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Frequently Asked Questions

Fitness levels?

A general level of fitness that allows you to get out daily and enjoy the beauty of the locations is advantageous.In Croatia you will be exploring the Island of Vis by peddle, paddle and foot power.  Fitness is a difficult thing to judge, we see a huge variety of fitness levels. The kayaks are doubles and if guests find it difficult to paddle longer distances then we can partner them with someone who is stronger. The length of the kayak trips can be modified to suit all levels. Cycling involves quite a few hills, the bikes are great but they are not electric bikes, so they need input by the peddler. One way routes are an option with a pick up in our landrover for the return trip. For our guests who are really motivated to maintain a high level of fitness then we can always plan extra bike routes, afternoon run routes for that extra mileage. There is also the option of a pre breakfast stretch and yoga outside next to the sea.In Austria it's important that you do not have any serious knee injuries that prevent you from being able to walk up and downhill. In summer you will be hiking and possibly mountain biking. In winter you might go skiing, snow shoe hiking and cross country skiing.Please note that all activities are optional, often some family members choose to have some alone time hanging out at MoaAlm, checking out the wonderful mountain views whilst others physically participate.

What is the best age for this holiday?

Guest ages have ranged from 18 months to mid 70's and we see no reason why this range can’t be broader. Some of the fittest guests we have had stay have been over 60. If your fitness is not what you'd like it to be don’t worry - the whole holiday is designed around your needs, fitness levels and what you want to do on a daily basis.

Is it suitable for a single traveller?

Yes of course!  But we do have a single supplement for July and August in Croatia and in Austria we have different rates dependent on the room requirement.

Do I have to do all the activities?

The daily plan is designed around your preferences and everything is optional. Remember our thing is 'RelaxinglyActive'...We have had circumstances where a family has done different things, for example, Mum has gone cycling with the teenage children and the Dad has stayed at the house to finish his book in the shade of the terrace.

Which airport do you recommend flying into?

Flying to Split - is easiest. When you arrive at Split airport it takes around 30 minutes drive to get to the centre of Split and the place that you purchase the ferry tickets. Ferry tickets to the island of Vis are around €6 pp.  There's a public bus at the airport which is super easy as it drives straight to the ferry terminal. Flying to Zadar - involves a 2 hour transfer, some options below:1. Pick up at the airport with a private transfer, we recommend usinghttps://www.croatiatransfers.hr2. Hire a car at the airport and then drop off in Split. The toll motorway between Zadar and Split is super quiet and very efficient. If on the return journey you had more time getting to the airport from Split to Zadar, then take the old road. The road is a lovely drive along the coast.3. Buses are great option and the cheapest from Zadar. They take about 3 hours. Details of bus times can be found on http://www.ak-split.hrWe have also had guests fly into Dubrovnik and Ancona (Italy).From Dubrovnik car rental and buses is the easiest way to get to Split to catch the ferry to Vis island. Details of bus times can be found on http://www.ak-split.hr Ferry to Vis IslandThere are two companies that service Vis Island. In the Summer, the ferry leaves Split three times a day. All ferry details can be found on http://www.jadrolinija.hrThe other company is a faster boat that leaves Split once a day. This is also referred to as the Cat and details can be found on http://www.krilo.hr For foot passengers, tickets are not required to be purchased in advance, you can get them from the ticket booths just prior to boarding.

Can you recommend accommodation in Split?

Yes, all of these places are in, or close to the old town and are only 100m from where you purchase the ferry tickets and where the airport bus/taxi from will drop you off.www.kastelsplit.com     www.hotelslavija.com     www.hotelperistil.com All above are located in the old town, very close to the taxi/bus stop for airport transfers. Can be noisy in the evening, particularly at weekends.We have found recently however that guests have had great experience using AirBnB to find accommodation in Split.Alternatively, you can go on the Split tourist board website and they will book accommodation for you if you want to try to find something cheaper. We find the tourist board to be very friendly when we contact them in regards to finding accommodation:  www.turistbiro-split.hr

Do you have wireless internet connection?

Yes you can stay connected if you feel the need to. Also so you can recommend www.wearactive.com and www.moaalm.com to friends and/or confirm onward travel and join all our social network stuff!

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes we do! Just let us know your allergies or dietary preferences in advance and we are happy to cater for you. In Croatia all meals provided at the house are vegetarian. We have experience in catering for vegetarian-, vegan-, gluten-free-, lactose-free- and other diets in Austria and Croatia.

Does WearActive have job openings?

Yes! Every season we are looking for people that love living in amazing places being close to nature as much as we do. We may be looking for a hiking guide, a yoga teacher, help with marketing or general help at both locations. Interested? Contact us!

ATTENTION IS IN THE DETAIL...

CROATIALocation: Island of Vis, Dalmatia, CroatiaOpen dates: Summer season runs from end of May to beginning of OctoberGuests stay 7 nights (Saturday - Saturday), for shorter/longer stays and group bookings please enquire Included in the price is 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 3 evening meals with wine, lunch/picnic on 4 days, bed linen and towels, transfer to and from Vis town ferry, transportation to and from restaurants on 4 evenings, 5 days guided activities of your choice (kayaking, mountain biking, walking, yoga).Not included in the price is the cost of flights, ferry and insurance. You will experience our 'WearActive' holiday from our home on the Island. We are able to offer a very personalised week by having guest numbers limited to 8. We can occasionally cater for larger group's. Please send us an email with a request if you have more numbers in mind. Our aim is to allow you to explore the stunning Island of Vis by sea kayak, mountain bike and on foot. The ‘WearActive’ holiday is not just about activities, its also about great food, good local wine and relaxing from our home and your base, a renovated old stone house in the village of Rukavac. The village of Rukavac is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.  

USEFUL INFO ABOUT CROATIA

Please check with the Croatian Passport Office, regarding Visa situation. Local currency is Croatian KUNA. Euro prices are advertised in Croatia, but Euros are generally not accepted everywhere. On Vis Island, Cash machines are available in Vis Town and Komiza. On the island however quite a few of the restaurants only take cash. Croatia is  on CET time. Local voltage is 220V and continental adaptors must be used. We have a few spare adaptors available at the house, but better to bring your own.  Telephone direct dial code to Croatia: 00385 + area code + number. Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia. Croatia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate in the coastal regions with warm and sunny summers, followed by mild winters. July and August are the hottest but also the busiest months. Spring and early autumn has fewer tourists. With temperatures averaging low twenties it's great for walking and cycling. September is particularly good as the crowds are gone and the sea is still pleasantly warm.