Lastovo Island

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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.

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Lastovo view from the ferry

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Pasadur

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View from our accommodations

There are two main towns with accommodations on the island: Lastovo town and Pasadur (actually on a small island called Prezba connected by a bridge to the main island). We opted to stay in Pasadur as Lastovo town is on the opposite side of the island from where the ferry arrives (Ubli).

We stayed at a lovely apartment hosted by a couple who makes wine on the island and also offers home cooked meals (which we took advantage of :)). The couple also had a couple from France staying in one of their other apartments so our dinners meant great visiting in a range of languages (Croatian, English, French)…thanks to google translate.

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Homemade goodness

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Fresh calamari and potatoes

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Sampling local wine

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Host wine

The roads on Lastovo are quiet (apparently year round – it is not a touristy island). We rode most of the roads on the island (both paved and gravel). We started by heading along the water to the small village of Prehodisce, scooted through olive groves to the town of Lastovo, across the small island to the highest point of land (very loose gravel meant lots of hike-a-biking) finishing the day with a beautiful swim near Pasadur.

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View for miles

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hiking break

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Lastovo town

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Downtown Lastovo

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Highest point of land

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Loose gravel. A bit of hike-a-biking that day.

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Map checking

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I was pretty excited about this on the way down, the way back up was another story 😉

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Up up up

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We also rode down to the small village of Lucica (the oldest settlement on the island) and explored some old military roads. Most military areas are still blocked off and not accessible.

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Last day of riding

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Old military grounds blocked off

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I couldn’t get enough of this funny graffiti.

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Lucica

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Homeward bound

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With a great last few relaxing days with perfect weather, we wrapped up our trip on Lastovo island – heading back to Split to catch our flight. I think I can speak for both my dad and I in saying that this was a top notch vacation – a combination of plenty of fresh air, ideal weather, exploration, relaxation and culture. The Dalmatian coast is a must do via bike for any cyclist!

I’m so fortunate to have been able to share such an amazing experience with my dad.
What a great way to wrap up three months off work! Thanks Dad.

27 Sep 2013 9

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