Hvar Island by motorcycle – our journey on the infamous Croatian roads

In Croatia, if you want to wish someone bad luck, it is said: “May you die on the roads of Hvar”. This is where the most winding and dangerous roads in Croatia are supposed to be. Another saying says: ” Point of view depends on the point of sitting” and because we know that the best sitting is on the motorbike seat, so we were not afraid of winding roads, curses, and other devilish tricks. The Island Hvar by motorcycle, with such an infamous reputation, was only like a promise of a great adventure.

Hvar Island by motorcycle – how to get there?

Hvar can be reached by ferry from Split, Drvenik, and Italian Ancona and Pescara. Pay attention to the type of ferry, some ferries only transport people. Motorcycles very often have priority of entry, but this is determined by the ferry crew. We always had priority entry, but we do not know how it looks in the summer season. It may happen that there will be no room for you, so it is worth it to appear at last a quarter of an hour before the departure of the ferry. Cruises from Dvernik are much cheaper than those from Split, however, if someone has never sailed by a large ferry, we recommend at least once sail from Split – cool, first impression and beautiful panorama of the city from the sea.聽

Ferry Split – Stari Grad (Hvar)

Split - Stari Grad (Hvar)Stari Grad (Hvar) - Split
01:30 (sails from: 30.06 until: 3.09)05:30
05:0007:45
08:3011:30
11:0014:00
14:3017:30
17:00 (sails in the summer season from 15.06 until 15.09)20:00 (sails in the summer season from 15.06 until 15.09)
20:3023:00 (sails in the summer season from 29.06 until 03.09)
Split - Stari Grad (Hvar)Stari Grad (Hvar) - Split
01:30 (sails from: 30.06 until: 3.09)05:30
05:0007:45
08:3011:30
11:0014:00
14:3017:30
17:00 (sails in the summer season from 15.06 until 15.09)20:00 (sails in the summer season from 15.06 until 15.09)
20:3023:00 (sails in the summer season from 29.06 until 03.09)

Price list valid for the year 2019

 Person/type of vehiclePrice in low seasonPrice in high seasonAdditional comments
Osoba doros艂a39 HRK47 HRKThe fee is charged for each person and each vehicle you travel with. The price per vehicle does not include the price per person.
Children 19,5 HRK23,5 HRKAt the age of 3-12.
Motorcycle65 HRK78 HRK
Motorcycle with trailer97 HRK116 HRK
Passenger car up to 5 m. length250 HRK310 HRKA car with a length of up to 5 m, accommodates up to 9 passenger seats and a height of up to 2 m.
Passenger car over 5 m. length460 HRK570 HRKA car with a length of more than 5 m, accommodating up to 9 passenger seats and a height of more than 2 m.
 Person/type of vehiclePrice in low seasonPrice in high seasonAdditional comments
Osoba doros艂a39 HRK47 HRKThe fee is charged for each person and each vehicle you travel with. The price per vehicle does not include the price per person.
Children 19,5 HRK23,5 HRKAt the age of 3-12.
Motorcycle65 HRK78 HRK
Motorcycle with trailer97 HRK116 HRK
Passenger car up to 5 m. length250 HRK310 HRKA car with a length of up to 5 m, accommodates up to 9 passenger seats and a height of up to 2 m.
Passenger car over 5 m. length460 HRK570 HRKA car with a length of more than 5 m, accommodating up to 9 passenger seats and a height of more than 2 m.

The ferry sails for about 120 minutes. Every Saturday passenger cars have priority of entry. The high season is from May 31 to September 29. The low season is from January 1 to May 30 and from September 30 to December 31.

Download the current timetable for the Split – Stari Grad route

Wyspa Hvar motocyklem

Ferry Drvenik – Su膰uraj (Hvar)

Drvenik - Su膰uraj (Hvar)Su膰uraj (Hvar) - Drvenik
05:4505:30
07:306:30
9:008:15
10:309:45
12:0011:15
13:4513:00
15:4515:00
17:1516:30
19:0018:00
20:30 (sails from: 15.06 until 28.06 and from 3.09 until 16.09)19:45 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.09 until 16.09)
22:10 (sails from 1.06 until 14.06 and 17.09 until 30.09)21:30 (sails from 1.06 until 14.06 and 17.09 until 30.09)
22:35 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.06 until 16.09)22:00 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.09 until 16.09)
Drvenik - Su膰uraj (Hvar)Su膰uraj (Hvar) - Drvenik
05:4505:30
07:306:30
9:008:15
10:309:45
12:0011:15
13:4513:00
15:4515:00
17:1516:30
19:0018:00
20:30 (sails from: 15.06 until 28.06 and from 3.09 until 16.09)19:45 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.09 until 16.09)
22:10 (sails from 1.06 until 14.06 and 17.09 until 30.09)21:30 (sails from 1.06 until 14.06 and 17.09 until 30.09)
22:35 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.06 until 16.09)22:00 (sails from 15.06 until 28.06 and 3.09 until 16.09)

