Area name: Island Brač
Date of the ride: 16-Feb-2008
Length (km): 16.1
Elevation gain (m): 320
Technical difficulty: ●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Sumartin trail is situated in the south east area of The Island of Brač. The trail is a circular route around fishermen’s village named Sumartin. Near the trail there are nice beaches. One of the highest elevation points of the trail there is a hill where is Sveti Nikola chapel with a nice view on south part of the Brač and Biokovo mountain too. The route can be combined with Povlja and Selca – Kaštil routes. The trail is dry and rocky.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Split, Supetar, Island Brač, Sumartin or Split, Makarska, Island Brač, Sumartin. The ferryboat line is between Makarska – Sumartin and Split – Supetar.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route
The starting point of the mountain bike route is Sumartin port. Follow the paved road along the coast in the direction to Selca. When the road leaves the bay, on the first crossroad turn right on the carriageway. This is the steep carriageway to the Sveti Nikola chapel. On the next crossroad proceed straight and on the third crossroad turn right. On all next crossroads to the chapel proceed straight. The trail leads to the peak of the hill where is the quarry and Sveti Nikola chapel. From Sveti Nikola chapel proceed by the carriageway to the north direction. On the first crossroad turn right and descend to the valley. A steep ascent leads to the saddle and than to the crossroad on the saddle near Novo Selo village. Do not turn on the paved road. Keep right on unpaved road to the north direction. The first section of the unpaved road is a steep descent. The trail leads to the valley. At the first crossroad turn right on the carriageway. On the next junction proceed straight than after about 20 meters on the junction turn left and proceed to the Rasotica village. Rasotica bay is 100m from the village to the south east side. From Rasotica village the trail proceeds to the south on the dirt road. At the crossroad in Sumartin turn left and proceed on the trail along the coast. There are 3 beaches near the trail and riding to all of them is possible. For more details check above map and GPS tracklog.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references The route is recommended during all seasons. During summer time is very hot climate, plan the route for morning or evening. UST tires are recommended. With The Map of The Island of Brač the routes can be easy combined.
Gallery of mountain biking route: