BK Vlaji Organizes a Bike Tour to the Cetina Source!

Daniela Rogulj

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May 28, 2019 – The beginning of June in Sinj abounds in sporting events! Just one day after the 9th Cetina Adventure Race and the City Challenge, the Bike Club Vlaji organizes the 7th bicycle to the Cetina source. One of the most attractive and challenging bicycle tours is 82 km long and the total climb is 800 meters.

Due to its length, the route requires you to be in top form, but each pedal is richly rewarded: very few places are this rich in nature and beauty. The bike tour starts from Sinj through Hrvace, Panj, Bitelić and further on the left bank of Peruća and Cetina, all the way to the very source, which is near the old 9th-century Croatian Church of the Holy Salvation, one of our most precious and beautiful archaeological sites.

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The Cetina is 110 kilometers long but does not run from 11 of the nearby sources (Glavaš, Jarebica, Kotluša, Vraniš, Baraš and others), of which only some provide water throughout the year. The largest, strongest and most beautiful source is Glavaš, about 130 meters deep. The second strongest source is Jarebica (Vukovića vrelo).

Cetina is also responsible for the beauty of Peruća lake which, although artificially created in 1958 by the construction of the HE Peruća, will grab your attention with its beauty and wealth of flora and fauna. It is most popular among rowers and fishermen, and in the summer for swimmers.

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The cyclists will also cross several bridges on the Cetina, most notably the one in Panj, built in 1905 and the Balečki bridge, built in 1907. The construction of the Balečki bridge was initiated by the Austrian government and was built by local craftsmen with dark gray stone. It has three openings of a semicircular shape of the same size lying on the stone pylons of the rectangular section. The entire area around the bridge, including the riverbed, is a valuable archeological site with prehistoric and antique finds. The bridge was rebuilt in 2014.

While driving on the state road, a police escort, as well as an accompanying safety vehicle, is secured if someone is prevented from continuing. The tour is of no competitive character, all adult cyclists can participate, and a bicycle helmet is recommended for participants. For all cyclists, lunch is provided at the source, as well as water and fruit on the route itself.

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This year, apart from the cyclists from Sinj and its surroundings, numerous guests from Split, Livno, Bihać and other cities will join, together with the beauty of the trail and nature, an unforgettable adventure is guaranteed.

Certainly the most beautiful way possible to spend a Sunday. Do not forget, June 9, 2019, at 10 am in front of Hotel Alkar!

More information:

Bicycle Club Vlaji Sinj

+385 95 6606 222



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