Stage E5: Tršće – Crni Lug

Tršće – Farjev Laz – Lividraga – Gerovo – Crni Lug
bullet-max 1060 m
bullet 590 m
bullet 43 km ic-distance-long

Stage statistics

Starting point
Finishing point
Crni Lug
43 km
Total ascent
1080 m
Highest point
1060 m
Lowest point
590 m

From the very centre of Tršće we move toward Parg and after some 100 metres turn left towards the Rudnik ski resort. After 1 km, on your left you will see a woody and steep slope of the Rudnik hill from which peak descends 800 metres long ski slope and a steep ski lift. Continue through the asphalt road from the Brvnara catering facility to reach the Crni Lazi village where you turn left. You will soon reach the gravel road and easily ascending through the western slopes of Rudnik you will reach the resting place and the Farjev Laz forest hut. Here you can refresh with fresh water and if you have extra time you can prepare a barbecue as well. Just below the hunting lodge is the crossroads on which, if you turn right, after 6 km, you will reach through forest road (P1) Milan’s peak where the hunting lodge with fenced area for deers is located and then you can continue your ride to Parg and get back to Tršće.

From that crossroads the transverse road (ČB 8) will take you left to the next crossroads (ČB 9) on which you turn left again and ride through a dense beech and fir tree forest. Continue the ride through the most forested part of Gorski kotar ascending towards the area Medvedov štant where, after 3.5 km, you will reach the belvedere on your left side from which a beautiful view over Mali Lug and Vode is spread. Continue on the gravel road and reach the crossroads (ČB 16) on which you turn sharply left until the next crossroads on which you turn left again. On the area Volfov Laz (ČB 15) ride on the right side towards Skrbčev Laz, that is towards the ČB 14 crossroads on which you turn left towards Lividraga, that is, the ČB 13 point. After 2 km a spacious lawn with a dominant “Lividraga” hunting lodge will appear. The facility offers recreational outdoor contents as well as accommodation and boards upon previous announcement.

You can also ride from Lividraga towards Platak and Gornje Jelenje, whilst the transverse road will take you through the asphalt road towards Gerovo. After passing the plain part of the route, and before the road starts to descend, on your right side you will notice a belvedere that must not be ignored. You will enjoy a beautiful view over Gerovo and close hills that are rising over the Kupa Valley. After sightseeing, continue descending through serpentines until you reach Gerovo and the main road Tršće – Crni Lug where you turn right. If you turn left, you can go back to Tršće through the main road which is attractive and windy and on which a mountain auto race takes place. Or you can turn right in Mali Lug towards the Kupa Valley (P 2). There is an easy rise from Gerovo (9 km) through the area of Gerovo to Vršić crossroads after which the roads starts to descend towards Malo Selo. 2 km before you reach Malo Selo, will arrive to a crossroads for Biljevina and Razloge villages through which you can descend to Hrvatsko on the Kupa River (P 3). Then you will have only 1.5 km from Malo Selo to Crni Lug and to the end of this stage.