You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.
This hike is an oenophile’s dream. You’ll quench your thirst with local wines, and you’ll find out why we treat our vineyards as if they were our wives (that is, like a queen!). The combination of hiking and wine tasting has a name: wiking. This is a wiking tour you certainly don’t want to miss. You’ll delve into the history of the drink of the Gods, you’ll learn about the wine making process, and about the strict rules we made to protect our vineyards, and finally you’ll toast your wiking victory with one of our renowned wine producers. Warning, wine gives you wings!
1.050,00 HRK (140 €) base price + 330,00 HRK (44 €) per person
Duration & Difficulty:
5 h / easy
What to bring: hiking shoes, water and a smile
every day at 3 pm
Meeting Point: in front of the main entrance to the Korčula Tourist Board Office
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Croatian
Included: guiding services, Grk tasting, private transportation from Lumbarda to Korčula
Not included: insurance policy
• Good physical condition is required.
• Your activity level and interests will determine the length and duration of the hike.
• Hiking sticks are available at no extra cost.
A grape without vowels
Lumbarda is a pleasant hamlet at the easternmost tip of Korčula Island. It’s well known for its sandy beaches, and its unpronounceable grape variety Grk. The Grk grape grows in the reddish sandy soil, tending to accumulate high sugar content while maintaining excellent acidity. The word ‘grk’ means bitter, and indeed, Grk wine has a mildly bitter finish, and we want you to hike to the bitter end of the island to taste this delicious nectar.
Let the wine guide you through the stunning maze of paths
Our wiking tour starts from Korčula Town. Firstly, we’ll walk in the direction of the forest, climbing gradually with a wonderful view over the Old Town. Then, we’ll start to walk up on one of the oldest dirt roads on the island. Take a look back – Korčula’s Archipelago is waving to you! Later on, we’ll cross the main road and bear left towards the east. We’ll hike on a quiet trail between tall dry stone walls. You’ll see pocket-sized vineyards guarded by scarecrows. The trail soon seems to fade, but not for us, we’ll press on through Mediterranean shrubs and continue downhill on a marvellous path in the middle of dense vegetation. The path meanders along. We move in single file. All at once, the path ends. It seems we’re nowhere. But it’s wine o’clock everywhere!
In wine there is truth
After taking a break, we’ll continue across a dry valley, outlined with walls of stones, painstakingly collected to make the ground cultivable. The flat land is planted with olive groves and vineyards. It won’t be long before Lumbarda village appears. The view will sweep round from the fishing harbour to the vineyards laid onto the narrow strip of land between two coastlines. On the top of the hill, there is Saint Roch church…
Listen and pay attention! You may hear whispers through the grapevines that wine revitalizes your body and mind. Anyway, there’s a nice winery over there! Who needs a drink?