Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south of Croatia.
Accomodation in Hotels, Villas, Apartments, Camps and Hostels.
What to do while in Dubrovnik check here and here. City guides and sight seeing routes here.
Dubrovnik travel agencies here, information offices here and Tourist board here.
From Western Europe:
1. Via Rijeka – motorway and continental road:
Rijeka - Senj - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje - Vrgorac - Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik.
2. Combination of Adriatic Highway (coastal road) and motorway:
Rijeka - Senj - Karlobag - Maslenica - Split - Makarska – Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik.
There are many different combinations using coastal roads and sections of the motorway. If taking the Adriatic Highway, one can enjoy the seaside scenery. The other option is taking the motorway, which passes through the continental part of the country, where the landscape is different, but no less picturesque.
From Central Europe:
1. Via Zagreb Zagreb - Karlovac - Žuta Lokva - Gospić - Dugopolje - Vrgorac - Ploče (motorway) - Dubrovnik.
It is possible to combine this route with the Adriatic Highway.
2. Via Osijek (across Bosnia and Herzegovina) Osijek - Slavonski Brod (or Brčko) - Sarajevo - Mostar - Metković - Dubrovnik / Sarajevo - Foča - Trebinje - Dubrovnik
Organized bus transfer to Dubrovnik is available upon arrival for each regular flight. On departure, the bus leaves the main bus terminal 1.5 hours before every Croatia Airlines and Austrian Airlines flight. For all other regular flights, a bus departs from the main bus terminal approximately 2 hours before the flight. Tickets are bought from the bus driver and the price is 40 kuna.
Taxi service is also available throughout the day. The price of taxi service from the airport to Dubrovnik is 220 - 300 kuna, depending on which part of town the hotel is located in.
Rent-a-Car Dubrovnik-Molunat here.
Yes. However, it’s against the rules if family and friends offers food or equipment because it’s considered third party support. Rule #5
HC is self supported race and riders decide by themselves where and when to sleep, where to eat and when to stop. Hotel or apartment is not mandatory, it’s all about your own preferences and equipment you have with you. If you have a sleeping bag or bivy you can crash wherever you feel like but be sure you are far away from the road and try to find some kind of shelter /otherwise it’s a big chance that police might stop by to greet you.
All commercially available accommodations are allowed, as long as it’s available for all racers. If your friend own apartment for private purposes and offers only to you, in that case is against the rules.
Refuse. If someone stops you, (dotwatcher i.e.) and offer you any kind of support, including drink and food, it’s a big chance you will get penalty for that, or even disqualification. If you stop in caffe bar or restaurant and someone buy you a sandwich or drink, that is allowed because it’s commercially available location.
No. This is worst scenario for a racer, in situations when bicycle is not possible to repair to continue the race, racer must contact organiser to inform about withdrawal from the race.
Yes. The sponsorship of any kind is allowed and racers are encouraged to finance their participations through sponsorships. There is no strict jersey obligatory, nor racers must wear official HC jersey.
Bicycle and outfit can be custom made to promote any sponsor or message. However, if it contain any offensive, political or any extreme message (including religious) will be restricted, in worst scenario it can lead to disqualification. Look at Rule #8
It’s also allowed to make your own media material before, during and after the race free to use in commercial purpose. Official HC media material is not allowed in those purpose due copyrights, in such situation better contact organizer.
In such situation contact organizer to provide more information about general idea and planned method.