Our exciting journey continues further down south. In the morning, after breakfast and enjoyable coffee in Zadar we will be leaving Zadar and will be heading further down south alongside the Adriatic shore before turning inlands through amazing landscapes of southern hilly regions where the smells of Mediterranean vegetation, surrounded by miles and miles of olive groves before reaching the famous Krka waterfalls national park. Its is a true jewel in the southern inlands of Croatia, a place where famous Nikola Tesla tested and installed his first powerplant that was the first European hydroelectric power plant and the place where nearby city of Šibenik got the electricity thanks to Nikola Tesla invention It was put into operation two days after the world's first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls was put into operation. This famous power plant at Krka waterfalls made Šibenik the first city in the world with street lights powered by alternating current (AC). Will continue along the shore of Adriatic further down to the Neretva valley, famous agricultural area where watermelons, mandarins, strawberries are grown. This part is also famous for its pirate's history, and a food like frogs and eel fish. Neretva region was, with Omiš, a great centre of pirates. Especially before 10th century. Venetians have tried for centuries to suppress the famous pirates from Neretva, but they never succeeded. At the peak of its power, in the 12th and 13th century, the Omiš Pirates were the scariest and most powerful pirates in the whole Mediterranean Sea. In case of traffic jams in summer peaks, we may take alternative and very exciting route over Bosnia (truly one of the amazing and must ride routes across Bosnia Vrgorac-Stolac-Trebinje)
The Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea has had an advantage over the western coast because of its indented coastline. Numerous islands, bays and canals were safer routes to travel than the open sea, and such conditions have enabled the development of piracy. In the Middle Ages town was dangerous pirate stronghold on the east coast. Indented Croatian Adriatic coast favoured the development of piracy due to a number of islands, channels and bays. If we add to that the Cetina River with its monumental canyon and numerous stone cliffs, it is clear why city has become a pirate stronghold.
After exciting day full of great rides, we will end the day in beautiful Dubrovnik