MTB Velebit: Visočica

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Velebit
Length: 32,5 km
Elevation gain: 1200 m
Maximum elevation
:  1619 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS TrackVelebit_Visočica_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 31.07.2021
Suitable for e bike: Yes (if e-bike has push assistance)

I’ve got this gpx file from a friend of a friend. I altered it a little bit, cut down some macadam and along the way we shortened connecting macadam to the start of the route. All in all, we got great ride with hidden enduro/hiking trails that nobody rides.  That was way more than we expected from this ride.
We parked our car near camp Rizvan city and from there started our ride. First part is on flat asphalt road, and after  about 3 km we turned left on unpaved road that leads to Visočica peak. From there we continued to the end of the gravel road which comes soon after serpentines. Then starts hiking part that leads to the peak.  On the middle of the way there is mountain shelter, and near it there is rainwater tank from which we filled our bottles.

Hiking from shelter to peak Visočica took us about 20 minutes. This hiking is good for trail inspection because this is the same path we go down. From the hiking perspective, trail looked easier than we thought, but after we hoped on our bikes we realized that reality is much different and trail on the upper part is very demanding similar to trail that goes from Sveto Brdo, also on Velebit.

Visočica is prominent peak above the steep Likas slope of Lika. Thanks to its location, it is one of the most beautiful lookouts on the entire Velebit.

The area of Visočica is extremly rich in floristics, which is best evidenced by the fact that about 500 different plant species have been found there.

Middle and lower parts of the descent we little bit easier than upper part, but there were also few sections that we had to walk. We were surprised by the lower part of the trail which was very interesting to ride and demanded a lot of concentration because trail is in off camber cowered with stones between grass and not very steep, so we had to pump through the trail and minimaze the breaking to gain speed to get over obstacles.

After we connected to gravel road we continued to path from where we started from our car.

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