Two areas will be used at Bubo cup 2017;
The first stage will be held in olive groves around Cres town. Very specific terrain with numerous stone walls and stone fields. Runnability is ranging from very good to very slow. The best runners run here at the speed of about 6min/km. Map sample and a few pictures:
Tramuntana forest – Stages 2, 3 & 4. It is rather unusual to find an open forest vegetation type on any Adriatic island, as predominant vegetation on islands is either hardly crossable mediterranean bush or open grassland or very stony surfaces. In northern Cres, however, vegetation is different – in great part it consists of very old oak trees. There are also many open parts as well as some rough open surfaces grazed by sheep. Contours are varying from gently undulating slopes to some steeper sections. There are many artificial forms from bauxite mining. It is very interesting that some parts of this terrain are completely stone free. Other parts, on the other hand, are rocky to extremely rocky.
A sample and some pics: