Starting from ferry harbour Jablanac ( ferry line to island Rab ), you
continue uphill to mountain pass Veliki Alan, there is a sign on the
main road/crossing to Jablanac. After several km from main road,
start gravel road that continue into mountains. When you reach
top of pass, continue along mountain hut, you can reach old forrest
location named Štirovača. There are a lot of small roads that strech
into mountain. From Štirovača you can continue forward to south,
to location Dabar, mostly known to their tunels:
After Dabar, if you continue further south, you will reach main road nr. 25 that
conect Karlobag and Gospić. If you continue in direction to Gospić, after several
km, turn right to village Rizvanusa - here starts road to location Panos - abadoned
military base with the best view to adriatic see in croatia. It is very hard to
explain how to get to Panos, but you can ask in village. Be carefull, this area is
full of minelands left from last war 1991-95, so do not leave road!
From Štirovača you can go to north to Zavižan, also very nice view to see
from aprox. 1400 meters above see level. There is a mountain hut at the top
of the road, where you can eat or take a drink. From this location, you can
reach village Krasno, road nr. 5126, and than continue to the coast to Sv.Juraj.
Nice round trips, not so far from island Rab.
This area is full of gravel roads, you cannot miss wherever you start. On island
Rab is area named DESERT ( real sand ) close to ferry harbour. Take first small
gravel road right, continue all the way to the rock wall, then turn right again,
and you will find very nice place to upright your riding skills on soft sand.