Price list valid for the year 2019

 Person/type of vehiclePrice in low seasonPrice in high seasonAdditional comments
Adult person13 HRK16 HRKThe fee is charged for each person and each vehicle you travel with. The price per vehicle does not include the price per person.
Children 6,50 HRK8 HRKAt the age of 3-12.
Motorcycle25 HRK30 HRK
Motorcycle with trailer37 HRK44 HRK
Passenger car up to 5 m. length90 HRK108 HRKA car with a length of up to 5 m, accommodates up to 9 passenger seats and a height of up to 2 m.
Passenger car over 5 m. length155 HRK186 HRKA car with a length of more than 5 m, accommodating up to 9 passenger seats and a height of more than 2 m.
 Person/type of vehiclePrice in low seasonPrice in high seasonAdditional comments
Adult person13 HRK16 HRKThe fee is charged for each person and each vehicle you travel with. The price per vehicle does not include the price per person.
Children 6,50 HRK8 HRKAt the age of 3-12.
Motorcycle25 HRK30 HRK
Motorcycle with trailer37 HRK44 HRK
Passenger car up to 5 m. length90 HRK108 HRKA car with a length of up to 5 m, accommodates up to 9 passenger seats and a height of up to 2 m.
Passenger car over 5 m. length155 HRK186 HRKA car with a length of more than 5 m, accommodating up to 9 passenger seats and a height of more than 2 m.

The ferry sails for about 35 minutes. Please note that the times can vary depending on the number of people waiting. The operator regulates the frequency of the ferry trips in real time. The high season is from May 31 to September 29. The low season is from January 1 to May 30 and from September 30 to December 31.

Download the current timetable for Drvenik to Su膰uraj route

Wyspa Hvar motocyklem

The Island Hvar by motorcycle and its legendary roads

The infrastructure on the islands is much less developed than on the mainland. It is good to make sure that we do not run out of fuel for the return trip. The quality of the roads is also very often much worse. And how is it on Hvar? Well, differently, part of the island has great roads (Jelsa – Hvar), the part has not been renovated for years, but we do not think that very different from some sections, which we can experience in Poland. Holes, patches, stones, sand and gravel from landslides – almost like at home after winter. “May you die on the roads of Hvar”?聽 We have no idea where such a saying comes from, because “the devil鈥檚 not so black as he is painted”, although we recommend greater caution, especially that some roads are not properly secured to this day, and where the road ends, a chasm often begins. For us, the Island Hvar turned out to be one of the most beautiful places. Stunning blueness, almost merging with the sky, as if creating unity with flourishing nature – not as timidly as in Poland, but showing all its vitality and energy – you can really fall in love with such Croatia.

Wyspa Hvar motocyklem
Wyspa Hvar motocyklem

Hvar Island by motorcycle – what to see on this tiny island?

They say the sun shines on Hvar for 300 days. I think we had to hit the other 60 because the weather was bad and our plans were a little thwarted. Instead of visiting Hvar, we went to Sveti Jure, because it was the last chance to go there until the weather goes bad. Before leaving we managed to see only Stari Grad, despite the fact that Hvar and Jelsa were still in the plans. And most importantly! If you are on Hvar during lavender flowering (June – August), you must necessarily go to Velo Grablje or around Brusse. It is not without reason that Hvar is called the lavender island. We wrote about Stari Grad here – necessarily see this city full of charming nooks and crannies and beautiful architecture.



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Apartments Markovi膰
Pansion Dela
Blue Bay Residence






Apartments in Stari Grad, 10 minutes walk from the sea. Air-conditioned with a kitchen annexe - you can have breakfast in the morning.
Apartments in Hvar, less than 1.5 km from the beach and the city center. Possibility to order a delicious breakfast. Private parking for customers.
Luxury apartments on the seaside in Hvar. Unfortunately, you have to pay for comfort and luxury, but the views from the balcony are fabulous!



