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Drvenik-Gradac tour

Route Description

The route begins at Drvenik, from the eastern side of the promenade in Donja Vala, along the paved road right along the seashore, through Gornja Vala towards Zaostrog. After 3 km, you will enter Zaostrog on a paved trail a few hundred metres long. In Zaostrog, the route passes by the Franciscan monastery which is definitely worth a visit, before continuing along the paved road that runs along the seashore through Podaca and Brist and the along the gravelly beaches towards Gradac. From here, the route climbs up the paved road towards Biokovo, passing through olive groves. In this part, the ascent is a little steeper, and we recommend you stop to take a break. Not much longer, and you will come onto a gravel trail, slightly less steep, that leads through the old villages of Brist, Podaca, Zaostrog and Drvenik, which all feature the traditional Dalmatian architecture and many historical structures and points of interest. One of the most important is the fortified structure called Gradina, which is also the largest fortress of the Makarska Riviera. On this route, cyclists can stop and refresh themselves with the water from two mountain springs, one in old Zaostrog and the old in the old part of Drvenik. Next to this spring, the road becomes paved again, and leads down towards the sea and the ferry dock.