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Old 09-29-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Bosnia & Croatia (off) Road Trippin'

Hello.
This is my first post here, very nice place to be,
been reading for a long time, and it is time to write something
to give a small contribution to this very nice place.
I am not a very good photo maker, or a writer, but I do
my best

My first offR

Will not talk much, be happy.

My first off ride took place in Bosnia
(my home country) near city of Livno
(my home town) on the way to Kupres,
towards old Roman town
Stržanj (Stridon, has lotsa names).
The town doesn't exist anymore, but
I've heard stories of it having 40000 people
in its best times. It all disapierd, and all
that is left is a medevial castle or something
and a few houses. My grandmother was born
there, and in 2.world war escaped to Livno
(she was a Partizan and escaped from Ustaše)
Talking too much.
















On this pic the remains of a castle or a fort are visible, no clue of a town, or anything. But the story is true.

It was a hard ride for a beginer, had very hard uphills (or downhills ) and my first river crossing. Also mud and rocks.

River Šuijca is exiting from the underground in Stržanj.
Bosnia is very beutiful county, the nature is untouched
because off the war here and lotsa landmines. This place was
the front line for a long time in the war.

Later, the same day,pics all around Livno, river Sturba, Borova Glava
(and wild horses (I will write later about them)) and so on.
No talking.












Greetings!
ps Will be back with more when I find time to do it.

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:08 AM   #2
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I am fast (found time bigtime )

One of my next trips took me back to Bosnia,
winter time, very cold.

Starting from Split, a view towards Dugopolje


Stoping on river Cetina, near Trilj


In Bosnia, a little lake Mandak, mountain Tušnica in background, very cold.




I was aiming for the mountain Cincar, and a path leading to Kupres.
Offroad starts in Livno.





On the last pic you can see Livno city, mountain Tušnica on left, Biokovo in the middle and Kamešnica on right.

As i get higher there is more and more snow, and very cold wind called "Bura".


I arrive on a plato called Kruzi (or Krug, everything has lotsa names in Bosnia), lotsa snow, and the path is not very visible.


It was very hard to drive on this, snow (rocks and mud under the snow).
And a few big degs having lotsa fun chasing me. It was not fun to me,
large dogs, Šarplaninac and Tornjak, 6-7 of them. Scary.
And so I had to turn back.


and go home.

On the way back,resting Cetina river again (and one wrong way)





I did get back here in summertime, I will post it later.
Greetings.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Why not, the best of your trips in one report with lots of pics.. works for me
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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Just short one day trips,
going somewhere far away
is just a dream.
Maybe I need to change
the title of the thread to
"Croatia & Bosnia & 2 years of time & kle & Me"
or should I write separate threads or I can erase
it, or I can continue. Whole lotta possibilities



Continuing (if I may ) now.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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Yes, Yes! Please continue!

Your country is very beautiful. The rivers are pretty and the dogs are big!

I like all the rocks



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Old 09-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #6
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Ya, I like your style!!
Reports like these make ADV the international site it is. Aventure is what you make it. Anywhere, anytime, any bike.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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Sumertime in Bosnia

When the snow melted and that dogs went somewhere
I was there again.


Quite more friendly place, big fields, nice to drive, beutiful.







The mountain is called Cincar (2006 m).
Path leads to Kupres.

















Kupres is very specific area. It is a highground 1200 m above sea
and only 100 km away from Adriatic Sea.
Than to Šujica and Stržanj again but not the same way as before





















Passed through all visible water on pics, one was scary a bit. But Kle is not stoping.

Near is ski hotel Adria-Ski and well known Čajuša, all people from Dalmacija
go skiing here (120 km from Split, Croatia).









Kukavičje Lake (?) is near, nice place for grill and swiming beautiful







Every post is a one day ride, never more than 250km total
(i am on college, and work sometimes, so I don't have the posibility
to go far, or buy a better bike, but kle is perfect for me (low cost and stuff)
for now.)

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Old 09-29-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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Excellent! Fantastic scenery, nice bike as well.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #9
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WOW!!! You have a very beautiful country. Really enjoying the pics. Keep them coming.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #10
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Fabulous pics!!
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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Very nice. Is it easy to get access to these riding areas?
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:14 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokopelli
Very nice. Is it easy to get access to these riding areas?
Very easy, and very close, if you need any detail info please ask.
Croatia&Bosnia are great offRoad destinations if you know where
to go.

Thank you all for reading, it is very nice to awake these memories.
Continuing now.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:38 AM   #14
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This trip is very fresh (a month ago or so).
In my first post kle had 300km and now has 32000

Again in Bosnia, this time from Livno towards Grahovo, Veliki Troglav, the
highest peak of Dinara mountain on the pic. This big field is called Livanjsko
polje and it is the largest of that kind (krško polje, manny troubles with english and translating some specific words)



My plan was to find Šatorsko jezero (Šator means tent, and jezero is lake)
on Šator mountain. This time i got very lost, with little fuel, and no cell phone (very nice ) but had a beautifil time.



















Missed the path to the lake and came above lake (lake is on 1500 m, and the peak is 1900m). It is a glacial lake.









On the way down i got lost again, and found a path to exit between Drvar & Glamoč (seen comrade Damir's RR pasing here ), and than home to Split.
Total of 120 km gravel road, very nice.
This area is like 30 km away from Livno. Everything is close.








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Old 10-01-2009, 06:13 AM   #15
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Now a bit of Croatia.

Highest peak of Croatia is on Dinara mountain and is called Sinjal.
Short the best of, speaking off.







Friend Branko (he is not on this forum)











Me me me on kle





Biokovo mountain, and the highest croatian asphalt road.






Sveti Jure peak


Islands Brač, Hvar and Vis maybe.

Svilaja mountain







I am very over.

Cheers (in)mates

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