The tradition of cycling in Pazin is connected to a long standing activity of the cycling club "Kamen", which is one of the leading clubs in Croatia. What is the secret of their success? Perseverance? Good organization and professional training? - Yes, all that, but together with the unique conditions for a successful training along the hilly landscape of central Istria.
Check it yourselves!
PAZIN - SARČIJA - MALI JEŽENJ - TINJAN - KRINGA - BARAT - VIDULINI - SV. PETAR - GRUBIŠI - TROŠTI - PAZIN
We ride from Pazin (the Memorial center - Spomen dom) towards Pula till the turning for Sarčija. We cross the railway and turn left to the white (macadam) road on the top of the slope. When we arrive to the asphalt road, we go right till Mali Ježenj and by the cross we descend down the white road again. In Tinjan, we ride to the cemetery and take the left white road to Draga. By the top of the slope we turn right for Kringa, and when we get there, to the left for Radetići and Barat. Coming out of Barat, we take the left, white road to Draga and ascend up to Vidulini, then via Pifari, Prkačini and Krajcar brijeg to Sv.Petar. We ride right, then before the railway left and by the railway station, then across the railway to Glavica. There, among the houses, we turn right to the road by which we ride along the railway to Grubiši. After Žbrlini, we go right by the main road, then left through Trošti. After the village, we take the left road till the asphalt where we turn left for Pazin.
The route is extremely demanding because of repeated descending to Draga, but there is a possibility of shortcuts with the help of the map. It can be ridden in both directions and it takes about 5 hours to pass.
PAZIN - PAZINSKA JAMA - MAČIĆI - MALI JEŽENJ - MUNCI - SV. PETAR - DRAGOVANCI - ZGRABLIĆI - ZABREŽANI - PULIĆI - FUNČIĆI - LOVRINIĆI - BAZGALJI - LINDAR - PAZIN
We cross the bridge by the Castle and the Cave of Pazin. We pass along the fences of "Pazinka" factory towards the quarry where we ascent to Mačići. We take the right asphalt road and turn to the left white (macadam) one on the top oh the slope. Arriving to asphalt, we turn left to the road that leads us to Veli vrh. Then we descend through the fields towards the village of Munci that we see in front of us. We take the white road via Glavica till Sv.Petar. We continue to the left across the railway towards Dragovanci and Zgrablići. Arriving to the main road, we turn left for Zabrežani where we turn right and continue through the village by the white road. About 500 m after the pine forest, we turn left to the first (earth) road and with a bit of luck we get to Pulići through fields and vineyards. We leave the village by the right, white road. When we get to Funčići, we ride left through Lovrinići to Bazgalji. The left asphalt road leads to Lindar, where we pass through the village and descend to Pazin by the steep white road.
The route is of average difficulty and it can be ridden in both directions. It will take you about 3.5 hours to pass it.
PAZIN - HRESTENICA - ČEŠIĆI - BAZGALJI - LOPTARI - ČULETI - MARCANI - ČUBANIĆI - BRUNIĆI - GRAČIŠĆE - ŠKLJONKI - MAREČIĆI - ĆUSI - PAZINSKI NOVAKI - RIJAVAC - PAZIN
We leave Pazin towards Labin and after the railway crossing turn right. We take the left asphalt road till the crossing and there the central road uphill. At the end of the asphalt, we take the white road through Hrestenica and Češići. We turn left when we come to Bazgalji and soon after to the right through Lopatari, Čuleti and Marcani. Before Milotski brijeg, we turn left for Čubanići. We turn right on the main road and immediately after that to the left, white (macadam) road till Brunići. We take the asphalt road and pass by Dončišće and Levini, ride till the crossing where we turn right for Gračišće. We return by the same road to the turning for Škljonki. We take that road, then through Marečići and Ćusi to Pazinski Novaki where we turn left at the main road. After a while we turn right to Zarečje and after the village left to the valley of Pazinčica. At the beginning of the upward slope we turn right to the white road that takes us to Rijavac and then left to Pazin.
The route is of average difficulty and it can be ridden in both directions. It takes about 4 hours to pass.
ŽMINJ - KRIŽANCI - JURIĆI - LINDARSKI KATUN - JAŠIĆI - BATLUG - BALIĆI - ŽAGRIĆI - ŽMINJ
We go from Žminj via Križanci and Jurići to Lindarski katun where we take the white road to Jašići and then via Batlug along the plateau to Balići. We return to Žminj via Žagrići.
GRAČIŠĆE - LOVRIĆI - ŠKOPLJAK - FLORIČIĆI - SOPOT - PIĆAN - MEDIGI - MONTOVANI - ORIĆ - PAŽANCI - JAKAČIĆI - ŠIMUNČIĆI - BRUNIĆI - GRAČIŠĆE
We leave Gračišće by the asphalt road towards Pazin and then we turn right before the chapel to the earth road that descends via Lovrići and Škopljak to Floričići. Before the village, we turn right towards the waterfall of Sopot and then continue across the stone bridge upwards to Pićan. We leave Pićan by downhill serpentines till the main road and then turn right till the left turninig for Medigi and Montovani. We continue by the asphalt road to Orić and then by the white (macadam) road to Pažanci. Coming to the asphalt again, we turn right for Jakačići , then right again to Šimunčići and by the white road to Brunići. We ride along the asphalt road next to Dončišće (Wine cellar Putinja) and Levini till the crossing where we turn right for Gračišće.
The road is very demanding because of the great downward slope to Sopot and upward one to Pićan and is therefore recommended to be ridden only in direction described above. It takes approx. 3 hours to pass.
