Ted and I looking forward to meet the riders and passengers tomorrow, so that we can start this tour along the breathtaking coastline all the way down to Kotor - a little spoiler on side it will be great - if the weather stays like now it will be just pictures all the way down and up.
Just to introduce the Tour a little: we are going to ride 8 days in 3 different countries and different cultures from occidental to oriental / churches and mosque´s - what a mix.
If you want to see and read more about this trip than stay tuned and follow the blog or even better just go on tour with us and get in touch with this feeling down here on a bike in combination with history and this breathtaking landscape!!!!
See you soon
Axel and Ted
Firat riding day !! Last evening we had a very nice welcome dinner at our hotel in Split. Rightaway in a good atmosphere we all got to know each other.
this morning the rainshowers of last weekend were gone and under a nice sky and good riding temperatures we were heading towards the beautiful coastal road in direction of Dubrovnick. In Omis we took a left turn into the Cetina gorge with sime nice switchbacks and mountian roads to get i to the right pace. Around noon we arrived at the ferry landing for the boat to the island of HVar. Gling down for about 65 kilometrs over an astonishing road with excellent curves and splendid viws qe arrived finally at the city of Hvar to enjoy the fantastic scenery around here
To say good bye to Hvar is not easy but if you are back on the winding Road back to the ferry you will loos this thoughts from turn to turn more and more.
But lets start from the beginning - Today early breakfeast becaus e we have to get the first ferry - of course no problem for our groupe - everybody has been on time and so we went out, back on the same road where we came in - the road was has been fantastic and on top nearly no traffic. after 70km we arrived at the ferry and we had some time to enjoy coffee and some cold drinks (no alkohol )
Once on the ferry, the it was time to say good bye to Hvar and hello main land !! The goal of today is Dubrovnik and everybody is looking forwar to see this breathtaking old town with his tiny little streets and much more - but hey no so quick - we would not be Edelweiss if we wont have some nice roads along the coast and specialy in the hinterland - becaus straight to Dubrovnike can do everybody.
So we did, after several km we went into the hinterland and is was such a pleasure to ride this roads - sometimes - picture will tell you more than any word. So on this day it is like that and that why: have look on it and if you like to see more just come with Ted and me on the road!!!
Now it is almost Dinner Time and tomorrow the day will start with a nice walk to Dubrovnik - to see the old Town and then we will move on to Montenegro (Kotor)
If you wanne see more stay tuned at our blog
See you tomorrow Ted and I will go for a cold ....
Today we started in the early morning to pay a visit at the old town of Dubrovnik before it got overrun by other tourists. First we went upnto mount Srd for a spectacular view over the old city walls of Dubrovik and the deep blue and green sea. Real Pearls of the Adriatic sea!
Just before noon we hopped on our bikes and headed south towards our next country: Montenegro. The temperature rose up to almost 40 degreea Celsius which is a bit of a challenge when you are waiting to cross the border at lunchtime of the customs peraonnel. But finally riding along the beautiful bay of Kotor we reached our beautiful hotel right at the bay and jumped into the pool and the sea for a refresing dive.
super that we atay here two nights!!
What a brilliant day!!!!
A bit sad because we had to leave our fantastic spot at Kotor bay this morning but happy to ride another day in this great area. We left in already 26 degrees and after short rainshower we headed up the road around the bay of Kotor and after a quick flto stop we moved into the mountains of Bosnia Herzegovina. Great views, good roads and curves. Both coffee stop and lunchstop were relaxed in a shaded place. Tonight dinner at the enchanting place of Mostar
Hallo again on day 7
Today we gone leave Mostar and will ride to Zadar one of our last Hotels on our tour - yes it goes so quick sometimes- specially if you having such a good time as we have - all this nice conversation over the day and on the dinner table every evening- I will miss it already
But before we say goodbye here we got some mir riding days - so like today
Leaving Mostar was quiet easy and went up the hills and not far away we crossed the boarder to Croatia for the last time. The roads today have been small and narrow and has been winding nicely through the mountains.
towards the coastline we just have been riding through hinterland of the hinterland - more Croatia is not possible.
What a fantastic riding and reat day we had. Riding through the national park of Krka , having a wonderful ( and hot!!) hike over the boardwalk at the astonishing waterfall area in the park. After this walk we rode over some nice mountains toads and switchbacks and found tourguide Axel almost sunbirned at a perfect picnic spot at a lake where everybody took a dip after the nice picnic.
great day !!
Welcome to day 9
Last ride of the tour and the the feelings are mixed in between sadness and looking forward for a nice last ride. First we followed the coastline down south until we reached Sibenek where enjoyed the a good coffee . After enjoying the view at the bay and the coffee it was time to move on towards the mountains, because we where ready for some sweepers und nice narrow roads. Riding on the plateau is like beeing alone in croatia, because we met just 2 cars along the way and on top the endless landscape. Sometimes it needs not mutch to be happy!!! After several kilometers the road brought us back to the coastline and split has been just on the other side of the bay. A nice lunch and a feulstation later we came back to the hotel where everything has been startet. Sometimes the time is just slipping away - specialy if you have fun on tour.
Ted and i like to thank you for this funny moments and the awsome ride - we hope we see us once again on tour
Ted and Axel