Čiovo biking route 3

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Slatine –Mirine –Gospe od Prizidnice (Glava) –Prisoje –Slatine

Start: Riva, Slatine
Lenght: 12 km
Elevation profile: 200 m
Highest point: 160 m
Base: 50 % asfalt / 50 % makadam
Difficulty: 3/5
Duration: 2h
Highlights: the quarry Kava, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Head lookout, the shrine of Our Lady of Prizidnica

Description

From the center of Slatine departing on the coastal road heading east towards Mirine. On the left side a long gravel beach follows us and the sound of the waves forces us to raise to admire a little view of the blue sea and the green hill of Marijan behind which, still, shyly it hides the town of.

After 1.5 km you will come to a crossroads in Mirine where we turn left onto an unpaved road to get to a big quarry known as Kava. From the quarry further along the coast to the easternmost point of Ciovo (Rt Ciovo) it will appear a narrow hiking trail that can be used only by those experienced looking for adrenaline, be careful even for those, on some parts of the same trail it will be necessary to push and even carry the bike.

If Mirine continue along the paved road, you can expect a 1.5 km long rise through the olive groves and the macchia. At the top of the rise is another crossroads. Continuing left, a gravel road leads you to Glava – a beautiful viewpoint that offers a unique view of the town of Split and its hinterland with the Mosor mountain on its back. At the crossroads, turn right, go down to the Shrine of Our Lady of Prizidnica, from the 16th century.

Located in the beautiful natural surroundings on the south side of the cliff next to the sea. Steep cliffs, blue sea, blossoming agaves and lots of autochthonous plant species, beside the old convent and the small church enriched with votive of ships, make this place incredible.

From the sanctuary we return back to the west along a gravel road that rises slightly, revealing the left neighboring islands of BracSoltaDrvenik and Hvar and Vis, further on the horizon, on the right side the whole bay of Kaštela with mountain of Kozjak. Absorbing the island’s smells we will come at the crossroads with the gravel road that leads us down to the center of Slatine.

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