Area name: Velebit, North
Date of the ride: 16-Aug-2010
Length (km): 120.8
Elevation gain (m): 2290
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
The mountain bike route Otočac – Kuterevo – Zavižan Hut is situated in Lika region and Northern Velebit mountain. The starting point of the route is Otočac town and river Gacka valley. The route leads to Kuterevo village where is the well known Bears Reserve. The final ascent section from Krasno village to Zavižan Hut leads along Northern Velebit National Park. The MTB route is fast and easy and mostly placed on the rocky carriageway and unpaved road. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation. The route can be combined with Zavižan Classic, Gacka Valley and Gornji Kosinj – Mali Rajinac routes.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, leave highway Zagreb – Split at Otočac exit, Otočac town.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
The route is recommended during summer or fall. Before the ride check the snow condition for Zavižan (Nothern Velebit) zone. Due to many unlabeled junctions the GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation. In attached GPS tracklog 2 shortcuts are included. Use the shortcuts if you want to shorten the route on the section Zavižan Hut – Kuterevo or to avoid the short singletrack section between Otočac and Kuterevo. In Kuterevo and Krasno villages there are small shops. As far as I know the shops don’t work on Sunday or public holidays. The entrance fee is charged in National Park Northern Velebit at Siča Hut ticket office. If you have the valid identification card of Croatian Mountaineering Association 50% discount should be approved.
Gallery of mountain biking route: