2023

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp

CROATIA CLIMBING SAILING JOURNEY

Croatia· May - September· 7 days

FROM$916/pp$1078/pp