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Mountain Hike Stage 19

Via Dinarica HR-W-18 Southern Velebit (IV) – Tulove grede

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  • Cesta kod Tulovih greda
    / Cesta kod Tulovih greda
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  • / Dolac poda Tulom
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  • / Mali Halan
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  • / Malo Libinje
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  • / Malo Libinje
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  • / Mountain hut Dušice
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  • / Prostor ispod Tulovih greda
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  • / Stijene i livade na Tulovim gredama
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  • / Sveto brdo s Tulovih greda
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  • / Tulove grede
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  • / Tulove grede s Kraljičinih vrata
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  • / Veliko Libinje
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  • / Veliko Libinje i Mountain hut Zlatino sklonište
    Photo: Joso Nekić, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Vrhprag
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  • / Vršni dio Tulovih greda
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  • / Vršni dio Tulovih greda
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The southernmost part of Velebit, from Mali Halan to the Zrmanja River, extends for 40 kilometers in northwest to southeast direction. Given the fact that the main ridge gradually takes an eastward turn, simultaneously leaving the sea coast, some geographers consider it a special, southeastern part of Velebit. The area south of Sveto brdo is in fact a spacious karst plateau with fairly irregularly scattered rocky peaks. Among them, we see a longitudinally placed, irregularly shaped, wide and undulating valley of Duboke Jasle. Uniquely beautiful rocky peaks of Tulove grede capture particular attention in this area, as they are visible and recognizable from afar. East of this section and the mountain pass Prezid, the only remaining peak area is Crnopac – the last area where the mountain of Velebit reaches substantial heights prior to its end in the canyon of the Zrmanja River.
difficult
Distance 41 km
18:00 h
1,253 m
1,767 m
The key access route to the area of Tulove grede is the old road Lovinac – Obrovac across the Mali Halan pass. The easiest way to reach it is from the direction of Obrovac (a signpost at the intersection points to Sv. Rok). The road passes right above the entrance to Sveti Rok tunnel (access from the parking lot next to the tunnel is not possible, since the motorway is fenced off), and then it ascends in bends next to the small church of St. Francis to Vrhprag, which represents the easiest access to the peak of Tulove grede. The best connecting hiking route between the Paklenica National Park and Tulove grede is a road in poor condition leading from Veliki Libinj to the locality Kraljičina vrata (Alanac) on the Obrovac – Lovinac road.

The area of Tulove grede has been affected by war, but the key paths have been checked and cleared of mines. Despite that, however, several zones in the area of Mali Halan are still marked as mine suspected areas, so they should be avoided. A regularly updated map of mine suspected areas in Croatia is available at www.hcr.hr.

Even though the Velebit ridge in the area between Tulove grede and Prezid naturally overlaps with the layout of the Via Dinarica White Line, this zone has no marked longitudinal hiking trails or other infrastructure. Due to mine danger, there is also no alternative route for this section of the trail, so the only currently available option is to use the road descending from Tulove grede via Podprag towards Obrovac, and then to continue along the state road leading from Obrovac to the mountain pass Prezid and to the town of Gračac. Once mine danger gets eliminated, the route towards Ćelavac and Prezid will be connected via Dolac pod Tulom, Lipovača, Gornja Lađa and Čeber, or from Kraljičina vrata via Torine, Mislensko bilo and Jaslensko bilo.

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Update: February 01, 2018
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1,286 m
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672 m
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Mounatain hut Vlaški grad (1,274 m)
Coordinates:
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44.326638, 15.552136
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44°19'35.9"N 15°33'07.7"E
UTM
33T 544023 4908301
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Prezid

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44.326638, 15.552136
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44°19'35.9"N 15°33'07.7"E
UTM
33T 544023 4908301
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Jérémy Bigé
July 08, 2021 · Community
Slept in Zlatino Shelter, simple but quiet. Water just near (not a lot in june). After it is a long gravel road. I went directly to Gracac. Few water points in the second part. Slept at Apartman Ada for 17€ (including breakfast) really nice family.
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Maruša Orel
June 20, 2021 · Community
You are hiking all the time on gravel road on the sun, but view is really beautiful, so I didn't mind it. Tulove grede are definitelly highlight of this stage. You need some climbing skills to come to the top, but it's definitelly worth it. I really enjoyed on the top of Tulove grede. Hikers with a dog: leave your dog at amfiteater (little "field" with shade before the climbing part). At Baričevići there should be a shortcut, but I didn't find it, so I stayed on the road. But when I was hiking on the road I saw the end of that shortcut (photo), so I guess it exists. At 26,4km spring Crveni potoci, at 29,6km nice place to pitch a tent (frogs were singing me a lullaby, cow's bells woke me up, but they just passed by, that's the same place that's mentioned in the previous comment), at 30,5km covered well with a bucket. At 35,3km I stayed on main gravel road, because I think it's a mistake on the map (gps leades you through the bushes, where is no any trail). Saw some really nice bear footprints😃 Needed 13h for the whole trail, with some small stops between (1st day 10h, 2nd day 3h).
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When did you do this route? June 19, 2021
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
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Maxo Pl.
June 17, 2021 · Community
found a nice grass field for camping 40 min after crveni potoci. from there it's just 4 hours till end of stage. After all the stage took me 14,5h. except the section from Winnetou mountain till crveni potoci I saw several cisterns next to the track. the last 3 km are pretty random, if my GPS didn't tricked me there is no visible trail. I just Bush wacked through the forest and fields in direction to the big asphalt road till I reached the gravel road. I did my way to the crnopac hut the same day to explore the surrounding mountains also but ultra light weight😁
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41 km
Duration
18:00 h
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1,253 m
Descent
1,767 m
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