Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area name: Čvrsnica mountain
Date of the ride: 21-Jul-2008
Length (km): 36.4
Elevation gain (m): 1100
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Čvrsnica (Pločno) MTB route is situated on Čvrsnica mountain in Herzegovina. Pločno is the peak of Čvrsnica mountain at elevation of 2.228 meters over the sea level. The military radio relay station is situated at Pločno peak. All the trail is dry and rocky. The route can be combined with Vran route.
Getting there: Europe, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Posušje, Rakitno, Dugo Polje, Blidinje or Jablanica, Doljani, Dugo Polje, the road from Blidinje to Rakitno.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
The starting point of MTB route is the crossroad on paved road coming from Blidinje to Rakitno. At this double crossroad proceed straight for a hundred meters and turn left on the labeled crossroad for Gornje and Donje Bare plateaus and Pločno peak. Bare plateaus are well know pasture area. After about 3.5 km on the crossroad turn left for Donje Bare plateau. Near the carriageway there is a spring of the water named Soldino Vrelo. Proceed straight for Gornje Bare plateau. On all crossroads keep straight and at the end of the plateau starts the steep ascent to Čvrsnica ridge. There are many steep turns to the ridge. From the ridge you can get the nice view on Dugo Polje valley. Proceed on the carriageway to Pločno peak where is the military radio relay station. It’s not allowed to make the photos of the station. From Pločno peak ride back on the same trail until you reach the hard visible junction above Gornje Bare plateau. Turn left and proceed for about 800 meters to the next junction. Turn right and after few meters you will reach the nice vantage point for Drežnica canyon. From this point ride back to the crossroad, turn sharp right and ride across Gornje Bare plateau. Turn left on the next crossroad and after few kilometers you will reach the starting point. For more details check above Interactive Map and below Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references: The best time to ride is during Summer, late Spring or Fall. Before the ride check the snow conditions.
Gallery of mountain biking route: