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National Park Krka

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Visovac Island
Area name: Krka river
Country: HR
Date of the ride: 19-Feb-2011
Length (km): 71.3
Elevation gain (m): 1340
Technical difficulty: ●●

 



 

Overview

Krka Canyon
Krka Canyon

The MTB trail National Park Krka is situated along the canyon of Krka river near the Adriatic coast in North Dalmatia. The trail leads near the famous waterfalls of Krka river and across the canyon of Čikola river. The most famous waterfalls of Krka river are Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap. Near the trail there are famous Visovac Island and Ključica fortification too. The complete trail is dry and rocky. There are few steep and rocky ascents & descents. During summer, spring and fall many people hike on the trails near the waterfalls. Do not ride on this short sections. The entrance fee is charged in National Park Krka. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation.

Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Šibenik, Skradin. 


Description of MTB route


The starting point of the mountain bike route is Skradin. From Skradin proceed to the north course on the paved road to Dubravice. At the end of the ascent turn right on the unlabeled road to Žurića Brdo hill. The unpaved road leads to the sightseeing point of Krka Canyon. From Žurića Brdo descend to Dubravice village, pass near the church and cemetery and then turn right and ascent on the steep carriageway to Grahovo village. At the end of Grahovo village there is the carriageway that leads to the sightseeing point of Visovac Island. From Grahovo village proceed to Visovac Lake on the steep and very rocky singletrack. The singletrack ends at the paved road along the coast of Visovac Lake. Proceed on the paved road along the coast to the north west course. In Rupe village turn right and proceed on the unpaved road to the south west course. After about 1km turn left on the unlabeled junction and ascend to Kistanje Plateau. Due to possible mine fields at the right side of the carriageway keep the ride on the carriageway only! At Kistanje Plateau keep the ride to the north west course. The section to the edge of Krka Canyon is the mixture of unpaved road, carriageway and singletrack. The descent to Roški Slap is steep and rocky. The rocky carriageway turns into the singletrack party overgrown in grass. Near Roški Slap the singletrack turns into the carriageway again. From Roški Slap proceed on the unpaved road to the south course along the coast of Krka. The unpaved road turns first into the carriageway and than the steep and rocky ascent on the singletrack leads to Brištane village and Miljevci Plateau. Pass across Drinovci village and that on the carriageway descend to Čikola Canyon. On the left side of the carriageway there is Ključica fortification. In Čikola Canyon pass the bridge over Čikola river and than ascend to Konjevrate. This ascent placed on the rocky carriageway is very steep, so count to hike with the bike !  From Konjevrate proceed on the paved road to Lozovac. Descend on the singletrack to the waterfall Skradinski Buk, pass across Krka river along the singletrack and than proceed on the unpaved road back to Skradin.   

 
Notes & references
 
The entrance fee is charged in National Park Krka. There are 3 check points: Lozovac, Skradin and Roški Slap. During summer, spring and fall many people hike on the trails near the waterfalls. Do not ride on this short sections. The National Park staff can forbid the ride in this zone! I recommend to visit this places by bike during winter time and in small groups or individually only!

Regarding possible mine fields on the section Rupe - Kistanje Plateau on the right side of the carriageway there are labels of the hazardous area.  Keep the ride on the carriageway only! On this section do not ride off the trail!

Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation.

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 February 2011 11:45 )  

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