Platak – DH Platak -Grobnik Alps – po Čeki

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Grobnik Alps – Platak
Length: 46,5 km
Elevation gain:  1460 m
Maximum elevation: 1363 m
Tehnical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: Platak_Radeševo_Grobnik Alps_po Čeki
Date of ride: 01.11.2020
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

I don’t even count how many times I visited Grobnik Alps, but this time we wanted to explore trails on our own. Untill now, every time we visited this place we followed someone elses gpx, this time we decided to create our own route and hope for the best. We parked our car in Dražice on free parking lot near main square. We always park here because after ride we eat in local restaurant. From here we started our ride and followed paved road to Soboli to meet with Matko from BK Rodeo. I’ve met him the day before when we rode together on Učka mountain. From there we connected to gravel road that begins near Grobnik race track. From there, path is pretty straight forward. Even though gravel road is on loose surface, pretty steep and very tiring, we prefer this ascent than  asphalt road, but if you like you can choose ascent on paved road.


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MTB Lošinj – Balvanida trail

Country: Croatia
Island: Lošinj
Length: 14 km
Elevation gain: 350 m
Maximum elevation
:  233 m
Technical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Balvanida trail_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 27.06.2020.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

I’ve got this gpx file of Balvanida trail from a my friend Goran. He told me that I’ ll like this trail, but not because of descent. At first, I didn’t understand him, but later, everything was clear.

I parked my car above hotel Aurora. There is a parking lot and I found some space. From there I followed road that leads to start of DH Lošinj cup race. On the way I found some hiking trail that is 95% rideable and more fun than road. Even though it was very hot summer day, the route is short, and not too physically demanding. Ascent part goes on the ridge of the island. After about 6.5 kilometers I arrived on start of Balvanida trail. It is classical karst trail, not too steep. The rocks however are not loose so riding is safer than usual and you can gain speed very easily even though the trail is almoust flat. (watch out on hikers, specially during summer season, so drive carefully)


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MTB Lošinj St.Mikul – Nerezine

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Osoršćica
Length: 20,2 km
Elevation gain: 690 m
Maximum elevation
:  557 m
Technical difficulty: 5/5
Download GPS Track: MTB Osoršćica_sv.Mikul_Nerezine_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 26.06.2020.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

Osoršćica is hill on Lošinj island with its highest peak Televrin, 588 meters high. Ivan and I wanted to go in Bosnia for the weekend and had already planned everything , but due to Korona virus lockdown, we changed our plans and chose to explore Cres and Lošinj for three days. Ivan found out for the trail that goes from the peak st. Nicholas (st. Nikola, st. Mikul on local dialect) to Nerezine. Our start was from town Osor, from campsite “Preko mosta”. From there we just followed asphalt road which soon transformed into wide gravel road that leads to peak st. Nicholas. Just few hundred meters before peak, gravel road connects to singletrack trail. Last 100 meters hike&bike is needed due to steep ascent.


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