|Our second ride on Hvar was also amazing. After a bus ride from Hvar Harbor to Jelsa, we mounted our bikes for a 32 mile ride to Sućuraj. We were told that it would not be as hard as yesterday’s ride. The jury is still out as to whether or not that is true. We had some pretty long uphill grades and, I believe, the downhill was less steep. We had to ride 24 miles before we stopped for lunch. 24 miles! Lunch was at a little roadside konoba and consisted of meats, cheeses, breads, and beverages. The setting was idyllic, the food hit the spot, it was hard to continue riding.
After another 8 miles, we made it to the harbor and boarded our private ferry to a port on the peninsula. The ride over was so beautiful and peaceful. Dennis and I spent it on the top deck, with a few others, enjoying the wind in our hair (mine, not so much his). After landing, we boarded a bus to take us across the peninsula, then another ferry to Korćulca, which is to be our home for two nights.
Cycling Croatia has taken very good care of us. Our guides have made sure that we have all the support we need every step of the way. The restaurants we have been to have been great, but tonight’s was superb! It was Filippi Restaurant. Dennis and I arrived early and they took very good care of us while we waited for the others. We had our wine and some amuse bouche. My appetizer - shrimp pasta - could have been an entrée, it was big enough. My main course was sea bass, cooked to perfection. Last, but not least, was a decadent chocolate cake. Of course, there was wine in sufficient amounts, which is always a good thing.
We stopped at a local pub to listen to some music, but they took their first break not long after we got there. We ere exhausted, so we left and took the 15 minute walk back to the hotel. We have a later than normal start in the morning and it seems most are happy about that.