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Hillclimb to Mount Zavizan from 0 to 1594 m

Hillclimb to Mount Zavizan from 0 to 1594 m


Page Type: Race/Event

Location: Croatia, Europe

Lat/Lon: 44.88604°N / 14.96201°E

Date: Jun 21, 2008 12:00 am


Page By: Rajko Malojcic

Created/Edited: May 5, 2008 / Mar 24, 2010

Object ID: 266390

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Hillclimb to Mount Zavizan from 0 to 1594 m is a unique amateur race which starts from Senj in Croatia www.senj.hr and the course leads cyclists to steep roads which have been used for centuries for timber transport from inland to the shore. Much of Venice was built on pillars which were cut in virgin forests on the Velebit mountain. Those who reach 940 m height difference are rewarded by dense shade of the National park Northern Velebit forest. In return they have to make another 17 km and 600 m height difference to the finish line at the mountain refuge and meteorological station Zavizan. Naturalists can visit a very specific botanical garden there. After the end of the race all participants enjoy 38 km downhill to the start line in Senj where the organizers invite them to a fish and wine dinner. Less fit riders can join the race at 940 m altitude in Oltari and ride comfortably through the forest only. They get fish and wine at Senj, too.
Trail of the race is here: http://www.tz-senj.hr/adminmax/images/upload/pdf/karta%20bicikli%20ispravljeno.pdf
and the profile is here: http://www.tz-senj.hr/adminmax/images/upload/pdf/biciklijada%20profil%20novo.jpg .

Registration and Fees

Registration is accepted by internet at www.tz-senj.hr starting in May. Fee which provides for refreshments along the course, safety, light meal at the finish line and fish and wine in the evening upon return to the start point in Senj. Information can be obtained from www.tz-senj.hr

Getting There

Neighbouring airports are Rijeka, Pula, Zadar and Zagreb in Croatia, Ljubljana in Slovenia and Trieste in Italy. Those coming by car should use the highway from Zagreb and exit for Senj at Zuta Lokva.