Croatia was definitely a highlight of my 28 day tour. We stayed at an island called Pag Island for 3 nights which was the longest stay anywhere on the tour. Pag Island is a party island that is absolutely pumping in Summer. Unfortunately, we arrived about a month too early which meant it was still off-season and most things were shut. Luckily, mountain bikes were still available to hire which suited me perfectly and we had an epic time riding around the island for 2 days straight.
Croatia is quite interesting because the scenery is unlike anything I had ever seen before. Even though it is an island and there were beautiful pebbled beaches, once you go inland a bit, the terrain turns very rocky and becomes almost dessert like. Coming off the barge onto the island was really weird because we truly could have been anywhere and if someone had of said we were in the Middle East, we would have believed them. This terrain turned out to be pretty awesome for mountain biking and we found a few pretty awesome tracks to get the adrenaline pumping.