Area name: Velebit, South
Date of the ride: 01-Dec-2007
Length (km): 36.1
Elevation gain (m): 1340
Technical difficulty: ●●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Libinje trail is situated on Southern Velebit mountain. The target is the plateau divided on 2 parts named Malo and Veliko Libinje. The plateau is well know as the grazing land. The route is circular. Modrić village at the Adriatic coast is the starting point of the route. The main part of the trail is unpaved road and carriageway. The trail is dry and rocky. The route starts from the see level to the elevation at 1000m over the see level. Than proceeds the section along the ridge near Libinje plateau. The route can be combined with Prosenjak – Mali Halan route.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Zagreb, Karlovac, than highway in the direction to Split, leave the highway at Maslenica and follow the direction to Starigrad. The starting point is the crossroad in the bay just before Modrić village.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
In the bay just before Modrić village there is the crossroad and this is the starting point of the route. From the main highway Maslenica – Starigrad turn right on the paved road. The trail leads above Modrić village and than follows a steep ascent on the carriageway to the plateau of Glavica village. On the first crossroad keep left and on the next crossroad turn left again. From this crossroad the carriageway leads to the plateau. The gradually ascent leads to the elevation at 900m over the see level. On the next crossroad turning left to visit Malo Libinje plateau. The right direction leads above Veliko Libinje plateau. Just follow the last one, cross straight the next 2 junctions, and on the 3rd junction turn right to Bukva village. Follow the carriageway across the village and keep the ride on the saddle. From the saddle starts a steep descent. Pass the tunnel below Zagreb – Split highway. On the next crossroad turn left on the paved road. Few hundred meters after the next tunnel there is a plateau with a crossroad. Leave the paved road and turn to the right on the unpaved road. The road leads back to the first crossroad just near the Modrić village. For more details check above interactive Map and below Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references:
UST tires and GPS with uploade route are recommended. The route is recommended during spring, summer and fall.
Gallery of mountain biking route: