Finally I’ll see the sea again! This was my first thought while I was crossing the Croatian border. I started analysing in my mind, when did I last see the sea… must’ve been the Black Sea in Ukraine, which felt like ages ago!
It was mid October and for the first time I copped some rain. Fair enough, I’d had such a great ride until now so I guess I couldn’t complain too much. But still, I have to see the sea! I headed to the coastal road which was so absolutely incredibly scenic! I rode for about 50km and finally gave up, the wind and rain was too strong, riding these twisty roads in these conditions was no fun.
I detoured to the highway. And as I passed the toll gates I pulled over to put my gloves on and guess who rocked up! Nora and Jojo again (Adventurism)! Well, long time no see!
It turned out they were heading to Zadar as well.
The accommodation in Zadar was very affordable at this time of the year. I found a nice clean, spacious apartment online for 17 Euros. Perfect! I may as well stay there for two days and rest.
Zadar is a really nice old town. It is located on the shores of the Adriatic coast, which is evenly cut by the bays. Exploring these narrow streets was pure delight…
During this break the weather cleared up so I could finally enjoy a proper coastal ride!
All the posts from the Balkans may be a bit confusing as I was coming in and out of each country twice. But to keep it all in order, I will combine all the info about each county into one post each.
My trip to Croatia has a gap in it and that’s the Bosnian sea coast. I stayed on the Bosnian shore for the night, but I will talk about this more in my Bosnian post. From Bosnia I headed to Montenegro and then back to Croatia again to explore Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is a very unique and authentic city. But also, it’s a very touristy place and in spite of the fact that it was already October, Dubrovnik was crowded with tourists. Normally I’m not a fan of such overpopulated places but it was worth it…
As for accommodation in Dubrovnik… well it’s expensive! I checked myself in for two nights in Camping Solituto which has a great location and facilities, but it’s pricey. I paid 22 Euros for a tent per night and that was the off season price, apparently in peak season the price is double. Dubrovnik was the most expensive location in the whole of the Balkans, later on I didn’t experience fees like that anywhere else. Phew!
Duration: 4 days (15- 17th & 20-22nd October 2018)
Total km’s: 701km
The “Are We There Yet” World Tour is about more than just me seeing the world on a motorcycle. Throughout my journey I’m raising money for a young disabled child in Poland named Franek. Franek was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (weakness of the entire right side of the body) and he will require constant rehabilitation for the rest of his life. All the money raised will go directly to helping Franek and his family lead as normal a life as possible so please donate generously:
Dobro Kinga! Great to read of your travels and Croatia is such a wonderful country. My wife (Katica) is from Naśice, which over near Osijek. I road the coast road back in 2015 on my London to Sydney trip and it was amazing. Enjoy and keep safe.
Hi David, I didn’t notice that you actually rode through Croatia on your trip London to Sydney or maybe you didn’t show it. Soon my 3 friends and I are riding Melbourne to Belgrade, that should be lots of fun. Cheers guys.
Brava Kinga, ti seguo in tutti i tuoi viaggi e vedo i tuoi report. Sono anch’io un motociclista e amo moltomi viaggi lunghi, anche se non riesco a fare come te.
Brava e mandaci sempre le immagini ed i racconti dei tuoi viaggi.
Brava Kinga, I follow you in all your travels and I see your reports. I’m a biker myself and I love many long trips, even if I can’t do like you.
Brava and always send us the pictures and the stories of your travels.
Heyyy Kinga And Chilli*** Well Ime just So Impressed With Ya and In Catching up On all Things As a Newbie Ime thrilled Its Just Magic,Awesome And out their wot Your Doing Thanks For the Armchair/Ride But long way To go yet Stay Safe And Focussed And most Of all Enjoy Your ((Livin-The-Dream)) Hugs Love Tony c Uk England
We are Betta (italian) and George (brazilian) and almost met you in Albania in our route to Instambul …
We love to follow your trips around the world and you are an inspiring person to us…
Last year we met a friend of yours in Antofagasta during our tuor into Atacama desert..
When até you planning to come to Latin América? We wolud bem wery pleased to show you aroud Brazil …
Keep cool and enjoy Italy….
Betta and Geo
How many days did you spend exploring Croatia? Would 10 to 15 days be enough time ?
In awe of you Kinga, you’re an inspiration to others. You’re videos on YouTube are just excellent. Pray you have safe and enjoyable adventures around the rest of the World.
Croatia is a specific country with a lot of different beautiful islands!
Just check this one for ex: Vis, Hvar, Dugi Otok, Pag, Krk, Cres, Mljet…