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National park Una-Osječenica cycling route

Mountain Biking · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Bjelaj-medieval castle (ruins)
    / Bjelaj-medieval castle (ruins)
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Gravel road from Vrtoče to Bjelaj
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Gravel road to Bjelaj
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Crossroad Osječenica (peak)- Unac canyon
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / View to Unac canyon and south part of the Una NP
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Prkosi plateau
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Unac canyon
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Crossroad Martin Brod-Kulen Vakuf-Drvar
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Picnic area near to Bjelaj castle
    Photo: Nacionalni park Una, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
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The NP Una-Osječenica cycling route (round trip) is challenging, remote and unbelievably beautiful. 
Distance 62.1 km
7:01 h
1,111 m
1,111 m

Gravel paths climbing through beech forests and traversing open grasslands lead to the medieval castle and picnic area at Bjelaj and ascend to the pass of Osječenica mtn., 700 meters below the summit. Riders gain spectacular views of the Unac canyon and beyond, before undertaking a thrilling descent through oak forests to the rivers of Unac and Una, at Martin Brod.

In order to take full advantage of the views, this route is laid out in the clockwise direction, beginning in Kulen Vakuf (by the entrance to Discover Camp). The total length of the route is 62 km. 65% of the route is gravel, and the cumulative elevation gain is 1137 m. 

Author’s recommendation

Riders must have very good fitness and experience descending on loose gravel and cobbles. Also, on account of the remoteness of this route, riders should be well prepared and count only on self-rescue. A mountain bike is highly recommended, although the route can be done on a cross/gravel bike. Both a mountain bike and a map/directions are available from National park Una.
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Nacionalni park Una
Update: December 07, 2017
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Highest point
Ajzer bunar, 1,128 m
Lowest point
Kulen Vakuf, 300 m
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Start

Kulen Vakuf, camp Discover (311 m)
Coordinates:
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44.567792, 16.083923
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44°34'04.1"N 16°05'02.1"E
UTM
33T 586069 4935510
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Destination

Kulen Vakuf, center-long bridge

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Public transport

Take the bus at bus station for local bus lines in Bihać to Kulen Vakuf (42 km). Only 200 m before bus station in Kulen vakuf is starting point (Discover camp). Or use your own vehicle to KV.

Getting there

Exit from city center to road M5 (Bosanski Petrovac and Sarajevo, after 18 km turn right to road R408 (to Orašac and Kulen Vakuf), ride downhill to Ljutoč valey Ćelije-Orašac-Kulen Vakuf.

Parking

Free parking close to the bridge in Kulen Vakuf (right riverbank of the Una river) or ride over the bridge and park your vehicle on small square behind the mosque.

Coordinates

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44.567792, 16.083923
DMS
44°34'04.1"N 16°05'02.1"E
UTM
33T 586069 4935510
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Distance
62.1 km
Duration
7:01 h
Ascent
1,111 m
Descent
1,111 m
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