Length: 21,3 km
Elevation gain: 495 m
Maximum elevation: 425 m
Tehnical difficulty: 2/5
Download GPS Track: Dubrovnik Srđ
Date of ride: 05.05.2018
Suitable for E-bike: Yes
When I was young, my parents worked in Dubrovnik during summer and they used to take me with them, so I lived there for three years during summer periods. As you see, beside biking and sightseeing I had another motives to visit this ancient town. While I was traveling from Ploče to Dubrovnik I tried to remember some streets, shops, old market and beach where I used to play with my sister. For me, this route is not very attractive, and I think that the beauties that you will see while walking on streets in the old town exceeds the scenes from this route, but Dubrovnik is very crowded during whole year, so this cycling route is perfect escape from crowded spaces and great opportunity to see Dubrovnik from above. You can get there by car, but that is not my cup of tea, and I always appreciate the view more if I make some effort to get to the top.
This time I decided to go on on hill called Srđ that is positioned behind of walled city Dubrovnik. Srđ is part of Dinaric Alps and at it top has large cross and defensive structure built by French during Napoleonic wars.