Croatian Bike Routes: Rab Island

By , 08 Mar 2017, 15:42 PM Races and Rides

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Category: XC
Length (km): 36
Ascent (m): 378
Route direction: old town Rab-St. Euphemia bay-Frkanj- Kandarola bay- Suha Punta- Dundo forest- Kristofor bay-cape Kalifront – Pošta bay -Kampor (heliport)-Rab

Route description:
Begin the ride beneath the old town and drive in north-west direction along to boardwalk and the St. Euphemia bay. Until the end of the bay follow the sea and transfer onto gravel, pass the monastery of St. Francis and heliport and join the road to Suha Punta. After 150 metres of rad, in the middle of the serpentine bend there is a ramp with an excellent gravel road to Frkanj peninsula. After around 2 kilometres of gravel go right and come to the other side of Frkanj, towards the open sea. Follow the single track along the seaside, pass the nudist beach and Kandarola bay and follow the path through the forest. The path leads to Suha Ounta and a boardwalk along the sea, bungalows and hotels.

From Suha Punta we join the road to Dundo forest (app. 2.5 kilometres from Suha Punta on the left). Dundo forest is worth exploring, laced with gravel roads and paths, with occasional deer to be seen. After Kristofor bay take the gravel to the main Dundo asphalt until its end. Here you can descend to St. Mara bay, or turn right onto gravel to Kalifront cape and Pošta bay, good for swimming and has a view of Goli Island and Krk island.

After cape Kalifront return on the other side to Dundo asphalt, ride for about 3-4 kilometres and turn left on mountain path, an excellent single track descent of about 2-3 kilometres taking you back to the heliport. After the heliport go the same way back to the old town.

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