Croatia

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  1. adriacoral

    adriacoral Read Only Funster

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    Hi
    Thinking of travelling through France and into Croatia this summer.Can anyone recommend a good route and good cheap stop overs. Would like to use as many aires as possible. Do Croatia have aires and info greatly appreciated
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    Hi we didn't quite make it to Croatia stop about 10 mile from the border in Slovenia, we travelled from Calais, Luxemburg, Germany and Austria and used stelplatz which are similar to aires. I had heard wild camping wasn't allowed in Croatia and not sure if they have an aires system.
     
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    did croatia back in 2007
    fantastic place but full of italians who are renowned for taking the pizza with 'overnight stopping' so the locals have none of it.
    plitvice lakes, campsites nearby
    senj, krk and istria.
    slovenia, lake bled, the trenta to soca road (loads of sites), ljubliana itself
    italy....jesolo de lido for venice (park where you like), lecco for lake como/bellagio
    swiss......berne, locarno (aire)

    hth
     
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    We stayed there last autumn, taking in Venice on the way and just going "around the corner".
    It seems that wild camping isn't allowed and we found the sites good quality but a bit more expensive than we're used to, we like to use aires. It was also late in the season and places were closing down.
    I agree with Sadlonelygit that Slovenia was worth a visit on the way back. We stayed at lubjiana and Lake Bled, well worth it.
     
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    Hi, we have been to Croatia for the last 2 years and shall be passing through it again this year on our way to Greece.
    We entered Croatia from Slovenia [if you use the motorway you will need a vignette] and went to Novigrad, Rovinj and Pula in the Istra area, we used ACSI sites up until the end of June then we headed down south of Trieste staying on the coast road where you will be spoilt for choice on campsites by the water’s edge which is lovely and clean, the island of KRK is worth a visit as there is a bridge over to it, then stayed on coast road [beware signs will try and send you inland to the motorway] then headed down to south of Zadar to St Petar [Camping Martin] most minicamps and autocamps cost around 15-20euros per night, if you travel the coast road lots of Lidl stores with good parking, eating out is very reasonable, lots of Germans and German seems to be the second language and found locals very friendly. Well worth a visit.
     
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    Went to Croatia last September, well worth the drive. We went via Strasbourg. We then crossed into Germany and went to Rottweil then onto Fussen which is more or less on the Austrian border. We chose to go south into Italy via the Ruschen Pass, scenery was beautiful. The journey through Italy was a bit arduous, navigating our way though the Alps. We made our way through Slovenia (bypassing Trieste) and into Croatia where we stayed a few days at Rovinj. We then moved on to Krk for another few days. We meandered down the coast road finally to Split stopping at several sites on the way. Because there were a few roadworks on the coast road, when we returned home, we decided to use the motorway to get back to the Northern Croatia which was quite reasonable. We normally don't pay tolls, being mean and having plenty of time, but this was money well spent. We travelled through Slovenia into Austria buying vignettes so that we could use the motorways, finally spending a few days in Saltzburg. Our route back to France took in part of the Black Forest more or less travelling due west from Austria. Our final stop in France was Wissant from where we caught the ferry the next day. We spent 8 weeks on this trip. There are many campsites in Croatia, sadly no aires. We used ACSI campsites. I hope this helps:Rofl1::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Thanks to everyone for info for Croatia, very helpful:thumb:
     

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