Mountain: Velika Rujnica/Babina gomila peak
Length: 30 km
Elevation gain: 920 m
Maximum elevation: 735 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Velika Rujnica_Babina Gomila_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 02.07.2018.
Suitable for E-bike: No
View on Desne and Blue eye from above. You can see Neretva delta and part od peninsula Pelješac.
Before Strimen, there is a road that goes left. After some time it becomes unpaved road which leads through olive garden. After some time unpaved road transforms into narrow singletrack which leads to Babina gomila peak. After reaching singletrack our travel to the peak becomes combination of bike&hike. I was lucky to visit this mountain during winter and summer. In winter Rujnica has a brown color, with not so many vegetation and animals, but at summer, Rujnica becomes green beauty crowded with vegetation and spider nets crossing the paths.
Peak is at 735 meters and offers open view at all directions. You can see Biokovo massif, peninsula Pelješac, delta of river Neretva and local hills. A few hundred meters before the peak is not for biking so I left my bike and hiked that part. I was in big problems afterward because vegetation were so big I couldn’t find my bike :D.
At descend I had a problems of another kind. My tire punctured two times and I had only one inner tube (at the time I didn’t have tubeless) and no repair kit so I couldn’t ride and record the whole track, which is actually the best part of the track. I finished my ride at worst possible way (if you exclude injury), carrying my bike downhill for 5 km. That day I learned valuable lesson, ride tubeless in Dalmatian karst, you should learn from my mistake… Nevertheless, you can download the whole track that i rode with Đani and Ivo.