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Mountain Hike Stage 9

Via Dinarica HR-W-08 Connecting trail Kapela - Velebit

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  • Gorski kotar s Vučjaka
    / Gorski kotar s Vučjaka
    Photo: Franjo Novosel, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Mountain hut Krivi put
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Senjska vjetroelektrana
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The most interesting phenomenon in this route stage is the group of rocks called Kolovratske stijene, offering a wonderful view towards the sea. The rocks of Kolovratske stijene extend south of the group of Samarske stijene and Bijele stijene, as a solitary ridge on the very edge of Velika Kapela, where the mountain's slopes begin descending towards the sea. The rocky peak area of the ridge of Kolovratske stijene is approximately one kilometer long. Among hikers, Kolovratske stijene are not so well known, since the rocks of Bijele stijene and Samarske stijene are much better known, taller and more beautiful. However, the charm of Kolovratske stijene lies precisely in the fact that they are solitary and close to the sea.

 

moderate
24.3 km
11:00 h
764 m
940 m
From the Zelena kuća mountain shelter, trail markings first briefly follow the road, and then a steep climb begins to the pass below Kolovratske stijene. On the other side of the pas, the trail steeply descends to the asphalt road. Once there, we can choose between the Kapela – Velebit connecting trail to the left (8 hours of hiking to Vratnik) and the continuation of the markings of the Kapela Hiking Trail to the right, along the road, in the direction of Vinište and Klenovica.

Hiking trail markings along what used to be the connecting trail Kapela – Velebit are no longer maintained, so extra caution is required. However, orientation is not so difficult. In continuation of the route, we need to follow the road direction towards the south and the west, leading to the village of Alan. From that village, the route continues further south along the wider road for 4 kilometers to the village of Krivi Put, where there is a mountain shelter. From Krivi Put onwards, we follow the marked Senj Hiking Tour (Senjska planinarska obilaznica) towards the mountain pass of Vratnik that marks the beginning of the mountain of Velebit.

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Author
Alan Čaplar
Updated: August 03, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,086 m
Lowest point
697 m

Start

Mountain shelter Zelena kuća (873 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.140485, 14.932678
DMS
45°08'25.7"N 14°55'57.6"E
UTM
33T 494706 4998558
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Destination

Vratnik

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Coordinates

DD
45.140485, 14.932678
DMS
45°08'25.7"N 14°55'57.6"E
UTM
33T 494706 4998558
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Thomas Furter
August 31, 2020 · Community
Due to the negative trail comments we bypassed this stage on roads and gravel roads trying to find the shortest way down to Senj (around 40km). We picked up water at Hirtz hut, approx. 5l per person. Nice walk during night with moon light. If interested, gpx data are available (contact via wurzelkocher.ch).
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Frantisek Kalab
August 10, 2020 · Community
Similar as Eva I hiked this section using forest roads instead up until Krivi Put (got water from some people there). Nice views in the latter part under Alino Bilo. I feel bad for skipping the part on the ridge but wish that the trail association would make the original trail more accessible and post an update about it, I didn’t feel like spending hours on a bad trail after the last section that was bad as well.
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Elina Mattila
July 01, 2018 · Community
Mostly easy walking on roads and forest trails. Very badly marked section but mostly easy to follow roads with map and gps. Trail coming down from Koloratske stijene overgrown. Skip the second peak (unnnamed) altogether - nice views over the sea, but the trail is pretty much nonexistent and hard to follow, not worth it. At the guest house took the bike trail to the right - it's longer but quicker since it goes around Alina Bilo. Couldn't check water in Krivi Put since two big dogs from the neighbouring house almost attacked me as I walked past the shelter. Again, on the forest trail before getting to the highway ran into a shepherd whose two big dogs also came at me very aggressively. Don't know if he's always there, but watch out for dogs anyway.
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Stage 9

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.3 km
Duration
11:00 h
Ascent
764 m
Descent
940 m

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