Marybeth Bryant’s Backroads Bike Tour in Croatia
Day 1: Our bike ride with Backroads. Backroads trips are amazing. The destinations are incredible. They take wonderful care of you. Like loading the bikes and having them ready for you.
Left on private boat from Split. Beautiful views and good ride. Lunch in 200 year old building local fresh food. Stopped at local olive oil production with a family whose business this had been for hundred of years. Finally, private boats between the islands. After our morning ride to the top of the mountain, we got to swim in the beautiful blue Adriatic.
Bike ride destination:Hvar Island. Blue,blue water and beautiful coast. We are the “Seattle Group”. A must stop for gelato. Then in the evening, an incredible dinner outside under the olive trees. Croatian Mediterranean cuisine. So delicious AND healthy!
Experiential travel makes such incredible memories. This Backroads trip has hit all the buttons. Great bike rides, beautiful local, amazing food. Old friends and meeting new ones.
Not only are we bike riding we are learning about local history and eating amazing local cuisine.
We took in sunset from the fort above Hvar one night.
Private boat ride with a swim before reaching Korcula island. Did you know Marco Polo was from Korcula, Croatia? And would you believe a boar crossing sign?
On the last day of our Backroads trip we had a guided tour around the UNESCO world heritage site of Dubrovnik. Stayed at the imperial Grand hotel just outside the walls. Backroads has us just steps from the main gate. So much history. We learned about the bombing of this beautiful city just over 20 years ago. Amazing !