ElevationAscent: 672' 205 m
Descent: -618' -188 m
High: 211' 64 m
Low: 2' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
“Very chill and scenic ride from the coast of Medulin over to and through Kamenjak National Park.”— Ari Hart
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
One bit of advice for the singletrack within the park itself: while a hybrid-style bike may be able to handle the rougher/rockier sections, I would recommend full fledged knobbys to take the impacts. Also bring a tire repair kit or spare tube as some of the undergrowth can be very sharp and spiky.
After leaving Medulin, you'll follow the road into Pomer. Take the main road straight through to the other side of town where you'll hit a small singletrack bridge across the sea.
After the bridge crossing, you can either turn left and take a steep grade up the road into Premantura, or the recommended route, heading right.
If you've gone right, head up the the road a few kilometers until you reach the first left hand turn with a sign reading "Monte Kope."
From here, it is very easy to stay on track as the trail signs become much more frequent and are at every turn. Follow the trails and roads into and through the outskirts of Premuntura until you reach the entrance of Kamenjak National Park.
There is a fee for all motorized vehicles into this park; however, it is free for cyclists and pedestrians. Near the entrance, there is a small trail leading around the vehicle check-in station with a sign showing a man and a bike. These signs within the park will show the path for cyclists throughout the loop of the entire park/coast. There are many side trails and paths to explore, but you can't really get lost here. All roads eventually lead back to the main entrance if you stay on them long enough.
Once inside the park, follow the singletrack trails. They vary in quality from smooth to rutted, rocky, exposed roots. 85% of the trails within the park are covered and shaded by the overgrowth. You can also see the Adriatic almost the entire ride, and there are limitless spots to pull off, secure your bike to a tree, and jump in.
That's basically it. Once you've had your fill inside the park, simply follow the signs out, and return the same way back to Medulin. After leaving Premuntura, I'd recommend keeping right at the fork on your way back to the bridge as it's a very fast and fun downhill to the coast.
This is not a difficult ride, just a little lengthy for beginners.
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Land Manager: Public Institution Kamenjak