Stage 5: Vela Luka
Distance: 22,1 km / Ascent: 710 m+ / Descent: 830 m- / Start: Vela Spila cave / Finish: Vela Luka
The final 5th stage is a part of Vela Luka Outdoors festival. For the last few years it is place where mostly trail runners and MTB riders look for fun on trails, followed by more fun after the races – the evening party and day after on Island Proizd.
One of the highlights of Dalmatia Stage Run is the start of this stage – situated in a geological phenomenon and one of the most important archaeological sites on Mediterranean, Vela Spila. It is a cave where people lived 25 000 years ago! There you will have an opportunity to meet and take a photo with cave men – the locals have put on stage life in the cave.
There is also a possibility of taking shorter (10km) route on this stage. In that case, the time would be multiplied by 3 (the longer route is 22 km long). The course is very diverse and fun. It leads through olive groves, vineyards, by the sea, through abandoned old village of Dub and over beautiful viewpoint on summit of hill Hum.
The award ceremony will be held after the race, followed by the legendary party of this outdoor festival.
The day after we will go on a boat trip to Island Proizd. For few years in a row, the beaches of the island were counted among top 5 most beautiful beaches on the whole Mediterranean. Its clean, transparent and turquoise coloured sea is perfect for relaxing and recovering from the strains of past few days. A perfect place to conclude these beautiful memories in every runner`s mind.