still organize brevet length of 600 km this year.
Will the marathon to be demanding and complicated? It will not. Drill only 611 km, keep several long climbs, win three control points, return to the target and you are at home. It will not be difficult and hiding turning.
The route leads from the first seconds of Saturday October 8, from Sv. Nedelja through Kerestinec to Rakov Potok, Jastrebarsko, Karlovac… After Karlovac you will riding on the famous state road D1 to Zaton Obrovački and the first control on the 230th kilometer.
After warm meal at the restaurant Anita you will drive along the coast to the northwest through Starigrad, Karlobag at the main road and reach the second control point in a mountain hut at Alan.
In continuation you will trip to the northwest along the coast to Jadranovo and via Križišće on the last long climb to the Gornje Jelenje where you can wave goodbye to the sea for this time.
The third checkpoint is planned for the gas station INA in Delnicama that works non-stop. From Delnice to Sv. Nedelja road is well known for the Croatian randonneurs and their guests. Delnice – Ravna Gora – Vrbovsko – Karlovac – Jastrebarsko – St. Nedelja.
To this sentence description was No problem. Not quite. It is recommended that all participants to prepare for driving in cold conditions. You don’t need fear of wolves and bears in the Lika and Gorski Kotar. You need fear of long hours of driving at 3 or less °C. You need seriously respect possibility low temperatures of air in night driving. Expect to be on the road to nineteen hours in the dark in the highlands.
So, as always when driving 400 and more kilometers except the correct bike you must be equipped by helmet, reflective vest, white front and red rear lights. Without that equipment start on brevet will not be allowed.
In the case of the bad forecast for coast under the Velebit mountain start will not be held. During the first night hours you can supply at gas stations that working nonstop in Karlovac, Turanj and Slunj. In return, late at night, you can supply at the stations in Senj, Crikvenica, Delnice and Karlovac.
On should finish by 16:00 on Sunday 9 October.
Entry fee is 100 KN. For all official finishers there will be available for order commemorative medal at the price of 70 KN. You can submit your application until Thursday, October 26th at noon. In your application include your first and last name, postal address; email address, year of birth and your cell phone number– submit your application (here) sibabic (at) gmail (dot) com.
See you at the start!