Footpath Cavtat - Radovčići

Above Konavle rocks, protected coastal area of Cavtat to Radovčići stretches a walking trail that veers unique natural environment. This footpath can take you from Cavtat and Radovčići, but you can join and northern tracks from other Konavle villages where the trail passes: Popovici, Komaje, Cilipi and Močići.

On the north side of the track you can go up to Konavle agritourisms following labels and signs along the trail, visit them and eat genuine food and accommodate yourselves in one of the numerous agritourisms. On the south side of the track you can go down to the beaches and rocks beneath Konavle, of which the most famous rock is Kamen mali, Zarubača, Puvalice, Bjelina, Vapina, Luka Čilipi, Pasjača and Penđa.

The trail starts from the Church of St.Đurđe in Mečajac to Močići, where the Mithraeum, the ancient sanctuary of the god Mithras is located, whose cult was widespread in our region from the 2nd to 6th century. Along the path you can also see stone crosses that were visited in a procession during the ceremony of Blessing the fields. Along the road you can find various endemic plants, as well as wild aromatic herbs of the region.

In Popovici, directly on the track, also following the signs, you can turn to begin the path above Konavle rocks, which are characterized by many specific plants and greenery, including many endemic species.

The track is very suitable for recreational walkers, because the entire length extends to approximately the same altitude. It is marked along its entire length, and map routes you can take in the Tourist info centre in Cavtat or Agritourism of Konavle in Gruda.

  • Footpath Cavtat - Radovčići

Footpath "Ronald Brown"

Footpath "Ronald Brown" starts from the village Gornji Obod, towards the village of Velji Do (90 min walk).

From the village Velji Do the trail extends to the Cross on the top Stražišće (30 min walk, 791 m above sea level), where there is a Memorial to members of the American delegation headed by Ronald Brown, Minister of Trade. They were killed in the plane crash on April 3, 1996.

From the top Stražišće there is a breathtaking panoramic view to Cavtat, Konavle, Župa and Dubrovnik, and along the trail you can see many endemic plants and herbs as well as rare and protected species.

Hiking and Walking Trail in Konavle

The pedestrian hiking trail in Konavle starts from the picturesque village Kuna which nestled beneath Sniježnica at 700 meters above sea level. Kuna is one of rare villages where one gets the impression that time has stopped, because the villagers keep customs, traditions and architecture of the ancient life.

From this cosy village there is a hiking trail, former military, about one meter wide road, built during World War II for the Austro-Hungarian army that leads to the top of the mountain Sniježnica.

This path takes you to the highest peak of Sniježnica, St. Ilija, located at 1234 meters above sea level. A little further east from the top, there is a chapel of St.Ilija, the thunderer, named after this saint. The original chapel was built in the 19th century and rebuilt in the 20th century, after it was crashed by lightning.

Sniježnica abounds with karst phenomena among which one of the most impressive one is Glogova jama, a pit known by a large inlet with a diameter of 50 meters. The cave is 160 meters deep and is home to many birds, including particularly the black mountain crow.

On the northern slope of Sniježnica lies Jezerine cave, called the cave Esculap. Its original name owes to the underground lake of fresh water that is allegedly mentioned in the Greek times. Its other name the cave got from the Greek God Esculap, founder and creator of modern medicine, who stayed in it for a while, according to legend.

Old Dubrovnik residents were able to enjoy refreshing drinks chilled with ice from Sniježnica already in the 17th century. The ice arrived to Dubrovnik from icicles, excavated in the ground in the form of wells. For better preservation the ice was covered by tree branches and straw. Icicles were locked because ice was delivered only to Dubrovnik aristocratic families and was a special gift to distinguished visitors to the City.

Distinctive plants, many species of fungi and animals make exceptional biodiversity of Sniježnica. Studies have documented the existence of 8 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians, 35 species of butterflies and 20 species of grasshoppers. From a botanical standpoint Sniježnica is significant as the only remaining site of mandragora, the rare and endangered plant which has been attributed miraculous effects.

It is worth noting that from the villages Mihanići to Vojski Do there is a steep rock of 60 meters, adapted for sport climbing.

Educational Trail "Cliffs of Konavle"

Educational trail "Cliffs of Konavle" starts from the village Popovići and at a length of about 4 km passes above Konavle rocks covered with lush vegetation, from where it offers a spectacular view to the open sea.

Along the entire length of the trail it is marked a number of plant species that grow in the area, among which is especially important to mention several endemic species, such as kockavica (Fritillaria gracilis), Dalmatian bellflower (Hyacinthella dalmatica) and dubrovačka zečina (Centaurea ragusina).