Apartments Markovi膰


Apartments in Stari Grad, 10 minutes walk from the sea. Air-conditioned with a kitchen annexe - you can have breakfast in the morning.

Pansion Dela


Apartments in Hvar, less than 1.5 km from the beach and the city center. Possibility to order a delicious breakfast. Private parking for customers.

Blue Bay Residence


Luxury apartments on the seaside in Hvar. Unfortunately, you have to pay for comfort and luxury, but the views from the balcony are fabulous!

Wyspa Hvar motocyklem
Wyspa Hvar motocyklem

A bunch of useful links at the end

  • Don’t forget to visit Stari Grad, one of the most beautiful towns on the island Hvar. It is also an ideal place to stay for the night.
  • By motorbike to the moon? It’s only possible in Croatia!
  • A motorcycle challenge and a test of your driving technical skills? Read about Sveti Jure.
  • Visit the land of waterfalls, footbridges and incredible color of lakes – Plitvice Lakes.
  • We have also developed a 10-day tour of Croatia. Check it out here, it might inspire you.
  • The most beautiful Croatian routes? You can find our TOP5 here.

Comments (15)

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Naprawd臋 warto si臋 tam pojawi膰 馃檪 Zdj臋cia tylko w cz臋艣ci oddaj膮 cudowny klimat tego miejsca 馃檪

To musia艂o by膰 niesamowite prze偶ycie. Szczerze zazdroszcz臋! 馃檪

I takie by艂o! 馃檪 Mamy nadziej臋, 偶e kto艣, zach臋cony naszymi relacjami, wybierze si臋 tam i zapewniamy, 偶e si臋 nie rozczaruje 馃檪

Zazdroszcz臋 – i cudnego miejsca i podr贸偶y motocyklem 馃檪

Jak podr贸偶owa膰, to tylko motocyklem, o wiele wi臋cej si臋 dostrzega ni偶 zza szyby samochodowej 馃檪 Pozdrawiamy 馃檪

Nie je偶d偶臋 motocyklem, ale ogl膮danie 艣wiata z takiej perspektywy musi by膰 wspania艂e. Chorwacja jest pi臋kn膮 – na Chorwacj臋 odby艂a si臋 jedna z moich pierwszych DALSZYCH podr贸偶y. Na tej wyspie niestety nie by艂am. Pozdrawiam.

艢wiat z motocykla ma sw贸j, ca艂kowicie inny ni偶 z samochodu, urok. Polecamy, przecie偶 posiadaj膮c kategori臋 B mo偶na ju偶 podr贸偶owa膰 na dw贸ch k贸艂kach 馃檪 Pozdrawiamy 馃檪

Najlepiej, gdy 艂膮czy si臋 r贸偶ne pasje i to najbardziej bije z twojego posta. Nie interesuj膮 mnie motocykle, a jednak przeczyta艂am wszystko dok艂adnie, bo jest zar贸wno interesuj膮co, jak i praktycznie. Szkoda tylko tej pogody, ale zawsze otwiera si臋 przed wami mo偶liwo艣膰 powrotu z powodu chocia偶by tej 鈥瀢ym贸wki鈥

Wym贸wki do powrotu nie potrzebujemy 馃檪 Hvar obowi膮zkowo znajduje si臋 na naszej drugiej w tym roku trasie po Chorwacji 馃檪 tym razem we wrze艣niu.

Cudowne miejsce, widoki mnie zachwycaj膮. Pi臋kne zdj臋cia. Jeszcze nigdy nie je藕dzi艂am motorem. Nie by艂o okazji, ale chcia艂abym spr贸bowa膰, bo pewnie to fantastyczne uczucie. Pozdrawiam. 馃檪

Jak raz spr贸bujesz i Ci si臋 spodoba, to jeste艣 stracona. :)))

Mia艂em okazje by膰 na tej wyspie ale nie motocyklem. Wezm臋 tw贸j wpis pod uwag臋 podczas nast臋pnej podr贸偶y.

Na Hvarze jest tunel, do kt贸rego nie wolno jecha膰 motocyklem, motorowerem ani rowerem – Tunel Pitve

Zakaz jest teoretyczny. 艢miga艂em tam rowerem. Mo偶na go tez objecha膰, ale droga jest typu enduro.

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