Nestled on the shimmering shores of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia unfurls an intricate web of roads, weaving tales of antiquity, natural splendor, and modern wonders. One of the most mesmerizing routes here is the Adriatic Highway, a ribbon of tarmac that clings to the coastline, revealing a medley of azure waters, isolated coves, and historic hamlets. For those with an appetite for elevations, the road to Sveti Jure beckons, ascending to become Croatia's loftiest roadway, offering sweeping views from the zenith.
However, while beauty abounds, so do challenges and mysteries. The Mali Alan Pass warns of remnants from the past – landmines that speak of turbulent times, serving as a stark reminder of the nation's resilience and revival. For adventurers seeking both thrill and allure, the Tunnel Pitve awaits. Unlit and unpaved, this cavernous passage may seem daunting, but on the other side lies a slice of Croatian paradise, as if the very tunnel serves as a rite of passage into nature's embrace.
Beyond the allure of beaches and the remnants of ancient civilizations, Croatia's roads present a journey that transcends landscapes. It's a voyage through history, nature, and the indomitable spirit of a nation that's risen from challenges to stand proud and welcoming. So, gear up for a Croatian road trip, where every turn unveils a new chapter of wonder and every horizon beckons with endless possibilities
Sveti Jure is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.744m (5,721ft) above the sea level, located in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia.
Mount Vojak is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.376m (4,514ft) above the sea level, located on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula, in western Croatia.
Mali Alan Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.053m (3,454ft) above the sea level located on the boundary of Lika–Senj and Zadar counties, in Croatia. Paved half way, the pass is quite challenging.
Located on the island of Hvar, in the district of Jelsa, in Croatia, Tunnel Pitve will make you feel as if you have entered into a mine with your car. Although someone passing through a tunnel dug in solid rock can be seem like passing through hell - in the end it is actually waiting for paradise.
Mount Srd is a mountain peak at an elevation of 395m (1,295ft) above the sea level, located just behind Dubrovnik, in the region of Dalmatia, in Croatia.
Stara Baška is a small coastal village located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, at the southernmost tip of Krk Island, in Croatia.
Veliki Alan is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.414m (4,639ft) above the sea level, located in Lika-Senj County, Croatia, located on the Adriatic Sea underneath the Velebit mountain.
Located on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Željava Airbase was the largest underground airport and military airbase in the former Yugoslavia, and one of the largest in Europe.
Vratnik Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 700m (2,300ft) above the sea level located in Lika-Senj County, Croatia.
The State Road D102 is a very scenic drive through Krk, a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the main road route of the island.
Sveta Nedilja is a small beach village located on the southern side of the island Hvar, in Croatia. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a coastal road with dangerous dropoffs. The road to the town is recommended only to the brave and adventurous. It’s one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.
Located on the island of Hvar, in the district of Jelsa, in Croatia, the road from Pitve to Zavala is an epic adventure.
Gola Pljesevica is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.547m (5,075ft) above the sea level, located in the Dinaric Alps, on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Biserujka cave is located 300 meters north-west of the Rudine village, towards the northern part of the Krk island, a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea.
Veliko Rujno is a very scenic plateau at an elevation of 892m (2,926ft) above the sea level, located in the far north-western part of the Zadar region in northern Dalmatia.
Krk bridge is a very scenic reinforced concrete arch bridge, located on the northern Adriatic Sea, in Croatia. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges of the world.
Mount Mosor is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 678m (2,224ft) above the sea level, located in central Dalmatia, Croatia.
D106 road is a very scenic drive located in the heart of Pag, a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea.
Located in the Split-Dalmatia County, in southern Croatia, the Bast-Veliko Brdo Road is a very scenic journey with astonishing views from above.
Located in the northern Adriatic Sea between the mainland and the island of Rab and Krk, Goli Otok is a rocky outcrop that was the site of the only gulag in Europe when Croatia was part of Yugoslavia.
Located on the Pelješac peninsula in the region of Dalmatia, in Croatia, Tunnel Dingac will make you feel as if you have entered into a mine with your car.