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AmperTiger 10-17-2012 06:53 AM

Croatia - Islandhopping and Endurofeeling
 
Hi, my name is Markus, i`m a 47 year old german and this is not a real ridereport, because the bike is riding on a trailer from Germany to Croatia. :evil this has two reasons. first, my bike is a 2003 MZ Baghira and second, my wife has a huge beautycase:eek1:rofl
So we run with our Volkswagen an the MZ on back to our first location, the island of Cres. A island with fantastic landscape a some unpaved roads in the north :evil
Our first stop was Valun, a small Village, only one road from the hill to the harbour, no cars allowed, instead of suppliers.
view from the hill
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0878yxa4i.jpg

from seaside
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0846zplrh.jpg

the harbour, only 50 m long, four restaurants and one cafe
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0829rilxy.jpg

first time on the bike. view from Cres (near Beli) in the back is the island Krk
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf08797urrj.jpg

a short video, the street to beli. sorry my videos are without music, without sectacular stunts ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q95iTXeGx0A&feature=plcp

in front the new road and the cobblestone old road with a wooden bridge in the back
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0881ogo8i.jpg

the expression says "no, not really"
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4874jhqxa.jpg

later on, crusing around, i found the old cobblestone road, maybe centuries-old
if you are riding on, this road goes direct to the village of beli, you will be arriving next to the restaurant. ... if looks could kill:huh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1EisaWuBtI&feature=plcp

about a third of the northern part from Cres is a fenced nature park. last breeding habitat of eurasian griffon.
the gate of the habitat was open, but for me, of course it was end of the road.
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr490102k75.jpg

but ... there was along the outside a track. a real endurotrack, 2mls down the sea. and at the end of the track, there were to new houses, only accesible with boat or over the track i came.
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0889ycboq.jpg

nice endurotrack
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf08881gxzq.jpg

the way back along the fence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKwkr1oMix8&feature=plcp

this village, 4 houses, 10 mls apart from the next paved street is called Ivanje
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4920cus3m.jpg

another village, called Niska. i want to buy this house, but there was no one around to ask.....:1drink
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4925qisbn.jpg

nearby Filozici, an artist is working with wood. nice idea in the outback, far away from any road
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr492745s4x.jpg

somewhere in the forest.
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4935i9sj8.jpg

later, on the street, a nice view to the capitol city, named like the island Cres
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf085341zts.jpg

typical mediterranean harbour
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0866xgbe5.jpg

fresh friuts for the tourists
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0865xaxrm.jpg

and there is a unpaved track from Cres to Valun, were our B&B was. 10mls through oilve grove, not really ambitious but nice to ride, fantastic view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUwsvTAwxI&feature=plcp

bay of valun
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr494481kcx.jpg

oh markus, open and close cattlegates, don`t overrun them... :-)
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4967s3k9r.jpg


thanks for watching, more soon, if you want

GB 10-17-2012 08:25 AM

Looks great.. keep it comin' :thumb

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 09:24 AM

wtf
 
now its ok thanks GB

GB 10-17-2012 09:42 AM

I can see all your great pics.. you should be able to see them now.

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 09:55 AM

second try
 
double....edited

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 10:15 AM

edited

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 10:48 AM

next island, short stop on Rab. we visited the city, a artists quarter

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf09274iabs.jpg

every inner courtyard is a showroom. potter, painter ...

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0928p9yoh.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0922hdxhq.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0920ekzno.jpg

watching ships is a preference of me

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf09099ndfn.jpg

the following three days it was raining and we startet a tour through national state parks
first Vransko Jezero a bird reserve, because of muddy swamp you have to walk on planks

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0947b9ugx.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf0943i3unv.jpg

next was Krka national park, but not watching the falls, just walking in the park

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1009jyzyd.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1008k2yhp.jpg

back to town Sibenik i advise the road over Roski Slap, but choose better weather.
a new, well paved road goes down to the river and then it turns into a oneway on stilts

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf10156tcou.jpg

note the road where we came from in the mirror ..
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1018orfqb.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1021cziji.jpg

linksIT 10-17-2012 01:50 PM

great pics thanks for sharing

LethPhaos 10-17-2012 03:22 PM

no pics :( you have more details on those offroad tracks by any chance?

KHVol 10-17-2012 07:37 PM

Beautiful..thanks for the pics..more, pls, if you have them...

aholecop 10-17-2012 07:48 PM

Great photos!
 
keep tem coming ! :lurk

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LethPhaos (Post 19840357)
no pics :( you have more details on those offroad tracks by any chance?

now there are pics! of course, contact me via pm....

@all
thanks for your encouragment, more pics? ok. :D

Comrade Art 10-17-2012 11:14 PM

Beautiful country. Keep posting :thumb

AmperTiger 10-18-2012 12:06 AM

After that, we rode down south to the so called Makarska Riviera

http://www.abload.de/img/dscf11004zbb6.jpg

Makarska has a beautiful historic city, nice place to be, drink cappuccino
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1054k9z3q.jpg

nice people at the harbour :evil, fantastic scenery
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1058coa1q.jpg

selling fresh fish early in the morning. no, i`m not the guy in the blackandwhite underwear...
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf11408fxaa.jpg

ok, another ship.....i like it
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1064q2ye1.jpg

but the best at Makarska is the Biokovo natural resort, a small tollway from 300meters above sealevel up to the top of the Sveti Jure (that means Saint George) at 1762 meters above sealevel. toll is 40 Kuna, but if you did not get a reciept, the man at the gate put the money in his own pocket :evil:D

the tollway is a fantastic paved narrow road, but watch out, there a a lot of wild horses, donkeys runnin around

http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4977h4us6.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr5010f6y3k.jpg

above treeline a fantastic view early in the morning to the islands Brac and Hvar
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr4992gtz8t.jpg

i rode every track to alpin cabins......this time i lost my front mudguard....:huh i dont know how or when, thereto later....
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr5025wrl2u.jpg

the rope marks the depth of the snow in winter :eek1
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr5040i3elg.jpg

on the top (there is a weather- and radiostation) the whole riviera 1800 meters down below
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf10743zena.jpg

there ist a small chapel on the top, a short walk, the highest chapel in croatia dedicated to Sveti Jure (Saint George)
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1082xvyqr.jpg

a lot of tracks, all blind end
http://www.abload.de/img/dscf1092pmz9o.jpg

backcountry of the riviera.......Bosnia in background
http://www.abload.de/img/gopr5125xql6m.jpg

want more?

LethPhaos 10-18-2012 05:40 AM

I can see the pictures now, apparently adblock doesn't like your web host :)
great pictures, keep them coming :)


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