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Ogulin - Sabljaci Lake - Klek

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Sabljaci Lake

Area name: Kapela mountain
Country:
HR
Date of the ride: 29-Mar-2010
Length (km): 57.0
Elevation gain (m): 940
Technical difficulty:





Overview

The stream of Mrežnica river
The stream of Mrežnica river
The route Ogulin - Sabljaci Lake - Klek is situated in the north region of Kapela mountain. The route leads from the plateau near Ogulin town to Sabljaci Lake and then follows the ascent to the north side of Kapela mountain. The last section passes near the peak Klek and then proceeds to Vitunjčica river. Most of the sections are placed on dry and rocky unpaved road. Due to many unlabeled junctions GPS unit with uploaded route is a must for safe and fast navigation. The short descent section to Vitunj village and Vitunjčica river is very steep and some hiking is needed. The rest of the route is fast and easy.

Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Ogulin town.

Description of MTB route

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The starting point of the mountain bike route is in Ogulin town. From the center of the town proceed on the labeled trail to Sabljaci Lake and village. The paved road leads to the lake. Keep the ride along the west coast of Sabljaci Lake. The section along the coast ends near the spring of river Mrežnica and water station. I rode the circle near the Bistrac stream and returned back to the water station. From the station I rode back
The unapaved  section
The unpaved section
1 km and then turned left and ascend to Bertovići village. The paved road turns into the rocky unpaved road. The ascent leads to the north side of Kapela mountain. After a long ascent the unpaved road leads along the forest to the west and then to the northwest course. The unpaved road turns into the paved road and the descent ends in Bjelsko village. From Bjelsko proceed on the paved road to Potok Musulinski village. In the center of the village there is the fountain. Keep the ride along the village to the west course. At the end of the village keep left and proceed on the unpaved road to the northwest course. The long unpaved section ends near the hunters hut. From the hut ascend on the steep carriageway. Due to steep ascent some hiking is needed. The carriageway crosses with the labeled hiking trail and than with the unpaved road. Turn right and proceed on the unpaved road to the next hunters hut. Near the hut turn right and proceed on the carriageway to Vitunjčica river. After few hundred meters the steep descent leads to Vitunj village and then to the spring of Vitunjčica river. Due to the steep descent and rocky trail some hiking is needed until you reach Vitunj village. On the northwest side of the village there is the spring of Vitunjčica river. From Vitunj village keep the ride on the paved road to Ogulin town. The paved road leads near Vitunjčica and Dobra rivers straight back to Ogulin town.

Notes & references

The route is recommended during late spring, summer and fall. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must for safe and fast navigation.

 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 April 2010 16:01 )  

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