Area name: Island Brač
Date of the ride: 25-Jun-2007
Length (km): 32.4
Elevation gain (m): 1100
Technical difficulty: ●●●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Vidova Gora is the highest peak of The Island of Brač at elevation of 780m over the see level. On the plateau of Vidova Gora there is a forest with typical pine woods. The trail starting point is at the coast in Bol near famous Zlatni Rat beach. Vidova Gora is a nice vantage point and you can see most of the islands of South Dalmatia. All the trail is dry and rocky. From Vidova Gora follows an exciting downhill section of all mountain class. During summer is very hot so I suggest to plan the route for winter, spring or fall. The route can be combined with Blaca, Milna – Vidova Gora and Supetar – Vidova Gora routes.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Split, Island Brač, Supetar, Bol.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route
The starting point of the mountain bike route is at the coast in Bol. Follow the paved road along the coast to the west course. The route passes near the well known Zlatni Rat beach. Follow the trail along the coast through Murvica village and continue to Farska bay. In Murvica the paved road turns into the unpaved road. Just before Farska bay there is a crossroad. Turn right on the trail to the ridge of Brač island. This section is a steep ascent to the ridge’s plateau of Vidova Gora mountain. On the plateau follow the paved road to the north. On the next labeled crossroad (until this point the route is the same as Blaca route) continue straight and few hundred meters there is the next crossroad. Turn right on labeled road to Vidova Gora. Just before the peak point there is a parking place. The paved road proceeds towards the peak of Vidova Gora. There are a restaurant and radio relay station. The trail continues from the parking place as the labeled singletrack to the east course and along the edge of abyss. On the first sections of the trail hike on with the bike. The most of the trail back to Bol is good for downhill ride. The steep descent follows to the Bol on the mixed singletrack and carriageway. Just before Bol the singletrack turns into carriageway and than into paved road again. For more details check above interactive map and below elevation profile & Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references
UST tires are recommended. The best time for ride is during Winter, Spring or Fall. With The Map of The Island of Brač the routes can be easy combined.
Gallery of mountain biking route: