Island Brač is the highest island in Croatia with his peak 760 m high. It is surrounded by Adriatic sea. Stone from Brač is famous by its quality all around the world (even the White House is made of its white stones). I always wondered what sound will produce this noble stones when they meet my wheels. Luckily you will also her this sound in video below.
The begging of my route starts in the very center of a small town Bol, which is positioned on the southern side of Brač. There is one of the famous beaches in Croatia called Zlatni Rat. Most web sites declare this beach one of the most beautiful in Adriatic coast, but for me is only beautiful from the air. In close I was a little bit disappointed because i expected sand not stone pebbles.
Due to hot weather I started my ride early, about 7:00. (Plan was 5:00 but I’m not a morning person). First few km i ride through Bol, then I found unpaved road and steep ascent to the peek Vidova Gora.
On the left side of the picture you can see island Hvar which I also visited this summer.
Ressing tapping from the trees used to be common on island Brač. It is no wonder because there is lots of trees, and many sheeps lurking around them and eating grass from the ground.
A few curious sheeps that accompanied me during my biking. (Right click on image/view image to enlarge)
Ascent to the Vidova Gora is combination of unpaved and paved road. Descent is mostly singletrack through gnarly stones on hiking trail, and all bikers should be very careful because of hikers, especially during season on summer.
When I got to the top, I caught bad weather so I rested a little bit, ate some homemade sandwich with a beer that I brought from under.
Map of route:
Panoramic foto from the peak of island Brač. Left you can see mountain Biokovo, on the front island Hvar and Pelješac peninsula. (Right click on image/view image to enlarge)