Area name: Samoborsko Gorje
Date of the ride: 31-Dec-2007
Length (km): 20.6
Elevation gain (m): 670
Technical difficulty: ●
GPS tracklog: download
Overview of mountain biking route:
Japetić is the highest peak in Samoborsko Gorje area. The area is situated near Zagreb capital. It is very popular area for hiking and mountain biking. The access point of the route is Smerovišće village. There is Žitnica hut near the Japetić peak. Some people name the hut Japetić, the right name is Žitnica. The hut and the area around hut is well know destination for hikers. The hut is opened during weekends only.
Getting there: Europe, Croatia, Zagreb, Samobor, Smerovišće village.
Map of mountain biking route:
Description of MTB route:
The starting point of mountain bike route is Smerovišće village. In the centre of the village there is the crossroad. Turn right on the labeled paved road to Šipački Brijeg village. The steep ascent follows to the elevation point of around 700m over the see level. The trail passes through Cerina and Šipački Brijeg villages. Ride across Šipački Brijeg village to the south. Around 1.5 km from the village the trail turns into unpaved road. On the way to Dragonoš village there is the labeled crossroad. Turn left to Japetić trail. First part of the trail is the carriageway and then the singletrack leads to Žitnica Hut. Just few hundred meters before the hut there is crossroad again. Turn left on unpaved road to the hut. From the hut ride back using the same way. On the singletrack there is the junction with the labeled singletrack to the Japetić peak. The peak is labeled with the metal tower. From the peak the trail proceeds back to the main singletrack. On the junction turn right to Šoićeva Kuća restaurant. The descent section leads to Šoićeva Kuća restaurant. First part of the trail is the singletrack and than follows the carriageway. In the village on the crossroad turn left for Šoićeva Kuća and than on the main road ride back to the starting point in Smerovišće village. For more details check above interactive Map and below Gallery of the route.
Elevation profile of MTB route:
Notes & references: The route is recommended during all seasons. In winter check the snow conditions.
Gallery of mountain biking route: