Above: The cable car and view of the old center of Dubrovnik

All guidebooks for Croatia rightly recommend taking Dubrovnik’s cable car 1,350 feet up to the top of Mount Srđ, and many also recommend returning to the city via a nearby zigzag path leading down the cliff. This scenic route is steep and full of loose rocks, however, and because it’s the obvious choice, it can also be crowded. I decided to try another way.

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