Mount Srd

Mount Srd

Mount Srd is a mountain peak at an elevation of 393m (1,289ft) above the sea level, located just behind Dubrovnik, in Dalmatia, Croatia.

The road to the summit is asphalted, but extremely narrow and pretty steep, impassable for two cars at the same time. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. On the summit you’ll be amazed with the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands. On a clear day, you can see up to 60 km (37 miles).

At the summit there’s a communication tower, a restaurant and the famous Imperial fortress (Utvrda Imperijal), built in 1806-1816 during the Napoleonic Wars. The fortified structure on top of the Srđ was built to defend the fort northern routes into the city and it was severy damaged in the Croatian War of Independence. Today, Imperial fortress hosts the Museum of the Patriotic War, with about 500 exhibits from 1991-1995. The route is not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is very narrow in some sections. There is little room for error on this road.

The route is really steep. Starting from D8 road, near Dubrovnik, the ascent is 2.8km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 206 meters. The average percentage is 7,3% but some sections are over the 10%. It shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse.