Stage E2: Skrad – Severin na Kupi

Skrad – Žrnovac – Donja Dobra – Moravice – Vrbovsko – Veliki Jadrč – Severin
bullet-max 720 m
bullet 220 m
bullet 43 km ic-distance-long

Stage statistics

Starting point
Finishing point
Severin na Kupi
43 km
Total ascent
770 m
Highest point
720 m
Lowest point
220 m

From the centre of Skrad, near the Tourist Information Centre, you will get the Lujzijana road in the direction of Karlovac and immediately after 100 m turn from Lujzijana left towards Zeleni Vir, the protected landscape proud of the most beautiful and most attractive 800 metres long canyon in Croatia – Vražji prolaz (Devil’s Passage) with Muževa hižica (Husband’s Small House) cave. Besides that, you must not miss the 70 metres high waterfall after which the same excursion point was named. After 250 metres you will reach another crossroads on which, if your turn left, you can reach directly Zeleni Vir (P 8). On the same crossroads the Mountain cycling transverse will take you right to the easy rise through the settlement of Skrad’s family houses towards the Tusti Vrh village. After that an easy descends on mixed gravel and asphalt road follows through Sleme Skradsko and Žrnovac villages as well as through the forest area, all down to the Donja Dobra village.

In Donja Dobra you will exit the forest over a small bridge and on the asphalt road you turn right. After 500 m you will again reach the crossroads with Lujzijana road on which, if you turn rigidly left, you will reach Brod Moravice (P 12). The traverse road on the same crossroads will take you right along Lujzijana in the Skrad direction and after 500 m you turn left. You will pass the bridge under which the Dobra River passes and continue straight on the gravel road along the railway and Dobra River to reach Moravice. After 4 km you’ll reach Moravice and then turn right on the first crossroads over the Dobra River. After 200 m turn left and continue your ride along Dobra River.

From Moravice continue your ride towards Vrbovsko through a number of pastures and orchards, all the way followed by the Dobra River. There will wait for you the Tići village in which one of the most romantic lakes in Gorski kotar is located – the Čogrljevo Lake. There are another 7.5 km of ride from Tići village to Vrbovsko, first on the asphalt road and then a part on the gravel road too. You will see a large turn on the Karolina road where you turn left and easily ascending, reach the centre of Vrbovsko. If you turn right, you can turn back along Karolina road through Stara Sušica to Ravna Gora (P 11) or after 400 metres turn left towards Kamačnik canyon – a picturesque canyon of the homonymous river which, on its mouth in Dobra, creates a narrow rocky passage with several bridges and galleries, very suitable for a pleasant one hour walk.

Riding through the main street, you will not be able to miss the church of St. John of Nepomuk whilst 200 m further, on your right, you will see the Tourist Information Centre where you can get all necessary information. Traverse road will take you further to the crossroads with traffic light on which you continue straight in the direction of Hambarište. The asphalt road will take you through the Mrzla Draga village and underpass of the Rijeka – Zagreb highway. Then continue 3 km to reach the crossroads for Kamensko. Turn left on the gravel road and ride through the forest for some 2 km, until you reach the asphalt crossroads where you turn left again. After 2 km on gravel road that slightly ascents, you will reach the western part of the Veliki Gložac tunnel on the Rijeka—Zagreb highway.

After almost 2 km pass twice across the gas pipeline and then reach an overpass. Go over it and then turn right. After 1 km of gravel road you will reach asphalt and, on the next crossroads, at the entrance to the Veliki Jadrč village, turn left. There is nothing left but to follow the asphalt road which will take you across lawns of Severin area to the Lujzijana road and Severin na Kupi. Do not either miss the Zrinski and Frankopans castle from 15th century in Severin na Kupi. Ruinous but ancient, still resists the ravages of time, standing, like a guardian, above the Kupa River itself.