Area name: Lika, Otočac region
Date of the ride: 30-May-2009
Length (km): 58.7
Elevation gain (m): 380
Technical difficulty: ●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
The mountain bike route along Gacka Valley is situated in Lika near Velebit mountain and near Otočac town. Gacka Valley and Gacka river are well know touristic region of Croatia. This MTB route is fast and very easy. The route is mostly placed on the paved road and carriageways. The elevation gain is almost flat with the total gain of 380 meters only. The route follows the flow of the river from Ponori village to two springs of Gacka River named Tonković Vrilo and Mejerovo Vrilo. The route can be combined with Otočac – Kuterevo – Zavižan Hut route.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, leave the new highway Zagreb – Split at Otočac exit, keep straight and follow the direction to Švica village.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references: The best time for ride: all seasons, during winter time check the snow conditions. There are many crosses and junctions on the route. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must. Gacka Valley is surrounded with the hills. There are many options of this route and you can ride on both sides of Gacka River. Furthermore there are many bridges connecting both sides of the route so many combinations are possible.
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