LENGTH: 39 km
SURFACE: PAVED, GRAVED ROAD
TYPE: CIRCULAR ROUTE
Recommended direction: Slunj, Čamerovac, Kruškovača, Podcetin, Bilo, Gnojnice, Slunj
Route 22, the second longest in the Slunj area, extends over 39 kilometers, partly overlapping with Route 21. This pearl of the Slunj area, Rastoke developed thanks to the natural play of water, the cascading of the Slunjčica river, over the travertine barriers, into the Korana, with numerous and varied rapids, waterfalls and cascades. Three centuries ago, people decided to build a milling settlement here, set at the confluence of the rivers, and even today it lives entirely in harmony with nature. The state road takes us through Gornje Taborište, and still further on, through sparsely inhabited areas, with the villages of Mali Vuković and Donji Kremen. After that, we come to Tatar Varoš and Ponor, surrounded by spacious fields and fragrant meadows. The road leads to Gornje Gnojnice, once a part of a larger village Gnojnice, with a beach on the Korana banks, where you can relax far away from the pressures of urban life. The next village is called Bilo, and we still go further on, to Cetinski Varoš and Podcetin, with the historically significant fort of Cetin, built in the Middle Ages, the period of its greatest development and importance. The existing ruins attest to the historical orientation of the Croatian people, and are very attractive for archaeological research, as well as for tourists.
From Podcetin, and between Srednje Selo and Komesarac, the paved road leads us to Kruškovača, a hamlet on the Korana bank, where you can enjoy the pristine nature. There are many activities on the river itself to choose from, like rafting, kayaking and canoeing. Over the gravel road from Kruškovača, over the Korana bridge in Salopek Luke, we arrive to Čamerovac, with Gornji Lađevac and Donji Lađevac not far away. In 1770, the church of St. George was built in Lađevac. After the war years it was rebuilt and renovated. From Gornji Popovac, the road takes us to Slunj, with the Napoleonic arsenal from the 19th century, where the French army used to store food and arms. And that is the end of this cycling route, after which some kind of refreshment in one of the nearby establishments is recommended.