Monday, June 11, 2018

Hopping the islands

You’ll be happy to know that once we made it to the boat everything has gone well. The first day of cycling took us across the island of Hvar - taking us past a UNESCO site where the ancient Greeks set up an agricultural landscape. The roads and fields are lined with stone walls interspersed with vast vineyards, olive groves and tidy vegetable gardens. There is an archeological site containing Roman baths. It seems these islands have been inhabitated by Many different groups of people.  

Here we are getting ready to leave the first day:

One of the little villages is nicknamed Venice - you can see the canal here:

The boat then headed to the stunningly beautiful island of Vis where we spent the night. 

On Vis we cycled across the island and back about 30 km. Doesn’t seem like much but it included straight uphill for 1000 ft of elevation, then down. Then straight up again another 1000 ft of elevation and back down. Fortunately we (like most on this tour) had booked ebikes which would have fetched a hefty price at times from the few who didn’t have them. 

Views from the top were amazing. One side of the island..

..and the other. 

A replica boat in an old fishing village:

And lastly an action photo 

Next the island of Korcula 60 km with lots of elevation - grateful for ebikes!

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