Walking in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Start: Trebinje Finish: Dubrovnik

Visiting: Sarajevo, Mostar, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate / Challenging

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 5 - 15

Age range: 18 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1949

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Tour Overview

Bosnia & Herzegovina is a beautiful country with swathes of rugged wilderness. The Sutjeska National Park is one such area and boasts one of Europe’s last primeval forests, as well as the mighty Durmitor Mountains. This itinerary includes all the essential elements: ascending Bosnia's highest peak, Maglic Mountain (2,386m), passing hidden waterfalls and glacial lakes and sightseeing in the beautiful cities of Sarajevo, Mostar and the Croatian town of Dubrovnik.

Highlights

  • iconDelve into the highlights of Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • iconClimb Bosnia's highest peak - Mt Maglic (2,386m)
  • iconDiscover a stunning country with beautiful scenery and a fascinating culture
  • iconExperience a very warm welcome from the local community
  • iconHave time for optional rafting

Places You'll See

Cities & Attractions:

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Trebinje.

Meals: dinner

The trip begins late afternoon in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina. After a main briefing with your leader, the group will enjoy a welcome dinner in a beautiful setting of a local winery set up in the hills above the town. * Hotel Leotar or similar*

icon Day 2 : Transfer to Sutjeska N.P. Walk to Donje Bare Lake, then through beech forest to summit of Ugljesin Peak (1858m), with magnificent views of the Zelengora peaks.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

In the morning we transfer to our hotel in Sutjeska National Park, before continuing to the tranquil lake of Donje Bare. After lunch, we walk through a beech forest and open mountainous terrain to the summit of Ugljesin Peak (1858m), for one of the best panoramic views of the Zelengora peaks and the rock face wall of Volujak. We continue on the stunning circuit back to Gornje Bare lake via the Tovamica Ridge (1.5 hours) with Bosnia's highest peaks a constant companion on the horizon. We then transfer back to the hotel in the Tjentiste Valley for a well deserved dinner.  *Hotel Mladost or similar*

icon Day 3 : Ascent of Maglic Mountain (2,386m); walk over the border to Trnovacko Lake in Montenegro before returning to hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

We transfer to Lokva Derneciste (approx. 1 hour) and head for Bosnia’s highest peak, Maglic Mountain (2,386m), through dense forest and open mountainous terrain. The ascent itself will take approximately 3-4 hours over fairly well-maintained mountain trails with steep cliffs, and is by far the most demanding part of today’s trek. Please note. this walk is not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo. Each step takes us further above the surrounding peaks until we reach the summit. Here we have lunch and enjoy wonderful views over Montenegro and of our next stop, the emerald green waters of Trnovacko Lake. After descending to the lake in the afternoon, we head for Prijevor where we meet our transfer to the hotel in Tjentiste. *Hotel Mladost or similar*

icon Day 4 : Transfer to Sarajevo; city tour and free time explore.

Meals: breakfast, dinner

We transfer to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo which is at the heart of the Balkan Peninsula. On arrival, we take a tour of the major historic cultural and war sites in the city that will help us to piece together its complex and intriguing history. The afternoon is then free to explore this varied and beautiful capital city.  *Hotel Hecco or similar*

icon Day 5 : Short transfer in morning. Walk to summit of Crepoljsko (1,524m), Bukovik (1,534m) and to the beautiful Skakavac Waterfall.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Within half an hour's drive to Crepoljsko is a very well known local picnic place where we will start today's hike toward Bukovik peak (1,534m), the highest point north from Sarajevo. This is a peak that offers some of the best views of mountains to the south. After leaving our start point, a pleasant hike takes us through meadows and coniferous forests up to Bukovik hut, with wider and wider views of mountains in the distance and the city in the valley right below us. After a short break at Bukovik hut, we ascend the nearby Bukovik peak and continue from there through a beautiful pine forest to the Skakavac waterfall. This waterfall is the largest continual flowing waterfall in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is 98m high. A soothing lunch break and some tea or coffee welcomes us here before we head down through thick forest to the base of the waterfall. Once we reach the base, a fantastic view of water, mist and forest awaits us. From here we wind through the forest to the small lodge, where we end our hike with an ice cold drink. *Hotel Hecco or similar*

icon Day 6 : Full day hike to Lukomir Highland village, Bosnia's highest village (1469m) and summit of Obalj (1,896m).

