Actually ‘seeing’ the landscape you are to spend time cycling around/up/over/down is very different to just reading about it!
Out of my depth is definitely how I felt when I saw the steep, rocky, barren, but oh so beautiful hills of the islands in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia. This sign is just one example of how steep the roads were at times.
The islands of Croatia were not at all what I expected. In fact they were much more than I ever imagined. The history, the scenery, the villages, the clear blue water, the stonework, the amazing rocks, a certain ‘wildness’ and the sun filled days are memories I will never forget.
The tour involved cycling up, down and over a selection of islands in Southern Dalmatia in Croatia, while sailing around the Adriatic Sea in our boat the Kapetan Jure.
The tour was one of many that Island Hopping, (Inselhuepfen a German tour company), organise and promote to people like us, who like taking active holidays. Those joining us on the tour were from New Zealand, USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Spain and UK. We represented Australia. It was a great mix of personalities, cycling abilities and experiences – and by the end of the week we were all good friends. I needn’t have worried about feeling out of my depth at all.
We enjoyed visiting small limestone villages set in beautiful bays, like Omis where we rode 44km up, up, up into the long rocky hills before coming down the long, windy hill back to the boat. The views along the way were well worth the effort! Oh…and did I mention I had organised an ebike?
Other beautful places were on the islands of Brac, Korcula, Vis, Hvar, Solta, as well as our first warm up ride on Ciovo. Amazing scenery everywhere!
Since returning home we have made a Blurb book of our trip with photos and stories. Click here to be taken to a preview. I wrote a Travel Blog about our trip if you’d like to have a look – click this link.
I have also written a few other posts about our travels on my Adventure and Travel page.
In the meantime enjoy my gallery of a few of my favourite pics, some of which you may have already seen in other posts but hopefully will enjoy seeing again!
This week’s photo challenge is Depth and you can see many more entries by following this link. This is just my take on the topic! Thanks for allowing me to indulge myself by relooking at photos of a great trip.
I must admit to feeling out of my depth many times during this trip but I would go back and do it all again!