Yesterday I had the pleasure of cycling up the mountain Medvednica to the summit, Sljeme. At over 1000m you get a great view over Zagreb. It took me an hour and 20 minutes to reach the top up the winding road. It was worth it.
The photos are not so great but you could see about 200km to the mountains bordering Bosnia (before it started to rain).
It started to rain when I reached the summit but conveniently, there’s a nice restaurant where you can grab a beer and have a rest. I had some traditional Croatian food, ‘sir i vrhnje‘ with garlic and paprika, it’s like some sort of fluffy cottage cheese thing and was very nice. There’s also a couple of castles on the way down but I was having too much fun to stop.
It took me just over 20 minutes from the top to get back to the hostel in Zagreb. My average speed down was 40km/h (25mph)! Maybe it would have been faster had I not taken a corner too fast half way down and skidded into a tree, in front of a family having a picnic. Unfortunately because of the rain and chunky tyres I couldn’t quite break my speed record of 74km/h (46mph). I still managed 69.5km/h (43mph) though!