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Today we have a full daywalk in the Bjelasnica Mountains, home of the 1984 Winter Olympics, ascending Obalj peak (1,896m) and visiting Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina's highest village (1,469m). From the traditional style Bosnian Mosque in the village of Umoljani, we walk to the Gradina, a village which locals of this area used for centuries as their base for summer pastures. From here we will start ascending toward Obalj ridge and slowly we will rise above Studeni potok (Studeni stream). The views will start to open in front of us. With the mountains to the south, Treskavica and Visocica will offer us fantastic and breathtaking scenes. Once we reach the slopes of Obalj, we will slowly continue and progress to the summit itself. From the peak, we'll see Lukomir village below us where we will descend from the top. Lukomir is Bosnia's highest village at 1,469m, with its ancient stecci (mediaeval tombstones) where villagers still follow a traditional shepherd way of life. On the edge of the village, there is a fabulous view of Rakitnica canyon, Obalj and Visocica. After a simple but tasty homemade late lunch we transfer back to the hotel in Sarajevo. *Hotel Hecco or similar*

icon Day 7 : Half day walk through the beautiful Rakitnica Canyon, or optional rafting along the Neretva River; transfer to Mostar.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Today we have the option to go rafting deep into the Neretva Canyon or walk a beautiful ridge overlooking the Neretva and Rakitnica Canyon. The Neretva River is the emerald of Herzegovina, flowing over 200 kilometres from its source into the Adriatic Sea. In the upper canyon is some of the most beautiful rafting in Europe. The water is usually calm from Spring to Autumn, and the trip provides ample opportunity to enjoy the canyon and its unique flora and fauna. Depending on the season, there will be class 2-4 rapids. The trip lasts for 3-4 hours and costs approximately EUR 45 per person (paid locally). For those who prefer to keep on trekking, we continue on to the isolated hills around Kasici village for a magical canyon walk above the Neretva River. After crossing a suspension bridge we descend to meet the spectacular river itself where the rapids rush into the mouth of the relatively unexplored Rakitnica Canyon. The scenery here is truly breathtaking. After crossing another bridge at the mouth of the canyon we can rest either in one of the caves or on the numerous beaches. We return via Konjic to meet up with those who opted for the rafting. At the end of the day, we continue our journey to Mostar. *Hotel Kapetanovina or similar*

icon Day 8 : Morning in Mostar, visit iconic old bridge; afternoon transfer to Dubrovnik.

Meals: breakfast

We spend the morning exploring Mostar, the former oriental trading centre of Herzegovina, situated on the Neretva River. This city was regularly in the news when it was split during the conflict in the early 1990s. We will still see the scars of war, but these days Mostar is once again a warm and bustling place, with a fascinating history and architecture. We leave Mostar in the afternoon and head for Dubrovnik, arriving at approximately 5pm. On arrival, we have free time to explore. Dubrovnik is our final destination and a great way to end our week trekking. This magnificent walled town lies at the southernmost tip of Croatia. Formerly a prosperous trading centre, Dubrovnik is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its perfectly preserved Old Town and rich cultural life draw many visitors each year. *Hotel Zagreb or similar*

icon Day 9 : End Dubrovnik.

Meals: breakfast

The trip ends this morning after breakfast in Dubrovnik. Should you wish to spend more time in this beautiful Croatian town please ask our sales team about post tour nights.

What's Included

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    All accommodation

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    Transfers for group flights

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    All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 4 dinners included

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Visas & vaccinations

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    Single supplement

Food

All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 4 dinners are included on this trip. *Typical Meals:* Breakfast across the Balkans usually consists of bread and pastries, dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese, cereal, eggs cooked in a variety of ways, smoked meats, honey, tea and coffee, milk and juices. Breakfast in Sutjeska will be a choice of a warm or cold set meal. In Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik there will be a choice between a hot and cold buffet. Lunches will be picnics including bread, cheese, sausage, meat and vegetarian pate, salad, chocolate bars, cookies, trail mix, and coffee/tea. Evening meals in Sutjeska are 3 courses and include soup, a selection of traditionally prepared meat, vegetables and a dessert. Typical Bosnian cuisine consists of ingredients such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, spinach, courgette, beans and dairy products such as milk, cheese, pavlaka (sour cream) and Kajmak (similar to clotted cream). Meat dishes usually consist of beef and lamb and specialities include cevapi, burek, dolma (stuffed vegetables with meat) and goulash. Desserts often have an Eastern influence with baklava being very popular. The alcoholic drink rakija made from apples or plums is common in this region also. Croatian & Montenegrin cuisine both share similarities to Bosnian cuisine but are also heavily influenced by Greek and Italian food. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements can be catered for, but options are limited throughout Bosnia & Herzegovina - please inform our sales team of any specific requirements upon booking.

