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 (except the street section). For more info please contact us before visiting!
  • Lift time to summit: 15 - 20 minutes
  • Spectator access: along the track (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 being made for the IXS Downhill Cup 2022, it is estimated to be around the 2 min 30 sec mark for the fastest downhill racers in the world.

Venue area

Parking and track entrance for spectators will be clearly marked in Veli Lošinj.

Most of the course is accessible, although the lower (street) section has restrictions (access only for UCI, IXS, Media and OC).

Official hotel Punta, Shuttle loading zone, Expo and Team area are within a radius of 200m arounf the Finish area. Team area includes toilets and bike wash. Race pits are set-up on tarmac, drilling for tents etc. is not allowed.

VL Map


UCI Downhill Lošinj

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