Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-27 : To Krapina

Activity
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Verazdin to Krapina $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 58: 65km: Total 2519km
Accommodation
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Hostel Hostel Poslon Krapina $70.00 Two nights
Loved it!
This is a fantastic little hostel. It doesn't have the "youth hostel" feel that some places have. It is quiet with more of a family feel. Marija is fantastic - she really goes above and beyond for her guests.


Trip Log

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I'm sure Brent is tired of me exclaiming "it's so pretty here!" after our ride today, but man... it was really pretty. Brent plotted us a cross-country route since I don't like riding on highways. It was very very hilly, but man it was pretty. We started off heading straight west of Verazdin toward Gornje Ladanje. We zig-zagged west and south through Kapelec, Brodarovec, Ribic Breg, Bedenec, dipping down to Lepoglava to turn immediately northwest to Rinkovec, then a turn at Bednja to go through Sasa, Gornje Jesenje and finally to Krapina. It was a heck of a climb to Gornje Jesenje, but it was worth it, and then after we left Gornje Jesenje, we gave up all the elevation we'd gained through the day. It seemed like we went downhill forever before we finally reached Krapina. Krapina is smattered through a valley and up onto the sides of a bunch of impossibly pointy hills. It's really pretty. My photos don't do the area justice... it's just one of those places. The best pictures are in my head.
Our camera card reader packed it in. That's too bad. I knew it was taking a lot of wear, but I hoped it would last through the end of the trip. Hopefully we can pick up a new one soon.


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