Velebit: Vaganski vrh

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Velebit
Length: 33 km
Elevation gain: 1370 m
Maximum elevation
:  1757 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Velebit_Vaganski vrh_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 12.09.2021
Suitable for e bike: No

Vagan peak is the highest peak of Velebit and this peak was on my bucket list for a very long time. After I saw video from the bike club Macaklin I’ve got gpx file from them and decided to visit this peak before winter. We had two options to reach Vagan peak. First option was reaching peak directly from Medaki and then with the same trail down. First option is better if you want to descent better and inspect lines and line choices so you can plan your descent. But we chose second option which includes circular route where you start your ascent from Raduč and then descent to Medaki.

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MTB Pelješac – sv. Juraj trail

Country: Croatia
Region: Pelješac/ Potomje
Length: 21 km
Elevation gain: 654 m
Maximum elevation:  538 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Peljesac_sv.Juraj trail_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 26.08.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

 

While we were still in Žuljana on summer vacation, near Potomje I decided to visit sv. Juraj trail, which I heard about from Dalibor.  But before hiking on st. Juraj trail I took a XC ride that starts in Potomje, goes under the tunnel which leads to the west side of Pelješac. From there I followed unpaved road which has a nice look on the sea and local vineyards.

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MTB Pelješac – sv.Ilija – Kabal trail (meat grinder)

Country: Croatia
Region: Pelješac/ st. Ilija peak
Length: 34,20 km
Elevation gain: 1200 m
Maximum elevation:  961 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS TrackPelješac_Kabal trail_CycloTrail
Date of ride: 22.08.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: No

Descent from st. Ilija, which I rode for the first time in 2017. with Dalibor, is one of mine favorite rides, but this time I wanted to try another trail that goes from peak st. Ilija to Ruskovići along Kabal peak (this is the reason why this trail is called Kabal trail). I was surprised when Dalibor told me that this trail is going to be even harder than the first descent. I thought that he is exaggerating, but after ride I realized it was the truth.
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