In June we joined fellow Downhill to Breakfast rider John Black and Brooklyn friends Mark and Joanne Guralnick on a VBT cycling tour of the Dreiländereck (border triangle) region where Slovenia, Italy, and Austria meet. The adventure began with a week pre-trip in the Karst region of Slovenia and the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. Click here for a trip summary and links to (lots of) photos!
In April 2011 we returned to Croatia, this time to bird and explore a bit more of the Dalmatian coast. The first few days we were on our own, based in Zadar, making day trips to Plitvice Lakes and to Šibenik. We then joined a spring migration birding tour with Val Tours, led by Robert Crnković. With the tour we were first based in Biograd na moru, then in Trogir (outside of Split, basically where the airport is). When the birding tour concluded, we returned to the island of Brač, where Liza’s father’s parents came from (Selca). Read more about it!
In May we made our long-awaited trip to Croatia – specifically the Dalmatian coast. The first week of this trip was on our own, primarily in Dubrovnik with a day trip to Mostar (or Moctap, in Bosnia-Herzegovina); the second week we were with VBT (aka Vermont Bicycle Tours) cycling on the islands of Brač and Hvar, just off the coast from Split. Robert had been here some 30 years earlier; we would have liked to have visited about 20 years ago, when Croatia was still part of Yugoslavia, but the war in the region nixed those plans. Sooner or later we knew we’d get here, among other things to see where Liza’s dad’s parents were from (Selca, Brač)…so when we saw VBT had a cycling tour *on* Brač, we were in! Click here to read more about it!