Island of Lošinj
The Island of Lošinj is part of the Cres-Lošinj island group, which constitutes the western segment of the Kvarner’s islands inside the Kvarner Bay. The Kvarner Bay together with that of Trieste forms the most inland point of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cres-Lošinj island group extends in a northwestsoutheast direction for 99 kilometres with a total area of 513 km², which comprises 16% of the total area of the Adriatic islands.
The west part of the Kvarner islands consists of the following islands: Cres (409 km²), Lošinj (75 km²) and smaller islands of Unije (17 km²), Ilovik (6 km²), Susak (4 km²), Vele Srakane (1 km²), and a series of smaller uninhabited islands. The islands of this archipelago form the natural bridge between Istria and Dalmatia.
The track starts at the top of the St. John (Sveti Ivan) hill above Veli Lošinj, and finishes right by the sea in the center of town.
- Length: 1.3km
- Height difference: 240m
- Point of departure altitude:: 245m
- Condition: open for testing until 31st of March 2017, however, we are working on new sections and modifications so please contact us before visiting!
- Lift time to summit: 15 - 20 minutes
- Spectator access: along the track with entry ticket (hiking shoes are highly recommended)
The track is short but rough and rocky, with several big drops and jumps and a unique street section. With provisonal changes and features for the Mercedes Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, it is estimated to be around the 2 min 40 sec mark for the fastest downhill racers in the world.
Parking and spectator access
Parking for spectators will be in Mali Lošinj (public parking used for Mercedes Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup) and there will be a shuttle Bus system wich will be free for ticket holders. It will operate on a route from Mali Lošinj to Veli Lošinj. The service will run on Saturday and Sunday. All shuttle buses will be clearly marked and will run continuously until all spectators have left the World Cup Village after racing.
Most of the course is accessible although the lower (street) section has restrictions (access only for UCI, RBMH, Media and OC).