Distance: 33 miles, Climbing: 3025 feet
The next day we were up early again and had to pack up as we were leaving this hotel. At the end of the day we were going to have a private ferry ride to the next island after another day of biking on Hvar. At the start of the day we had an option of taking a van ride to the top of the first hill. We were told the hill was similar to the hill at the start of yesterday's biking. The King and Queen opted to skip the hill and take the ride. The group starts off at the bottom of the hill without the King and Queen and some other riders.
Most of the group opted to take on the hill.
The King and Queen are now starting to ride. We skipped about 3 miles of uphill.
The scenery along the ride was beautiful.
The weather was perfect and we stopped in a very rustic house where lunch was served in an outside patio.
The King and Queen had Radler for the first time. Radler is a drink that started in Europe and is a mix of beer and citrus. This one we had that is served all over Croatia is with lemon.
At the end of the ride we arrived at a small port area and waited for the ferry to take us across to another island where a van would take us to the next hotel.
Some of us were tired from the biking even though it was not many miles.
The guides were going to have to drive the vans to another ferry area and meet us at the next hotel. They would be driving all night long.
When the ferry arrived all of us could not fit on it and some had to go on a dinghy to the other island.
The total trip was only about 20 minutes. When we left the dock the captain of the boat turned over the wheel to one of the bikers. Van had been wearing a sailor's hat when he did not have a helmet on. We guessed he thought that van knew how to drive a boat - he did not. In photo the pilot points Van in the direction he wants him to go.
That is where we are headed.
He went down below as we were crossing and got a gallon jug of homemade grappa. He had dozens of cups and he was pouring it for the entire trip. He was indulging also and probably had been for some time before we got there. As we approached the other side Van kept asking him to take over which he did at the last moment.
There was plenty of time to relax on the trip across….
Upon arrival on the island of Korcula we checked into the Hotel Marco Polo.
That night we had dinner in the town - a short ten minute walk. The restaurant was a Michelin 1-star.