Medvednica VTC: Tonchek & Tochkica i Blek Stena

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Medvednica
Length: 17,5 km
Elevation gain: 810 m
Maximum elevation
:  650 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: T&T i Blek Stena_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 10.04.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

I remember first time when I visited east part of Medvednica. It was winter, and snow covered everything in Zagreb. We decided to visit Gorščica and it was one of the best and most genuine experiences on Medvednica mountain. At the hut Gorčica we ended with knives in our hands peeling potatoes  with the host who then made us pancakes and he didn’t  want to take any money from us. That was the first time on Medvednica mountain that I felt like I’m in someone’s house and not in a restourant.
Now, concession ended for hosts, but they still give service in smaller hut nearby old shelter. They sell drinks, strudels and best pancakes (for only 5 kunas, which is only 0,65 euros).

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MTB Krk – Ridgeline: Obzova – Zminja – Veliki Hlam – Ljubimer – Bag

Country: Croatia
Region: Island Krk
Length: 20 km
Elevation gain: 650 m
Maximum elevation:  569 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Obzova_Zminja_Veliki Hlam_Ljubimer_Bag_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 13.03.2021
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Few weeks before, we were riding on Krk, and then I sad that this was the best route you can find on island Krk, now after last ride my recent opinion need serious revision. This ride is better than any route we rode here in term of technical descents, panoramic views and endless singletracks.  We avoided ascent on asphalt road because I came a little bit later from Zagreb and I was visiting friends with my girlfriend for over a weekend, so I wanted to save up some time. Matko left his car in Baška, and I drove us and our bikes on Treskavac and left my car on parking lot. From there we continued on trail that leads to Obzova, Zminj, Veliki Hlam, Ljubimer and Bag. This time I wont describe path because it is similar to previous rides on Krk, you can look there for instructions.

The main difference from last ride from Bratinac is that this time on crossing for Bratinac and Ljubimer we went right following path that goes along old stone wall. We followd path on the left side of wall and even though it is technical demanding you can pedal almost all the way, depending on your physical condition and technical abilities.

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Krk: Obzova – Bratinac-Veliki Hlam – Batomalj

Country: Croatia
Region: Island Krk
Length: 26,2 km
Elevation gain: 808 m
Maximum elevation:  569 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Krk_Obzova_Bratinac_Batomalj_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 21.02.2021
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

For now, this is my favourite ride on island Krk. Even better than descent from Obzova to Draga Bašćanska.  This time we started from Batomalj. Due to my recent injury, I lost my form, so we avoided ascent on Moon plateau and immediately started to Obzova peak on paved road. Ascent is the same as our last ride on Obzova, but this time we didn’t follow trail that leads to Draga Bašćanska, we continued by trail that goes by the ridge towards to Velika Hlam peak. From there we went by this trail until we reached unpaved road.
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