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Stari Grad - Sv Nikola - Vrboska

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Sv Ante chapel and Šćedro Island
Area name: Hvar, island
Country: HR
Date of the ride: 25-Mar-2011
Length (km): 59.7
Elevation gain (m): 1240
Technical difficulty: ●● 

 


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Overview

The carriageway section
The carriageway section

MTB route Stari Grad - Sv Nikola - Vrboska is situated on The Island of Hvar. Sv Nikola is the highest elevation point of The Island of Hvar. The peak & chapel Sv Nikola is at elevation of 628 meters over the sea level. The view from Sv Nikola is amazing. Brač, Korčula and many other islands can be seen from Sv Nikola. The route includes the section from Pitve to Sv Ante chapel. The route is fast and can be done in opposite direction too. All the sections are dry and rocky. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is recommended for fast and safe navigation. The route can be combined with Jelsa - Hvar route.

Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Split, Stari Grad or Dubrovnik, Drvenik, Sućuraj, Jelsa, Stari Grad.

 


Description of MTB route

The starting point of MTB mountain bike route is in Stari Grad settlement. In Stari Grad proceed along the coast to the west course. At the ferry port turn left and at the labeled crossroad turn right to Brusje village direction. Keep the ride on the paved road for about 6.6km. Turn left at the junction and proceed on the rocky carriageway to the east course. The carriageway leads along the ridge of The Island of Hvar to Sv Nikola peak. After few km Sv Nikola peak can be seen on the south east course. The last section to Sv Nikola is steep. The carriageway ends few hundred meters before Sv Nikola peak and chapel. Leave the bicycle and hike to Sv Nikola peak. From Sv Nikola ride back to the first plateau and then turn rigth on the carriageway that leads to Poljica plateau. I explored the plateau in Zagvozd region and tried to find the trail to the east but it seems there is no way to ride more then this point. Few km before the end of the carriageway in Zagvozd there is a junction where you can descend on the rocky carriageway to Svirče. Pass near Sv Benedikt chapel to Svirče, turn right and proceed on the paved road to Vrisnik village. Ascend to Vrisnik and than turn right on the carriageway that leads to the church in Pitve village. From Pitve proceed to the entrance of the tunnel that leads to Zavala. Just before the entrance turn right on the wide unpaved road. This trail leads to Sv Ante chapel. From Sv Ante ride back on the same trail to Pitve and proceed on the carriageway to Jelsa settlement. In Jelsa ride on the paved road along the coast to Vrboska settlement. From Vrboska ride back to the south and than turn right on the wide road that leads back to Stari Grad.   

 
Notes and references

The route can be done in opposite direction too. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is recommended for fast and safe navigation. The route can be combined with Hvar - Jelsa route.

Best time for ride: winter, spring and fall.

 

 
 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 April 2011 20:22 )  

Comments  

 
#1 Bogdan Radaković 2011-04-10 19:51
Nadam se da si stao na vrhu, kod Kolumbića na marendu :-)
Ako možda nisi primjetio, prije spuštanja s vrha (gdje si produžio u slijepo, kao i ja) ima oznaka za put u Jagodnu. Lokalci su mi rekli da su nekad išli magarcima ali da je sad zaraslo. Ja sam odustao nakon 100-ak metara nošenja radi straha od poskoka (bio sam ljeti). Od Sv. Nikole u Sv. Nedelju ima navodno sličan put, no mislim da nije ni za AM frikove ;-)
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#2 Miroslav 2011-04-10 21:29
Gore ispod Sv Nikole je bila pustoš, nigdje nikoga, par građevinskih strojeva, raskopano brdo tako da me konoba i uređeni vrtovi baš nisu impresionirali, a glad sam gasio sa suhom hranom :( . Za sezonu će valjda biti sređeno. Inače me na Hvaru najviše zanimao taj mogući proboj od Poljica do Sv Ante i zato sam to malo istražio koliko mi je vrijeme dozvolilo. Misilo sam da su možda HR šume ili netko zi napravili nešto. Došao sam do ovdje vozeći:

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Dalje je trebalo pješice pa sam odustao jer nisam imao vremena, inače bih produžio da zaradim plaću :-) . Naime prema TK25 izohipsama/nagibu i topografiji terena čini mi se da je lagan pristup do Sv Ante ako to dozvoljava vegetacija.

Vidio sam neke tragove u smjeru južne obale ali nisu mi bili prioritet iako i to izgleda zanimljivo. Možda zi puta......
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#3 A.B. 2011-04-11 23:12
Bas sam ovaj vikend odvezao neku nezahtjevniju kombinaciju tvog prethodnog tracka i Sv Nikole (kojeg tada jos nisi dodao) i ispalo je: Stari grad - tunel prema Hvaru - Sv Nikola - Svirce - Jelsa - tunel Pitve, nocenje u Jagodni, Zarace - Milna - Hvar - Malo i Velo Grablje - Stari Grad. Genijalna tura, hvala na inspiraciji, donio sam bar 500 fotki sa puta, jedno 10x vise od prosjeka :-). Da mi je jos bilo vidjeti taj raj prije pozara.... Lp.
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#4 Darko 2011-04-18 11:41
Sada je najbolje vrijeme za vožnju po otocima, prije turista i velikih vrućina.
Super slike, pozdrav.
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#5 japek 2011-07-27 14:35
Hi, I have spent my holiday this year in Hvar and I decided to go to this Sv. Nikola mountain from Hvar city - there was hot like in hell on the trail but was worth :). Amazing views, track, everything. Thanks for this description!
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#6 japek 2011-07-27 14:38
I forgot, my photos from this trip at my site www.southbike.pl/index.php?id=208&id2=101
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#7 Miroslav 2011-07-27 14:46
Thanks for sharing, be sure it's worth. Great photos it seems you are MTB & photo master ;-) .
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#8 R_970 2013-03-14 20:25
Išao od Vrboske kroz Polje do Starigrada pa prema Dolu,iza crkve u Dolu udario u brdo sve do Sv.Nikole...a sve to 30.7...sunce upržilo ali vrijedilo je..pogled veličanstven....poslije se malo zagubio po hrptu otoka a imao samo pola litre vode..natrag na gl.cestu izašao iznad Selca pa se spustio u Stari grad i završio na kupanju u Jelsi....pogledati na http://www.bikemap.net/route/2013514....
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