MTB in Czech Republic – Rychleby trails

Country: Czech
Region:Černá Voda

Length: 35 km
Elevation gain: 940 m
Maximum elevation: 815 m
Tehnical difficulty: 4/5
Download GPS Track: Rychlebsky trails_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 12.08.2023
Suitable for E-bike: No (shuttle and E-mtb are forbidden)

Last year we went to Czech Republic to ride some interesting trails. I have never seen those tipe of trails in Croatia, with these type of granite stones so I was intrigued when I saw this ladscape. I wont go into details about gpx, directions and trails, because there are information on their official website of Rychlebsky trails. This page on my blog is just to give you an option what to ride if you find yourself in nearby. It is good to know that it is not possible to shuttle to the top and that e bikes are not allowed on the trails if you are under 55 years. I liked very much trails that are marked as black and double black. If I could choose now, I would not ride Superflow trail, and instead of it I would ride Velbloud trail. (i feel sorry that we didn’t have time to ride it). Considering that many rolls and drops are blind, it is good to look first, to know exactly where to go. I enjoyed these treils a way better on second day  when I knew what to expect. So for full experience you should ride at least 2 times per trail.

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Medvednica VTC: Tonchek & Tochkica i Blek Stena

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Medvednica
Length: 17,5 km
Elevation gain: 810 m
Maximum elevation
:  650 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: T&T i Blek Stena_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 10.04.2021.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

I remember first time when I visited east part of Medvednica. It was winter, and snow covered everything in Zagreb. We decided to visit Gorščica and it was one of the best and most genuine experiences on Medvednica mountain. At the hut Gorčica we ended with knives in our hands peeling potatoes  with the host who then made us pancakes and he didn’t  want to take any money from us. That was the first time on Medvednica mountain that I felt like I’m in someone’s house and not in a restourant.
Now, concession ended for hosts, but they still give service in smaller hut nearby old shelter. They sell drinks, strudels and best pancakes (for only 5 kunas, which is only 0,65 euros).


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Leustek – trail 57

Country: Croatia
Mountain: Medvednica
Length: 15 km
Elevation gain: 1030 m
Maximum elevation:  950 m
Technical difficulty: 3/5
Download GPS Track: Leustek – 57_Cyclotrail
Date of ride: 20.10.2019.
Suitable for E-bike: Yes

In 2019. , due to a few upgrades taken on upper part, trail 57 was very popular downhill trail for big amount of bikers in Zagreb, and still is. For access we used popular hiking path Leustek trail described in previous routes (for description look other routes on Medvednica ). When reaching the gravel road on leustek path turn right on gravel road and follow the road until reaching Tigrovo oko (little lake) . From there follow the trail that leads to Grofica hut. After reaching paved road follow the Sljeme road, make sure not to go in opposite direction of the road, could be confusing if you find yourself there for the first time. After about 600 meters you’ll see entrance to 57 trail, it is about 150 meters before entrance to popular “BK Opušteno – Enduro trail”.

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