Korcula Island

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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.

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downfall of traveling with a bike.

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Standard menu

The main ferry from Hvar took us into the harbor in the town of Korcula. After a quick stint at the hospital for an allergic reaction, we were on our way traveling down the island. With the island being so narrow, it was easy to navigate roads less traveled along the coast – with breathtaking views.

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Stopping along the way to chat with a Scottish couple who we met that were renovating a house on the island.

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Lord of the rings?

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Beautiful town of Brna

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Fantastic fruit stand along the way.

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Biking among the vineyards

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Croatian pride

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We ended up ‘setting up shop’ in Prizba for a few nights and boy did we luck out. The couple whose apartment we rented were lovely people (Armando and Katica) and we immediately felt at home. They even shared their swimming hole with us. I highly recommend staying with them if you get a chance. Learn more about their accommodations.

From Prizba, we did a day ride out to the other side of the island and this time of year it was very quiet (some of the communities such as Babina seemed like ghost towns). We enjoyed the riding and plenty of sea views.

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Swim hole

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Up and out of Prizba

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Stopping at a small wood working shop

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Booming metropolis of Blato

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Cycling through Blato

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Perfect roads

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Old building in Babina

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Riding through the olive groves

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Sleepy Prigradica

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En route back to Prizba from a long day of riding

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Down to the water we go

We loved the island of Korcula and considered spending our remaining few days there, however, we knew the small island of Lastovo would be a hidden gem too, so we headed towards the port in Vela Luka to catch our ferry…stopping along the way to do some bike karma for a Norwegian couple with a flat tire.

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Early morning gravel roads

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Fun bike karma

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Dad and I in Vela Luka

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