Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area name: Vranica mountain
Date of the ride: 22-Aug-2009
Length (km): 73.0
Elevation gain (m): 2330
Technical difficulty: ●●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
MTB route Fojnica – Vranica is situated on Vranica mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vranica mountain has a long ridge with many peaks and well known lake Prokoško Jezero. Nadkrstac is the highest peak at elevation of 2110 meters over the sea level. The highest section of the mountain bike route leads along the ridge from Nadkrstac, Ločika, Tikva and Šćit peaks to the east course ending with Vran Kamen peak. The trail along Vranica ridge includes some short hiking sections and singletracks. The most of the sections of the route are placed on dry and rocky carriageway.
Getting there: Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Kiseljak, Fojnica.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
The starting point of the route is in the center of Fojnica town. From the center of Fojnica proceed along the main street to the west course on the labeled trail to the lake Prokoško Jezero. After about 6 km the paved road turns into the carriageway. The carriageway leads along the canyon to the west course. Keep the ride on the carriageway and follow the signs to the lake Prokoško Jezero. At elevation of about 1400 meters there is the crossroad and the fountain. Turn left and proceed to the lake Prokoško Jezero. Just before Prokoško Jezero turn left and proceed on the rocky carriageway to the ridge of Vranica mountain. The steep ascent leads to the ridge. Few hundred meters before the ridge there is the junction. Keep right and proceed to Nadkrstac peak. After about 3.80 kilometers there is the next junction. Turn right, leave the bike and climb to the north course to Nadkrstac peak. Come back from Nadkrstac peak and ride back to the junction above Prokoško Jezero. Turn right at the junction and proceed to the east course along the rocky carriageway. After 1.80 kilometers turn left on the hard visible carriageway overgrown in the grass. After short descent and ascent, just at the saddle leave the carriageway, turn left and proceed on the labeled hiking trail along the ridge. After short hiking section proceed to ride along the ridge. At the singltrack I left the bike and hike to Tikva peak. The ride proceeds to the east along the ridge. Few hundred meters below the resting place in the region named Sikira there is the spring of drinking water. From the resting place proceed to ride on the carriageway overgrown in the grass. The carriageway turns into the labeled singletrack situated on the south side of Šćit peak. Keep the ride on the labeled singletrack. This is the region of mountain named Zec Planina. The singletrack turns into the carriageway that ends with the junction at Zec Planina. From the labeled junction proceed to hike to the north course, first descend to the direction of Vran Kamen peak. At the end of the descent leave the path and ascend straight to Vran Kamen peak to the north course. The ascent section to Vran Kamen is the last hiking section. From Vran Kamen leads the carriageway to Brusnica village. Pass Brusnica village and turn left on the next junction. A long descent section placed placed on the carriageway leads to Fojnica town. The carriageway turns into the unpaved road that ends with the junction. Turn left on the paved road and proceed straight back to Fojnica town. For more details check above interactive Map and below Gallery & Notes of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
The route is recommended during Summer and Fall. GPS unit with uploaded route is a must.
Gallery of mountain biking route:
Gallery of mountain biking route: