BA02 – Through the Woodlands

Very demanding mountain route with constantly alternating pastures and large complexes of coniferous and beech forests.

The route passes through several katuns – (Lokva, Konjsko brdo, Meka, Turija, Patkovica, Kapetanov laz, Jelovica), and there is an abundance of fresh water springs for which Bjelasica mountain is famous. The road consists of a small percentage of asphalt road, followed by dirt road, and at the highest altitudes there are paths that meander through meadows and occasionally forest.

The route has two starting positions. One is village Lubnice, and the other is village Buce from the point where the biking route BA01 ends. Both starting positions are connected by Top biking trail TT3.

Departing from Lubnice is convenient for those who have chosen the accommodation in some of the rural households that provide tourist services and there are more and more of them in this area, while departure from Buce is a nice option for those who are moving from the direction of Berane. This route, at the location of Jokov grob, connects Berane network of biking routes with Andrijevica routes (which have further connection to the Plav-Gusinje routes), which altogether, along with national routes passing through the region, opens a great possibility of combining different options in different mountains and the opportunity for several days of top ride through Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije.

There are several great vantage points on the route with a view of the Jelovica, the highest summits of Bjelasica, Berane town and the valley of river Lim, while particularly captivating is the view of the Komovi and the surrounding mountains and peaks (Mojan, Paunova, Ilijina glava, Žijeva, Crnogora, Tomova glava, Biograd) and it really leaves you breathless.

As icing on this biking cake is the lengthy descent from Patkovica (AN04) to Idzov Izvor continuing through Ravna Jelovica, once a large katun settlement and nowadays more of a weekend and picnic resort and for Berane residents.

Here, the route passes by two hotels that are located right on the road making this location a nice place for a break and a pleasant refreshment before moving on to Lubnice or Berane.

This trail should be ridden in the summer months since its sections in higher altitudes are mostly impassable as the autumn comes.

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