Biokovo tour

 

The ascent to the highest top of the Biokovo mountain, Sveti Jure (St. George), at 1762 m above sea level, is a demanding and difficult route. To reach the mountaintop of Sveti Jure, you need three hours on average depending on the fitness and age of the cyclist. Cyclists should own safe, serviced and fully equipped bicycles and additional clothes and helmets. The 30-km route (one-way) passes along the entirety of the 23-km Biokovo road, which is the highest paved road in the Republic of Croatia. From Makarska to Tučepi and all the way to the entrance of the Biokovo Nature Park follow the Makarska-Vrgorac road (D 512). Upon entering the Park, the paved road narrows down and after 5 km rises by almost 600 meters, which is quite a big rise. From the Staza pass to Ravna Vlaška, you can expect 4 km of road with a single 250 metre ascent, which requires you to fully adapt to mountain conditions. The rest of the ride through Lađane (1300 m) to Vošac (1422 m) is a breeze. But then, after roughly 4 km, you need to tackle Sveti Jure, the second highest mountaintop in Croatia. After taking a break at the mountain hut just below Sveti Jure, continue on over the serpentines, enjoying the beautiful views, to reach the top of Biokovo.