Area name: Sinjajevina mountain
Date of the ride: 02-Aug-2008
Length (km): 64.7
Elevation gain (m): 940
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Northern Sinjajevina route is situated on the large plateau of Sinjajevina mountain. The plateau is at elevation of about 1500 meters over the sea level. This area is well known pasture area. Each year in the spring the cattle came from the south Montenegro to Sinjajevina plateau. The route is fast and easy. Most of the trail is dry and rocky. Some sections are placed on the paved road. The section from Žabljak plateau to Njegovuđa village is the carriageway overgrown in the grass.
Getting there: Europe, Montenegro, Podgorica, Nikšić, Šavnik, Žabljak or Podgorica, Nikšić, Plužine, Trsa, Žabljak. For the last one before the trip check the snow conditions on the saddles between Trsa and Žabljak.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
The starting point of MTB route is Žabljak city. Turn to Mojkovac and after about 1.1 km on the next crossroad turn right on the paved road. Proceed straight and on the next crossroad turn left on the paved road. At the end of the paved road there is a farm. Just near the farm turn right on the carriageway overgrown in the grass. The carriageway leads along the electric power lines to the east course. Proceed to the east and after about 2 km the carriageway turns into the rocky trail. 1 km before Njegovuđa village the carriageway turns into the paved road. In Njegovuđa village cross the highway and proceed on the paved road to the east course. The trail proceeds along the forest. On the next few crossroads keep the straight direction on the paved road. After the forest proceed on the paved road along the valley. Pass the villages Zlatica, Pribranci, Ponor and Đedovo Polje. The paved road ends before the Studenci village and the rocky carriageway continues to the south east course. After Studenci village turn right on the labeled crossroad towards Gomile village. The short and steep ascent follows to the saddle. On the next 3 crosses keep right until you reach the pasture hut on the south side of Veliki Kurozeb peak. Just before the pasture hut turn left on the hiking trail to the south course. It takes about 800 meters to hike until you reach the rocky carriageway to the west course. Keep right on the next junction. The steep ascent follows to the saddle. After the saddle descend near the ruined house and proceed to the north west. Pass the ruins of abandoned Okruglica village. Keep left on the next junction. The short steep ascent follows to the next junction. Turn right and after about 60 meters turn right again. After about 0.8 km on the next junction keep left. Follows the long section to the north west course, than the carriageway turns to the east course. After long down and up you will reach the saddle and Pašino Polje village. Pass the village and turn left at the next cross and continue on the carriageway through the forest. At the end of the descent the carriageway turns into the paved road. Pass Zminica village and Zminičko Jezero lake and than proceed straight towards Njegovuđa village. From Njegovuđa village ride back on the same trail. For more details check above Interactive Map and below Photo Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
MTB route is recommended during summer and fall. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
Gallery of mountain biking route: