Area name: Dubrovnik
Date of the ride: 23-Mar-2011
Length (km): 37.8
Elevation gain (m): 1310
Technical difficulty: ●●●●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
The technically demanding MTB route Gruda – Snježnica is situated 25km from Dubrovnik town at Konavle region. The peak of Snježnica mountain at elevation of 1234 meters over the sea level is the highest peak at the south coast of Croatia. Snježnica mountain is situated near the border line of Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The trail leads near Kuna Konavoska village. The view from Snježnica peak is amazing and many mountains in the neighborhood can be seen from Snježnica. The singletrack and carriageway sections are dry and very rocky. The final section to the peak is placed on steep & very rocky singletrack. Count to hike with the bike from the elevation of 920 to 1234 meters. The downhill section is for experienced riders only. If you prefer you can leave the bike at the end of the carriageway section and hike to the peak without bike. In this case the technical difficulty rating is ●● only. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is recommended for fast and safe navigation.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Gruda (Konavle).
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation. Do not be confused with the labeled hiking path from Kuna Konavoska village to Snježnica peak. This labeled hiking path is not suitable to hike&ride with the bike. The reported trail is more easy for MTB!
Best time for ride: spring and fall.
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