MTB Otočac – XC Family ride

Country: Croatia
Region: Gacka valley
Length: 59 km
Elevation gain: 380 m
Maximum elevation
:  516 m
Technical difficulty: 1/5
Download GPS Track: Otočac_Gacka_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 22.07.2017.
Suitable for e bike: Yes

Ride around Otočac is one of the best family rides I could recommend someone who isn’t into extreme biking and wants to avoid hard descents, but also likes riding and has average physical condition. Most of the route is on gravel and asphalt road. This route is mostly along river Gacka in Lika region near Velebit mountain and town Otočac.
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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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