A happy bike-free time in Dubrovnik

A happy bike-free time in Dubrovnik
The entrance area - and all the greeting staff.

Because of the heat during the last stages we decided to stay ten days in Dubrovnik to regain energy. Also the motivation dropped a bit, so we thought a break might be usefull. Alina brought the bicycle to the repair shop due to the issue with the free hub. The part was broken and had be replaced. The problem was…

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Slano to Dubrovnik (54)

We stayed just one night in Slano and stood up again pretty early because another hot day was waiting for us. The stage on the day before costed a lot of energy and we still felt the struggle in our bones and body (and mind...). But we already had booked an apartment for ten days in Dubrovnik because of the…

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Trpanj to Slano (53)

Trpanj to Slano (53)
And further on - crazy views over the sea included :)

In Trpanj we spent three wonderful days without any cycling. Our camping ground was located next to the Adriatic sea, so Alina walked every morning from our tent into the sea (100 meter🤩) for a swim in the quietness of the early hours. Meanwhile Alex took the time for more sleeping. Later in the mornings we sat at the campsites…

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Makarska to Trpanj (52)

Makarska to Trpanj (52)
Bikes in the morning - in front of the adriatic sea.

In this evil heat it was like always, we had to get up very early. The sun didn’t raise yet and we were sitting outside the tent and ate breakfast in the semi-darkness. Next to us were two bike traveler from Germany and they also stood up early. After breakfast and morning cleaning we dissembled the tent, prepared our bicycles,…

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Tomislavgrad to Makarska (51)

Tomislavgrad to Makarska (51)
Last view over the area from the mountain peak.

Our room had no air condition so we slept with an open window. Part of the Motel was also a 24h gas station and some car wash. From time to time there was loud noise and we hadn’t a good sleep. However, to avoid the heat in the afternoon we stood up early and had breakfast at our room. Afterwards…

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Lužani Bosanski to Žepče (47)

Lužani Bosanski to Žepče (47)
Looks beautiful - but it is the wrong way... we will know some minutes later.

As planned we stood up very early and got everything ready for the stage. We found a bicycle route online which should led us through Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Adriatic Sea. But first we needed to cycle onto this route. We followed the main street and after some kilometers our navigation showed us to turn into a gravel road,…

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Slavonski Brod to Lužani Bosanski (46)

Slavonski Brod to Lužani Bosanski (46)
Terrace - parking spot for the bikes.

On our rest day in Slavonski Brod we first had to check when and where we could make a Covid test. We found out that there was a hospital just a few hundret meters away, where you could perform a test. The instructions for paying were not clear for us on the website, so we went there to clarify. And…

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Krapje to Slavonski Brod (45)

Krapje to Slavonski Brod (45)
Unicycle in Novska on our way to Slavonski Brod.

Our alarm clock ringed at 4:30 pretty early in the morning. We did need a few more minutes but then we stood up. Our host left us some breakfast in front of our room door because we told him the day before we wanted to leave pretty early and before breakfast time. This was very kind. After breakfast we packed…

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Sisak to Krapje (44)

Sisak to Krapje (44)
A stork ready to fly :)

When we woke up in our apartment in Sisak we started our routine. Breakfast, packing bags and making the bicycles ready. Everything worked fine and we could start our stage quite early. We wanted to continue cycling along the river Sava on minor streets. We planned to have another stop before we will come to Slavonski Brod where we wanted…

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Zagreb to Sisak (43)

Zagreb to Sisak (43)
The mountain of trash - not possible to push the bike over it alone.

In Zagreb we planned to have two rest days. So on our first day it was time for some bicycle care. So we cleaned chain, cassette, gears and breaks. Alex got a new bottle holder and replaced the rear brake pads. Alina replaced the chain at her bike and all brake pads. We were in a private apartment and the…

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