MTB Otočac – XC Family ride

Country: Croatia
Region: Gacka valley
Length: 59 km
Elevation gain: 380 m
Maximum elevation
:  516 m
Technical difficulty: 1/5
Download GPS Track: Otočac_Gacka_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 22.07.2017.
Suitable for e bike: Yes

Ride around Otočac is one of the best family rides I could recommend someone who isn’t into extreme biking and wants to avoid hard descents, but also likes riding and has average physical condition. Most of the route is on gravel and asphalt road. This route is mostly along river Gacka in Lika region near Velebit mountain and town Otočac.

We started our ride from Otočac town, and from there continued to Švica. You can ride this route during all seasons, but regardless be sure to check snow conditions.

Due to many junctions and crossroads there are many possibilities to ride this route, you can even ride it in different direction (even though I think this direction is better.)

Gacka valley is surrounded with hills, so all the time you have beautiful sight on them

During summer days can be very hot, and mostly there is no shade, but you can always cool in cold river Gacka. But don’t rush, Gacka is really cold. For us, it was enough to just stand in the water hight to our knees to cool the whole body.

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