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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