OverviewHillclimb 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 .