The tiny island of Lastovo (46 square kms) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. This island was ideal for ending our Croatian Father/Daughter cycling adventure.
After leaving Hvar island, we spent a few days on Korcula island. Korcula island is the second most populated of the Adriatic islands. It is about 45 kms long and on average only 7 kms wide.
When Dad and I began planning our 3 week cycling adventure, we landed on Croatia’s Adriatic coast (specifically Dalmatia). These series of islands offer amazing cycling, from paved roads to gravel/macadam road far off the “beaten track”.
Dad had an idea from when we started planning our trip to Croatia that we should climb Biokovo Mountain on our bikes. I had no idea what we were in for, in fact, in the days leading up I started asking him more questions about this epic ride, especially as our legs were getting weary from over a week of big rides every day. His answers were always quite vague.
After leaving Brac island, we moved on to Hvar. Hvar is located between Brac and Korcula islands. It’s about 68kms long but is quite narrow. The island is known for the lavender fields. In fact, its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields, making for beautiful scenery (and quite different from the two previous island terrain). The two main towns on the island are Stari Grad and Hvar. » Continue Reading
From Vis, we took the ferry (via Split) to Brac Island. Brac is a much busier island compared to Vis as it is the closest to the main land (and main hub Split). When we arrived in the town of Supetar we were alarmed by how busy it was. It was opposite of what we experienced coming off the ferry in sleepy Vis.
Starting in Split, we took the ferry to the first island of our expedition – Vis. Vis is the furthest island from land on the Croatian coast and has a population of just over 3,500. We stayed in the town of Vis and enjoyed this as our first island. Vis (as an island) is not very touristy (especially outside of the busy summer months).