MTB Samoborsko gorje: Japetić – Oštrc – Old town Lipovec

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Samoborsko gorje
Length: 42 km
Elevation gain: 1450 m
Maximum elevation
:  840 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Samoborsko gorje_Japetic_Oštrc_Lipovec_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 28.03.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

This time we decided to visit Japetić, Oštrc and old town Lipovec. For ascent on Japetić we choose probably easiest way by paved road, and then descended on the side were peregliders  go into the air. This is first of our three descents, and it ends near “Šoićeva kuća” (Šoić House). From there we went to Oštrc, and for ascent we used unpaved road which later becomes technical singletrack, we managed to pedal all the way beneath “Ptičji vrh” (“Bird peak”) and from there descended with Hofman put (Hofman trail), and then after  1 km we connected to the same trail that we used for ascent and went for Željezničar hut.

From there we went by the trail that goes mostly by the ridge, until we reached old town Lipovec and then descendec with trail that goes to Šoićeva kuća. This trail is the most technical and demanding due to narrow switchbacks and off camber trail covered with roots. We had leaves all around the trail, so that made descent even bigger challenge for us.

Note: Those are mostly hike trails so be considerate, adjust your speed, greet hikers. Hofman trail is very popular trail, so it can be crowded during weekends. Have that in mind.

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