Mosor – Žrnovnica

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Mosor
Length: 33,5 km
Elevation gain:1180 m
Maximum elevation: 870 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Mosor_Zrnovnica_cyclotrail
Date of ride: 20.11.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: No

Few years before this day, my girlfriend went on a hiking trip with her friend and they hiked around mountain Mosor. She was amazed. After hearing her story, and after I saw video from Kršni TV on youtube I knew I’m going to visit this mountain. So, after visiting Perun trails above Omiš I contacted Pere (again) and he, Dino and Marko guided us on Mosor and then on Žrnovnica (Both trails descent to Vilar, basin where we parked our cars). So we managed to ride in one day two great descents.

We parked our cars near Srinjine, great parking spot because both ascents start from the same place even though they are on differents sides, so you can later choose if you want to do them both.First part of ascent is on paved road and soon starts very nice views on surroundings. You can se hill Perun, Split, Mosor, Kozjak and neighbor islands.
After descend on paved road comes ascent on little bit steeper macadam road which later turns into hike & bike (about 30-40) minutes untill reaching mountain hut Umberto Girometta. There you can refresh, but be sure to check working time. We were riding on saturday and hut was working. There you have something to eat or drink.

Descent from Mosor

Right after mountain hut starts technical descent that varies from flow trail to mostly rocky, steep trail. Most of the time you have a very nice view on the valley and town Split.
After descent we reached paved road that led us back to our cars, and from there we again connected to unpaved road that this time climbs on another hill. After about 1:30 hours of pedaling and very short hiking we reached our descent. Even though this trail is also rocky with switchbacks it is different than the previous one. This was easier and faster and also led us directly to Vilar. That is the reason why locals call this descent to Vilar.

Descent to Vilar

Big thanks on Dino, Pere and Marko for guiding us and showing this great, not so famous natural trails. Marko was kind enough so he agreed to carry my second camera so he recorded first descent from his perspective. Second descent was recorded by Zoki.

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