DRAGANIĆ BY BIKE

Route 40 – Draganić – Draganićka forest – Pond – Draganić, total length 23.2 km
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The Draganić area is ideal for cycling. Circular route 40 starts and ends at the railway station in Draganić, and it is a great trail to experience all the beauties of this area. Of the total length of 23.2 kilometers, you will enjoy driving mostly high-quality macadam in the length of 12.2 km.
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Draganić is located along the road that connects Karlovac and Zagreb, called Stara cesta. It is a road loved by those who are not in a hurry, those who enjoy traveling and exploring the picturesque surroundings. Draganić is not called the “noble municipality of Draganić” for no reason. It is mentioned in the 13th century, when the charter of the Croatian-Hungarian king Bela IV issued to the heroic warriors Draganić dates back.
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In the village of Goljak near Draganić, the only preserved wooden church in Karlovac’s Pokuplje remains, and it is the church of St. Trinity erected in 1689. It was built of hewn oak planks placed on a stone base and covered with shingles.
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On this route you drive 911 meters on the state road D1 and extra caution is required. During the ride on this lowland route, different and beautiful landscapes alternate, from gentle hills to plains and forests, ponds and the singing of wetland birds. Draganićki fishponds and Draganićka forest are among the most important bird habitats in Croatia.?
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In order to mark and protect the historical and natural wealth of the Draganić area, the Association “Zraka” from Draganić designed the project “Historical – educational roads through the Draganić forest” which includes ethnological and historical events, flora and fauna of the Draganić area (wider part of the Pokupski basin) and is interesting. tourist and social product.?
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What Draganić is best known for are certainly the Draganić fishponds, and the Kupa fishponds at the Draganić location offer sport fishing in a beautiful natural environment. On an area of ​​4 ha it is planted with quality fish, such as the famous Draganić carp, pike, catfish, grass carp, silver carp, tench, perch. On the sports pond there is a log cabin with a drink and a toilet.? (photo Digital printing Karlovac)