Country: Republic of Kosovo
Area name: Albanian Alps (Prokletije)
Date of the ride: 15-Aug-2011
Length (km): 54.8
Elevation gain (m): 1960
Technical difficulty: ●●●●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Gjeravica MTB route is situated in the south west part of Republic of Kosovo on Gjeravica (croatian & serbian: Đeravica) mountain. Gjeravica mountain belongs to the chain of Albanian Alps(croatian & serbian: Prokletije). Gjeravica peak at elevation of 2656 meters over the sea level is the highest elevation point of Republic of Kosovo and 2nd peak of Albanian Alps (Prokletije). The route starts from Deçan (croatian & serbian: Dečani) town. The ascent section is placed on the carriageway and singletrack sections. The final ascent section to the peak and the first descent section from the peak on the northern side of Gjeravica are for hiking only. No way to ride on these sections so be prepared to hike with the bike or leave the bike and cut & use the sections of the route. At higher elevation the trail is dry and rocky. At the elevations less than 1500 meters there are some muddy sections. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation. The attached GPS tracklog includes the waypoints of the springs of the water.
Getting there: Europe, Republic of Kosova, Priština, Deçan (croatian & serbian: Dečani).
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
Best time for ride: August, September.
Due to unlabeled junctions and 100% unlabeled trail the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation.
Gallery of mountain biking route: