Reason #134: dip your toes in the Adriatic while riding your bike (almost)
Brač offers tons of cycling routes, with various difficulty levels, vistas and sight-seeing opportunities. This is one of the loveliest and most scenic of all: Supetar – Splitska – Postira – Pučišća.
A good portion of this route is at, or just above sea level. It takes you through bays, beaches, villages and even vineyards.
You can take paved road all the way, but if your bike can handle it, I recommend going partially off road (between Splitska and Postira, and between Postira and Lovrečina).
Don’t forget to take your swimsuit and a beach towel with you.
Cycling path between Postira and Lovrečina bay. The view of mainland.
Cycling path between Postira and Lovrečina bay
One of the many bays and beaches on the way to Pučišća.
Lovrečina. Here we leave the dirt road and join the main, paved road again.
A sculpture in Postira
It’s hard to say, would you rather be on that boat or on this bike.
Postira, the view of mainland
A cross for someone who died here, probably drowned.
At the start of the route, just outside of Supetar.
This is where you take the cycling path from Splitska to Postira
Poppies growing in springtime. One of the many bays along the way.
A couple of horses on a farm near Pučišća.
A special thanks to Davor Cvitanić for the route tips :)
You can always contact me if you need more specific information about this or any other route on Brač.
Reason #128: Pučiške krafne – enough said
It’s debatable whether this is a pro or a con of living on Brač. It depends on whether you care about getting fat and whether you possess the necessary willpower to keep a potential addiction under control. I don’t, but I still would not want to live in a world without Pučiške krafne. Ever.
Krafne are similar to doughnuts and they’re a very typical Croatian pastry available at any store or bakery. The dough is usually filled with marmalade, jelly or chocolate. The Pučiške krafne are shoulders above any other krafne, in my book. They come in two flavors: chocolate and marmalade.
Although you can get them anywhere on Brač, it’s best to come visit Pučišća and enjoy them there, as god intended ;)
It helps if you’re going to get on a bike afterwards and burn them off.
Pučiške krafne are made at the Grikula pekara in Pučišća, Brač. Each morning their truck delivers these and other baked goods to stores all over Brač. Make sure you ask for the “Pučiške” since all krafne look more or less the same. But they don’t taste the same.
PS I’m now told the best way to try them is warm, straight out of the oven. I have a feeling someone will be camping out in Pučišća this summer ;)
Reason #125: some boats get to have a nap over the winter
Some on the beach, sunbathing their bottoms…
Some smack in the middle of their owner’s olive grove. Why not.
Not everyone takes their boat out for the winter, but most people do. It’s just easier that way and less maintenance. Plus, winter weather can be harsh and if your boat is not tied up properly a rough bout of Bura or Jugo can do serious damage.
Reason#85: you can expect just about any type of weather in March
March on Brač is awesome for people who like surprises and change. One day you could be wearing a t-shirt, enjoying a perfect sunny day such as this one…
… and the next day you could be freezing, or even worse, running for cover from hail (like they did in Pučišća Monday morning). Yes, hail!
Photo by Karmen Koljatić, thanks to Pučišća facebook page.
Check out the wind column in this 7-day forecast. Just about every possible wind direction Nature could come up with! At least I know which day is good for badminton.
Reason #76: frist sign of nice weather and you can hang outside with the village elders
They say this is a good sign that the winter is over and spring has arrived – when the gents start hanging outside again, sitting on the benches to discuss politics :D
Photo: Vinko Truto Šćepanović. Thanks to Facebook page Pučišća!