Dr.Chala (also member here) and I decided to explore some gravel roads on Southern Velebit on Sunday (10.08.2008). There was about 200 km of “normal” road till we reached interesting stuff. You can see radar site on Gola Pljesivica Mountain, it was made “famous” by this report: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240446 Picture was taken from gas station in small city named Korenica. We softened up our suspension and reduced tire pressure on last petrol station before turning to gravel road. Finally, we turned towards Velebit. Our plan was to reach Mali Alan Pass(or Halan, spelling differs from map to map). Road starts as narrow paved road, and after crossing Sv. Rok tunnel, it turns into gravel. Sv. Rok tunnel is one of the major choke points on new highway from inland towards coast. It is Sunday in height of tourist season, so big queues are “normal”. Text on the sign says “End of asphalt”, really useful as you can see. We started to climb, but had to stop very often as we can’t resist taking pictures, it was quite windy, air was clear and views are spectacular. First stop was at the small church which was built during the road construction. Road was opened on 4. X. 1832. Next location is Tulove grede, old legend says that dragons live there. Chapel is dedicated to Colonel Damir Tomljanovic Gavran who fell there in 1994 during Croatian war for independence. Whole area was frontline during the war. We finally reached Mali Alan, height is 1045 m. I had few other tracks on my GPS, and I tough that it is possible to turn from “main” road and reach another track. As you will see I was very wrong. It was not looking bad at the beginning, but soon it started to look “interesting”. I was able to see other track on my GPS, but it was dead end, so we had to turn back. We lost about an hour, but we managed to come back. It was late, we were tired, and quite far from home so we decided to leave other roads for another day and come down from mountain. This picture was taken after we come back, don’t take left turn here. We reached Gospic and there we decided to take little detour on our way home and hit another gravel section. Road was interesting, but it lead trough forests, so no nice pictures from this section. It was around 100 km back to home on paved roads. We made more than 500 km, and had really good time.