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Reviews

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
This was one of my best ever Exodus holidays, combining moderately-demanding trekking in beautiful alpine scenery with the culture and emotion of a war-torn nation.  The reviews provided by fellow walkers, Maria and Paula, say it all. This was one of my best ever Exodus holidays, combining moderately-demanding trekking in beautiful alpine scenery with the culture and emotion of a war-torn nation.

  The reviews provided by fellow walkers, Maria and Paula, say it all.

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A beautiful country
Bosnia & Herzegovina is a really beautiful country with stunning mountain scenery. Although I'm not usually a fan of cities, all 3 cities visited on this trip were well worth ....more Bosnia & Herzegovina is a really beautiful country with stunning mountain scenery.

Although I'm not usually a fan of cities, all 3 cities visited on this trip were well worth a visit.

The mountains were also lovely and quiet, no hoards of tourists everywhere, in fact we hardly met another person on any of the walks.

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Varied walks through unspoiled countryside contrasted superbly with the visits to Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik - a magical mix.  Varied walks through unspoiled countryside contrasted superbly with the visits to Sarajevo, Mostar and Dubrovnik - a magical mix.

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
An absolutely beautiful country.  The walking was fantastic, very beautiful, sometimes challenging and sometimes the group would be the only people I would see all day.  The trip was well ....more An absolutely beautiful country.

  The walking was fantastic, very beautiful, sometimes challenging and sometimes the group would be the only people I would see all day.

  The trip was well planned with interesting city tours, a variation of walks and the additional rafting day was brilliant.

I will definitely be going back to see more.

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Bosnia Herzogovenia walk
This trip gave us an excellent insight into life in Bosnia Herzogovenia pre and post the 1992 war. This was one of the main reasons we chose this hike. It ....more This trip gave us an excellent insight into life in Bosnia Herzogovenia pre and post the 1992 war.

This was one of the main reasons we chose this hike.

It did not disappoint.

We also saw a great deal of the country and its majestic parks.

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breathtaking scenery
I really enjoyed this trip. Both the guide (Kenan) and the assistant guide (Branko) contributed a lot to this and ensured everything was going smoothly and were listening to the ....more I really enjoyed this trip.

Both the guide (Kenan) and the assistant guide (Branko) contributed a lot to this and ensured everything was going smoothly and were listening to the group as well as the individual's requests and tried to accommodate to those requests as much as possible.

In summary, excellent guides, very good group as well as good weather.

What else could I ask for?! ;) Good weather is important since on a rainy day the climb to the various summits would not be possible as the terrain would be too slippery and quite dangerous.

Bosnia & Herzegovina is a beautiful country with breathtaking scenery.

The image of walking through the green meadows covered with variety of wild flowers and surrounded by high mountains will always stay with me and just the thought of it will give me positive energy.

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
A great and varied holiday with excellent leadership.Quite a lot of travelling but that enabled us to get to some very beautiful places. A great and varied holiday with excellent leadership.

Quite a lot of travelling but that enabled us to get to some very beautiful places.

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Walking in Bosnia-Herzegovina
A seven day walking trip starting/finishing in Dubrovnik, visiting Sutjeska National Park, Sarajevo, Neretva river canyon and Mostar. The trip encompassed a mix of strenuous and easy day walks, visiting ....more A seven day walking trip starting/finishing in Dubrovnik, visiting Sutjeska National Park, Sarajevo, Neretva river canyon and Mostar.

The trip encompassed a mix of strenuous and easy day walks, visiting a remote mountain village, and exploring and understanding the volatile history of the country.

An overall highlight was discovering the beauty of the landscape - so many mountains, forests, lakes and rivers.

Accommodation ranged from the basic, Socialist-era style hotel in Sutjeska National Park (though perfectly comfortable and adequate), to the small, comfortable and more modern hotels in Trebinje, Sarajevo and Mostar.

Travel was in a 12 seater van, driven by the personable Gvard, from Sarajevo.

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WALKING IN BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
I have just returned from this trip and it was my first with Exodus. Anyone unsure if this is the trip for them all I can say is that I ....more I have just returned from this trip and it was my first with Exodus.

Anyone unsure if this is the trip for them all I can say is that I thought that it was excellent.

Bosnia Herzegovina is a beautiful country and the guides that accompanied us on this trip were amazing, it was their enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge that really made this holiday so enjoyable.

I will return to Bosnia.

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WALKING IN BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
A fantastic walking trip in spectacular scenery where you'll most likely meet nobody else, plus the chance for sightseeing in Dubrovnik, Sarajavo & Mostar.  A fantastic walking trip in spectacular scenery where you'll most likely meet nobody else, plus the chance for sightseeing in Dubrovnik, Sarajavo & Mostar.

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