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Dubrovnic from abovePhoto: ivanbagic, CC0, pixabay.com
Beautiful landscapes and a breathtaking coastal panorama, as far as the eye can see – that’s what Adriatic Highway is all about. Formerly known as Yugoslav coastal street, it’s a pleasure for nature lovers and passionate drivers alike. You’ll find picturesque seaside towns next to authentic fishing villages with a lot of history on their backs. Fascinating cities such as Biograd na Moru and Split have an exciting history to share. You’ll even get to see the massive Velebit mountain range right next to the highway. From there you can enjoy unique views of Adriatic coastline.
Adriatic Highway winds its way along the coastline for about 375 miles from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. Leading from Croatia to Montenegro, it covers even parts of Sloweniea and Bosnia. Over the years it has been restructured and extended, that‘s why there isn’t just one way to go. You can extend it as you like, according to your preferences and following your own rhythm.
But be careful: Adriatic Highway is pretty curvy, so mind the speed limit and drive carefully.
Safety informationIn Croatia there might rise strong gusts of wind called “bora“. They’re used to rise from one moment to another and can even get as severe as a storm. That’s why you should drive carefully and inform yourself about the weather conditions at Adriatic coastline before departing.
From the city center of Rijeka we drive southwards on D8 past Bakar and Kraljevica. After about 28 miles, we reach Novi Vinodolski and continue on D8 until Senj 14 miles ahead where we can have a break. After a total of 100 km, between Starigrad and Stinica, we see the mountain range of Velebit on the left side. Continuing on D8 southwards, after further 58 miles we reach Rovanjska and continue on A1 until Sukosan. Returning onto D8, we head in southern direction, seeing Kornati islands on the right side after a total of 150 miles. After further three miles we get to Biograd na Moru and past Vrana lake. Driving past Vodice and Sibenik we reach Rogoznica after a total of 202 miles. Past Trogir (220 miles we reach Split after a total of 233 miles. From there we continue past Makarska and Ploce, reaching Dubrovnic after a total of 365 miles.
Public transportFrom the international airport of Rijeka (RJK) there is no public traffic service to the city center of Rijeka. In order to get there you should hire a car.
Getting thereFrom the international airport of Rijeka (RJK) to Rijeka via D102 and D103 (total length: 17 miles).
ParkingThere are parking lots at the cities and points of interest alongside the route.
EquipmentFor the stopovers along the road you’ll need sturdy shoes with a good profile and rainwear.
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