What you will experience
You tour begins in the city of Split from where we will take you to town Omis, some 35 minutes away, where we will follow the Cetina canyon and head some 15 kilometers towards the village called Truša. Along the way, some 10 minutes away from Omiš, we will stop shortly on the perfect spot to take some breathtaking panoramic photos of Cetina canyon and the nature surrounding you. So make sure to have your camera handy.
As we arrive at the old Dalmatian village Truše we will start our hiking tour. The great thing about this hike, besides the unparalleled scenery around you, is that the majority of the way you are hiking in the shades of the lush green forest. This is why our hiking tour is perfect outdoor hike during summer months.
9th Century Church, Mountain top
Our hike takes us some four hundred meters above sea level, all the way to the mountain top, where you will discover the old Croatian church which dates back to 9th century. The church is called The Lady of the Snow as people named it after the stories from locals who witnessed the snow on the mountain in beginning of August.
From here, on one side you will have a clear view on all the islands surrounding the regions as well as all the beaches, towns and villages of the Riviera. On the other side you will have a clear view of the Dalmatian hinterland and small villages nestled in its valleys.
This is the perfect place to sit down, soak in the scenery and enjoy in the nature surrounding you.
Besides the church on the top of the mountain, you will also come across the stone tablets from the tombs. These tombs on the top of the mountain also date back to 9th century and represent the rich cultural heritage of Croatia.
After approximately 2 hours of hiking through mountain trails we return to the village Truša for some well-earned rest and an absolute gastronomic delight, traditional Dalmatian cuisine.
Food “Under the Bell”
We will take you to our famous chef’s tavern, made out of stone blocks, traditional for the old architecture of the region, where you will indulge in the magical scent of the food being prepared on an open fireplace. Fireplace is the heart of any old Dalmatian tavern and food prepared in the fireplace called Peka (under the bell) is definitively a culinary delight you should not miss while on your Dalmatian vacation.
While you wait for Peka to be done you will be served a plate of prosciutto, cheese, olives and other seasonal Dalmatian foods coupled with the glass of locally made wine. You should also taste traditional meal called Soparnik which is a true “Croatian brand” as this meal originated from Poljica region, the same region where you will have your authentic Dalmatian dinner.
After we had finished with dinner it is time to say goodbye to our host and head back to Split ending our hiking and gastronomy tour with full bellies and happy thoughts.