Grožnjan – Shuttle ride

Country: Croatia
Town: Grožnjan
Length: 43,2 km
Elevation gain:  1420 m
Maximum elevation: 350 m
Tehnical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Grožnjan_endurogrozni_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 15.02.2020
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Grožnjan is small Istrian town located on the hill above Mirna river valley. During summer months Grožnjan streets and squares are transformed into shelter for painters, musicians, sculptors and many other artists.  Few years ago I visited Grožnjan for the first time when me and my girlfriend were riding famous Parenzana trail (old railway path which is now transformed into macadam road for MTB). Even though Parenzana trail goes through many famous places in Istria I liked Grožnjan the most. It has the best vibe and amazing view which you can enjoy while relaxing in local coffee shops.


View on Mirna valley from Parenzana trail. At this point trail Get intersects Parenzana macadam.

Now, few years after, I’m back in Grožnjan with different agenda. Plan was to ride all day downhill and use shuttle to reach the top of the hill. We gathered in Zagreb in early Saturday morning (about 6:00 O ‘Clock), and at 9:30 we were in Grožnjan ready for descending. We managed to complete 10 rides til sunset (17:00 O’ Clock). All the trails are similar to each other and not so demanding in skill, but also very fun to ride. I liked the Get trail the most because it has the most beautiful view at Mirna river valley.

I recorded my ride with GPS device, but I will not put it on website for download because there is better way for uphill if you are riding with the bike. It is possible to ride uphill ascents with bike and manage to complete all trails in one day.  I will put for download a GPS track that my friend rode recently. If you really want to enjoy the tracks  you can contact some local shuttles who can give you a lift.

Map of route:

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