PAZIN - MATIĆI - VELANOV BRIJEG - MATUNČIĆI - ČUBANIĆI - BRUNIĆI - GRAČIŠĆE - LOVRIĆI - POLDRUGOVCI - GOLOGORICA - BORUT - CEROVLJE - PAZINSKI NOVAKI - PAZIN
We leave Pazin towards Labin and after the railway crossing turn right. We take the left asphalt road till the crossing and then the central road uphill. In the middle of the slope we turn on the left, white (macadam) road and after some 500 m to the right till the end of the valley. Then we go upwards through Matići and next to Velanov brijeg (Wine cellar Anđelini) till the asphalt. We turn right till the turning for Žminj, then after Matunčići we take the first left white road. After the quarry, we turn right for Čubanići and then right by the asphalt and by the first left white road to Brunići. Then we ride by the asphalt road next to Dončišće and Levini till the crossing where we turn right for Gračišće. After that, we go towards Pazin and turn right before the chapel to the earth road that descends to Lovrići where we turn left for Poldrugovci. Here, we cross the bridge and go left to Gologrčki dol (farm restaurant "Dol") and then by the asphalt road up to Gologorica. We turn right at the crossing, ride to the main road which we cross and ride further towards Stancija, Trdoslavići and Tenčići. After Dausi we arrive to Borut. Here, we turn left and return to Pazin via Cerovlje and Pazinski Novaki.
The route is extremely demanding because of the great slopes. It is to be ridden in described direction only. It takes about 5 hours to pass.
CEROVLJE - BORUT - LOVREČIĆI - PRVIŽ - KOMARIJU - STARI DRAGUĆ - DRAGUĆ - KORELIĆI - KRUŠVARI - KOTLE - BRNOBIĆI - HUM - ERKOVČIĆI - POLJANICE - BORUT - CEROVLJE
We leave Cerovlje from the railway station for Borut, turn left through Lovrečići till Previž and then along the white road to Komarija, all to the top of Stari Draguć. We descend to Draguć. At the end of the village we descend by the steep slope to Korelići where we turn right. IN Baštini, we ride by the asphalt road via Oslići to Krušvari. In the center of the place there is a left white (macadam) road for Kotle. From here, we ascend by the asphalt road and across the bridge to Brnobići where we turn right and ride to Hum. We return from Hum the same way back, take the first asphalt road to the right, and right again at the following crossing. We turn left by the church, pass through Erkovčići, then across the railway and to the right after the viaduct. We ride uphill by the asphalt road all to the turning for Poljanice. Here, we continue by the white road to Borut. In Borut, we turn right for Cerovlje.
The route is very demanding because of the slopes. It can be ridden in both directions and takes about 3.5 hours to pass.
PAZIN - PAZINSKA JAMA - BERAM - KIRCI - ČIPRI - LADAVCI - ČERIŠNJEVICA - GRDOSELO - KRŠIKLA - FRKI - GRIMALDA - PAGUBICE - CEROVLJE - ZAREČJE - PAZIN
We cross the bridge by the Castle and the Gorge of Pazin (Pazinska jama). We pass along the fences of "Pazinka" factory towards the quarry where we proceed to the right along the main road till the turning for Beram. We ascend to Beram. We return the same way and turn right before the main road and ride along the asphalt road through the valley next to Kirci, Čipri and Ladavci till the end of the Asphalt where we descend by the white (macadam) road to Čerišnjevica. Here, we turn right and arrive to Grdoselo. We turn left by the church and at the end of the village take the right road by the vineyard, then next to the fields and through the forest till the second vineyard where we descend till the crossing. There, we continue straight (marked hiking path) and arrive to the waterfall. We cross the stream and turn left to the asphalt road for Kršikla. Entering the village we continue to the white road which takes us up by Opatija and Gržani to Frki. After Podmeja we ride along the asphalt road till the turning for Grimalda. We return from Grimalda the same way till the first crossing where we take the central white road for Pagubice. Here, we turn left to the asphalt and continue uphill to Cerovlje. On the main road, we turn right and ride to Zarečje (the right turning). We take the first left road after the little church and arrive to the waterfall. We go across the stream to the main road and then turn right for Pazin.
The route is pretty difficult. It can be ridden in both directions. It takes about 4 hours to pass.
TINJAN - MUNTRILJ - KVEŠTI - BADAVCA - SOPAJAC - LIVAKI - TRVIŽ - PILOŠĆAK - BANIČIĆI - BERAM - FAKINI - GRUBIŠI - MALI JEŽENJ - SV. PETAR - TINJAN
We take the asphalt road from Tinjan to Muntrilj and then follow the sign on the right for Kvešti (Wine cellar Paljuh). Before the village, we continue along the white road, then straight at the crossing and we arrive to the spring of Badavca. Here, we ride on the right side of the little valley of Sopajac to Livaki. We take the asphalt road till the main road where we turn right for Trviž. We ascend to Trviž till the church and continue by the asphalt road till one sharp left curve where the panorama of the whole central Istria and the lake of Butonega can be seen. If the weather is nice, it is worth to ascend the top of Pilošćak by the earth road. When we come back to that same curve, we descend right down the white (macadam) road that will take us to Baničići. We leave the village by the right, white road till the crossing where we continue through the valley of Beram till the main road ( the Beram frescoes - the Dance Macabre). We cross the road and ascend uphill till the top where Beram and later Stari Pazin can be seen. We pass through the village of Fakini and turn right to the white road. Arriving to the asphalt road again, we turn right. After the village of Grubiši, we turn right to the asphalt road, through Veli Ježenj to Mali Ježenj. Before a house, by the cross, we turn left to the road that takes us to Veli vrh. We descend by the earth road to the white road where we turn right for Sv.Petar. Once in a place, we descend to Draga and ascend to Tinjan.
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