Cycling 12,000 miles from Lisbon to Shanghai
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Croatia

  • Miles cycled: 139
  • Feet climbed: 9,096
  • Cycling days: 3
  • Non-cycling days: 1

Rating (1-10) and comments:

  • Road – condition: 6
    (There is not a lot of choice when it comes to roads in Croatia, so you have to contend with major roads and bad traffic. Some minor roads are OK but we found roads that are marked as yellow/white roads to be unpaved for significant sections at a time. Some sections are just unrideable unless you have a mountain bike.)
  • Road – shoulders and cycle lanes: 3
  • Road signage: 8
  • Drivers: 6
  • Campsites – Availability: 5
    (Plenty of campsites along the coast but none elsewhere)
  • Campsites – Facilities/Value: 5
    (The one we were at was quite expensive and facilities were poor)
  • Hotels: 7
    (Very good value if you can find private guesthouses – some are even self-contained apartments with a kitchen)
  • Shops: 8
    (No problem finding supermarkets but prices are not as cheap as you’d expect)
  • Food: 7
  • People: 7
  • Cost: 7
  • Scenery: 9
  • Cultural interest: 6

Overall: 6.5

General tips:

  • Private guesthouses are great value – lookout for “SOBE” (”rooms”) signs