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.

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Gorizia – Local trails

Country: Italy
Region: Gorizia
Length: 18,2 km (five circles)
Elevation gain: 850 m
Maximum elevation:  241 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Gorizia_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 12.01.2020.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Day before, we shuttled on Ajdovščina and Sveta Gora and I managed to fall on my first ride on descent on Sveta Gora trail, so after the fall I became stiff and all the time I rode with brake in my head. Luckily I wasn’t injured, but I couldn’t relax anymore that weekend…  After Ajdovščina and Sveta Gora, next day we visited small Italian town on border between Slovenia and Italy.
Near Gorizia there is small hill 241 meter high. Even though elevation is not so high, it offers nice views on nearby mountains in Italy and Slovenia.

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