Tulove grede is one of the most recognizable natural formation of Velebit mountain. It overlooks the old Majstorska cesta and modern highway from Dalmatia to Zagreb. I wrote about Majstorska cesta in my 2016 blog post on Majstorska cesta and the old road to Lika. But we rarely visited in winter.
Tulove grede in winter
Just the day before our visit and this gorgeous sunny day, the mountain rescue was looking for two men that got lost here. The weather in the mountain can change very fast and, despite this being an easily accessible place, one can get in trouble easily! It is best to park as low as possible in relation to the formation so you can always get away. However, you can park quite close on nice days and that’s what we did. There were other folks there, too. Some climbing to the highest point and some eating their McDonald’s lunch (!).
Our goal was to just have an easy hike as we don’t really feel super safe on snow.
The views from this place are simply stunning!
The roads are fantastic and very scenic. I was scouting for a car video I will make hopefully by the end of this winter as I need a bit darker atmosphere. Of course, at this moment, the roads to Lika are not easy to pass!
But the main road to the foothill of Tulove grede is perfect for driving.
Tulove Grede formation
The place is simply magical. Even in winter, there is something majestic about it. It must be the formations towering above the road and the Ravni Kotari valley. Looking like from fairy tale as home of the giants.
Highly recommended to visit for nature lovers and you can find a bit more here: https://lovinac-lika.hr/local-attractions/visit/128/tulove-grede
And also, if you are a Winettou fan, this place will have a great significance for you!
Here is the video I shot in preparation for car video. Still learning and practicing!