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Dubrovnik - Makarska - Split

Trip Details

Road Trip 2007 III
Date: Tue, 07/08/2007
Croatia
Distance: 215 km
Motorcyclists: Kyriakos, Thanos, Nikolai
Copilots: Dimitra, Theo, Paschalia
Photographers: Kyriakos, Dimitra, Paschalia
Authors: Kyriakos
Translators: Nikolai
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

The alarm clock rings and we heavily get up in order to start packing our stuff. After an hour we are outside the house and goodbye the family who rented the rooms to us. Some last photographs with the beautiful landscape in the background and we start.

The national road from Dubrovnik to Split looks more like a provincial network with only one lane and a lot of turns. This explains the fact that we need about 5 and a half hour for 215 km, and making two 30’ stops. At least the quality of the tarmac in most parts is satisfying. In addition, the biggest part is by the road and the Dalmatian sea offers a beautiful view. Another thing is that for about 10 km you cross through Bosnia; however we didn’t have any control at the borders. Even so we almost had an accident by a truck that drove in the street without looking. Maybe it was accidental and does not characterize the driving behavior of all drivers.

Our first long stop was in order to have something to eat in a place on the national road. The interior was impressive as it was decorated like a cave. At about halfway we stopped for 10’ and then we stopped again at a town called Makarshka, about 30’ before Split. This is a very picturesque town on the sea level but also next to high rocky Mountains. Across the main street you could buy fruits and liqueur. We parked the bikes next to a small river and bought a lot of fruits, including a big water melon. After some more resting we rode again for Split.

We headed to the port where you usually find people who bargain for rooms. The first rooms that we visited were disappointing but in the second case they were amazing, Clean, recently renovated and at a good price.

After a couple of hours we had some time to have a shower, relax and start our stroll through the historical centre of the city. By the sea there was a large pedestrian area, with cafe and decorated with palm trees. We continued wandering around the narrow streets in the old town where one meets numerous tourist shops and a lot of people…mostly tourists! The night ended with a hearty meal in a city restaurant. The food was delicious but the prices a bit higher than in Dubrovnik.