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3rd DAY

Cycling Kolašin to Žabljak

sunny 23 °C

3rd DAY 12.7.2009:

I was sleeping till 10 o clock. Breakfast was officially over, but I manage to get it anyway. Waiter even remembered me from 2 years ago so there was no any problem at all. Little strange, because I had to walk for breakfast to other hotel, because the one I was staying in didnt had an restaurant but only bar. After breakfast it was again no any time left, I had again big distance to travell. I had 88 kilometers infront of me till my goal village Žabljak, mostly again uphill so I didnt have time to waist. First 25 kilometers till village Mojkovac werent difficult, mostly straight terain. all the time road is running along river Tara. Somewhere on half way to Mojkovac there is national park called after mountain Biogradska Gora on which it is located. Because of no time, I didnt went up, but I strongly recomend it if you are travelling there. I visit it in 2007 and it is really beautyfull. On the top there is nice lake and cottage with restaurant. Also from this point you can go hiking in several different directions.
After Mojkovac, road starts to climb but still along Tara river. At this point canyon is starting and it gets deeper. Here you can drive in untouched nature. Little dangerous because there are several tunnels without any lights inside but I managed somehow. Road goes along river Tara till Bridge on Tara (Most na Tari). The bridge itself is really something. It is more than 300 meters higher than river. It was built in years 1938-1940.
They disapointed me at the restaurant. I was eating great grilled specialitetes here 2 years ago, but now they were serving only cakes. Hungry as wolf I survived with sendwiches I made from my backpack. Lucky that I had some food on me because I dont care it non stop with me while I am cycling. Till this point I already made 71 kilometers, but there were still 17 long kilometers infront of me, mostly uphill ofcourse. I noticed, that my right kneee started to hurt. I also noticed, that it hurts less if I switch my spd pedals out and pedal normally on other side (that is why I am using 1 side spd pedals). I manage last kilometers, but my knee didnt stoped to hurt. I choosed new hotel near the main troad called Enigma, because I had a bad experience with hotel here 2 years ago when I stayed in 30 years old never-renovate hotel fornon-resonable price. Hotel was really nice and they charged me only 20,00 eur for single room. Too bad, that they I could stay only 1 nighjt, they had reserved all rooms for the next day. Because of my problems with knee I decided to take 1 day off and rest. After splendid dinner I went again back to room chilling and later sleeping. I was on the bike 5 hours and 40 minutes and travelled distance 88,5 km.

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Posted by Mitja 09:43 Archived in Montenegro Tagged bicycle

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