Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area name: Čabulja mountain
Date of the ride: 13-Jun-2010
Length (km): 71.5
Elevation gain (m): 2110
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
MTB route Široki Brijeg – Čabulja is situated in the south Bosnia and Herzegovina. The route starts from Široki Brijeg town. The first section is placed on the paved road. The final ascent to Velika Vlajina peak is for hiking only. I left the bike in the forest and hiked to Velika Vlajina and Pjeskulja peaks. According to VGI-TK25 topo map Pjeskulja peak is labeled as the highest elevation point of Čabulja mountain at elevation of 1786 meters over the sea level. I checked with 2 GPS units the elevation of Pjeskulja and it’s obvious that elevation is not more than 1750 meters in any case. It’s a mistake on the topo map. So I can confirm that Velika Vlajina is the highest elevation point of Čabulja at about 1780 meters over the sea level. From the ridge of Čabulja you can get an amazing view to Čvrsnica, Prenj, Velež mountains and Drežnica canyon too. Due to many unlabeled junctions a GPS unit with the uploaded route is a must for fast and safe navigation. Near the trail there are few water tanks. Be warned, before drinking the water from water tanks the water should be filtrated with some active filters.
Getting there: Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar, Široki Brijeg or coming from Croatia you can choose direction Split or Makarska, Imotski, Gornji Vinjani, Posušje, Široki Brijeg.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
The route is recommended during late spring, summer and fall. Take some active filter and cord to supply yourself with drinking water on this long and tough route. Due to hazardous areas between Drežnica canyon and Čabulja ridge do not try to descend from the ridge to Drežnica canyon! GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
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