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Mountain tour Stage 9

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

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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
Distance 24.3 km
11:00 h
764 m
940 m
1,086 m
697 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Hiking trail markings along what used to be the connecting trail Kapela – Velebit are no longer maintained, so extra caution is required.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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Alan Čaplar
Update: August 03, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
1,086 m
Lowest point
697 m

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

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Coordinates

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45.140485, 14.932678
DMS
45°08'25.7"N 14°55'57.6"E
UTM
33T 494706 4998558
w3w 
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Marion Du
May 21, 2022 · Community
Nice view from kolovratske stijene. We didnt follow all this stage as we took shortcut to go to Senj for a nice break at the sea.
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When did you do this route? May 10, 2022
Sven Nit
August 31, 2021 · Community
Combined stage 8,7 and a part of 6 in one day (Vratnik to Hirz Hut) going northbound. Duliba is really only for emergencies. Really old and dirty. Trail in parts overgrown, but with GPS it's ok
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Maxo Pl.
June 15, 2021 · Community
had some serious GPS and trail signs problems after kolovratske stijene, was lost on that unnamed peak for one hour. I recommend you to search for the gravel road until you reach the big house with the pool, there you can also get tap water!
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.3 km
Duration
11:00 h
Ascent
764 m
Descent
940 m
Highest point
1,086 m
Lowest point
697 m

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