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Pašman Island Backbone

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15.7 Miles 25.3 Kilometers


Doubletrack

1,460' 445 m

Ascent

-1,442' -440 m

Descent

649' 198 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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A pleasant gravel road follows the backbone of the Croatian island of Pašman with views of the Adriatic on either side.

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From the port of Tkon, head south on the main road along the coast for about 1.2 miles (2.0 km) to get to the start of this gravel road. Just before the end of the coastal road, the gravel road (Pašman Island Backbone) heads inland, climbing gently. Follow this for 0.8 miles (1.2 km) and then it turns abruptly north at a three-way intersection.

You'll climb steeply for about 0.6 miles (1.0 km). Now you've earned an easy 6.0 mile (10 km) trek along the gravel road following the island's backbone. The vegetation in the area is relatively small, scrubby bushes, so you'll enjoy great views (to the right) of the Pašman Channel with the Dalmation Coast and Zadar, Croatia on the mainland and (to the left) of the Adriatic Sea and outlying islands.

Around the 10.5 mile (17.0 km) overall mark, you'll reach a four-way intersection with a very steep (8% for 1.0 km) climb to a radio tower directly in front of you. Continue straight on Radio Road to reach the highest point (830 ft | 252 m) on the island for a 360-degree view. There's a small memorial at the top that serves as a great lookout.

Backtrack to the intersection and then turn right to continue along the backbone road. Now you've earned a 1.5 mile (2.5 km) descent back to the western coast of Pašman. After a short climb, the descent continues. Just before the northern tip of Pašman, you'll merge with the paved Highway 110 (a lightly trafficked road running the length of both islands).

It gets hot here in the summer and there is no shade on this road, so keep this in mind.

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