Epic European Cycle : 2015-09-27 : To Kršan

Activity
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Kanfanar to Kršan $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 73: 33km: Total 3078km
Sight See Kažun $0.00 We've been seeing these stone huts all over the place. Very neat!
Accommodation
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Pension Apartment Jakov Booking.com Kršan $75.00 Very friendly and helpful. Provided parking for our bicycles. The apartment was great - spacious and clean. Our hostess surprised us with some nutella crepes - fantastic!

The TV is in the dining room - there's no place to really sit and get comfortable to watch, but hopefully you're not coming to watch TV anyway.


Trip Log

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As I've said before, you have to like hills to cycle tour Croatia. Even though we're on the "flat" part of Istria, there's nothing flat about it. We spent the first part of the day climbing gradually from Kanfanar to Sv. Katarina, which was on the top of some kind of ridge. From Sv. Katarina, we had a 3km 10% downhill. It was crazy! I was so glad we weren't riding it in the OTHER direction. As soon as we started down, we could see Pićan, a crazy little town perched on the tippy-top of a steep steep hill. After completing our downhill woo-hoo to the Raška Draga valley, we had to climb steeply up through Podpićan for a bit. Then the climb evened out some as we approached Kršan.
Most of our riding today was on secondary highway, but it was much quieter than the secondary highways closer to the west coast of Istria. It was quite nice riding the whole way. We had side road options if we needed them, but we didn't feel any need to get off the highways. Yay!

It is interesting to be back in Kršan. We were through here going the other direction several days ago and after this, we will be retracing our route all the way back to Rijeka.
Mount Učka looms. It looms over everything. Since we reached Rijeka a couple weeks ago, we have been essentially nowhere that we couldn't see it, looming. We are back and will be cycling to it (not to the summit, silly) tomorrow. It looms! It looms!


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