Area name: Papuk mountain
Date of the ride: 06-Jun-2009
Length (km): 41.9
Elevation gain (m): 1130
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
The mountain bike route Velika – Jankovac is situated on Papuk mountain in north east part of Croatia. The route is mostly placed on the unpaved road and carriageways. There are two short hiking sections too. Velika is the settlement situated on the south side of Papuk mountain. Jankovac is well known excursion site on Papuk mountain. There are the stream, lake & hut and all of them are named Jankovac. Few hundred meters far from the lake there is Skakavac waterfall. On the highest peak of Papuk there is a protected military zone. I included the sections to Papuk military zone and to the peak Ivačka Glava too. Regarding some muddy sections the route is not recommended after the rainy days. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Požega, Velika.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references: The best time for ride: summer, spring and autumn. The section from Velika to Jankovac is labeled as trail no. 3. You can be charged to visit the park zone in Jankovac. The back section from Jankovac to Ivačka Glava and Velika is not labeled. Regarding some muddy sections the route is not recommended after the rainy days. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
* proceeding straight at this crossroad you can ride straight back to Velika on the unpaved road and skip the ride to Papuk & Ivačka Glava peaks.
Gallery of mountain biking route: