Možic & Kobla

Country: Slovenia
Mountain: Julijan Alps
Length: 23 km
Elevation gain: 1300 m
Maximum elevation
:  1602 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Možić & Kobla_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 02.10.2021
Suitable for e bike: Yes

Ascent to first peak Možic is one of the best ascents I ever rode with bike. Beautiful sights with very nice trail. Steep enough to keep you pedaling your bike, but not to make you very tired.

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Velebit: Vaganski vrh

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Velebit
Length: 33 km
Elevation gain: 1370 m
Maximum elevation
:  1757 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Velebit_Vaganski vrh_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 12.09.2021
Suitable for e bike: No

Vagan peak is the highest peak of Velebit and this peak was on my bucket list for a very long time. After I saw video from the bike club Macaklin I’ve got gpx file from them and decided to visit this peak before winter. We had two options to reach Vagan peak. First option was reaching peak directly from Medaki and then with the same trail down. First option is better if you want to descent better and inspect lines and line choices so you can plan your descent. But we chose second option which includes circular route where you start your ascent from Raduč and then descent to Medaki.

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MTB Velebit: Šatorina

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Velebit
Length: 32 km
Elevation gain: 985 m
Maximum elevation
:  1622 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS TrackSatorina_expedicija
Date of ride: 08.08.2021
Suitable for e bike: No

After visiting Sveto Brdo and Visočica peaks, positioned on south Velebit, this time we decided it is time to go little bit north and visit middle Velebit and its peak Šatorina. I heard from a friend who bikes, about this peak, he hiked there and he advised me that it could be rideable. My biggest problem about visiting this peak was that I couldn’t find any useful gpx files that had enough hiking paths. Most of those gpx tracks were XC rides with tiny portions of singletrack trails on the peak. I took one day, drew some lines on existing trails (thank you koomot, great program for that kind of planning) and hoped for the best. My biggest fear was that I choose wrong direction of the trail, or that descents weren’t bike friendly and that we would end up carrying our bikes on descents.
This would be disaster because we were going into unknown and we already carried good amount of trail uphill.

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