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Old 11-20-2014, 06:00 AM   #1
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Summer 2015: Croatia. Bookings recommended?

Hi there fellow travellers, i am planning a trip with a buddy of mine to Croatia/Bosnia/etc in the summer of 2015 (August) and have one question about it: since we don't have any experience with Croatia, is it recommended to book B&B's/hotels in advance?

To be honest, we don't want to book anything in advance, but i don't know if there will be anything available. Outside the bigger cities it wouldn't be an issue, but what about the cities like Zadar, Opatija? Any tips? Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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Hi

We spent some time in Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania this year. Would recommend Lobagola in Zagreb. Reports exist on this site. Run by a top quality guy offering really good clean and secure garaging for the bikes. He is well travelled and certainly helped us with our routes and plans. Give Dooby a shout. Easy found on the Net.

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hi there fellow travellers, i am planning a trip with a buddy of mine to Croatia/Bosnia/etc in the summer of 2015 (August) and have one question about it: since we don't have any experience with Croatia, is it recommended to book B&B's/hotels in advance?

To be honest, we don't want to book anything in advance, but i don't know if there will be anything available. Outside the bigger cities it wouldn't be an issue, but what about the cities like Zadar, Opatija? Any tips? Thanks!
Finding a room for 2 won't be a problem, don't worry about it.
If we knew the route it would be easier to suggest something.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:51 AM   #4
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:57 AM   #5
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Croatian coast will be loaded in august, you can expect heavy traffic especially at the end of the week. However if I were you I wouldn't book anything in advance. Im sure you will be able to find a room to spent a night.
Croatia is a beautiful country and pepole are usualy kind and helpful. Looking at your route im thinking that you shouldn't pass National park Plitvička jezera, National park Krka, National park Kornati ( boat trip from Šibenik or Murter ). Try some sea food it is fenomenal in Croatia.
Riding through Bosina if you are interested make a stop here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDeljava_Air_Base and if you like those kind of things maybe visit Konjic, there is a Tito's bunker there fully preserved as it was in time of cold war.
http://www.visitmycountry.net/bosnia...-ark-d0-konjic
Bosnian food is just great you should try čevapi, burek , jagnjetina ispod sača . For first taste I suggest to make a stop here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWG77sDwqIU
I see that you are passing through Slovenia very close to my town. ,so maybe you could make a pit stop at my place.

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Old 11-22-2014, 08:08 AM   #6
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August isn't really the best time to visit the coast......since it's full of dumb Italians at that time...

However, in touristic areas, or in actual fact, just about anywhere; pretty much every other house keeps a room or two to rent to tourists. I really don't think accommodation will be much of a problem even in August, although it will certainly be busy along the coast.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:48 AM   #7
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Hi Elpollo,

Like Alistair said (tnx for support), we can offer you a great atmosphere here in Zagreb center. We hosted lot's of RTW travelers on two wheels, meaning bicycles and motorcycles, because we're passionate using both options when exploring the world (I must admit I like bicycle the most, because it allows me to see the things and experience them in special way, without boundaries, and people approach bicycle travelers easier than when I wear my body armour ).

Nuff said, contact me over PM, we are helping with route planing, fixing troubles and accommodation from Alps to Greece and beyond.

I'm attaching picture from our last week RTW guest Trevor (https://www.facebook.com/aroadanywhere) , amazing aussie inmate, 2,5 years on the road, enjoying life
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:17 AM   #8
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Croatian coast will be loaded in august, you can expect heavy traffic especially at the end of the week. However if I were you I wouldn't book anything in advance. Im sure you will be able to find a room to spent a night.
Croatia is a beautiful country and pepole are usualy kind and helpful. Looking at your route im thinking that you shouldn't pass National park Plitvička jezera, National park Krka, National park Kornati ( boat trip from Šibenik or Murter ). Try some sea food it is fenomenal in Croatia.
Riding through Bosina if you are interested make a stop here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDeljava_Air_Base and if you like those kind of things maybe visit Konjic, there is a Tito's bunker there fully preserved as it was in time of cold war.
http://www.visitmycountry.net/bosnia...-ark-d0-konjic
Bosnian food is just great you should try čevapi, burek , jagnjetina ispod sača . For first taste I suggest to make a stop here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWG77sDwqIU
I see that you are passing through Slovenia very close to my town. ,so maybe you could make a pit stop at my place.
Željava Air Base is't open for tourist?
I read this one http://www.dangerousroads.org/easter...a-airbase.html
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #9
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It isnt officially open for tourists, but there are a lot of visiters there. There was a official video made at the airport this year
http://zeljava-lybi.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2855

but there is also a warning here

http://www.zeljava-lybi.com/Zeljava-index2_eng.html
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