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Sport activities

Discover the hidden treasures of Šipan Island from the sea. The crystal clear waters of Šipan offer boundless opportunities for fun. You may choose to take a short trip to a secluded beach in a canoe, or decide to spend several hours exploring the seas around Šipan and its neighboring islets by sea kayak. You might prefer to go snorkeling in the serene waters near the shore, or scuba diving in the deeper areas off the coast.

For those who are more inclined to stay on dry land, the island is a paradise for hikers and bikers, with a marvelous network of nature trails passing through the most ecologically diverse lands of the Elaphite Archipelago – and, as if that isn't wonderful enough by itself, there's almost no car traffic.

We have prepared several sports routes which you can see on you SportsTracker app on your smartphone. SportsTracker is awarded free sports app for smartphones and you can download it on: App Store, Android Market, Store.Nokia.Com and Windows Phone.

KAYAKING AND BIKING ON ISLAND ŠIPAN

Kayaking and biking is the best way to explore the island of Šipan and its hidden gems – along the coast or inlands. Bicycle sightseeing offers close exploration of landscapes, villages and historic sites, while only a kayak or a boat will enable you to swim in the most secluded and most beautiful spots – hidden bays and beaches. It’s easy, cheap and fun! Renting of bicycles and kayak can be arranged through the reception at any time.

ROUTES AND TRAILS
 
Walking routes:
- A nice sea side walk. If you like hidden beaches, mediterranean pine forests and fishing boats, this route is perfect for you. Ideal time of the day for this route is morning or evening. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
- Walk to the beach. Afternoon stroll to the beach next to the sea. You will see charming boats and the bay. Not to be missed. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
Up the hill walk. Great morning walk up to the church and a small little charming park. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
From beach to the beach. Nice morning walk from one hidden beach to another. You will walk the entire Šipanska luka bay. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
 
Hiking route:
- Velji vrh. Almost two hours of hiking, from Šipanska luka up to the highest point on the island, Velji vrh (243 meters altitude). On the way to Velji vrh you will find St. Peter's chapel and a fort from second world war. This route is made for the toughest hikers. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
 
Cycling route:
- Šipanska luka – Suđurađ area. This 15.7 kilometre cycling route will take you to the other side of the island, to Suđurađ. You will cycle thru inland of the island, come to the beautiful Suđurađ bay and see the following churches: Sv. Duh, Sv. Trojstvo, Sv. Antun, Velika Gospa, Sv. Nikola. It’s perfect for an afternoon cycling. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
 
Running route:
- Sv. Spas. Nice 3-kilometre run to the church of Sv. Spas followed by the inland route of the hill. The view is excellent! You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
Run to the hidden beach. If you like running and hidden beaches, this route is perfect for you! You will run by the sea and encounter many fishing boats, cats and charming hidden beaches. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
 
Mountain biking route:
- Beccadelli caste. If you like old castles, sit on the mountain bike and go to this route. You will ride thru the inland and see beautiful medieval caste Beccadelli. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
Spring water. Do you like Spring water? If you do, this route will take you from the hotel right to the source. You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
Up the hill. If you like challenging mountain biking route, this one is perfect for you! You will ride up the hill; see Sv. Marko and Sv. Petar church and a walking trail Sutulia. Doing full circle, you will return to Šipanska luka. This route made for bikers in good shape! You can see the route, with the photos and more details on: www.sports-tracker.com
 
No matter how or where you seek them, you will always find pleasant adventures on Šipan.