5-day hiking adventure on the mountains that form the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina. It includes 4 different mountains, sleeping at 3 different locations, all part of white trail of Via Dinarica, and offer the best and most diverse hiking options. From rocky highlands of Čvrsnica, to rocky peaks of Prenj to grasslands on Bjelašnica, deep Rakitnica canyon, and the ridges of Visočica. All the trails are very beautiful and represent the best of each of the mountains. Yet, all of them are different from each other.
Veliki Vilinac, Zelena Glava, Otiš, Vito, Obalj
Total Walking Hours:
32-37 total for five days
We will pick you up anywhere in Sarajevo
Estimated Time of Return:
Day 1: Čvrsnica
Čvrsnica is one of the highest mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with Prenj mountain it is called the Himalaya of Herzegovina. Today’s hike is one of the most beautiful routes on the mountain. We will climb the second highest peak – Veliki Vilinac 2118 m asl, see the highest lake in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Crvenjak at 2006 m asl, and the most famous rock in the country – Šuplja stijena, or popularly known as Hajdučka vrata.
Day 2 and 3: Prenj
Prenj is one of the most beautiful mountains in Bosnia. So much that in Bosnian mountaineering comunity it's addressed as „Planet Prenj“ We will sprend two days climbing rocky peaks that rise from green valleys: the highest peak of the mountan – Zelena glava 2155 m asl, and two more peaks in the zone-2000: Otiš and Osobac, as well as a small, but stunning peak of Taraš. Our base will be one of the oldest mountain huts in Bosnia, recently renovated Jezerce refuge.
Day 4: Lukomir Highland Village
A trip to Lukomir highland village takes you through 2 other medieval villages, through one of the deepest canyons in Europe, over peaks, to UNESCO World Heritage site, to waterfalls, amazing viewpoints, 4 medieval necropoles in the most spectacular locations, crosses over the coldest mountain streams, makes you eat the freshest, tastiest traditional Bosnian food prepared by locals and made from local product grown just couple of meters away, you get to know the stories, history, legends (which are all true!), meet the locals and see the dragon of Umoljani. What more can you wish for in a single day?
This is the most popular one-day trip from Sarajevo. We start our tour on the southern slopes of Bjelašnica mountain, from medieval Umoljani village. We will first make a short stop on UNESCO World Heritage site at Dolovi to see the medieval necropolis and introduce us to the history of the area. Then, we will continue towards the great serpent – Ažbaha, to tell the legend of the birth of Umoljani.
After a short climb we will pass through Gradina – highland summer village, the oldest settlement on the mountain dating back to Illirian times. After we will pass by Studeni Potok stream which finishes with a series of small waterfalls that fall 402m down into Rakitnica canyon.
As we will be hiking on the edge of Rakitnica canyon, amazing views will be surrounding us all the time.
One of the best places to take a rest is a small grassy field overlooking 40-metre Peruće Waterfall. It’s a perfect place to make a short break. We will also visit another necropolis on the most spectacular last resting place.
Continuing through the canyon, we get to our last stop – Lukomir village. A testament to old times. Village that lives the same life for more than 600 years, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village. The traditional lifestyles of the Bosnian highlanders are still practiced here, providing a unique window into the past.
On the edge of the village you will be treated to a breath-taking view of Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below, as well as the neighbouring mountains. This is where we will have traditional homemade lunch prepared by our hosts. You will also have the opportunity to purchase local handcrafts.
Day 5: Ridges of Visočica
A Circular hike on one of the most beautiful ridges in Bosnian mountains. The hike that is very popular among locals, but tourists rarely visit it. Only the views on Rakitnica canyon would make this hike worthwhile, but it offers so much more. An amazing ridge, at least three different peaks to climb, spectacular views and one fantastic canyon to see.