Back from Croatia

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by derrick, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Got back from hols today, did a couple of rides up the mountain, a gravely dusty road with a lot of hills, very hot 36 degrees made us sweat a bit, thought i would post a couple of pics, we hired a couple of Cubes, the island is full of them Cubes every were, last year it was all Specialized in the hire shop but this year we had a choice, Cube Specialized or Felts, there were some lovely veiws when we got to the bar we were cycling to,
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  2. coffeejo

    coffeejo Ælfrēd

    Location:
    West Somerset
    *jealous*
     
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  3. NorthernSky

    NorthernSky Über Member

    where was this exactly. would there be enough interesting cycling routes for maybe 4/5days of it?
    looking to go somewhere but i'll be on my own , so won't be lying about beaches etc :tongue:
     
  4. OP
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    derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    This is where we were, http://www.inyourpocket.com/croatia/brac
    If you love hills it's ideal, you will not get anywhere without going up, and they can be steep and long, i would have loved to tour the island on the bikes but the other half was finding it really hard.^_^
     
  5. wormo

    wormo Über Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    Went Korcula in June, beautifull place. Unfortunately no cycling. Some great roads for cycling tho.
     
  6. NorthernSky

    NorthernSky Über Member

    lol ok
    where did you fly to / from?
    did you have to ferry it from mainland?
     
  7. OP
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    derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    London Gatwick to Split croatia, bus down to the town of split and a ferry over to brac, then another bus to the other side of the island to Bol,
     
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  8. DBH

    DBH Member

    I rode this whole coast back in the day..... It was Yugoslavia then. Did it on a small budget and found the best way was to book a cheap holiday flight to Corfu (check last minute deals) then got the ferry to Dubrovnik. Rode back to Scotland from there. Take your time if you can and take ferries to the Islands. Hvar is wonderful. Beautiful scenery, very friendly and helpful people and lots of wild camping. Your photos have got me looking out that 25 year old Motobecane GT frame I've still got in the attic. Thanks for some great memories.
     
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  9. CYCLEBIKES

    CYCLEBIKES New Member

    just biked a 1000km tour through croatia as well. check it out here:
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  10. OP
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    derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    It's been a whole year since the island. This year we stayed on the mainland flew into Pula from Stanstead, was a bit unsure about the mainland but my fears were laid to rest when we got there, a short taxi ride to Medulin found the hotel no probs. first thing we did was have a couple of beers was a bit early in the morning, but we were on holiday, After the beers it was hunt down the bike hire shops, took a bit of time there are a lot of bikes out there for hire, but there was so much crap, most of them did not look like they would take us far. In the end we found the shop ended up with a nice hard tail specialized, we found the actuall bike trails were awfull, so after the first day we got our bearings and made our own way, much nicer. had a really enjoyable stay, did not want to come home.
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    A couple of pics from Croatia.
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