The majority of the population are Roman Catholic.

Wild camping is a bad idea around the border area of Serbia and Montenegro and south of Debrovnik, due to land mine areas that may not be marked. In addition, the Danube region (Eastern Slovenia) also contains land mines. Suspected land mines are reported on this website.

Tap water is drinkable.

Avoid accepting food or drink from strangers.

In 2008, the following days are holidays:

  • October 8. Independence Day.
  • November 1. All Saint’s Day.
  • December 25-26. Christmas.

Before going

Visas are not required for Croatia; however, foreign visitors that are not staying at hotels are required to report to the policy within 24 hours of arrival in Croatia.

Check the following websites for travel advisories:


Canada has an embassy in Zagreb.

Croatia – ZAGREB, Embassy of Canada
Prilaz Gjure Dezelica 4, 10000 Zagreb
Phone:385 (1) 488-1200 or 488-1211
Fax:385 (1) 488-1230

Croatian embassy in Ottawa:

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
229 Chapel Street , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 7Y6
Phone: (613) 562-7820

Cycle Blogs for Croatia

Take a look at these blogs to get a better sense of cycling in Croatia:

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