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BJELASNICA HIKE, BIKE & RAFT TOUR

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A great combination of hiking, biking on Bjelašnica and Visočica Mountain ranges and rafting through the Neretva Canyon. Come with us to Bjelašnica’s hidden highland villages, and enjoy a rare view of the emerald of Herzegovina flowing over 100 kilometers from its source into the Adriatic sea. Expect deep canyon walls, endemic flora and fauna, and a wild and pristine ambiance that only the Neretva can provide.

You should be reasonably fit for this one and it requires some biking experience!

Day 1: Activity 6-7 hours hiking

Transfer from Sarajevo to Umoljani highland village, with a full day walk 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, summer 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. The mountains south of us, 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 (medieval 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 hike back via alternative route back to our accommodation at Umoljani Village.

Accommodation: Pension Umoljani, Umoljani village 

Meals: L, D

 

Day 2: Activity 5-6 hours biking 

A full day biking in the Bjelašnica and Visočica mountains down to Boračko Lake, over two mountain passes on recently paved road, with magnificent views of Prenj and its peaks. The highlight is an amazing downhill ride to the valley on the other side of Visocica mountain and Neretva river.

Accommodation: Pension Sunce, Boracko lake 

Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 3: Activity 4 hours rafting

We end our three-day adventure with rafting deep down into the Neretva Canyon. The Neretva river is the emerald of Herzegovina, flowing over 100 kilometers from its source into the Adriatic sea. In the upper canyon is some of the most beautiful rafting in Europe. The water is calm during the summer month, and the trip provides ample opportunity to enjoy the canyon and its unique flora and fauna. Depending on the season, there will be class II-IV rapids. The trip lasts for approximately 4 hours with breaks for swimming and a snack. Lunch will be provided at the end of the day overlooking the Neretva river and Konjic Old bridge. Late afternoon transfer back to Sarajevo.

Meals: B, L

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Duration
3 Days
Available until
October 01, 2020

Walking Conditions: This trek includes a one day walk through moderate terrain, where you will need to carry a day backpack. We will walk between 6 to 7 hours, with a picnic lunch taken on the way. The trails are not well maintained and not well marked. The paths are often rough and stony underfoot. The walk involves steady ascents and descents (maximum 300 meters).

Biking Conditions: A full day of Mountain biking over 60km of road cycling. You will be provided with good quality mountain bikes, with road tires, as well as enjoy the company of your experienced guide.

Rafting Conditions: The rafting includes 3 to 4 hours of rafting through 23 km of an unspoiled canyon. you will be provided with all necessary safety gear, and a wetsuit.

 To Bring: In addition to your “normal” summer walking clothes, you will need the following: Walking shoes, sneakers for biking, sandals for rafting, 1-2 liters of water, hat, sun block, small wash kit, towel, swimming costume, fleece, rain gear, 30 to 40l backpack, pocket knife, change of clothes, and camera.

The tour price is based on a minimum of four (4) participants. Individual guests can join an existing group. Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by mail. Participants interested in a private trip may contact Green Visions, and a dedicated quote will be provided.

Included: Transport from Sarajevo to location and back, accommodation (mountain chalet at Umoljani Village and Boracko lake), transport of gear to Boracko lake, all meals (breakfast on day 2 & 3, lunch on day 1, 2 & 3, and dinner on day 1 & 2), one/two fully equipped and experienced mountain hiking, biking and rafting guides, Rental of Specialized Rockhopper Comp 2015/2016 Mountain bikes, Rafting with all safety gear & VAT.

Not included: Helmets, water bottles, optional tipping to leader/guide and local staff, souvenirs and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, etc.).

Options: Helmets and water bottles can be provided by Green Visions on request.

Coordinates

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43.669548, 18.227140
DMS
43°40'10.4"N 18°13'37.7"E
UTM
34T 276453 4838908
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Green Visions Ecotours

Trg Barcelone 5
71000 Sarajevo
Phone +387 (0)61 213278
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Updated: December 10, 2019

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