MTB Velebit: Sveto Brdo

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Velebit
Length: 32,5 km
Elevation gain: 1400 m
Maximum elevation
:  1751 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Sveto Brdo_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 05.06.2021
Suitable for E-bike: No

Finally, a serious ride on Velebit. Even though this is not my first MTB ride on Velebit, it is first ride on Velebit with proper trails. Few years ago I was visiting Velebit couple of times, but that were mostly XC rides. Žac invited me to go with him, Miroslav, Vjeko and Dino. It was already my plan to visit Sveto Brdo, so he didn’t have to ask me twice.

Before going on Velebit, we checked weather conditions, it is very important to avoid hot summer days. Could be very hot. We caught probably one of the last weekends when it is possible to go on Sveto Brdo without risking heat stroke. We started from Zagreb very early by car and from Sveti Rok went by Majstorska cesta (name of the road)  close to famous “Tulove grede”  and parked our car near.


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Drniš – Promina

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Promina
Length: 35 km
Elevation gain: 1390 m
Maximum elevation
:  1148 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Drniš_Promina_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 22.05.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Weekend when we visited Promina was reserved for Velebit and its highest peak, but due to logistic problems and weather conditions we decided to visit Promina instead. We were amazed with this mountain positioned in inland of Dalmatia and its beautiful trails. I got a contact from a friend and he sent us “best of” gpx track and even drawn for us some parts of trails that we wanted to ride.

We parked our car on parking space of some building and from there started our ride that starts from Drniš. From there we started to Promina mountain. Almost  all the time, ascent is on unpaved road, some short parts are on hiking trail (and doable with bike).


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Grabarak & Zečak

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Samoborsko & Žumberačko gorje
Length: 15 km
Elevation gain: 840 m
Maximum elevation
:  750 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Grabarak & Zečak Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 09.05.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Grabarak and Zečak are two trails on the border of Samobor and Žumberak hills. I found about these trails after seeing youtube video of local guys who explore this region. The gave me their gpx track (thank you guys if you read this) so I decided to visit these trails with Đuro. Each of these trails are positioned on different hills, and have different unpaved access, but are very close to each other.

We parked our car near hunting hut beside small Žumberak river (great spot for keeping drinks cold). It is also great spot to park there because trails from Grabarak and Zečak finish near that place, so You don’t have to carry much things with you.


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