MTB Samoborsko gorje: Japetić – Oštrc – Old town Lipovec

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Samoborsko gorje
Length: 42 km
Elevation gain: 1450 m
Maximum elevation
:  840 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Samoborsko gorje_Japetic_Oštrc_Lipovec_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 28.03.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

This time we decided to visit Japetić, Oštrc and old town Lipovec. For ascent on Japetić we choose probably easiest way by paved road, and then descended on the side were peregliders  go into the air. This is first of our three descents, and it ends near “Šoićeva kuća” (Šoić House). From there we went to Oštrc, and for ascent we used unpaved road which later becomes technical singletrack, we managed to pedal all the way beneath “Ptičji vrh” (“Bird peak”) and from there descended with Hofman put (Hofman trail), and then after  1 km we connected to the same trail that we used for ascent and went for Željezničar hut.
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MTB Krk – Ridgeline: Obzova – Zminja – Veliki Hlam – Ljubimer – Bag

Country: Croatia
Region: Island Krk
Length: 20 km
Elevation gain: 650 m
Maximum elevation:  569 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Obzova_Zminja_Veliki Hlam_Ljubimer_Bag_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 13.03.2021
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Few weeks before, we were riding on Krk, and then I sad that this was the best route you can find on island Krk, now after last ride my recent opinion need serious revision. This ride is better than any route we rode here in term of technical descents, panoramic views and endless singletracks.  We avoided ascent on asphalt road because I came a little bit later from Zagreb and I was visiting friends with my girlfriend for over a weekend, so I wanted to save up some time. Matko left his car in Baška, and I drove us and our bikes on Treskavac and left my car on parking lot. From there we continued on trail that leads to Obzova, Zminj, Veliki Hlam, Ljubimer and Bag. This time I wont describe path because it is similar to previous rides on Krk, you can look there for instructions.

The main difference from last ride from Bratinac is that this time on crossing for Bratinac and Ljubimer we went right following path that goes along old stone wall. We followd path on the left side of wall and even though it is technical demanding you can pedal almost all the way, depending on your physical condition and technical abilities.

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Krk: Obzova – Bratinac-Veliki Hlam – Batomalj

Country: Croatia
Region: Island Krk
Length: 26,2 km
Elevation gain: 808 m
Maximum elevation:  569 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Krk_Obzova_Bratinac_Batomalj_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 21.02.2021
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

For now, this is my favourite ride on island Krk. Even better than descent from Obzova to Draga Bašćanska.  This time we started from Batomalj. Due to my recent injury, I lost my form, so we avoided ascent on Moon plateau and immediately started to Obzova peak on paved road. Ascent is the same as our last ride on Obzova, but this time we didn’t follow trail that leads to Draga Bašćanska, we continued by trail that goes by the ridge towards to Velika Hlam peak. From there we went by this trail until we reached unpaved road.
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