A road with breathtaking views to Mount Srd in Croatia
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.
Can you drive up Mount Srd?
Tucked away on the southeastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved, but pretty challenging, featuring very narrow sections (impassable for two cars at the same time) and brutally steep parts, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Some parts are very near to the cliff (no barrier).
How long is the road to Mount Srd in Croatia?
The road to the craggy mountain, on the edge of the Dinaric Alps, is 2.9km (1.80 miles) long starting at the paved Jadranska cesta (D8 road), near the Old City of Dubrovnik. Over this distance the elevation gain is 205 meters. The average gradient is 7.06%.
How long does it take to drive up Mount Srd in Croatia?
Plan about 10 minutes to complete the drive without any stop. The summit hosts a communication tower, the popular Mt. Srd, Panorama Restaurant (be sure to make a reservation in advance just in case), the Homeland War Museum, a really big cross 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 badly damaged in the Croatian War of Independence as it had strategic importance in the war of 1991-1995. Today, Imperial fortress hosts the Museum of the Patriotic War, with about 500 exhibits from 1991-1995.
Is the drive to Mount Srd in Croatia worth it?
It's a beautiful drive overlooking Dubrovnik. At the summit you’ll be amazed with the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the turquoise Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands. The summit is also accessible by the Dubrovnik Cable Car and the Mt. Srd Trailhead. The views at the summit are a memorable experience, however, the sunset is absolutely breathtaking.