Area name: North Adriatic coast
Date of the ride: 24-Feb-2008
Length (km): 72.1
Elevation gain (m): 1510
Technical difficulty: ●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of the mountain biking route:
The route Senj – Kolovratske Stijene are situated near the Adriatic coast in the area between Senj and Novi Vinodolski cities. Kolovratske Stijene (Kolovrat’s Stones) are the formation of cliffs. The valley below cliffs is named Kolovratsko Polje. Most of the sections are placed on the paved road. The sections placed on unpaved roads are dry and rocky. All ascents are easy. The route can be combined with Vratnik – Oltare MTB route.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Senj.
Map of the mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
reach the crossroad with option Alan or Krivi Put, proceed to Alan village. At the entrance in the village there is the crossroad. Turn right and the paved road turns into unpaved road. After about few hundred meters the unpaved road turns again into paved road. On the next crossroad reset the odometer and turn right on the paved road through the forest. Proceed on trail for about 4.2km and on the crossroad turn left on paved road again. You will pass near ruined Rušica forest’s hut. Near the hut reset the odometer. The paved road leads to the area near Kolovratske Stijene and Kolovratsko Polje. There is a junction with the labeled hiking trail to the peak of Kolovratske Stijene. On the left side of the paved road there is Kolovratsko Polje field. After about 3 km from the hut there is the crossroad. Turn left on unpaved road to the south west course. On the next crossroad proceed straight. You will have the opened view in south west direction soon. The descent steadily leads back to Alan village. From the village proceed back to the crossroad for Krivi Put. On the crossroad turn right on unpaved road. Ride on unpaved road and keep the west course on all crossroads. You will soon reach the paved road from Novi Vinodolski to Senj soon. Turn left and proceed to Senj. When you leave the Klaričevac village proceed on the descent to Senj. On the first turning turn left on the carrigeway.The carriageway leads to the main highway coming from Vratnik saddle. From the main crossroad turn right and after a long descent you will be back in Senj again. For more details check above interactive Map and below Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
The route is recommended during spring, summer and fall. During spring time check the snow conditions. Since 2010 wind power generator farm is built on the plateau above Senj. It’s possible that some new roads and junctions are built on the route. GPS with uploaded route is a must!
Gallery of the mountain biking route: