Kamnik – The ridge trail

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Kamnik
Length: 40 km
Elevation gain: 1353m
Maximum elevation:
  1600 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Kamnik_The ridge ride_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 05.05.2024.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

This route is ideal for e-mtb and these kind of trails are now fully enjoyable and more rideable uphill when you have some assistance. You can also ride this route with normal bike, but be prepared to walk a little bit more on the ascents at the ridge. We parked at the parking spot of cable car to Velika Planina because my plan was to ride Dolski Graben from Velika Planina, after we descent from Kamnik. Luckily, we had time, but trail from Velika Planina was nearly destroyed due to large amounts of rain that poured out last year.

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MTB in Czech Republic – Rychleby trails

Country: Czech
Region:Černá Voda

Length: 35 km
Elevation gain: 940 m
Maximum elevation: 815 m
Tehnical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Rychlebsky trails_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 12.08.2023
Suitable for E-bike: No (shuttle and E-mtb are forbidden)

Last year we went to Czech Republic to ride some interesting trails. I have never seen those tipe of trails in Croatia, with these type of granite stones so I was intrigued when I saw this ladscape. I wont go into details about gpx, directions and trails, because there are information on their official website of Rychlebsky trails. This page on my blog is just to give you an option what to ride if you find yourself in nearby. It is good to know that it is not possible to shuttle to the top and that e bikes are not allowed on the trails if you are under 55 years. I liked very much trails that are marked as black and double black. If I could choose now, I would not ride Superflow trail, and instead of it I would ride Velbloud trail. (i feel sorry that we didn’t have time to ride it). Considering that many rolls and drops are blind, it is good to look first, to know exactly where to go. I enjoyed these treils a way better on second day  when I knew what to expect. So for full experience you should ride at least 2 times per trail.

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Samoborsko gorje- Oštrc- Japetic-Šumski Dvor

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Samoborsko gorje (Samobor hills)
Length: 42,3 km
Elevation gain: 1940 m
Maximum elevation: 840 m
Tehnical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Samoborsko gorje-E-Mountain-Bike-Ride_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 01.04.2024
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Since this E-mtb ride is one of the many variations of my previous rides on Samoborsko gorje, I will not go into details about it. You can just download my gpx file and follow it. You can ride it with normal bike also, but yuo have to be in very very good form, and be prepared to all day ride and a lot of pushing your bike on your feet.

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