Hahlići – Ćunina glava peak

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Grobnik Alps – Hahlići
Length: 17,5 km
Elevation gain:  850 m
Maximum elevation: 1157 m
Tehnical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Ćunina glava – Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 25.07.2020
Suitable for E-bike: Yes (if e-bike has push assistance)

Grobnik Alps (Hahlić) is mountain region above Rijeka and Grobnik. This is 5th time I’m visiting Grobnik alps, and fourth time by bike, but I’ve never visited this peak.  I liked this ascent the best. Descent from Ćunina glava has nice views, enough of steep sections and very interesting technical sections that are very fun and challenging. Starting point is in Podkilavac. As all of my previous routes on Grobnik alps, they all lead to Hahlić mountain hut, so you can combine them.
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Žuljana – sv. Ivan

Country: Croatia
Region: Pelješac/ st. Ivan peak
Length: 19,6 km
Elevation gain: 589 m
Maximum elevation:  450 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Žuljana_sv.Ivan_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 22.08.2020
Suitable for E-bike: Yes (if e-bike has push assistance)

Few days before this ride I was looking from beach on surrounding hills above Žuljana and wondered how many  mtb trails they hide. Later I found out that there is interesting peak st. Ivan with nice view, but used mostly by hikers. I asked local mountainbikers about possibility to go with mountain bike, but nobody didn’t have useful informations so I decided to check it on my own. I went on a hiking with my girlfriend and did some trail inspection and immediately realised that this trail is hidden gem, even though it was overgrown on few sections it was possible to pass through with the bike.

After hiking, the next day,  I went on a ride very early to avoid heat during ascent. Start was from my apartment in Žuljana, and from there I followed asphalt road that connects to Dubrava, but just before Dubrava turn right on gravel road which is old Napoleon path that goes along main road.

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MTB Lošinj St.Mikul – Nerezine

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Osoršćica
Length: 20,2 km
Elevation gain: 690 m
Maximum elevation
:  557 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Osoršćica_sv.Mikul_Nerezine_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 26.06.2020.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Osoršćica is hill on Lošinj island with its highest peak Televrin, 588 meters high. Ivan and I wanted to go in Bosnia for the weekend and had already planned everything , but due to Korona virus lockdown, we changed our plans and chose to explore Cres and Lošinj for three days. Ivan found out for the trail that goes from the peak st. Nicholas (st. Nikola, st. Mikul on local dialect) to Nerezine. Our start was from town Osor, from campsite “Preko mosta”. From there we just followed asphalt road which soon transformed into wide gravel road that leads to peak st. Nicholas. Just few hundred meters before peak, gravel road connects to singletrack trail. Last 100 meters hike&bike is needed due to steep ascent.

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