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Kiter25



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Scotland 
Croatia September 23
That's the ferry booked and just over three and half weeks to explore Croatia. Hopefully the td5 will be back together and the new metalian off road trailer will have arrived by then. Any suggestions on good off road routes/things to see/recommendations much appreciated. 23my p400e x dynamic hse, fuji white, towing pack, comfort and convenience, e diff, activity key, 3 zone climate, cold climate and a host of accessories. Now gone.
Post #982935 18th Feb 2023 7:01pm
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wrcarter



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I spent a couple of days in Dubrovnik a few years ago. Dubrovnik is lovely, not exactly kings landing in GOT as they use a lot of cgi but still a lovely place to visit. We had a hire car so decided to do a day trip to Serbia and on to Montenegro. Turned out to be a lovely drive even though the weather wasn’t great. Would definitely recommend. Roads more suited to a defender too. 1989 Land Rover 110 CSW
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Retroanaconda



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Some lovely lanes in the hills above the coast from Rijeka southwards. Head inland and there are forested hills with tracks galore.

The Zeljava airbase is also worth a visit, it’s on the east of the country near the Plitvička lakes (which are also stunning). You can drive up the mountain to an abandoned radar station on the top, before visiting the runways and tunnels down below. Just watch for the police as it’s right on the border (it cuts right through the base) and is a hot spot for migration.


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Post #982997 19th Feb 2023 12:49pm
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sharkey964



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I did the Vibraction road book route of the Balkans a couple of years ago,absolutely brilliant.
https://www.vibraction.org/boutique/road-books/les-balkans/
Marc
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ijomps



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those vibraction roadbooks look really nice. are they french language only?
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sharkey964



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Yes,all text is in French.So,it is definately of help if you speak/understand French as there is a lot of additional information in the Road books as well as the directions.
The directions are pretty self explanatory,basicaly tulip diagrams.
Marc.
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Mo Murphy



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I wasn't overly impressed by Croatia last year, to be honest. It was OK.
Slovenia next door, on the other hand, is stunning, wall to wall forest and lakes, fantastic forest tracks, clean, underpopulated and friendly.
My tuppence worth.
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.
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Jabberwocky



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Im currently in Tirana having spent 2 weeks in Albania, can’t recommend it highly enough, the countryside is incredible, the people very friendly and the tracks are breathtaking, and it’s cheap as well.
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walfy



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Mo Murphy wrote:
I wasn't overly impressed by Croatia last year, to be honest. It was OK.
Slovenia next door, on the other hand, is stunning, wall to wall forest and lakes, fantastic forest tracks, clean, underpopulated and friendly.
My tuppence worth.
Mo



I'm surprised. Croatia is an awesome country to drive around. Plenty to see and do. Loads of offroad tracks to drive, just keep an eye out for the minefield signs.

The rest of the EU is just a place to drive through to get me to Croatia. Been quite a few times now, first couple of times I was wearing green and got to drive lots offroad. The first time I was there, I drove 10K miles in 6 months proving the routes for future troops coming through. 110 D250 SE HT
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geobloke



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sharkey964 wrote:
I did the Vibraction road book route of the Balkans a couple of years ago,absolutely brilliant.
https://www.vibraction.org/boutique/road-books/les-balkans/
Marc


That looks like an amazing tour Thumbs Up
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Mo Murphy



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walfy wrote:
Mo Murphy wrote:
I wasn't overly impressed by Croatia last year, to be honest. It was OK.
Slovenia next door, on the other hand, is stunning, wall to wall forest and lakes, fantastic forest tracks, clean, underpopulated and friendly.
My tuppence worth.
Mo



I'm surprised. Croatia is an awesome country to drive around. Plenty to see and do. Loads of offroad tracks to drive, just keep an eye out for the minefield signs.

The rest of the EU is just a place to drive through to get me to Croatia. Been quite a few times now, first couple of times I was wearing green and got to drive lots offroad. The first time I was there, I drove 10K miles in 6 months proving the routes for future troops coming through.


Horses for courses Walfers. I really can't recommend Slovenia enough ! I might have said that earlier 😉
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.
Post #998390 3rd Jul 2023 2:28pm
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