MTB Imotski lakes

Country: Croatia
 Region: Dalmatian Hinterland
Length: 35 km
Elevation gain: 460 m
Maximum elevation:  580 m
Technical difficulty: 1/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Imotski Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 06.05.2018.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Imotski is small town on the northen side of Biokovo Masif and has very mild and pleasant climate with many sunny days. That is one of the reasons why I cycled around Imotski on this day, everywhere else was raining ( on that date I was still working in Ploče).
I parked my car in the center of the city, so I could  immediately see Blue Lake, and 1 km later Red Lake. Above Blue Lake there is fortress Topana built in 10th century located on natural cliff. In 1943. was first football match played at the bottom of the dried Blue Lake. Now there is tradition of locals playing football game during summer days while there is no water. The most important rule of football match played at the bottom is that result of the match must be draw.

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MTB Stol – Karavanks

Country: Slovenia
 Mountain: Stol/ peak Veliki Stol/Hochstuhl
Length: 33 km
Elevation gain: 2200 m
Maximum elevation:  2336 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Veliki Stol_Karavanks_CycloTrail
Date of ride: 20.06.2019.
Suitable for E-bike: No

When I first got gpx file from  one of the members from dropbike forum, I knew what to expect. 2200 meters of elevation gain in less than 35 kilometers, this will be one though ride, and first few kilometers on steep paved ascent are “easy” introduction. After this 5 km on paved road we left Javorniški Rovt and reached the part of unpaved road.  4.5 kilometers from Javorniški Rovt village we entered into pasture Pusti Rovt filled with herd of cows and for the first time on this ride experienced Alps atmosphere (one of the many to come).

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MTB Tolminske Ravne – Razor

Country: Slovenia
 Mountain: Razor
Length: 38,5 km
Elevation gain: 1550 m
Maximum elevation:  1427 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Tolmin_Tolminske ravne_Razor_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 04.08.2019.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Three years ago, I was in Tolmin and biked there for four days and explored local mountains by bike. This year I decided to go back with frends and ride again. Razor was, and still is one of my favorite rides. Our route starts in Tolmin (very popular destination with tourists interested in outdoor activities) city near Italy. We parked our car on very big parking spot with no entrance fee. From that parking spot starts our ride. First part of the route is on narrow paved road which leads to Tolminske Ravne pasture. From Tolminske Ravne starts ascent to Razor hut, at some parts ascent sections were too steep, so sometimes we had to get off our bikes, and give it a little push (after cca 1 km from Tolminske Ravne there is a spring well).
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