Route Hum – Rojena valo
Location: to the south of the town
Start: from the Jadrolinija agency
Duration: one hour and twenty minutes
Length: 2,5 kilometers
Map marking: Route Hum
This route leads to the top of Hum hill above Vela Luka. Its name came from the song Rojena valo (“The bay of my birth”) written by Jakša Fiamengo and sang by our famous local singer Oliver Dragojević. As you climb up the route, you gradually get a better view of Vela Luka, the “bay of my birth” which aspired many artists. You can experience a sweeping view of the sea and the surrounding islands from the top. You can also see a military fortress there, built during the Austro-Hungarian rule.
This hiking route is completely marked. It starts from the Jadrolinija agency on the waterfront and goes
down the main road past the Greben shipyard. Then, it turns right on the road behind the shipyard and
300 metres after, you should continue walking up the narrow road towards south.
The main part of the route is in the shade of the woods, which is perfect for summer climbs. During summer nights,a fire protection watch is organized at the top. The guards will receive visitors at the top of the fortress and name all the islands and peninsulas you can see from there.
You can use the asphalt road to return to the start point which will take you one hour and a half.