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AmperTiger 10-17-2012 05:53 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

from seaside

the harbour, only 50 m long, four restaurants and one cafe

first time on the bike. view from Cres (near Beli) in the back is the island Krk

a short video, the street to beli. sorry my videos are without music, without sectacular stunts ....

in front the new road and the cobblestone old road with a wooden bridge in the back

the expression says "no, not really"

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

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.

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.

nice endurotrack

the way back along the fence

this village, 4 houses, 10 mls apart from the next paved street is called Ivanje

another village, called Niska. i want to buy this house, but there was no one around to ask.....:1drink

nearby Filozici, an artist is working with wood. nice idea in the outback, far away from any road

somewhere in the forest.

later, on the street, a nice view to the capitol city, named like the island Cres

typical mediterranean harbour

fresh friuts for the tourists

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

bay of valun

oh markus, open and close cattlegates, don`t overrun them... :-)

thanks for watching, more soon, if you want

GB 10-17-2012 07:25 AM

Looks great.. keep it comin' :thumb

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 08:24 AM

now its ok thanks GB

GB 10-17-2012 08:42 AM

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

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 08:55 AM

second try

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 09:15 AM


AmperTiger 10-17-2012 09:48 AM

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

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

watching ships is a preference of me

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

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

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

note the road where we came from in the mirror ..

linksIT 10-17-2012 12:50 PM

great pics thanks for sharing

LethPhaos 10-17-2012 02:22 PM

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

KHVol 10-17-2012 06:37 PM

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

aholecop 10-17-2012 06:48 PM

Great photos!
keep tem coming ! :lurk

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 09:52 PM


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....

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

Comrade Art 10-17-2012 10:14 PM

Beautiful country. Keep posting :thumb

AmperTiger 10-17-2012 11:06 PM

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

Makarska has a beautiful historic city, nice place to be, drink cappuccino

nice people at the harbour :evil, fantastic scenery

selling fresh fish early in the morning. no, i`m not the guy in the blackandwhite underwear...

ok, another ship.....i like it

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

above treeline a fantastic view early in the morning to the islands Brac and Hvar

i rode every track to alpin cabins......this time i lost my front mudguard....:huh i dont know how or when, thereto later....

the rope marks the depth of the snow in winter :eek1

on the top (there is a weather- and radiostation) the whole riviera 1800 meters down below

there ist a small chapel on the top, a short walk, the highest chapel in croatia dedicated to Sveti Jure (Saint George)

a lot of tracks, all blind end

backcountry of the riviera.......Bosnia in background

want more?

LethPhaos 10-18-2012 04:40 AM

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

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