Croatia

Croatia is the, next to Slovenia, the easiest country of the former Yugoslav states, to ride.

Pretty much everybody speaks English, there’s a lot of tourism (particular along the Adriatic Sea), and it’s an EU country.

It goes south along the Adriatic Sea, interrupted by Bosnia for some kilometers, to continue to Dubrovnik, which is also Croatian. It also stretches all the way to Serbia in the East. If you want a touch of Balkan, but stay in EU, you can swing down into Croatia, make you way up again, East, then just before Serbia, ride into Hungary for a short while, just to enter Romania after a 180 km or so.

Passport: Yes

Yes. Croatia is part of EU, but not Schengen.

Green insurance card: No

Technically not needed, being an EU member country. And they will not ask for it. But get it anyway.

Vehicle Registration Certificate: Yes

Yes, always. The original.

Toll: Yes

For select highways. Even for motorcycles. Toll is collected at physical gates on the highways. 

Condition: Good

Croatia’s roads a generally good. Even their gravel roads. At least those frequently used.

Road Safety: Good

Roads are good marked. The Adriatic Coast route can be a bit congested.

You: Good

As with any tourist attractions, if you go to any, watch out for pickpockets.

Bike: Good

Lots of motorcycle riders find their way to Croatia, so seeing a motorcycle is as common as anywhere else in Western Europe.

Cell

Cell phone coverage is good, except in the mountains. As they are EU, you should be home free on roaming if you’re with an EU based operator.

Wifi

As it the rest of Europe: It is fine, but never as good as the one at home.

Language: Croatian

Most Balkan countries speak their own version of Serbo-Croatian, and Croatia is no different. Pretty much all speak English. 

Alphabet: Latin

No need to learn Cyrillic.

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Check this link to see how much 100 Kuna will set you back.

Check out Croatia's great roads to ride:

Great Road: Frozen Partisans, Croatia

Great Road: Frozen Partisans, Croatia

This short gravel route will take you through a nice forest on easy gravel and to monuments of the Frozen Partisans. They commemorate 26 partisans who froze to death at this location during World War II. The road is nice, easy, and smooth gravel, and...
Great Road: Velebit North, Croatia

Great Road: Velebit North, Croatia

The Velebit North route takes you through some of the northern part of the Velebit National Park.  There are two sections, north, and south. While the South section is gravel, this one is paved. It is split into two as they can be ridden independently.  T...
Great Road: Velebit South, Croatia

Great Road: Velebit South, Croatia

The Velebit South route takes you through some of the southern part of the Velebit National Park.  There are two sections, north, and south. While the North section is paved, this one is gravel. It is split into two as they can be ridden independently.  I...
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