CP1  57 km  Kozara

National Park Kozara

CP1  57 km  KOZARA

Checkpoint organised by:
National Park Kozara

Cover photo by:
Vladimir Tadić – Svjetlopis

The locality of Mrakovica is located in the heart of Kozara National Park, spanning the Kozara Mountain. With elevation of 806 m, it presents an aerial spa and offers great possibilities for Summer and Winter sports alike. It is also a place of great significance in WW2 and hosts a large memorial complex.

CP1 perhaps comes in only at 57th kilometer of the route but it is located on top of a 800 m high mountain, requiring you to do a 12 km climb @ 5% average gradient, while listening to early morning birds chirping all around you. After refreshments in the heart of the National Park, at the base of a stunning WW2 monument, you are greeted with a descent along the same twisty road. Shortly after the descent, a roller-coaster portion of the route begins.