Area name: Istria, peninsula
Date of the ride: 16-Jan-2011
Length (km): 51.2
Elevation gain (m): 1680
Technical difficulty: ●●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
The MTB trail Brest – Orljak – Žbevnica is situated in north Istria peninsula on Ćićarija mountain. There are many ups and downs and some of them are very steep so count to hike on some sections. Most of the trail is dry and rocky. The vantage points at Orljak and Žbevnica peaks are very nice for sightseeing. The trail leads through many small villages of Istria. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Rijeka, Lupoglav, Lanišće, Brest village
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
The route is recommended during spring, summer and fall. The route is designed by my friend Bobo. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
Gallery of mountain biking route: