Mountain: Samoborsko & Žumberačko gorje
Length: 38,5 km
Elevation gain: 1700 m
Maximum elevation: 779 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Oštrc_Plešivica_Okić_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 24.04.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes
After this junction starts the best part of the whole route. Descent Karvanišće is combination of technical descent with switchbacks and some short flow sections spiced with beautifull views in all directions. When we ride it again it will be even better because there are some sections where you need to carry speed to pass some stones that lay in the middle of the trail, if you know where to expect them, it will be easier to pass them. After that we descended to village Novo Selo Okićko and continued to mountain hut beneath peak Okić. From there we continued to most technical demanding trail called “DH Strma” (DH Steep). As the name says it is very stepp trail, with drops, switchbacks and roots. I managed to ride all, except one detail with some steep rock. I wasn’t sure if you could roll it or you should drop it, so I left that rock for some other time. If I had some local to ride it in front of me I’m sure I would ride it. All in all, this is very nice all day route with combination of technical and fast and flow trails with very beatifull views. Be sure to bring some money with you because this is all day ride and there are many huts where you can eat or/and drink something.
Note: You can combine this ride with some other rides from this region I rode before. Be polite to hikers, adjust your speed when you see them and say “hello” to them ;).