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Old 02-23-18, 12:30 AM
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Hello from Croatia

Hi, I'm a new cyclist from Croatia.

I got into cycling recreationally last year, and I ride for some 110-120km per week, as much as time permits, really, with family obligations and everything. I've been lurking around reading for a while now, there's a wealth of information on this forum!

I ride a Poison Morphin, a touring / trekking bike from a small German manufacturer. Cromoly frame and fork, 26" wheels... kind of heavy, but very sturdy, comfortable and still quite fast. I eventually hope to have the time to do longer tours on it.
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Old 02-23-18, 02:20 AM
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Welcome! I did a tandem bike tour in Croatia in 2014 and absolutely loved it. Beautiful country, great wine and the olive oil is good, too. Again, welcome!
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Welcome Branko.

What part of Croatia? My wife and I are planning a trip to Croatia for fall of 2019. Her grandparents are from Delnice and Mrkopalj.

I'm also a little familiar with Poison bikes. I considered the Chromate (or something like that) when looking for a bike.
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Thanks, everyone!

I'm from Split. Worth visiting if you have the time, although not close at all to Delnice/etc if that's where you're going.
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I had never given Croatia a second thought until just recently when a favorite Youtube contributor posted a series of videos of his motorcycle vacation down the Adriatic coast, (with his mother & stepfather on a second bike). He is an English expat living in Germany, so the videos are in English, with some German occasionally:

Part 1
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Part 3
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Dubrovnik
Zadar Sea Organ

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Originally Posted by Branko D View Post
Thanks, everyone!

I'm from Split. Worth visiting if you have the time, although not close at all to Delnice/etc if that's where you're going.
We plan to take a boat/bike tour out of Split to visit some of the islands. Our tentative plan is to spend a few days in Zagreb, then visit the Delnice area, before heading to the Isria coast. From there we plan to work our way down the coast ... Zadar, Split and ultimately Dubrovnik.
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Originally Posted by CreakingCrank View Post
We plan to take a boat/bike tour out of Split to visit some of the islands. Our tentative plan is to spend a few days in Zagreb, then visit the Delnice area, before heading to the Isria coast. From there we plan to work our way down the coast ... Zadar, Split and ultimately Dubrovnik.
Very nice plan!

Riding along the coast is very nice (and the road is generally flat-ish if you follow the coast, too), a great way to explore, if you have the time. There's a lot of smaller towns along the way which are really nice.

There's a number of interesting places to visit by bike in and around Split, too.

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Dorbo dosao Branko :-)
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