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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Slovenia: Hike & Fly: Kriška gora


Another nice start of the the with a Hike & Fly adventure with Rok. This time we chose Koča na Kriški gori mountain hut, 1471 m, as our take off point. Cloudy weather threathened for a while, but we found a cloudless minute and safely took off.

Morning clouds significantly reduced the visibility

Preparations

Sharing the sky with the clouds

Another stable morning flight

GeoCache found:
- OD KLOPCE DO KLOPCE 1, GC7BB0Y

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mountain Biking in Blidinje, Day 3 - Descent from Blidinje to Mostar


Our 4th cycling tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina was close to an end. This year we decided to cycle around Blidinje Nature Park, with our base being the Orlova stina mountain lodge, just by the Blidinje lake and for the last day we just descended to Mostar.

Previous days of our mountain biking: Day 2 and Day 1.

Quick warm up by Šivic, Slavc and me to Borova glava

Šivic and Slavc in action

Acompanied by some sheep and cows

Mist above the Drežanka valley, that flows to Neretva

Start of the 1200 meters descent

View to Mostar, the most important city in the Herzegovina region

Posing on Stari Most / Old Bridge, a rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge

The largest river of the eastern part of the Adriatic basin is Neretva.

The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat military forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.

Drivers lost our cars, so we searched for them in the city.

Mountain biking from Blidinje to Mostar - Garmin Connect

Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mountain Biking in Blidinje, Day 2 - Royal Stage - Pločno


Our 4th cycling tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina continued. This year we decided to cycle around Blidinje Nature Park, with our base being the Orlova stina mountain lodge, just by the Blidinje lake.

Royal Stage was to conquer Pločno, the peak of Čvrsnica mountain at elevation of 2.228 meters over the sea level. Steep gravel road was difficult to cycle, but with a little bit of stubbornes, it was totally doable. At the top we had a beer at the military radio relay station - thanks a lot and we won't tell anyone.

Previous days of our mountain biking: Day 1.

 
We warmed our legs and now let's ride towards the summit

Alone on the road

Steep part began

View back to the valley

 
Nature

Nada's cockpit

On the ridge with a view to Blidinje Lake.

Still plenty of snow on the north side

Last meters before the summit were easy.

The crew that conquered Pločno: Nunar, Tuši, Štefe, Šivic, Bađo, Nada, Uroš and Tona. Slavc was too quick for the photographer.

Čvrsnica is a mountain in the Dinarides of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in northern Herzegovina, most of the mountain is located in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton municipalities of Mostar and Jablanica while the smaller part of the mountain, around 10% is located in the municipality of Posušje. The highest peak (Pločno) is 2228 metres high.

View to Blidinje and roads, that were ridden yesterday

Nada and Tuši on the way back

Move away photographer

Back to our 3 day home, Orlova stina mountain lodge.

Blidinje lake is the direct result of a glacial retreat, but according to the Poklečani Parishes office documents, lake is, also, a product of anthropogenic intervention and activities of human inhabitants. According to these documents, in order to keep the water that is lost through the subterranean passage, local residents and cattle breeders sealed sinkholes with branches and clay, so that water could not find its way underground. Therefore, the lake was formed. Its surface area varies between 2,5 and 6 km², while its average depth is 1,9 m, with altitude of 1.184 m a.s.l.

Analyzing

Mountain biking to Pločno - Garmin Connect

GeoCache found:
- Plocno, GC2EVBA

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mountain Biking in Blidinje, Day 1 - Overture


Our 4th cycling tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina started. This year we decided to cycle around Blidinje Nature Park, with our base being the Orlova stina mountain lodge, just by the Blidinje lake.

On our first day we descended to village Lipa and then we explored the local never ending gravel roads. We finished the day with dinner in a local restaurant.

Attendees: Barbi, Nunar, Tone, Slavc, Štefe, Nadja, Uroš, Nada, Meta, Ana, Bađo, Tuši, Vojc, Šivic and Ribič

Towing service

 
We shared some info with local cyclist

Million options

At this point we did a short detour

 
While some studied, where we will go next, other didn't care to bother

Gravel roads were awesome

Where to go next?

Let's conquer the local hill

Black Mamba posing

Awesome stop for coffee

 
Brilliant scenery was around us all the time

Time to return back to Blidinje Lake

 
Stop for liquids and food in Hajdučke vrleti, the seat of republic Hajdučka Republika Mijata Tomića.

Mountain biking in BiH - Garmin Connect