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Via Dinarica HR-W-15 Southern Velebit (II) – route to Stap

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  • Cesta za Panos
    / Cesta za Panos
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Čučavac
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Debeli kuk s ceste za Panos
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Jelova ruja
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Na livadama pod Velikim Stolcem
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Na putu između Panosa i Šugarske dulibe
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Stap i Stapina
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Stap ujesen
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Vidik s Velikog Stolca prema Visočici
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The section from Šugarska duliba to Stap offers genuine wilderness, with forest calm and tranquility dominating this wide area. The only longitudinal trail in this area is the Velebit Hiking Trail. This section requires 5 hours of hiking.
moderate
Distance 11.6 km
6:00 h
365 m
883 m
From the shelter and water cistern at Šugarska duliba, the route first takes us straight through the forest to the southeast, and then along the slope of Veliki Stolac (1406 m.a.s.l.) and across beautiful meadows to a road in poor condition leading from Rizvanuša to Panos (1258 m.a.s.l.) – a pronounced peak with a destroyed military facility. We continue down the winding road to the left for 2.5 kilometers (one hiking shortcut can be seen already after some thirty steps, and the next shortcut is at the second band), until we reach a place where a steep descending forest path branches to the right, leading to the remains of a ranger station in Jelova ruja (we can also take the road, which is a somewhat longer option). From the ruins of the ranger station in Jelova ruja, we continue by following the markings leading uphill to the pass above Jelova ruja. What follows is a climb through the forest to a mountain pass below Debeli kuk, not far from Stap. After that, we descend to Gornje njivice, where we come across a marked trail branch leading to the right to Debeli kuk (25 minutes of hiking) and then also across a branch leading to the peak of Čučul (20 minutes of hiking). The trail briefly continues descending to Donje njivice, where there is a trail branch to the right leading to a unique stone called Čučavac (10 minutes of hiking). By continuing straight, we reach the mountain shelter Tatekova koliba at Stap in 20 additional minutes of descent.
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Author
Alan Čaplar
Update: August 17, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,386 m
Lowest point
868 m
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Start

Šugarska duliba (1,386 m)
Coordinates:
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44.450452, 15.255452
DMS
44°27'01.6"N 15°15'19.6"E
UTM
33T 520325 4921937
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Destination

Mountain hut Tatekova koliba na StapuJužni Velebit III - do Struga

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Coordinates

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44.450452, 15.255452
DMS
44°27'01.6"N 15°15'19.6"E
UTM
33T 520325 4921937
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Jérémy Bigé
July 08, 2021 · Community
Again tough trail in the forest. Following the gps it is safe (mine areas). At Jelova Ruja, I stayed on the gravel road and catched the gps later. No water until Tatekova Koliba. Only few hours to go there. Nice trail between big rocks at the end.
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Maruša Orel
June 18, 2021 · Community
Trail to Jelova Ruja-for northbound hikers: don't be scared when you see a sign about mines (on photo). I don't know if someone is joking or they mean the part of the road a little bit more further which is closed (on photo). But the trail turns right here. I also saw a car from forest workers on that road, so it's safe for sure. Jelova Ruja hut is abandoned, there is a well next to it. Trail to Tatekova koliba: at the beginning I had some problems with finding the trail. I saw markings next to the logs and decided to follow them, even through map shows a little bit different. Trail is overgrown at the beginning and hard to follow the signs (in few parts signs lead you in different way than the app, but I followed the signs and it was ok), but then it become much better and easy to follow. At the end it opens up and offer you really nice views. Trail to Debeli kuk very steep, but I enjoyed a lot in the view from the top. Tatekova koliba looks nice and tidy, except the smell like something was burning inside. Water pump few minutes away from the hut, was working.
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When did you do this route? June 16, 2021
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
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Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
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Maxo Pl.
June 15, 2021 · Community
no problems on that tour, just made a break and kept going to chapel in rujina.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
365 m
Descent
883 m
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