Bicycle Trip to Greece Dr. Hans-Jürgen Weber 26.04.2013 - 17.05.2013



26.04.2013 Haiger
27.04.2013 Rückingen
28.04.2013 Würzburg
29.04.2013 Pleinfeld
30.04.2013 Taufkirchen/Vils
01.05.2013 Freilassing
02.05.2013 Tweng
03.05.2013 Villach
04.05.2013 Bovec
05.05.2013 Ilirska Bistrica
06.05.2013 Karlobag
07.05.2013 Pirovac
08.05.2013 Omis
09.05.2013 Slano
10.05.2013 Budva
11.05.2013 Shkoder
12.05.2013 Fier
13.05.2013 Himare
14.05.2013 Igoumenitsa
15.05.2013 Paleros
16.05.2013 Platanovrisi
17.05.2013 Zakynthos


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08.05.2013, 13. day, 131 / 1683 km, Omis

When I wake up I hear thunder in the distance. Immediately I get out of my sleeping bag, wash and hurry to pack my tent. Not a second too early; when I go to have breakfast it already begins to rain.
It becomes a long breakfast, at least time-wise. Shortly before 10 am I start while it is still raining moderately.
But already after half an hour the rain stops. After another half hour the sun comes out, and immediately it gets warm. I had expected this a few days earlier.
In Sibenik I find a McDonald's where I can upload the pictures and videos in full resolution which had not been possible at the campground because of very low (and expensive) upload speed.
To say it once more: if you click on a picture it will be downloaded in full resolution so that you can use it for your own purpose.
From Sibenik I come to Trogir where I have to take a small road because bicycles are not permitted on the main road. The quality of the road immediately becomes worse, I only can go slowly. This road is very busy, a lot of traffic, also pedestrians.
Slowly I approach Split. The small road goes several km beside the main road, and then it leads on the main road. Fortunately bicycles are not forbidden from there, but the road remains autobahn-like. An additional lane comes from the right where cars come non-stop and accelerate sharply. I can't get to the right shoulder. To my right and left the cars are racing along. After a long time which seems like an eternity I can cross the right lane and drive at the right shoulder. I'm glad not to have measured my heart rate.
Now I don't want to visit the old town of Split any more and go on away from Split. After few km the road narrows again (one lane for each direction). It is amazing how fast the traffic decreases.
The road is now very close to the water. I take a short break after the stress of Split. The beach is only 5 meters from the road.
Meanwhile it is already 7:30 pm. I take the campground "Galeb" at Omis.
But I can't recommend this site. 15 Euro for one tent and one night is a lot. For the WiFi they charge 3 Euros for 15 minutes, I don't take it. Rather I will look for another McDo tomorrow where I can upload the report.
The restaurant is expensive too. The two pancakes for desert are more than one day old and hard. The restaurant closes at 9 pm. I give no tip.
Nowhere I can sit down and write the report. So I write the most of it sitting with crossed legs in my tent.
But overall the day was good. The coast has wonderful views. Finally mediterranian feeling comes up, and the application of sunscreen was not in vain.
Also I didn't hurry and had many breaks. I now feel like being on vacation.
Tomorrow I plan to take it easy too.

You have to bring your own water

Again flowers beside the road. In a few weeks they will dry up

Beside the road a pig is being roasted

To most of the picturesque bays it first goes downhill, then uphill again

Many islands close to the coast

One of them is very close

This is Primosten

The city of Split from the north

Short break 5 m from the road
(Video -> click on picture)

View from my tent at the campground in Omis