CP9  937 km  Vlašić

Tourist organization of SBK

CP9  937 km  VLAŠIĆ

Checkpoint organised by:
Tourist organization of SBK
Cycling Club Tempo Vitez

Cover photo by:
MyBalkan.co

Vlašić is a mountain in geographical center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is famous for its pastures, cattle-breeding and cheese. It is closest to the town of Travnik, which it overlooks. The mountain is a major center for winter tourism and it is also a popular destination for summer and eco tourism with many hiking trails and undisturbed wilderness areas.

After a long descent down Jahorina and Trebević Mountains, you pass by Bosna River spring and continue a 90 km flat-ish transition towards last 10% of the route. And just when you think you can smell the finish – you get hit by a grueling 14 km climb up to 1490 m (avg of 6.7% with some steep ramps). CP9 is on the very top of the climb and will present a rather pleasant sight and a convenient location for refreshments and short recovery.